Kuwait to hire military experts from Pakistan

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  1. Neo

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    Kuwait to hire military experts from Pakistan

    ISLAMABAD: The Kuwait government has announced the opening of its defence office in Islamabad under its diplomatic mission here and the Pakistan government has been formally informed about the decision. The Gulf state will also hire military experts from Pakistan.

    The visa restriction on Pakistan nationals by Kuwait is also being removed next month. Kuwait will be the fourth country of the six Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member countries that is opening its Defence Wing in Islamabad.

    Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Oman have their Defence Attaches in Pakistan while Bahrain and Qatar are without defence wings in Pakistan.The Kuwaiti Ambassador to Pakistan, Nawaf Abdulaziz Alenzi, has left for Kuwait to have further discussions with his government since the Kuwaiti government has decided to enhance cooperation with Pakistan in various fields.

    Kuwait placed restrictions on visit visas from Pakistan about six years ago and since then the export of manpower to Kuwait had become minimal.Highly-placed sources told The News on Thursday that new dimensions of cooperation between Pakistan and Kuwait had conspicuous significance as more than 130,000 immigrants from Pakistan were rendering services in the Emirate.

    Kuwait has acquired the services of more than 200 doctors from Pakistan in recent months and it is also planning to hire the services of more doctors from Pakistan within a couple of weeks. The process for that would start early next month.

    Kuwait has also planned to engage the services of military experts for imparting training to its army consisting of more than 11,000 personnel. The defence wing of the embassy will greatly help in picking suitable experts from retired officers/trainers.

    Kuwait is among the countries that had generously provided assistance to Pakistan in difficult times and in different fields.

    First, the Nawaz Sharif government actively supported Kuwait when Iraq invaded the country and occupied it. The then army chief General (retd) Mirza Aslam Beg was keen to support Saddam Hussain’s forces that had invaded Kuwait but Nawaz Sharif ruled him out and decided to support Kuwait’s liberation. Kuwait had also been providing assistance to Pakistan in the supply of petroleum products in the past.

    It is understood that once the restriction for visas relax, Kuwait will prefer to import skilled workers from Pakistan. Such export of manpower will greatly help in improving the economy of Pakistan and also help in enhancing the foreign exchange reserves, the sources said.

    Kuwait belongs to the group of the GCC that is siding with Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain, the sources said.


    Kuwait to hire military experts from Pakistan - thenews.com.pk
     
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    Trainers or mercenaries?

    If they want trainers they should approach PA for it. Why go for individual recruitment?
     
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    Cut the mercinary crap! They are looking for retired military experts and trainers. The article doesn't mention that PA would not be consultated.
     
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    It's not for me to cut the crap but your country to do it.

    As long as your countrymen especially your army and policemen be stationed in other countries as mercenaries for money, each such news would be looked at with the same lens.

    I too read that, why are they trying their hand at individual recruitment? Why not asking the army to send a detachment to train.
    By recruiting, they want to have employer- employee relationship which is not possible if PA is involved. Isn't it?

    The article doesn't mention PA will be consulted. And I don't have a habit of reading between the lines.
     
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    super progress for ' rising world power ' pakibeggaristan.:rofl::laugh::lol:
     
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    I wanted ask what it meant by the following quote from the above article you submitted:

    Is Defence Wing a Defence attaché ... Is it something else. It seems Pakistan is positioning itself to be the military leader of the Sunni Islamic group. These small steps and agreements is positioning in areas where Pakistan has a history (especially against Israel).

    The reason Iran would want to nuclear is the threat from such positions Pakistan takes. The world would not want Iran to go nuclear and one choice is to make the Middle East non-nuclear and now Pakistan has moved inches away from being only anti-india and into Middle East it needs to gear up and face the real dynamics of its own choices.

    Like everything in Pakistan it fails and has failed to understand international law and decision making that impacts on its own sovereignty and national unity.

    A piece of advise to Pakistan be careful what you think and do in the Middle East.
     
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    I think Kuwait want to learn how to spread Polio in the country .
     
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    They also have military experts fro other middle east countries. I recall many years ago (25) while studying in Delhi, i had a jordanian friend whose father was a senior officer in the Kuwaiti army and he was worried sick when iraq invaded.
     
  10. Ray

    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    With these Sultanates opening up because of business requirement, they are finding themselves insecure since democratic ideas are floating in too!

    Qatar is a case in point, where foreign assistance was needed to quell the unrest.

    Jordan used Pakistani troops against the PLO. The anti PLO force was led by that infamous Zia, who later tried to showcase himself in Pakistan as a great Defender of the Faith.

    Pakistan Army is excellent to quell unrest and so the Sultanates find it comforting to hire Pakistan Army personnel.
     
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