The king is on a three-day official visit to Pakistan, leading a 21-member delegation which includes his top defence and internal security chiefs.
Upon his arrival, King Hamad was received by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee General Rashad Mahmood. Defense Minister Khawaja Asif, Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif, Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Mohammad Asif Sandila and Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Tahir Rafique Butt were also present on the occasion.
The ISPR press release said that both sides discussed “brotherly relations between the two countries and vowed to further enhance military cooperation.”
“Paying rich tributes to Pakistan’s Military for its valour and sacrifices in defence of the motherland, His Majesty particularly praised professionalism, quality of training and commitment of Pakistan’s Armed Forces,” it added.
It is estimated that over 10,000 Pakistanis are serving in security services of Bahrain.