Qatarís Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani departed from Pakistan on Sunday afternoon following a two-day official visit on the invitation of Prime Minister Imran Khan.
He was seen off at the Nur Khan airbase in Rawalpindi by Sayed Zulfiqar Bukhari, the prime ministerís special assistant for overseas Pakistanis.
Prior to his departure, Al Thani was given a briefing on the Pakistan Air Forceís JF-17 Thunder fighter jet and Mushshak aircraft. He evinced keen interest and conducted a thorough inspection of the planes.
Earlier on Sunday morning, President Arif Alvi conferred Pakistanís highest civilian award on the visiting dignitary. Al Thani was awarded the Nishan-e-Pakistan in recognition of his efforts to bolster ties between Islamabad and Doha.
The ceremony at the presidency was attended by senior members of the government, parliament, bureaucracy and armed forces.
The Qatari emir was welcomed by President Alvi on his arrival at the presidency and the duo held a delegation-level meeting prior to the investiture ceremony.
On Saturday, Pakistan and Qatar signed three Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) on trade, investment, tourism and financial intelligence.