ISLAMABAD - President Dr Arif Alvi on Tuesday said that Pakistan is committed to transform the existing relations with Qatar into a more robust political and economic partnership for the mutual benefits of the two countries. Talking to a Qatari delegation, led by Sheikh Ali Abdullah Thani Al-Thani, member of the Qatari royal family, which called on him here, Dr Arif Alvi welcomed the Qatar Investment Authority's interest in investing in various sectors of Pakistan's economy. The President said Pakistan and Qatar enjoy excellent relations which should be further strengthened in the areas of trade, economy and investment.  He informed the delegation that Pakistan offers most liberal and investment-friendly regime in the region and Qatari investors need to benefit from it. He expressed the hope that direct linkage between Karachi and Hamad ports would further enhance bilateral trade between the two countries. The President said Pakistan's ranking in the Ease of Doing Business Index has considerably improved and Qatari investors can take advantage of the investment-friendly environment. The President informed the delegation that Pakistan offered most liberal and investment-friendly regime in the region and Qatari investors needed to benefit from it.  Dr. Alvi briefed the delegation about the economic performance of Pakistan, saying that Pakistan’s economy was growing well despite the COVID-19 pandemic.  He informed that Pakistan’s ranking in the Ease of Doing Business Index had considerably improved and Qatari investors needed to take advantage of the investment-friendly environment. Earlier, the Qatari delegation called on Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi here.  On the occasion, the foreign minister said that Islamabad wanted to further enhance ties with Qatar. During the meeting, views were exchanged on matters of mutual interest, including bilateral relations, economic and trade cooperation, said a foreign ministry statement. Briefing the Foreign Minister of Pakistan about the Pak-Qatar Al-Takaful Group's ongoing business activities in Pakistan, Sheikh Ali Abdullah Thani Al Thani said that his country is determined for more investment in Pakistan.