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Iran invited to invest in gas pipeline

- October 12, 2012 - Updated 1940 PKT - From Web Edition

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has offered Iran to invest in the construction of the gas pipeline. The government is expected to issue tenders for laying the gas pipeline in the coming week.


Iranian Ambassador Ali Raza met petroleum advisor Asim Hussain in Islamabad.


According to sources from the petroleum ministry the petroleum advisor asked the Iranian ambassador for Iran to participate in the construction of the gas pipeline in Pakistan.


According to officials of the Inter-state Gas System Company present in the meeting, Iran has been asked to help in the construction of the pipeline from the Iranian border. It is expected that the construction of this pipeline will start by December.


To import 750 million cubic feet gas daily from Iran, Pakistan need to lay a 780 km pipeline, expected cost of which is 1.5 billion dollars where as the supply from this pipeline is expected to commence from December 2014.

Reader Comments
Please think about it. There is no redemption for Pakistan unless and until we have strong economic linkages with Iran and open up free trade with India. If we miss out this time, we are hurtling towards stone age any way, with or without help from US. Zohra

Zohra Haider
If someone is listening, then can I say to plan an all weather road that must run alongside this pipeline. Link the country with Iran, physically and get all your problems sorted, once and for all including Balochistan problem. We can't get anywhere if country is physically fragmented and different communities of the country are unable to interact amongst themselves. Same is true if we could not link, via road and rail networks, to Iran and China.

Why Gas line only....make a each other Specially rid terrorists Once confed UN sanction will not be applicable Quran has mentioned specific duty for neighbors Saudia only hurdle....too afraid???

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