Iran ea­ger to sup­ply 3,000MW to Pak­istan

The Pak Banker - - COMPANIES/BOSS -

Am­bas­sador of Iran to Pak­istan Me­hdi Honar­doost Fri­day said that Iran was ea­ger to in­crease elec­tric­ity sup­ply to Pak­istan upto 3,000 megawatts.

Ad­dress­ing the 'Meet the Press' at Na­tional Press Club here, the am­bas­sador said that an agree­ment for power sup­ply to Pak­istan has al­ready been signed while an­other was sched­uled to be signed dur­ing the up­com­ing visit of the Ira­nian Pres­i­dent Hasan Rouhani to Pak­istan next week. The agree­ment to pro­vide the rest 1,000MW would also be fi­nal­ized in near fu­ture, he added.

He said dur­ing the visit of Ira­nian Pres­i­dent, both the broth­erly coun­tries would dis­cuss the bi­lat­eral re­la­tion as well as es­tab­lish­ing the de­fence work­ing group. He said that trade vol­ume be­tween Pak­istan and Iran was below the ex­ist­ing po­ten­tial that would be de­cided to en­hance dur­ing the high level visit. Me­hdi Honar­doost said that Iran Gas Pipe­line was the cheap­est and safest pro­ject be­tween both the coun­tries and it would ful­fil the en­ergy re­quire­ments of Pak­istan. "We wel­come the Turk­menistanAfghanistan- Pak­istan- In­dia Pipe­line (TAPI) and im­port of LNG by Pak­istan from Qatar," he re­marked. Me­hdi Honar­doost said that Pak­istan and Iran were vic­tims of ter­ror­ism and both the coun­tries should make co­or­di­nated ef­forts to elim­i­nate ter­ror­ism.

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