Diplomat: Iran-Pakistan Gas Pipeline Nearing Completion

TEHRAN (FNA)- The multi-billion-dollar gas pipeline which is due to take Iran’s rich energy reserves to Pakistan will be completed soon, Pakistani Ambassador to Tehran Khaled Aziz Baqer said on Wednesday.

“A part of Pakistan’s energy needs will be supplied by Iran in the near future and the gas pipeline and the power generation plants (which will feed on this pipeline) will go on stream soon,” Aziz Baqer said in a meeting with Governor-General of Khorassan Razavi province Mahmoud Salahi in Northeastern Iran.

He also described the level of ties between Iran and Pakistan as desirable, and announced his country’s enthusiasm for investment in Khorassan Razavi province and other parts of Iran.

Demand for natural gas in Pakistan has outstripped supply in recent years, putting existing reserves under immense pressure.  Continue reading