Tehran, Islamabad to resume gas pipeline talks

April 13, 2011 - 0:0

ISLAMABAD -– Energy officials of Iran and Pakistan will convene in Tehran today to review details of the significant gas pipeline project between the two countries.

IRNA news Agency quoted a Pakistani government official Zafar Iqbal Abdul-Qader as saying that the gas pipeline project will be completed by March 2014.
Pakistan and Iran formally signed the historic pipeline deal in Tehran on June 13, 2010, under which Iran will supply Pakistan with natural gas from mid-2014.
Under the deal, Pakistan will import from Iran 750 million cubic feet of gas daily for 25 years.
The pipeline would connect Iran’s South Pars gas field with Pakistan’s southern Balochistan and Sindh provinces.
In June, the Pakistani Prime Minister Seyed Yousuf Raza Gilani, defying a warning from Washington, promised to go ahead with a plan to import natural gas from Iran.
The pipeline was initially mooted to carry gas from Iran to Pakistan and on to India