Islamabad aims to Import fuel from Iran: Zubair

Minister for Privatization Mohammed Zubair said that Pakistan planned to import fuel from Iran after the completion of its joint gas pipeline project with the country.

“The Pakistan-Iran relations are not merely restricted to the completion of the gas pipeline and we also aim to import fuel from our western neighbor,”Zubair told an Iranian news agency in Islamabad.He underlined that import of fuel from Iran would curb its trafficking that would be in both the sides’ favor. Zubair added that Islamabad currently imports electricity from Iran and seeks to boost bilateral trade turnout.

The minister referred to Pakistan’s potential in textile and agriculture, and called for Iranians to make investments in these sectors.Last week, Minister for Commerce KhurramDastgir Khan said that Islamabad has not abandoned its gas pipeline project with Iran and aims to complete it in future.

“After the termination of the western-led sanctions against Iran in near the future, Pakistan will pursue the completion of the project at a rapid pace,”Dastgir told the news agency.He underscored that Pakistan’s incumbent government was resolved to strengthen relations with Tehran particularly in the fields of commerce and energy.

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