Iran eager to supply over 3,000MW electricity to Pakistan


ISLAMABAD: Ambassador of Iran to Pakistan Mehdi Honardoost Friday said that Iran was eager to increase electricity supply to Pakistan up to 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 Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-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. APP