Governor welcomes commencement of Pak-Iran Gas pipeline project

QUETTA: Balochistan Governor Nawab Zulfiqar Ali Magsi welcoming formal commencement of Pak-Iran gas pipeline project termed it important headway towards end to recent crisis of energy.

Pak-Iran gas pipeline project was formally inaugurated at Iranian territory Gabd close to Pak-Iran border today.

Under the project 781 kilometres pipeline would be installed from Iranian border up to Nawabshah involving an expenditure of 1.5 billion dollars.

Pakistan would get 750 million cubic feet of gas besides generating 2000 mega watts of electricity.

Governor Magsi said here Monday that start of work on this mega project with the cooperation of neighbourly country Iran is historic work of the government. It would help overcome energy crisis in the country and prospects for improvement of overall economy would be brightened.

Governor said since most of the portion of this pipeline would pass from Balochistan so this province and its people should get foremost benefit.

He expressed the hope that interests of the province would be fully protected in the project which would prove important for economy of the country and the province.