Iran to export electricity for Gwadar

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Pakistan and Iran have discussed steps to expedite the electricity supply project aiming at the import of electrical energy to Pakistan’s port city of Gwadar.

A press release said that Federal Power Minister Engr. Khurram Dastgir Khan held a one-on-one meeting with his Iranian counterpart Ali Akbari Mehrabian in Tehran on Monday.

The meeting aimed at increasing avenues of cooperation in the energy field between both neighbors while both sides discussed various aspects of electricity supply from Polan to Gwadar.

The federal minister lauded the energy cooperation between Pakistan and Iran and reiterated Pakistan’s commitment to strengthen the relations.

He stressed the need to expedite the electricity import project and discussed long-term and short-term energy plans.

On June 17, it has been reported that Pakistan has decided to purchase 100 Megawatts (MWs) of electricity from Iran to fulfill the power needs for the port city of Gwadar.

The development was the outcome of a meeting between Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto and his Iranian counterpart Hossein Amir-Abdollahian during his maiden visit to the neighboring country last week.

It had been reported that a delegation of Pakistani officials would visit Tehran to finalize the deal which was discussed during the meeting between the foreign ministers.

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