Shehbaz, Raeesi to inaugurate 100-mw power supply from Iran to Pakistan

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Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and Iran’s President Ibrahim Raeesi will likely meet on May 18 this month in Pishin. President Raeesi and Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif will jointly inaugurate 100-megawatt power supply from Iran to Pakistan.

Presently Pakistan was importing 200-megawatt electricity from Iran, while there is capacity to enhance the import to 500 megawatts, sources said. Pakistan has been importing electricity from Iran since year 2002 for supply to Makran division of Balochistan. The president and the prime minister will inaugurate the Pak-Iran border market formally and will open three new markets at their border to boost border trade.

“A market has already been opened at Mand. The work has been in progress to open two more markets on Pakistan-Iran border.” Meanwhile, Pakistan and Iran on Wednesday agreed over revival of gas pipeline project, expansion of trade between the two countries and collaboration in the field of aviation including direct flights during Islamabad visit of a delegation of the Islamic Republic of Iran.