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    Iran Pakistan Pipeline History

  • ‘Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline must be top priority’

    ISLAMABAD: Economist and former finance minister Dr Hafiz Pasha believes that Iran-Pakistan (IP) gas pipeline project is the most viable and feasible energy project for Pakistan and needs to be completed at the earliest...

    In an Interview with IRNA, Dr Pasha said that the gas pipeline project should be the top priority in Iran-Pakistan relations...

  • Tehran nuclear deal revives hope for Pakistan-Iran gas pipeline

    ISLAMABAD: Islamabad is hopeful of reviving a stalled gas pipeline project connecting Iran to energy-starved Pakistan, Minister of Petroleum and Natural Resources Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said on Wednesday following the signing of a historic nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers...

    Launched in 2010, the project envisages the creation of 1,800 kilometre pipeline from Iran to Pakistan, which has for years been blighted by an energy...

  • Work on Pak-Iran gas pipeline halted due to sanctions, NA told

    ISLAMABAD: The federal government was not moving ahead on the Pakistan-Iran gas pipeline project due to multilateral and unilateral sanctions imposed on Iran, parliamentary secretary Shehzadi Umerzadi Tiwana told the National Assembly on Friday...

    The unilateral sanctions imposed by the US were the most severe amongst all international sanctions — Iran Sanctions Act 1996, Compr­ehensive Iran Sanctions, Accoun­t­ability and Divestment...

  • Iran gas pipeline project still to be ‘judged’: US official

    ISLAMABAD: A US official has said that the Pak-Iran gas pipeline project is still to be ‘judged’ and it is certainly ‘very favourable time’ for Pakistan to be in the international market to purchase natural gas...

    Talking to journalists here on Monday, Jonathan Elkind, Assistant Secretary for International Affairs in the US Department of Energy, said that significant amount of natural gas was available in the market at a low price and...

  • Minister says Iran gas pipeline best option

    WASHINGTON: The Iran gas pipeline project remains the best option for Pakistan, Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources Khaqan Abbasi said on Tuesday...

    Earlier in the day, Mr Abbasi and Energy Minister Khawaja Mohammed Asif inaugurated a two-day seminar in Washington, highlighting business opportunities in the clean energy sector in Pakistan...

  • ‘Sanctions hindering Iran-Pak gas pipeline’

    ISLAMABAD: Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Sheikh Aftab Ahmed on Monday informed the National Assembly that work on the Iran-Pakistan Gas Pipeline Project could not be started due to international sanctions on Iran...

    Replying to a question during the question hour, the minister said Pakistan was ready to complete the gas pipeline project in 30 months once international sanctions on Iran were lifted...

  • Sanctions on Iran pipeline project still there, says US

    WASHINGTON: The Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline project will not yet benefit from the nuclear agreement that may ease economic sanctions on Tehran, says the US State Department...

    On July 14, the United States and five other world powers signed a deal with Iran, which would end international economic sanctions on Tehran if it abandoned its nuclear weapons programme...

  • REVIEW:A history of violence:A Brief History of Seven Killings

    Marlon James’s Booker prizewinning novel A Brief History of Seven Killings is a fantastic attempt at recounting the attack on Marley through a variety of eccentric, rowdy and colourful characters that provide, to a reasonable extent, a clear, albeit bloody, insight into the violence-stricken Jamaica of the 1970s and ’80s (the story moves further ahead)...

    Here’s how A Brief History of Seven Killings moves into first gear by virtue of...

  • A Leaf From History: A history of ethnic violence

    Sociologists also trace the history of Karachi’s ethnic conflagarations to the 1960s after then president Gen Ayub Khan initiated a plan to settle Pakhtuns — his own ethnic group — in the city...

    MQM’s demands included the repatriation and settlement of Biharis (Urdu-speaking East Pakistanis who continue to live in refugee camps) from Bangladesh to Pakistan...

  • Iran and Pakistan’s intertwined history

    IN the backdrop of the 1971 war with India, and the United States’ arms embargo on Pakistan, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto wanted to get closer to the American leaders...

    In a bid, he offered the US the opportunity to establish air and naval bases in Pakistan’s Balochistan province...

  • Chinese company to build LNG, gas pipeline projects in Pakistan

    5 billion Gwadar liquefied natural gas (LNG) and the Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline in November, Interstate Gas Systems (ISGS), who opened the technical bid for the construction of projects told media personnel on Wednesday...

    Related: Iran Pakistan gas pipeline to be completed by 2017CPP will construct the terminal with a capacity to handle 500 mmcfd (million cubic feet per day) of LNG and a floating storage gasification unit...

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