Pakistan Says in Contact with Iran over IP Gas Pipeline Project

“Pakistan and Iran are in contact with each other to take forward the Pakistan-Iran gas pipeline,” Foreign Ministry Spokesman Nafees Zakaria said at his weekly news briefing.

Meanwhile, the English-language daily Express Tribune, Published in Pakistan, quoted Pakistani officials as saying that China Petroleum Pipeline Bureau (CPPB) – currently engaged with the $1.4 billion Gwadar-Nawabshah LNG terminal and pipeline project in Pakistan is also keen to work on the remaining 80km portion of the gas pipeline from Gwadar to the Iranian border to implement the Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline project.

The 56-inch diameter pipeline will initiate from South Pars gas field Iran and end at Nawabshah Pakistan covering a distance of around 1,931 kilometer with 1,150 km portion in Iran and 781 km in Pakistan.