Pak-Iran gas agreement within weeks: Dr Asim

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Karachi, May 19 (ANI): Advisor to Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani on Petroleum Dr Asim Hussain has said that Islamabad and Tehran will sign the agreement for the supply of gas under Iran Pakistan Gas Pipeline by the end of this month or next month.

He said that Iran has nearly built the site for the supply of gas to at Pak-Iran border. Currently we are working on the details of the project. For example, in which country we will go for the arbitration in case of dispute, he added.

Dr Asim said that the efforts to get natural gas under Turkmenistan Afghanistan Pakistan gas pipeline were also in progress.

At the same time, the government was exploring possibilities for utilizing Thar coal reserves for gasification and power generation, The News quoted him, as saying.

Responding to the demand from speakers at the exhibition about the power shortage, he said that government was exploring every possible way to increase power generation.

However, he urged the masses to remain patient because it will take some time to enhance power generation in the country. The gap between the demand and supply of power will be overcome in next two to three years, he noted. (ANI)

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