Pakistan stalls 4,000 MW power import from India

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Islamabad, Oct 21: Amid rising tension between India and Pakistan, later has decided to stall a plan to import 4,000 megawatts of electricity from India, media reported on Wednesday.

Pakistan has been gripped by severe energy shortages for some years with parts of the country facing electricity cuts for up to 20 hours a day.

Pak stalls power import from India

"How can we push for electricity import from India when those at the helm of affairs in India are taking an extremely anti-Pakistan posture," Dawn online reported citing a senior official from the Ministry of Water and Power as saying.

He also accused Narendra Modi led government of taking a hawkish stance against Pakistan and held India responsible for stalled dialogue process between both nations.

However this years, Pakistan decided to call-off Indo-Pak NSA-level talks which were scheduled to take place in August, stating it has come to the conclusion that the NSA talks would not serve any purpose if conducted on the basis of the two conditions laid down by India.

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The decision to hold dialogue between the two countries' national security advisers (NSA) on terrorism was agreed in Ufa when Prime Minister Narendra Modi met his Pakistani counterpart on the side-lines of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit held on 9-10 in Russia.

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