Balochistan

Iran agrees to supply 2000MW electricity to Balochistan

QUETTA: Balochistan will receive 2000 megawatt (MW) electricity from Iran, ARY News has learnt.

This was informed by Chief Minister Dr Abdul Malik while addressing a joint press conference with Governor of Iran’s Sistan-Balochestan province Aqai Ali Osat Hashmi in Quetta.

CM Balochistan said Iran has agreed to supply 2000 MW electricity to Balochistan. He added that 1000 MW electricity will be utilized in Gwadar project while the remaining 1000MW will be supplied to rest of the province.

Dr Abdul Malik informed that he has invited Iranian entrepreneurs to invest in Pakistan’s fisheries, industry, and mining sectors.

He also expressed hope that the Pak-Iran gas pipeline project will be implemented soon.

Speaking about the prevention of border incidents, Dr Abdul Malik said border committees of the two countries will meet on January 27 and 28 to discuss measures needed to be taken to address the issue.

On the other hand, Governor Sistan-Balochestan said some mischievous elements want to create disturbance on the border to harm Pakistan-Iran relations.

Aqai Ali Osat Hashmi further said that Iran accords much importance to its relations with Pakistan.

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