He was speaking at an event in Islamabad.
The pipeline project has been stuck for years now because of sanctions on Iran. Pakistan has not been able to build the pipeline on its soil due to lack of funding.
Iran has already built 900 km length of the pipeline on its territory while Pakistan still has to start work on the pipeline that would traverse its territory.
Iran and Pakistan have discussed the project on many occasions since sanctions on Iran were lifted earlier this year. Islamabad has said that it is committed to finishing the project but not much has happened on the ground as raising money for the project still remains a problem.