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Power import from Central Asia not practical for Pakistan: expert

ISLAMABAD: Deputy Director for Chinese and Central Asian Studies in Kazakhstan Farkhod Aminjonov has said that the power import from the Central Asian countries, located in Pakistan’s north, is not practical for the country as investments of over $2 billion for transmission are required, ARY News reports.

In an economic conference, Farkhod Aminjonov said that Pakistan will face problems in import of electricity from the Central Asian countries located in the north and its neighbor China.

He also said that China constructed the largest energy line of the region and has made large amount of investment in oil sector whereas transmission lines are being constructed for power import that will leave little chances for the South Asian countries to import electricity from the north located Central Asian states .

Khurram Dastagir Khan, Federal Minister for Commerce and Trade, stated that several power projects are in the pipeline but are constructed for peaceful purposes in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas and Afghanistan.

He also claimed that an electricity grid between Pakistan and India is under construction.

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Power import from Central Asia not practical for Pakistan: expert

by Raza Haidery