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    Pakistan to Speed Up Work on IP Gas Pipeline

Summary

Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Reza Gilani has asked country’s officials to speed up the work on Iran-Pakistan natural gas pipeline.

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Pakistan to Speed Up Work on IP Gas Pipeline

Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Reza Gilani has asked country’s officials to speed up the work on Iran-Pakistan natural gas pipeline.

Gilani said that both countries would work together to complete the $7.4 billion project on schedule.

The proposed pipeline will begin from Iran's Assalouyeh Energy Zone in the south and stretch over 1,100 km through Iran. In Pakistan, it will pass through Baluchistan and Sindh but officials now say the route may be changed if China agrees to the project, Fars news agency reported.

Iran will supply gas from South pars field and the initial capacity of the pipeline will be 22 billion cubic meters of natural gas per annum, which is expected to be later raised to 55 billion cubic meters.