Pakistan to pursue Iran gas pipeline: spokesman

Iranians work on a section of a pipeline linking Iran and Pakistan after the project was launched during a ceremony in the Iranian border city of Chah Bahar on March 11, 2013. (AFP Photo / Atta Kenare)

Islamabad, Oct 31, IRNA – Pakistan said Thursday it will pursue all the energy related projects including Pakistan-Iran gas pipeline project in view of its growing energy requirements.

The Foreign Ministry spokesman, Aizaz Ahmed Chaudhry, said at weekly press briefing amid criticism by the opposition parties at the cold response of the government to the IP gas project.

The Foreign Ministry spokesman said Pakistan needs energy and will also implement the IP project.

The spokesman said Advisor on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz will visit India on November 10 attend a summit there.

He urged India to resume the dialogue process for resolution of all outstanding issues including the lingering Kashmir dispute.

“Pakistan wants resolution of Kashmir dispute through dialogue,” Mr Chaudhry said.

On US drone attacks‚ the spokesperson said Islamabad has forcefully raised this issue at all the international forums including with the United States.

He maintained that these attacks amount to violation of Pakistans sovereignty and international laws.

Responding to a question‚ Aizaz Ahmad said Pakistan released prominent Taliban Leader Mullah Bradar to facilitate the Afghan reconciliation process.



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