GAS PIPELINE PROJECT

  • Pakistan, Iran defy US; launch gas pipeline project March 12, 2013

    New Delhi: Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari and Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmedinajad on Monday inaugurated the much-delayed section of a $ 7.5 billion gas pipeline, this despite US pressure on Islamabad to back out of the project. The $7 billion project has faced repeated delays since it was conceived in the...
  • Zardari to leave for Iran on day-long visit March 11, 2013

    Islamabad: President Asif Ali Zardari will leave on a day-long visit to Iran on Monday to formally inaugurate work on the Pakistan-Iran gas pipeline despite the US threat of possible sanctions over Tehran's nuclear programme. Zardari and his Iranian counterpart Mahmoud Ahmadinejad are set to participate in the groundbreaking ceremony...
  • US happy as India decides to go ahead with TAPI May 17, 2012

    Washington: The US on Thursday welcomed India's decision to goahead with the TurkmenistanAfghanistanPakistanIndia (TAPI) gas pipeline project, terming it as a positive step forward. "We think this is a positive step forward on TAPI," a State Department spokesperson said in reaction to the Indian Cabinet decision. "We hope to see further momentum...
  • Pak to seek Russian funds for Iran pipeline project March 29, 2012

    Islamabad: Pakistan on Thursday said it would explore the possibility of getting Russian funding for a multibillion dollar gas pipeline project with Iran after a leading Chinese bank backed out of the venture over fears of sanctions imposed by Western countries. "Pakistan's technical delegation will visit Moscow early next month to...
  • US threatens Pak over Iran gas pipeline deal September 16, 2011

    Islamabad: The US has warned Pakistan that it may impose sanctions on Islamabad if it continuous to pursue the multibillion dollar IranPakistan gas pipeline project, according to a media report on Friday. The US raised the pipeline project during the fourth round of a dialogue on energy with Pakistan that...
  • Pak, Iran agree to speed up gas pipeline project September 9, 2011

    Islamabad: Pakistan and Iran on Thursday agreed to step up efforts to complete the multibillion gas pipeline project, as Islamabad allowed Tehran to open a bank in the country to boost bilateral trade and business. Iranian Foreign Minister Akbar Salehi on Thursday met Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani and the...
  • Iran pipeline: Pak expects consensus December 2, 2006

    Islamabad: Pakistan has said it expected a "consensus" formula to emerge on the $7 billion IranPakistanIndia (IPI) gas pipeline project in the upcoming tripartite meeting between officials of the three countries in Tehran. "There is a room for consensus on the report of the UKbased consultant Gaffiney Caline and Associates over...