Pakistan’s Information Minister Qamar Zaman Kaira said today that the federal cabinet has given final approval to Iran-Pakistan (IP) Gas Pipeline Project. (The Nation, 30 January)
Kaira told reporters the cabinet‚ chaired by Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf, also set up a four-member committee under Finance Minister to monitor work on the IP pipeline. The construction of the Pakistani side of the pipeline will be undertaken soon at a cost of $1.5 billion.
Kaira also announced that work is continuing on the proposed Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline.
Photo credit: Pakistan’s Information Minister Qamar Zaman Kaira (The Nation)