According to Pakistan’s Foreign Office, the country currently imports 74MW of electricity from Iran for its coastal Makran division, but Iran has the potential to increase its electricity this to 3,000MW.
Energy-starved Pakistan will take 100MW this month, and two projects are under consideration involving the import of 1,000MW and 100MW.
The two countries are also in the process of finalising a deal to build phase-1 of the Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline project, which will run from Gwadar in Balochistan to Nawabshah in Sindh.
In the second phase, Pakistan will work on the 80km long portion of the pipeline linking it with Iranian border. The second phase depends upon lifting of international sanctions on Iran.
The Pakistan Foreign Office adds that both countries have also agreed to set up two additional border crossing points at Mand-Pishin and Gadb-Reemdan. The crossing point at Gadb-Reemdan will reduce the distance between Pakistan’s under-construction Gwadar deep-sea port to Iran’s Chabahar.
(Source: The Express Tribune)