In a significant development, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif announced that Iran has agreed to supply 100 megawatts (MW) of electricity daily to Gwadar in Balochistan, Pakistan. Explore more.
This will come into effect once the Polan-Gabd electricity transmission line project is operational.
During the inauguration of the transmission line project and a marketplace at the Mand-Pishin border crossing point, which took place in the presence of Iranian President Seyed Ebrahim Raisi, the prime minister shared this exciting news.
The state-run APP reported that the transmission line would play a crucial role in meeting the energy requirements of the region, benefiting households and businesses alike by providing an additional 100MW of electricity from Iran.
In an interview with Iran’s official news agency IRNA, Prime Minister Shehbaz emphasized the importance of enhanced cooperation between Pakistan and Iran. He highlighted that the energy projects and border markets symbolize the strong and vital friendship between the two nations.
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Recognizing the deep-rooted religious, cultural, and linguistic ties, he emphasized the close collaboration between the governments of Pakistan and Iran in striving for their people’s betterment and socio-economic upliftment.
Prime Minister Shehbaz underlined that the Mand-Pishin border marketplace and the Polan-Gabd electricity project are tangible manifestations of the shared determination to foster greater cooperation between the two countries, particularly in the economic domain. These initiatives will serve as stepping stones to strengthen bilateral ties and create more opportunities for collaboration.
The agreement to supply 100MW of electricity daily from Iran to Gwadar marks a significant milestone in the energy sector and reinforces the cooperative relationship between Pakistan and Iran.
It holds tremendous potential to meet the region’s growing energy demands, fostering economic growth and enhancing the well-being of the local population.