PM says TAPI gas pipeline to meet Pakistan’s energy needs


ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Monday reiterated Pakistan’s strong commitment to the early operationalisation of the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline project as it holds a huge potential for meeting Pakistan’s energy needs.

He was talking to Turkmenistan Ambassador Atadjan Nurlyevich Movlamov who paid a courtesy call on him here at the PM Office. Prime Minister Abbasi said that Pakistan and Turkmenistan traditionally enjoy close, cordial relations marked by trust and understanding. He pointed that bilateral collaboration in different sectors was growing steadily.

He said that there was room for attaining optimum level of the economic cooperation between Pakistan and Turkmenistan. Both the countries should set the goal for increased engagement in trade, investment and other areas, he said. It is also noted that the two countries are focused on measures for enhanced connectivity including air and land linkages to promote trade, travel, tourism and people-to-people contacts.

A delegation of the lawmakers from the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-F also called on Prime Minister Abbasi at the PM Office. During the meeting, developmental projects and matters pertaining to their respective constituencies were discussed. The prime minister assured the lawmakers of all possible support from the federal government in execution of development and public welfare projects.

The delegation included Senator Attaur Rehman, Minister for Housing Akram Khan Durrani, Minister for Postal Services Amir Zaman, Mir Usman Khan Badini, Agha Muhammad, Jamalud Din, Qari Muhammad Yousaf, Maulana Gohar Shah, Asia Nasir, Naeema Kishwar, Shahida Akhtar Ali, Alia Kamran, Senator Salih Shah and Senator Talha Mehmood.