Policy & Regulation

Pakistan PM plans to complete Iran-Pakistan pipeline

Pakistan’s financial troubles mean Imran Khan will struggle to expand access to energy, including via the development of the Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline Pakistan’s financial troubles mean Imran Khan will struggle to expand access to energy, including via the development of the Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline.
By Andrew Walker 7 August 2018 0 32041
Imran Khan, Pakistan’s prime minister-elect. (PA) Imran Khan, Pakistan’s prime minister-elect. (PA)

Pakistan’s Prime Minister-elect, Imran Khan, is making a bold statement by arranging negotiations with Iran over the Iran-Pakistan (IP) gas pipeline in September. It puts him on a collision course with the United States, which is seeking to isolate Iran with the return of international sanctions, and with Pakistan’s military leadership, which controls foreign policy.

Khan has scheduled negotiations with Iran over the IP pipeline to start in September, according to local news reports. This will make it one of the first issues...