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Pakistan to begin work on Iran-Pakistan pipeline in six months

Work on the long-discussed Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline is expected to begin in six months and be completed in 2014, according to Pakistan’s minister for petroleum and natural resources, Asim Hussain, in a TV interview on Tuesday.
By Sara Stefanini 6 July 2011 0 327

Work on the long-discussed Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline is expected to begin in six months and be completed in 2014, according to Pakistan’s minister for petroleum and natural resources, Asim Hussain, in a TV interview on Tuesday.

“Iran has completed its work on laying the pipeline, while Pakistan would resume its work within the period of five to six months,” Hussain said in an interview with the BBC.

“Our dependence on the [Iran-Pakistan] pipeline is very high, and there is no other substitute at present to meet the...