LAHORE: President Asif Ali Zardari has said on Wednesday that these revolutionary steps have been taken in view of the energy crisis in the country.
He was talking to Speaker of Iranian Majlis Shura‚ Mr. Ali Ardeshir Larijani in Lahore on Wednesday.
The President reiterated Pakistan s commitment to implement all mega projects including Pak-Iran Gas pipeline‚ the 1000 MW Taftan-Quetta transmission line‚ 400 MW Gwadar Power supply project‚ Noshki-Dalbandin highway and up-gradation of the Quetta-Taftan track.
The two sides also discussed regional situation and underlined the need for employing the collective strength of Muslims to meet the emerging challenges in the region.
President Zardari said the regional countries needed to adopt collective approach to find out solution of their problems. He reiterated Pakistan s support for an Afghan-owned‚ Afghan-led reconciliation process and said that release of prisoners recently by Pakistan proved its sincerity.
Noting current low level of bilateral trade‚ the President emphasized the need for taking measures to realize the true potential of bilateral trade.
Iranian Speaker said his country wants to further strengthen its relations with Pakistan in all field and bring people of both countries more close.
He said Iran will continue cooperation with Pakistan to complete ongoing development projects specially Pak-Iran gas pipeline to overcome energy crisis.