Pak 'will not take dictation' on Pak-Iran gas line: I andB Minister

   Nov 25, 5:20 pm

Islamabad, Nov 25 (ANI): Pakistan Information and Broadcasting Minister Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan has sternly said that her country will not entertain or take any sort of dictation over its gas import from Iran.

He comments came after the US Ambassador to Pakistan Cameron Munter said that Pak-Iran gas pipeline was not a 'good idea' and Islamabad should import gas from Turkmenistan.

However, Awan insisted that any decision in this regard would be taken in the country's interest, The Nation reports.

Earlier, Pakistani Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar had said that her country will not abandon the multi-billion Iran-Pakisan (IP) gas pipeline.

"We are energy deficient and we are pro-actively pursuing access to gas which includes the Pakistan-Iran gas pipeline," the Foreign Minister told a news conference in Islamabad Sunday evening.

"I have already said that unless we reach out to all our neighbours, we will be creating problems for ourselves. What has been bequeathed to my generation has been worse than before. We should move forward. We don't want Pakistan to be pulled back," she added. (ANI)

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