Pakistan to import more electricity from Iran


ISLAMABAD: During a meeting presided over by Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, the Cabinet Committee on Energy deci­ded on Thursday to import additional electricity from Iran, and directed the power ministry to take up the matter on a priority basis.

The meeting was told by the Ministry of Power that the government of Iran was interested in increasing the export of electricity to Pakistan by 100 megawatts (MW).

The neighbouring country is currently providing 100MW of electricity for which the supply contract is renewed annually.

The meeting was informed that for the supply of additional 100MW, new transmission lines and grid stations would have to be put in place. The extra power would be used for meeting the immediate needs of Makran division, particularly Gwadar’s port and its industrial area.

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