Pak-Tajik power supply line to be built
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan will import electricity from Tajikistan and has agreed to construct a power supply line of 500 or 750 kilovolts from Tajikistan to Pakistan through Pamir and Wakhan to Chitral.
This was stated by Finance Minister Shaukat Aziz in a joint press conference with Tajik Economy and Trade minister Solive Khakim on Friday.
Industries Minister Liaqat Jatoi, Tajik delegates and Finance Ministry officials were also present. The Tajik minister said that the construction of the power supply line, value of electricity export and pricing would be settled later.
Mr Aziz said the Pak-Tajik Joint Economic Commission on Friday discussed trade via Afghanistan, end to visa restrictions, opening of banks in Tajikistan, business tours, avoidance of double taxation, cooperation in textile and oil and gas industries, science and technology, education and culture and tourism, student admissions and a study of common electricity grids in Tajikistan. —APP