January 31, 2019: Federal Minister for Petroleum, Ghulam Sarwar Khan says Petroleum Division will support Turkmenistan Pakistan India Afghanistan (TAPI) Gas pipeline project at all levels.
This he said during a meeting with the Ambassador of Turkmenistan, Atadjan Movlamov in Islamabad today.
Matters pertaining to mutual interest between both the countries came up for discussion.
The Turkmen Ambassador appreciated the progress being made in Pakistan on the Turkmenistan Pakistan India Afghanistan (TAPI) Gas pipeline.
The Minister assured the Ambassador that Pakistan remains fully committed to the successful implementation of the TAPI Gas pipeline project. He termed the project vital to Pakistan's energy portfolio and a catalyst for closer regional integration, peace and harmony.
In the near future Petroleum Division and TAPI Pipeline Corporation will sign an essential document .The Ambassador said that economy of Turkmenistan depends upon oil and gas.
Through this pipeline Turkmenistan will provide gas to Pakistan and India via Afghanistan. Pakistan will receive 1300 million cubic feet gas form TAPI. The Ambassador emphasized that his country is cognizant of the close mutual bonds of friendship, brotherhood and mutual cooperation that exists between both the countries. Ghulam Sarwar Khan reciprocated these sentiments.