Pakistan to purchase 100MW electricity from Iran for Gwadar City

To expedite the electricity supply project aiming at the import of electrical energy to Pakistan’s port city of Gwadar, Pakistan and Iran have discussed necessary steps to be taken. On June 17, it has been reported that Pakistan has decided to purchase 100 megawatts (MWs) of electricity from Iran to fulfill the power needs for the port city of Gwadar. According to a press release, Federal Power Minister Engr Khurram Dastgir Khan held a one-on-one meeting with his Iranian counterpart Ali Akbari Mehrabian in Tehran. The meeting aimed at increasing avenues of cooperation in the energy field between both neighbors while both sides discussed various aspects of electricity supply from Polan to Gwadar. The federal minister praised the energy cooperation between Pakistan and Iran and reiterated Pakistan’s commitment to strengthen the relations. He also mentioned the need to expedite the electricity import project and discussed long-term and short-term energy plans.