Pakistan to strive for timely completion of CASA-1000

Pakistan has once again reiterated its commitment the CASA-1000 project. Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi during a joint press conference with the Tajik Foreign Minister Sirajuddin Mehruddin in Dushanbe said that Pakistan believes that CASA-1000 would not only be beneficial for the two countries in question, but would be advantageous for the entire region.

Tajik Foreign Minister Sirajuddin Mehruddin while terming the meeting with Qureshi a “meaningful dialogue” said that it was focused on important global and regional issues. He termed Pakistan’s commitment to the CASA-1000 energy project as “commendable” and hoped that the completion of the project would further strengthen relations between the two almost neighbouring countries.

The Central Asia-South Asia (CASA-1000) power project, will allow the export of surplus hydroelectricity from Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan to Afghanistan and finally to Pakistan. Qureshi said CASA-1000 project would improve electricity access, integrate and expand markets to increase trade, and find sustainable solutions to water resources management.