Pakistan, Iran postpone pipeline agreement signing date

16:34, May 28, 2010      

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The Pakistan-Iran gas pipeline agreement signing scheduled on Friday has been postponed due to the delayed arrival of the Iranian delegation as a result of the bad weather in the city, disclosed a local official.

The plane carrying the Iranian delegation had to be diverted to Lahore, a city about 400 km southeast of Islamabad, said the official who asked to remain anonymous, adding that the new date of the signing ceremony would be announced later.

Under the Pakistan-Iran gas pipeline agreement, a 2,755- kilometer gas pipeline which will cost a total investment of 7.5 billion U.S. dollars will be built between the two countries to alleviate the energy shortage problem in Pakistan.

Source: Xinhua

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