Pakistani delegation in China for talks

In this file photo, Pakistani policemen stand guard during the unveiling ceremony of the first set of carriages of Lahore Orange Line MetroTrain in Lahore on October 8, 2017. (ARIF ALI/AFP)
Updated 18 August 2018
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Pakistani delegation in China for talks

  • China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) has across the board political and institutional support in Pakistan, Chairman Senate said
  • The Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister expressed confidence on weather strategic partnership between two countries

ISLAMABAD: A Pakistani delegation led by Senate Chairman Muhammad Sadiq Sanjrani held talks on Friday in Beijing with Wang Yang, chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference.
Sanjrani said the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) has across-the-board political and institutional support in Pakistan, and CPEC projects are progressing smoothly.
Pakistan hopes that work on the new Gwadar International Airport and other social welfare projects will accelerate with Chinese assistance, he added.
Sanjrani gave assurances of continued bilateral cooperation and Pakistan’s commitment to CPEC in the wake of the change in political leadership in the country.
The China Power company is helping meet Pakistan’s energy needs, and is a source of confidence and trust between the two countries, he said.


Exxon Mobil, Shell among groups to build 5 Pakistan LNG terminals

Updated 20 September 2019
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Exxon Mobil, Shell among groups to build 5 Pakistan LNG terminals

  • Terminals could be in operation within two to three years
  • Pakistan is chronically short of gas for power production and to supply manufacturers

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has approved the construction of five liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals by groups that include Exxon Mobil Corp. and Royal Dutch Shell, aiming to triple imports and ease the country’s chronic gas shortage.
The five terminals could be in operation within two to three years, Omar Ayub Khan, Pakistan’s minister of power and petroleum, said in an interview on Friday.
Pakistan is chronically short of gas for power production and to supply manufacturers such as fertilizer makers, hobbling the country’s economy.
“It will make a significant dent in the gas shortage,” Khan said.
The groups Pakistan selected to build terminals are: Tabeer Energy, a unit of Mitsubishi Corp; Exxon and Energas; Trafigura Group and Pakistan GasPort; Shell and Engro Corp. ; and Gunvor Group and Fatima.
The identities of the five groups were reported earlier by Bloomberg.