ISLAMABAD – The Russia has shown concrete interest to develop energy related projects in Pakistan only following the footprints of China and US.
According to the official details available with PakistanTribe’s correspondent the Russia agreed to cooperate with Pakistan in energy related projects and modernization of infrastructure.
“The agreement reached during third session of Pakistan-Russia Joint Working Group on Energy which met in Moscow,” communiqué stated.
The Pakistan delegation was led by Ambassador to Russia Zaheer A. Janjua, while the Russian delegation was headed by Deputy Energy Minister Yury Sentyurin. In the meeting both sides expressed willingness to cooperate in various projects in the field of oil and gas exploration, construction of floating Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) terminals, laying of gas pipeline from Gwadar to Nawabshah and Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) processing facility.
The Pakistan side showed keen interest in attracting Russian state energy enterprises to invest in Pakistan’s energy sector.
Not to forget that previously Chinese companies were engaged in Pakistan to develop the electricity generation infrastructure. Chinese companies were constructing the power house to be run on gas and petroleum fuel. Also, the biggest solar power project in Pakistan was also laid by a Chinese company. Moreover, the US under its USAID flagship programme assisting to develop and modernize the electricity distribution mechanisms working closely with the Distribution Companies (DiSCos) all over the country.