Duration: May 2013 to December2013
Team Members: Engineer Arshad H. Abasi, Fareeha mehmood, Zohra Fatima, Maha Kamal
Iran-Pakistan gas Pipeline has the potential to resolve Pakistan’s current energy crisis. However, there are many issues that need special attention, including agreed price of exported Iranian gas, financial considerations regarding the pipeline construction and the possible future implications of the agreement for Pakistan’s economy. The study aims to suggest feasible energy alternatives for the Iranian gas and outlines the procedure for their productive exploitation. The preliminary findings of the report and policy recommendations were disseminated through a seminar followed by a press conference.
The study established that Pakistan negotiated a flawed deal with Iran. There were solid arguments, using which Pakistan can negotiate gas price with Iran.
- To assess the economic viability of Iranian gas for Pakistan and suggest practical and doable alternatives