Pak asks China to join IPI pipeline if India pulls out by month-end

June 19th, 2008 - 2:26 pm ICT by ANI  

Pervez Musharraf

Islamabad, June 19 (ANI): Pakistan has sent a proposal to China to join the 7.4-billion-dollar Iran-Pakistan-India (IPI) pipeline if India pulls out of the project by this month end.
A senior official in the country’s Petroleum Ministry said that President Pervez Musharraf had tried to convince his Chinese counterpart Hu Jintao to join the 7.4 billion dollars gas pipeline project during his recent visit to China.
He added that the Chinese government had submitted a preliminary report to the Pakistan government seeking more information on the pipeline project.
The official also said that Pakistan had also asked the Chinese government to conduct a detailed feasibility study of the gas pipeline project. (ANI)

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