Iran has approved a project that will provide 1000 megawatts of electricity to Balochistan through the Zahedan-Quetta transmission line. The Iranian Consul General Seyad Hussan Yahyavi stated that Iran is willing to deepen cooperation with Pakistan and help the country meet its energy needs. He added that Iran is already providing electricity to the villages along the border but the perilous security situation has been a challenge.
Commenting on the Pakistan-Iran gas pipeline project, he informed that Tehran has completed work on its side with the help of a German firm, while Pakistan has shown lack of interest. He attributed this to pressure from other countries to cease the project.
Commenting on the border incidences between Pakistan and Iran, the Iranian official cited the poorly defined border as the cause. He clarified that a committee has been formulated to prevent such incidences in the future.