MARY: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has arrived in the Mary city of Turkmenistan to perform the ground breaking of Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline project along other regional leaders.
The trans-regional energy project, which will bring gas from energy-rich Turkmenistan, is being dubbed as a major initiative for bringing peace and enhancing connectivity in the region.
Nawaz Sharif, in his yesterday’s address, emphatically stated that Pakistan attached great importance to the TAPI project. With the completion of this project, Pakistan would get 1, 325 MMCFD supply of natural gas which would help overcome the energy deficit.
Meanwhile, the prime minister, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, Turkmenistan President Gurbanguly Berdimohamedow and Indian Vice President Muhammad Hamid Ansari held a meeting at Mary, Turkmenistan on Sunday.
They discussed the 10 billion dollars TAPI gas pipeline project which is expected to be completed by 2018.
The leaders emphasized the need for enhanced connectivity for peace and stability in the region.