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Pakistan, India Both Keen on Constructing Multibillion Gas Pipeline

Pakistan and India are in talks about a gas pipeline project between

Pakistan and India are in talks about a gas pipeline project between the two countries also including Iran.

India's Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Murli Deora and his Pakistani counterpart Ahsan Ullah Khan discussed the project's issues, because of which the pipeline project is pending.

India and Pakistan have reached an understanding on transportation tariff payable to Pakistan, the two nations have not yet arrived at any agreement on payment of a separate transit fee to Pakistan for using its territory.

Three-fourth of pipeline will be passing through Pakistan, which will also use it for providing gas to its consumers. The pipeline is to be laid in three nations separately. Iran would lay a 1,100-km pipeline from Gulf to Iran-Pakistan border, while Pakistan would lay a 1,035km from its border with Iran to Indian border.