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Tajik ambassador takes up CASA 1000 project with Minister Abid Sher

ISLAMABAD, AUG 23: Minister of State for Power, Ch. Abid Sher Ali meets Sherali Jononov, Ambassador of Tajikistan.=DNA PHOTO

ISLAMABAD,AUG  23 (DNA) -Ambassador of Tajikistan, Sherali Jononov called on Minister of State for Power, Ch. Sher Ali on Wednesday and discussed with him CASA 1000 project. Areas of other mutual interest, bilateral ties and cooperation in the field of energy came under discussion.While talking to the ambassador, the Minister said that Pakistan and Tajikistan have deep historical, religious and linguistic ties.Minister of State apprised the ambassador about progress on CASA-1000 and reiterated that the CASA secretariat should be established in Islamabad.

The CASA-1000 transmission project envisages the transportation of surplus electric available in summer moths from Kyrgyz Republic and Tajikistan to Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Minister of State highlighted that Pakistan has initiated number of hydel and coal based power generation projects to promote indigenous resources and suggested that the companies from Tajikistan can invest in the potential sites for development of hydro power projects as independent IPPs.

The ambassador of Tajikistan Sherali Jononov lauded the unprecedented efforts of present government to overcome energy crisis and assured that his country would provide all possible assistance in energy projects.

He also expressed that the people of Tajikistan have deep respect and love for Pakistan and its leadership.=DNA