Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani — File Photo

CHINA: Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani on Sunday said that Pakistan will be purchasing 1100 megawatts of electricity from Iran, DawnNews reported.

Gilani stated this while talking to the Vice President of Iran Javad Mohammadizadeh in Boao, China.

He especially mentioned that the electricity being supplied from Iran to Pakistan's Balochistan province would prove helpful in overcoming the energy shortage.

Gilani said that Pakistan wants cordial relations with all of its neighbours and everyone should work for peace in Afghanistan.

The prime minister further re-iterated that Pakistan considers Jundullah as a terror group and also said that Pakistan is interested in buying oil, gas and electricity from Iran and further discussed the projects with Iranian vice president.

Mohammadizadeh said that Iran and Pakistan are bound by centuries old traditions and ties and that he hoped for a prosperous future of the both nations.

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