Pakistan’s Energy Decisions Driven by National Interest, says Foreign Office In Islamabad,


the Foreign Office reaffirmed Pakistan’s prioritization of national interest in making decisions regarding its energy needs. Spokeswoman Mumtaz Zahra Baloch emphasized that Pakistan’s energy requirements play a crucial role in driving its economy, guiding its stance on international relations, including potential sanctions and trade dynamics in the energy sector.

Addressing queries about the Pakistan-Iran Gas Pipeline Project and trade agreements, Baloch highlighted ongoing discussions and cooperation in the energy domain between Pakistan and Iran. She emphasized the importance of balancing relations with different countries, including the United States and Iran, based on mutual benefits without compromising Pakistan’s national interests.

Regarding trade proposals with India and India’s election-related rhetoric, the Foreign Office expressed concern over the vilification and marginalization of Muslims in India, calling for an end to anti-Muslim sentiments and Islamophobia. Pakistan reiterated its commitment to promoting peace, security, and prosperity in the region.

Story by Mariana Baabar

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