2nd day of Islamabad Fashion Week 2012 at Pak-China Friendship Centre on Wednesday.

Reader Comments (11)

  • Blithe
    Dec 23, 2014 - 3:12AM

    Well dond PML N!


  • Saad
    Dec 23, 2014 - 3:19AM

    A good decision. One of the few things I agree with Nawaz on.


  • Maria
    Dec 23, 2014 - 3:30AM

    Great news to see that progress is being made to deal with the energy crisis in Pakistan. China and Russia both have experience in the field. Shows that an elected government can get done in hardly 2 years what a dictatorship couldn’t do in 10 years. In Musharraf’s decade long rule not 1 MW of energy was added to the national grid but we can see how many plans have started in the last year that hopefully will be in effect soon enough to benefit the public.


  • unbelievable
    Dec 23, 2014 - 3:31AM

    More chest thumping? It’s a pipeline not an “energy deal” and BTW – you don’t have any LNG.


  • me
    Dec 23, 2014 - 3:39AM

    Great news! Should make the headlines of our news buletons! Long live Russia-Pakistan friendship. Long live Peace!


  • truthbetold
    Dec 23, 2014 - 5:27AM

    The most important point is the Russians would want hard cash. Where is the $1.7B is going to come from? Pakistan had signed a lot of such agreements in the past with many countries, but they are fell by the wayside when the time came to “show me the money” part.


  • GKA
    Dec 23, 2014 - 7:21AM

    Please check your sources. There is no pipeline in the world which transports LNG for such a distance. LNG exists at minus 160 degrees C. Not possible to have such a pipeline.

    If it is regassified LNG then it is possible possible. But then it is an ordinary gas pipeline. And US$ 1.7 bln is way too high cost for such a distance – worse than a sell out

    Either way something wrong with this story.


  • Vivek Nigam
    Dec 23, 2014 - 9:20AM

    Lack of protocol known person, The leaders are sitting along with each other’s national flag. poor bureaucracy. lol


  • Amer
    Dec 23, 2014 - 9:26AM

    There is no “LNG Pipeline” in the WORLD ! Where are you getting these stories from ? or is Mian Sahab developing new technology and terms overnight. This can be just ordinary gas but then this would be the costliest pipeline in the world for gas.
    P.S: Why is the Russian defense minister signing ENERGY agreements ? Is that how this deal works?


  • Wali
    Dec 23, 2014 - 9:34AM

    Absolute disinformation. LNG is not transported in a pipeline – but rather tankers. Serious misinformation.
    We see agreements on energy and infrastructure being signed left, right and center with absolutely no meaning – mostly just MOUs – with no requirement or undertaking legally on either party. Domestically, in Pakistan they are being sold as an achievement and a pat on the back.


  • Zubair
    Dec 23, 2014 - 9:46AM

    Again Punjab…He is the prime minister of Punjab, Not Pakistan….The PMLN is bent upon stregnthening inter provincial hatred.


  • Energy Guru
    Dec 23, 2014 - 10:01AM

    As already mentioned in an above comment, there is no such thing as an “LNG” pipeline. LNG is essentially a ‘natural gas’, which is called Sui Gas in Pakistan. For shipping this gas is ‘liquified’ and hence called LNG. This LNG is then re-gassified to bring it back to the natural ‘gaseous’ state once it arrives at the destination port. So in effect, that touted LNG pipeline shall essentially be a ‘natural gas pipeline’. Additional pipes shall inevitably be required to transport the imported gas, i.e. LNG, from Karachi to the upcountry as the existing Sui pipelines may not be able to do the same because of capacity and reliability constraints.


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