Iran has expressed its interest in cooperating with the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) government to overcome the power crisis, said a press release.
The neighbouring country will help establish industries and provide technology to the province.
Iranian Consul General Hassan Darwaishwand met Minister for Zakat, Auqaf and Religious Affairs Haji Habibur Rahman and Minister for Law Israrullah Gandapur on Wednesday and discussed some matters of mutual interest.
Rahman said both countries enjoy relations based on trust and brotherhood. “The Government of Iran has always helped Pakistan in its hour of need and the relations between the two countries would be further cemented in the upcoming days,” he said.
Darwaishwand said Iran had always given importance to the development of Pakistan, particularly Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, and a number of Memorandum of Understandings have been signed in this regard.
The consul general invited both law and zakat ministers to Iran which both leaders accepted.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 18th, 2013.