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Agreement of LNG import from Qatar will remain unaffected: Pakistan

Pakistan has clearly decided it has no plans to cut ties with Qatar after Middle East rift and number of Arab countries cut ties with Qatar, saying that Qatar is supporting terrorism. LNG deal will be cancelled amid gulf countries tension.

Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said Pakistan will continue to import the fuel from Qatar gas to meet its energy requirements, as it seeks to end load-shedding in the country.

The fuel is a lifeline for Pakistan, as it is partially meeting the power deficit.

The imported gas is being utilised mainly for power production, in the fertiliser sector, and conversion to CNG for use in vehicles.

“There are no sanctions on Qatar as far as we know,  there is no possibility of cancellation or delay in the import of LNG from Qatar to Pakistan.”

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