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    Talks open on power export to Kabul

    Talks open on power export to Kabul

    ISLAMABAD, Oct 11: Pakistan and Taliban officials on Tuesday held talks on exporting electricity to Afghanistan as well as on former's cooperation in construction of dams in that country, an Afghan embassy spokesman said.

    "These were preliminary talks and we discussed two issues-the import of electricity from Pakistan to border areas of Afghanistan as well as construction of dams in Afghanistan," the spokesman, Suhail Shaheen, told NNI.

    The Afghan delegation was led by the minister for water and power, Maulvi Ahmad Jan, and Pakistan was represented by the Secretary, Water and Power, M. Zafarullah Khan.

    Officials of the Water and Power Development Authority and NESPAK also attended the talks.

    Afghanistan had approached Pakistan a few months ago, through a private party, for the purchase of electricity for its border areas including eastern Nangragar and western Khost provinces.

    Pakistan officials said the country was currently producing over 2,000 mw surplus power mainly because of lower- than- estimated economic growth and closure of around 3,000 industrial units.

    Mr Shaheen said the Taliban team had also sought Pakistan's cooperation for the construction and rehabilitation of dams in Afghanistan for irrigation purposes.

    It was decided that a Pakistan team would visit Afghanistan to prepare a feasibility report for the construction of dams, he added.

    The Taliban team would continue talks with Pakistan officials for another two days and would be taken to the Mangla Dam on Wednesday where it would be briefed on Pakistan's experience in water storage, irrigation and water management, Mr Shaheen said. The delegation would then hold technical talks with Wapda chairman and his team on Thursday.-NNI

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    Yes this is good.
    First we get more revenue from our exports and thus have more money to invest in our economy.
    Second this strenghten ties with our closest niegbhour.

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    CROIRE A L'INCROYABLE
    You can't fix stupid. So might as well troll them!

    #2
    CM, glad to see your support for the Afghan government. I mentioned earlier that Pakistan should assist Afghan people in rebuilding their country. Now, Saudis have also realized the importance of sharing econimic benefits amongst all Muslims. More good things to come in near future, Inshallah.



    [This message has been edited by outlaw (edited October 15, 2000).]

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        #4
        We all should work to strengthen the muslim powers if some one needing help in my field. I will be happy
        Thanks

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          #5
          Already countries like Turkmenistand and Uzbekistan are moving closer to recognising the Taliban government which should make Pakistan's job much easier...

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