Good tidings: Iran deal brightens IP gas pipeline prospects


Islamabad: Pakistan has welcomed the landmark nuclear deal signed between Iran and global powers in a move that Islamabad hopes will help remove Western sanctions against doing business with Tehran, the biggest obstacle hindering the completion of the multibillion-dollar Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline project.

“Pakistan welcomes the important comprehensive nuclear agreement reached between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the P5+1,” said Foreign Office spokesperson Qazi Khalilullah, hours after the historic agreement. The P5+1 refers to the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council – the United States, Britain, France, China, Russia – plus Germany.