Putin Expected to visit Islamabad Next Week

Russian President Vladimir Putin is expected to arrive in Islamabad in the coming months to inaugurate the $2 billion liquefied natural gas (LNG) pipeline project which might open a new era of strategic and political alliance between the two countries, VOA reported.

Last year, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had invited Putin during his meeting with a Russian delegation led by Victor P Ivanov – co-chairman of the Russia-Pakistan Inter-Governmental Commission (IGC) on Economic, Trade and Scientific Cooperation – at the PM’s House in Islamabad.

“Putin might visit Pakistan before June,” said Mobin Saulat, CEO and managing director of Inter State Gas Systems (ISGS), the Pakistani company handling the project. “We are 200 million people. And we provide a gateway to other South Asian countries.”


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