ISLAMABAD, Mar 18 (PTI): The proposed multi-billion Iran-Pakistan-India (IPI) gas pipeline project would be implemented if it was "applicable," Pakistan Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz said yesterday.
"Pakistan has been looking at all options to meet its energy needs for its growing economy and fulfill the domestic requirement," Aziz told reporters here.
He said negotiations are on with several countries for gas pipelines, including Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India and Iran-Pakistan-India gas pipeline projects.
"The IPI gas pipeline project would be implemented if it was applicable," Aziz said.
The Prime Minister's comments came a day after the United States decided to tighten curbs on Iran.
Pakistan Foreign Office spokesperson said yesterday that the curbs would not have any negative impact on the project. Washington has been asking Pakistan and India not to go ahead with the 2,600 kilometers USD 7 billion gas pipeline.