Islamabad: In response to petroleum minister Mani Shankar Aiyar''s
offer to sell Indian diesel to Pakistan through the Wagah Border () during his Pakistan trip, Pakistan
will review a ban on import of diesel and petrochemicals from India when it
next prepares the draft of the import-export policy.
prime minister Shaukat Aziz has promised that the policy on import of diesel
and linear alkslyne benzene (LAB) from India will be reviewed when their policy
comes up for review next," Aiyar said today.
said that petroleum secretary S C Tripathi will meet Pakistan''s commerce secretary
and put in a formal request for taking diesel and LAB out of the negative
list of importable items from India.
is leading an Indian delegation to sort out modalities for the tri-nation
Iran-Pakistan-India gas pipeline. Meanwhile, Indian Oil Corporation (IOC)
has offered to export 325,000 tonnes of diesel through Karachi port and Wagah
border to Lahore and Jhelum respectively
during October 2005 to March 2006. The Panipat petrochemical complex would
is also due to be up and running by October 2005.