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India offers cheap electricity to Pakistan

Last updated on: April 21, 2011 08:12 IST

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At a time when Pakistan is facing acute shortage of electricity , India has offered to sell power at cheap rates to its energy-starved neighbour, Commerce Secretary Zafar Mehmood said.

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Image: Power outage in Karachi.
Photographs: Athar Hussain/Reuters.
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India's offer will be discussed at the meeting of the Commerce Secretaries of India and Pakistan to be held in Islamabad during April 27-28, Mehmood said.

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Image: Power crisis, a major issue in Pak.

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However, he did not give details, including when New Delhi had made the offer.The meeting between the Commerce Secretaries is part of the resumed dialogue process between the two countries.

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Image: India's goodwill gesture.

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India has been pushing for greater trade and economic ties with Pakistan.


Image: India keen on trade.

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