Turkmenistan offers liquefied gas to Pakistan

On April 5, Ambassador of Turkmenistan to Pakistan Atajan Movlamov met with President of the Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI) Muhammad Shakeel Munir . According to The Express Tribune, the Turkmen diplomat announced his readiness to organize an online business conference between the ITPP and entrepreneurs of Turkmenistan to explore the possibilities of cooperation.

Movlamov also announced the readiness of Turkmenistan to supply liquefied natural gas (LNG) to Pakistan to help Islamabad meet energy needs.

Munir thanked the ambassador and supported the idea of holding the conference, also saying that landlocked Turkmenistan (meaning access to the world's oceans and sea trade routes) could trade through the ports of Gwadar and Karachi.

In June 2021, the State Bank of Pakistan warned that the country's gas consumption is growing, which could lead to shortages if the Iran-Pakistan and Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipelines are not built on time. The Bank called for reducing gas subsidies for consumers, as well as expanding the infrastructure for the consumption of liquefied gas.

Source: Chronicles of Turkmenistan