Iran-Pakistan may convert gas pipeline project into bilateral treaty

Islamabad, Dec. 23: Pakistan and Iran may convert their agreement on gas pipeline project into a ‘bilateral treaty’.

The move by the two countries is aimed at avoiding being hit by U.S. sanctions.

Such an option will be discussed at the upcoming meeting of experts from Tehran and Islamabad.

According to the Express Tribune, they said that international law expert Ahmer Bilal Soofi had proposed turning the IP gas pipeline agreement into a ‘bilateral treaty’ as sovereign acts were beyond the preview of the punitive US curbs.

During a recent visit to Tehran, Pakistani officials had asked their Iranian counterparts to resolve the issue of possible US sanctions that has led to the delay in the implementation of the project.