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Pak, China likely to sign accord

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ISLAMABAD – Pakistan is expecting breakthrough regarding establishment of 1 gigawatt (GW) nuclear power plant during the Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao’s three-day visit to Pakistan starting from December 17, official sources said on Monday.
According to the highly placed governmental and diplomatic sources, officials of Pakistan and China have been engaged in extensive talks on setting up a nuclear power plant in Pakistan having a capacity of producing 1 GW electricity.
It is important to mention here that China has already completed construction of one nuclear power plant of 300MW in Pakistan while another plant of the same capacity is likely to be completed next year. Meanwhile, the project of constructing 1 GW nuclear power plant is likely to be finalised during Wen Jiabao’s visit to Islamabad.
During Jiabao’s visit, both the sides are expected to final ‘Currency swap agreement’ while Pakistan will stress for making full use of the Pak-China free trade agreement for increasing bilateral trade to $15 billion per year.
Islamabad-based diplomatic sources confirmed to TheNation that a breakthrough is expected during Wen Jiabao’s visit over the issue power generation. However, the Foreign Office did not confirm this.
Meanwhile, a Chinese official based in Islamabad also confirmed that there have been discussions between the two countries about building a 1-gigawatt (GW) plant in Pakistan, in addition to the two 300-megawatt (MW) plants that Chinese companies are expected to build in Chashma.
Although China has been talking publicly for the past two months about its intention to build at least two more reactors in Pakistan, Chinese officials have not yet specified how they intend to get around the rules that bar the sale of nuclear technology to countries such as Pakistan that have not signed the nuclear non-proliferation treaty.


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This is the need of the hour. Power is needed in schools, hospitals, free media machinary, courts, industry and ........They are no if ands and buts about power. The sooner the better. Good news.
 

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The only reason why this many be declassified is because the PPP gov wants
to show some thing in the empty achievement list.

I doubt we will get any details.
 

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