Pak PM Sharif arrives on two-day visit to Tajikistan

, 4:28 PM IST

Islamabad : Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday arrived on a two-day official visit to Tajikistan to attend the launching ceremony of CASA-1000 Power Project.

Upon his arrival in Tajik city of Kulob, he visited the mausoleum of prominent spiritual leader Syed Ali Hamdani and offered fateha, reports Radio Pakistan.

He is scheduled to attend the launching ceremony of CASA-1000 Power Project near Dushanbe tomorrow.

The flagship project is the first of its kind that will link Pakistan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan in electricity grid.

Under the CASA-1000 Project, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan will supply 1300 MW of electricity to Pakistan and Afghanistan and is likely to be completed by 2018.

Leaders from participating countries and other stakeholders will also be attending the launching ceremony.

The visiting Prime Minister will have a bilateral meeting with the President of Tajikistan and reportedly discuss cooperation in diverse fields, including trade, energy and defence.

He will also have meetings with the leaders of other members of CASA-1000 Power Project. (ANI)