Tehran: Pakistani Minister of Privatization Mohammed Zubair has said that the country plans to import fuel from Iran, after the completion of its joint gas pipeline project with the country.

"The Pakistan-Iran relations are not merely restricted to the completion of the gas pipeline and we aim to import fuel from our western neighbor," Zubair told an Iranian news agency in Islamabad.

He underlined that import of fuel from Iran would curb its trafficking that would be in both sides' favor. Islamabad currently imports electricity from Iran and seeks to boost bilateral trade turnout, said Zubair. The Pakistani minister referred to his country's potential in textile and agriculture, and called for Iranians to make investments in these sectors.

Last week, Pakistani Commerce Minister Khorram Dastgir Khan said that Islamabad has not abandoned its gas pipeline project with Iran and aims to complete it in future. "After the termination of the western-led sanctions against Iran in near the future, Pakistan will pursue the completion of the project at a rapid pace," Dastgir Khan told sources. He underscored that Pakistan's incumbent government is resolved to strengthen relations with Tehran particularly in the fields of commerce and energy.