ISLAMABAD (Staff Report) – Tajik Ambassador to Pakistan Sherali S. Jononov has said that groundbreaking ceremony of CASA-1000 power project will be held in Dushanbe on May 12.

Talking to newsmen in Islamabad, he said that Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and the President of Kyrgyzstan Almazbek Atambayev will be present on the occasion.

Under the project, excessive electricity from Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan will be exported to Pakistan and Afghanistan to meet their energy demands.

The Ambassador said the Afghan government has assured its full cooperation in providing security for the project.

The Tajik Ambassador also announced the start of direct flight between Lahore and Dushanbe from sixth of this month.

He expressed the confidence that the direct flight will help promote trade, tourism and people to people contacts between the two countries.