QUETTA - US Ambassador to Pakistan Cameron Munter has reiterated that Washington is concerned over Pakistan-Iran gas pipeline deal.
He expressed these views while briefly talking to media persons at Gadani coastal area during his farewell visit to Balochistan on Saturday.
He said that Pakistan conveyed a ‘positive’ message by restoring Nato supplies which was lauded by the entire world and it should continue uninterrupted. He assured that Washington would help Islamabad meet its energy needs.
During his visit, Munter accompanied by his wife Dr Marilyn Wyatt and Consul General William Martin, met with fishermen at the Jetty in Gadani and later visited the ship-breaking yards where he was briefed on the ship-breaking industry. The ambassador also spoke with the labourers, who briefed him on their working conditions.
APP adds: “We are well cognizant of the issues facing the people of Balochistan,” he said and added that the United States fully supported the Government of Balochistan to overcome the problems being faced by it in numerous sectors.
Gadani ship-breaking Industry is of an international standard, the Ambassador noted and assured all-out support of the US government in terms of provision of the latest machinery and sharing expertise.
“We will also assist the provincial government in establishing the schools and health centres in Gadani to facilitate the local people,” he added.