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Pakistan insists troubled Iran pipeline still possible

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Pakistan insisted Thursday it was still keen to press ahead with a troubled pipeline to bring gas from Iran, despite comments by an Iranian minister that he had no hope for its completion. 

Welders work on a section of a pipeline which is decorated with the Iranian and Pakistani flags during a ceremony in Chah Bahar, on March 11, 2013

The $7.5-billion project, aimed at easing Pakistan's chronic gas and electricity shortages, has drawn threats of US sanctions and run into repeated problems.

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