Indian PM offers Pakistan 5,000MW of Electricity

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh offered to provide Pakistan 5,000 MW of electricity during a meeting with Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani on the sidelines of a nuclear security summit in Seoul, according to a Pakistani media report today.

According to sources, Indian Prime Minister Singh took a keen interest in the economic difficulties of Pakistan and Prime Minister Gilani thanked him for the offer. Gilani assured his Indian counterpart that Islamabad would reply to New Delhi through proper channels soon.

Indian Prime Minister Dr. Singh recalled his last meeting with Gilani in the Maldives where he declared the Pakistani Prime Minister as a ‘man of peace’ and said that the process of talks between the two countries on various levels is heading on a satisfactory pace and if required it could be accelerated.

Prime Minister Gilani also expressed identical views and urged Dr. Singh that their governments should be remembered for establishing endured peace in the region and resolving disputes which have made progress and development of the region their hostage.