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FM denies pursuit of Russian energy

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NEW YORK: Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has said that Pakistan was not pursuing “discounted energy” from Russia, stressing that the government was exploring various markets to address the “energy insecurity” facing the country.

Bilawal, who is currently in New York, attended several events, including hosting the G-77 and China Ministerial Conference, a meeting with United Nations Deputy Secretary General Amina J Mohammed before addressing a news conference here.

Earlier, in an interview in American television programme ‘PBS Newshour’, the foreign minister spoke at length about a variety of topics concerning the domestic as well as regional situation, besides the Pakistan-US bilateral relations.

Responding to a question, Bilawal said that the country faced a difficult economic situation, particularly, an “energy insecurity”, but the country was not pursuing discounted energy from Russia, adding that any supply from Russia would take a long time to reach Pakistan.

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