Iran's Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and President Asif Ali Zardari of Pakistan unveil plaque at pipeline inauguration
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Pakistan and Iran leaders inaugurate gas pipeline

President Asif Ali Zardari of Pakistan and Iran's Mahmoud Ahmadinejad have inaugurated a controversial gas pipeline linking the two neighbours.

The US had warned that the project could incur sanctions connected with Iran's nuclear programme.

The long-delayed pipeline is seen in Pakistan as a way of alleviating the country's chronic energy shortages.

Mike Wooldridge reports.

  • 11 Mar 2013
  • From the section Asia
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