RAWALPINDI - Iran is keen to supply 1,000 MW of electricity to Pakistan on discounted rates to overcome the prevailing energy crisis in the country, said Mashallah Shakiri, the ambassador of Iran in Pakistan. He expressed these views while talking to the business community during his visit to the Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI) here on Saturday. He said that Pakistan is brother Islamic and neighbour country and Iran is keen to enhance the bilateral trade relation with Pakistan. Iranian ambassador further said that current trade volume between the two brother Islamic countries is just above the $1 billion and it is need of the hour to enhance the trade volume between the said countries. Talking about the Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline project the ambassador said that Iran had done her job by spreading 1,000km of pipeline on its soil and now the ball was in Pakistans court whether she want it or not. Iran is fully aware of the problems facing by Pakistan now-a-days and our prime goal is to bring Pakistan out of the prevailing crisis, he said. Shakiri said that his country was currently working on a project of 39MW electricity in Balochistan and another 100MW electricity project for Gwadar is in progress. To a question he said that Pakistani mangoes, kinno, rice, meat and vegetables were high in demand in Iranian market. He said that Pakistan had made a remarkable progress in telecommunication sector and Iran could take Pakistans help in this regard. To another query he said that Iran always wanted to see Pakistan as a self-sufficient state in economic respective. After Indias separation from the IPI gas project the Iran still covet to provide gas and electricity on cheaper rates just to make Pakistan economically strong country of the region, he said. Kashif Shabbir thanked the ambassador for visiting RCCI and stressed that trade relation between the two countries must be strengthen. He also ensured the honourable guest that public sector would support all the projects including gas and electricity with Iran.