ISLAMABAD (APP) - Pakistan and Tajikistan have agreed to gear up the Central Asian South Asian-1000 project (CASA-1000) for import of 1000 MW power from Tajikistan and decided to set up working group to finalise strategy to complete it within shortest possible time. The matter was discussed here Friday during a meeting between Federal Minister for Water and Power, Raja Pervez Ashraf and Ambassador of Tajikistan to Pakistan, Zubaydullo Zubaydov. The Minister said that the direct flights from Islamabad to Dushanbe would operate soon as the required formalities from both the countries have been completed. The Minister also stressed the need for early completion of the CASA-1000 project. Earlier, the Ambassador briefed him about the current status of the project and its related issues like financing and construction of transmission lines and the decision of the previous JMC. He said that the project would strengthen the bilateral relation between the two countries. He also invited the Minister for participation in the International Conference on Water for life to be held in Dushanbe in June. The ambassador also congratulated the Minister for 18th Amendment bill and said that it would make give peace and prosperity to the people of Pakistan. Both, the Minister and the Ambassador discussed various other matters of mutual interest and agreed to enhance the quantum of bilateral trade between the two countries. They also underlined the need to expedite the actions on the decision signed in the last meeting of the Tajikistan-Pakistan Joint Ministerial Commission.