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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2868

Pak denies reports of acquiring nuclear reactors from China

[b]Pak denies reports of acquiring nuclear reactors from China[/b]

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

[b]Islamabad, 04 January, ([/b] Pakistan has denied reports that it was holding talks with China to buy up to eight nuclear reactors from Beijing in a deal worth up to $10 billion.

A British daily the Financial Times has quoted an official saying construction could begin in 2015 and take 10 years.

Such a deal would add more than 4,000 megawatts of electricity to Pakistan's national grid, the paper said.

But a spokesperson of the foreign ministry of Pakistan Tasnim Aslam said that Pakistan was considering more nuclear energy bu the Financial Times report was "baseless".

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