Pakistan and Turkmenistan have signed a Joint Implementation Plan (JIP) to accelerate the progress of the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline project. TAPI project aims to export natural gas annually through the pipeline from Turkmenistan (Galkynysh gas field) to Afghanistan, Pakistan and India (Fazilka). It is funded by the Asian Development Bank (ADB).
Pakistan is the world’s fifth-most populous country and has the world’s second-largest Muslim population, just behind Indonesia
Turkmenistan (Ashgabat) is a country in Central Asia bordered by the Caspian Sea and largely covered by the Karakum Desert. It’s known for archaeological ruins including those at Nisa and Merv (part of the ancient trade route the Silk Road).