Pakistan Federal Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said: "As per commitment, we are going to add 200mmcfd of LNG imported from Qatar which would be enhanced to 400mmcfd from December 2015."
The government said that LNG has been imported by the private sector through back-to-back letters of credit with the Pakistan State Oil.
Pakistan and Qatar are expected to hold talks for the initial LNG supply deal on 1 April 2015 in Doha.
Abbasi added: "Pakistan is going to secure a better deal than other countries despite being a new buyer.
"We have spoken to other countries like Indonesia and Nigeria for LNG import but Qatar was the best option for Pakistan."
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