Iran has started exports of coal to Pakistan, says a senior businessman, as the flood-hit country struggles with the aftermath of devastating floods that affected its energy production infrastructure.

 

Ali Rigi Mirjaveh, a member of Iran-Pakistan Joint Chamber of Commerce, said on Tuesday that no caps are currently being considered on exports of coal from Iran to Pakistan.

Rigi Mirjaveh said, however, that Iranian coal exports to Pakistan could amount to 0.5 million metric tons per year.

Iran’s supply of coal to its eastern neighbor comes after floods in Pakistan destroyed a significant part of the country’s energy infrastructure and left many power plants short of fuels.