Pakistan may face an arbitration case from its neighbor Iran, over the $7 billion stalled Iran Pakistan Gas Pipeline Project. As per the reports, Pakistan hired a French law firm, Gide Loyrette Nouel to look at options to deal with an Iranian threat to bring international court action against Islamabad over missed construction deadlines and see if the project can be completed without attracting US sanctions and to explore ways of avoiding being hit with a multi-billion-dollar bill for failure to complete its side of a gas pipeline project with sanctions-hit Iran.
While India is expecting justice for abduction of it’s citizen tomorrow, Pakistan is hoping ICJ will pin India and project itself as a victim. Whatever the judgement, the Baloch issue will get another public exposure before the eyes of the world and that is what Pakistan should be careful about.
Recently in the wake of alleged Iranian attacks on atleast 6 Oil Tankers, shooting down of the US drone and the recent news on Iran exceeding the amount of low-enriched uranium it can possess, there is a growing speculation that US and NATO may in future launch attacks Iran.