An article written by an jerk who doesn't know his lefthand from his right & suffering from selective amnesia.
Iran and Pakistan signed a pricing agreement on January 25 when they decided that the landed price for gas at the Iran-Pakistan border would be $4.93 per mBtu. Now for India to get the gas, it would have to sign a separate deal with Pakistan on the transit fees which would add to the price that India would have to pay. The additional fees would include transit fees to the tune of $800 million and another $100 million to the Pakistan army to guard the pipeline. After the price discount, Iran would still earn $9.5 billion in revenue annually. India will pay $5.768 billion annually to buy 90 million standard cu m per day of gas. India would also pay $1.5 per mBtu both for piping gas through Pakistan and as transit fee to Islamabad. - LINKShow that to your friends, and explain to them why you want to give Pakistan that money and why you think it's a good idea!