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Pakistan warns India of consequences if it violates Indus Water Treaty

Nafees Zakaria

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has warned India of dire consequences if it violates the Indus Water Treaty, ARY News reported.

Foreign Office spokesman Nafees Zakaria said that Indus Water Treaty is guaranteed by the World Bank and the neighboring country cannot withdraw from it.

The spokesman said the treaty gives a proper mechanism for dealing with violations.

He said that Pakistan is highlighting the Indian violation of the Line of Control (LoC) at international forums.

Zakaria stated that the heads of missions of five United Nations Security Council permanent members have been briefed on the prevailing situation at the Line of Control.

The Foreign Office spokesman added that the issue has also been highlighted at the United Nations as well.

“India can be held accountable for violating international law as the low riparian countries have their rights over the river water,” he added.

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