Pakistan expresses concern on inauguration of Kishanganga Hydroelectric Project
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has expressed serious concern about the inauguration of Kishanganga Hydroelectric Project (KHEP).
Foreign Office in a statement said Pakistan believes that the inauguration of the project without the resolution of the dispute is tantamount to violation of the Indus Waters Treaty (IWT).
Despite several rounds of bilateral negotiations as well as mediations under the auspices of the World Bank, India continued with the construction of the project. This intransigence on part of India clearly threatens the sanctity of the Treaty, read the statement.
Pakistan reiterated that as the custodian of the Treaty, World Bank must urge India to address to Pakistan’s reservations on Kishenganga Hydroelectric Project (KHEP).
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday laid foundation stone of the Srinagar Ring Road.
He said that the 330 MW Kishanganga Hydropower project would go a long way in fulfilling the electricity requirements of the Indian state.