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Pakistan, India resume water talks in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: The water officials of Pakistan and India resumed two-day talks on Monday (today) in the meeting of Permanent Indus Commission in Islamabad.

Pakistani and Indian officials are likely to hold talks on appointment of a mediator in the meeting.

India has returned to the talks after a hiatus of two years to discuss three contentious hydroelectric projects on Chenab river. The talks will cover discussions on the design aspects of Pakal Dul, Lower Kalnai and Miyar hydroelectric plants.

The meeting will also discuss flood data supply by India and programme of tours of inspection and meetings by Pakistan and India to the sites of their interest in the Indus basin.

Pakistan has showed restraint and kept on making efforts for resumption of Commission level talks, despite the statements causing media speculations over the water issues.

Pakistan had earlier welcomed the decision of the Indian government to resume the regular talks and arrival of the Indian delegation to Islamabad.

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