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Pakistan officials visit India tomorrow to inspect contentious power projects

LAHORE: A delegation of Pakistani water officials, will visit India from tomorrow (Sunday) for inspection of India's contentious hydroelectric projects, being built at Chenab river. A three-member team, led by Indus Water Commissioner Mehr Ali Shah, will visit India from January 27 to February 1st. The water officials of Pakistan and India will meet after about five months since August last year talks when the government of Prime Minister Imran Khan came to power. The delegation will travel to India through the Wagah…

SC seeks report from IWC in petition against River Indus water theft

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Saturday issued a notice to the Indus Water Commission (IWC) over a petition against water theft from River Indus, ARY News reported. A two-member apex court bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar heard the petition in Islamabad. During the hearing, the petitioner, in his plea, contended before the court that India was stealing water from River Indus and the route of Marala Link Canal should be changed. After hearing the arguments, the CJP issued a notice to…

Indian delegation reaches Pakistan for water talks

LAHORE: The Indian delegation has arrived in Pakistan to attend the meeting of the Permanent Indus Commission (PIC) from August 29 to 30 to discuss water issues between the two countries. A nine-member Indian delegation, led by Indian Commissioner for Indus Waters, PK Saxena, and comprising technical experts has reached Lahore through Wagah Border. The delegation will be taken to Islamabad following brief stay in Lahore. The Pakistani side will be led by their Indus Commissioner, Syed Muhammad Mehar Ali Shah. PIC…

Pakistan seeks World Bank intervention over India’s Kishanganga dam

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has notified World Bank about completion of India’s Kishanganga hydropower project despite the World Bank’s “pause” period and has urged it to “recognize their responsibility” under the Indus Waters Treaty (IWT). World Bank which serves as a mediator between both the neighboring countries regarding the Indus Basin Water Treaty was approached by Pakistan while raising issues over that Kishanganga and Rattle hydro-power projects being built in Jammu and Kashmir The issue was highlighting concern over…

PM urges World Bank to help resolve water dispute with India under IWT

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Saturday urged World Bank to help resolve water dispute between Pakistan and India by effectively playing the role mandated to it under Indus Water Treaty (IWT). "The Prime Minister emphasized that Pakistan looks forward to World Bank support in the timely completion of the ongoing developmental projects and, in particular, expects that the World Bank would help resolve the water dispute with India by effectively playing the role mandated to it under the Indus Water…

Pakistan, India fail to reach agreement at Indus Water Treaty talks

WASHINGTON: Pakistan and India failed to reach an agreement during the latest round of talks between India and Pakistan on Indus Water Treaty, the World Bank said in a statement, assuring that both the countries will continue to work to resolve water issues in an amicable manner.  "While an agreement has not been reached at the conclusion of the meetings, the World Bank will continue to work with both countries to resolve the issues in an amicable manner and in line with the Treaty provisions," the World Bank said in a…

India disregarding Indus Water Treaty: Khawaja Asif

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif lamented on Tuesday that India was not cooperating with Pakistan in line with the Indus Water Treaty, ARY News reported. Addressing a seminar organized to discuss issues concerning the treaty, the foreign minister urged the World Bank, which had brokered the water-distribution between the two immediate neighbors back in 1960, to ensure the implementation on it by India. He said water resources have assumed paramount significance in the wake of climate change in recent years.…