Pakistan, India to hold water talks on March 23 in Delhi

By: News Desk      Published: 04:13 PM, 16 Mar, 2021
Pakistan, India to hold water talks on March 23 in Delhi

The Indus Water Commissioners of Pakistan and India are scheduled to hold talks in New Delhi on March 23 and 24, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Tuesday.

According to the government sources, the talks will focus on the water disputes between the two countries.

A delegation of Pakistani officials including Indus Water Commissioner Mehr Ali Shah and Foreign Office Spokesman Zahid Hafeez will attend the meeting in New Delhi. The previous session of talks was held in Lahore, two years ago.

Pakistan will present its objections over India’s contentious water projects on River Chenab, the sources said.

Indus Water Commissioner Mehr Ali Shah has said that Pakistan’s delegation will attend the two-day session in New Delhi. “We stick by our stance with regard to four contentious Indian hydroelectric projects including Pakal Dul and Ratle power project,” Shah said.

The meeting will also review the objections to two new Indian hydropower projects – 19MW Darbak and 24MW Naimu Challing.