Indo-Pak meeting on water disputes goes on
Pakistan and India have resumed the meeting under the 1960 Indus Water Treaty after a two-year gap because of Indian stubbornness.The first round of talks Water Treaty remained inconclusive as India refused to budge. Pakistani team led by Pakistan Commissioner for Indus Waters Meher Ali Shah raised objection to Indian bid to build dams in held Kashmir.
Pakistan showed reservations about Pakal Dul, Lower Kalnai, Ratlay dams but Indian team leader PK Saxena dubbed it as ‘Delhi’s right to build dams.
The second session is being held on 24th. The last round of talks was held in Lahore in 2018. Under the Indus Water Treaty, the two commissions should meet each year alternately in Pakistan and India.
Pakistan accuses India of continuously violating the treaty by building dams on the western rivers, whereas New Delhi thinks Islamabad controls more water than it as a result of the treaty.
Reporter: Sagheer Chaudhry