Sunday, September 25, 2022

Indian delegation coming to Pakistan to talk about Indus water

A delegation from the Indian Indus Water Commission, consisting of seven members, will come to Lahore next month to have talks with Pakistani officials regarding water conflicts.

Over the course of the two-day visit to Pakistan, the delegation, which will be led by Indian Water Commissioner Pradeep Kumar Saxena, will discuss the Indus Waters Treaty (also known as the Sindh Taas Agreement), among other topics, with Pakistani officials.

Syed Meher Ali Shah, Pakistan’s Commissioner for Indus Waters, would serve the delegation as a leader.

The permanent Indus Commission meeting, which was held in New Delhi on 23-24 March 2021, was the 116th meeting of the commission.

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According to the statement, the Pakistani side has restated its opposition to Indian water projects such as Pakal Dul, Lower Kulnai, Durbuk Shyok, and Nimu Chilling, among others.

Pakistan has requested that India exchange data on water flow in accordance with the requirements of the International Water Treaty (IWT), in keeping with a practice that has been in place since 1989. With regard to the lingering concerns, the Pakistani side stated that it was critical that they be resolved as soon as possible in compliance with the IWT requirements.

Both parties agreed to make every effort to settle the difficulties, conduct inspection trips, and convene the next meeting of the commission in Pakistan as soon as possible after the meeting.

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