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Water talks between India-Pakistan postponed

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | SHAFQAT ALI
Published Aug 28, 2018, 12:59 am IST
Updated Aug 28, 2018, 12:59 am IST
The delegation will meet Pakistan commissioner Syed Mehr Ali Shah for Indus Water.
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 Representational Image.

Islamabad: The schedule of talks between Indus Water Commissions of Pakistan and India was changed on Monday as the neighbouring delegation, led by P.K. Saxena, will reach Lahore through Wagah border on Tuesday. The delegation will meet Pakistan commissioner Syed Mehr Ali Shah for Indus Water. During the meeting, Pakistan will reiterate its serious objections over construction of 1000-MW Pakal Dul and 48-MW Lower Kalnai hydroelectric projects by India on two different tributaries of River Chenab, officials said.

The nine-member delegation will be led by Indian Commissioner P.K. Saxena and caretaker commissioner Syed Mehar Ali Shah and his delegation will represent Pakistan.

 

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on several occasions, has vehemently announced to scrap Indus Waters Treaty, an agreement signed between Pakistan and India in 1960. According to this agreement, control over the three eastern rivers Ravi, Beas and Sutlej was given to India, while three western rivers Indus, Chenab and Jhelum was given to Pakistan.

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