Indo-Pak Indus Water Commission conference to today begin in

Indo-Pak Indus Water Commission conference to today begin in

Indo-Pak Indus Water Commission conference to today begin in

The differences over five hydroelectric projects will likely be the key areas of discussion when Indus water commissioners of India and Pakistan meet in Islamabad next week.

"And it is the time for Pakistan to raise the issue of dams' construction by the Indian government, depriving Pakistan of its due share of water".

The Pakistan side will be headed by Indus Water Commissioner Mirza Asif Saeed and he will be assisted by officials of Ministry of Water and Power and other experts. Pakistan has been pursuing the matter of regular meetings of the Permanent Indus Commission with India to bring the other remaining issues under discussion.

After a two-day meeting between the secretary water and power and the Indian secretary for water resources in New Delhi on July a year ago, the two disputed matters have been referred for third party resolution through the World Bank.

As per the fourth point of agenda of the 113th meeting of Permanent Indus Waters Commission, Pakistan has communicated to India that discussion would be held on the monitoring of the parameters relevant to the climate change for the Indus system's rivers.

According to Pakistan, designs of the three projects are not in line with the treaty, whereas India has maintained otherwise.

Despite various media statements causing speculations, Pakistan showed restraint and kept on making efforts for resumption of commission level talks.

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The Indus Water Treaty signed in 1960 deals with water distribution and sharing of the six rivers of the Indus basin, of which the three eastern rivers Beas, Sutlej, Ravi were allocated to India and the three western rivers Jhelum, Chenab and Indus to Pakistan.

India has fast-tracked hydropower projects of around $15 billion in IHK, ignoring warnings from Islamabad that power stations on rivers, flowing into Pakistan, will disrupt water supply.

The Indus Waters Treaty 1960 is seen as one of the most successful global treaties and has withstood frequent tensions between India and Pakistan, including conflict.

India had suspended the annual PIC talks in Sept 2016 - ostensibly in wake of Uri attack in Occupied Kashmir.

After that meeting, officials had announced that the government has made a decision to suspend further talks and increase the utilisation of rivers flowing through J&K to fully exercise India's rights under the pact.

Asked whether the delay in reaching consensus over the agenda for the meeting will leave little time to resolve issues, the source replied in negative. "In the past too, there had been delays in finalising agenda for the meeting, yet solutions were achieved", the official added.

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