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13 Aug 2020 ISLAMABAD, Pakistan
The outgoing World Bank Country Director for Pakistan has said that the international institution is unable to make an independent decision on either the appointment of a court of arbitration or the appointment of a neutral expert in the settlement of a dispute between Pakistan and India over the Indus Waters Treaty...
21 Feb 2020 ISLAMABAD, Pakistan
United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres has called for the Indus River waters shared by Pakistan and India to be used as a “tool for peace and not war".During a 4-day visit to Pakistan in mid-February Guterres alluded to heightened tensions between the two countries around interpretation and implementation of the 1960 Indus Waters Treaty which codifies the division and management of the waters of the Indus...
26 Jan 2020 ISLAMABAD
Parliamentarians and experts underscored here on Thursday the need to open diplomatic channels to address water management issues concerning Pakistan, India and Afghanistan. A large number of parliamentarians, diplomats and water experts participated in the national conference on water beyond borders.
19 Dec 2019 ISLAMABAD, Pakistan
A Pakistan government delegation visiting Washington DC this month was expected to demand establishment of a court of arbitration to address concerns over India’s two hydroelectric power projects – Kishanganga and Ratle, under terms of the 1960 Indus Waters Treaty between Pakistan and India.The group, headed by Pakistan’s Indus Water Commissioner Syed Mehr Ali Shah left for the United States 15 December, and was expected to stay for five days of meetings, particularly with the World Bank (WB) which acts as Arbitrator to the Treaty...
21 Oct 2019 NEW DELHI, India
India Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been criticised by the Pakistan government after he promised supporters that river waters that currently flow into Pakistan per terms of the 1960 Indus Water Treaty would be diverted to Indian farms and households in the region, claiming that despite the terms of the agreement, the water “belongs” to farmers of Haryana and Rajasthan...
21 Aug 2019 ISLAMABAD, Pakistan
Pakistan authorities August 19 warned that release of water from an upstream dam may cause flooding in Pakistan’s Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provinces. The Indian-administered part of the majority-Muslim region, known as Jammu and Kashmir had special status "revoked" by the Indian Government August 5, placing it under Indian control...
23 May 2019 ISLAMABAD
China will help provide clean drinking water to 1,500 schools in Pakistan. This resolve was expressed during a meeting of a delegation led by Vice-President of Chinese Academy of Sciences Zhang Yaping with Minister for Science and Technology Chaudhry Fawad Hussain in Islamabad today. Mr Zhang Yaping, while reiterating China's cooperation with Pakistan in every field, said that his country will help provide potable water in Pakistani schools.
13 Jan 2019 ISLAMABAD, Pakistan
The government of India will permit Pakistan officials to inspect two controversial dam sites in the Chenab basin in a sign of some thawing in relations between the two signatories of the Indus Water Treaty (IWT).A Pakistani team will visit facilities January 27 to February 1, the The Express Tribune reported this week, the first inspections since talks resumed in summer 2018 after a four year suspension...
9 Jan 2019 ISLAMABAD
The Pakistan Supreme Court on Saturday issued a notice to the Indus Water Commission (IWC) over a petition filed against water theft from River Indus. The petitioner contended that India was stealing water from River Indus, hence route of Marala Link Canal should be changed. After hearing the arguments, the chief justice issued notice to the IWT commission and sought report in 10 days.
2 Oct 2018 ISLAMABAD
Pakistan’s leading jurist on international law, Makhdoom Ali Khan, who has been appointed by Pakistan’s supreme court as an ‘amicus curiae’ to assist the court on water-related issues, says Pakistan must consider working on a bilateral water-sharing agreement with Afghanistan. “Afghanistan is now planning to build 12 dams, in cooperation with the World Bank and India, the flow of water from River Kabul is expected to be affected to Pakistan’s detriment...
13 Aug 2018 KABUL, Afghanistan
India agreed last week to assist in building a new dam in Afghanistan, in a move that is likely to provoke protest from Pakistan over sharing of water resources.India’s support to the Afghan government for construction of the (estimated) $300 Million USD Shahtoot Dam near Kabul comes two years after completion of the Salma Dam, subsequently renamed the Afghan-India Friendship Dam, in Herat province, western Afghanistan, also supported by India...
1 Aug 2018 ISLAMABAD
After refusal of all major multilateral lenders including the World Bank (WB), Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), the dams committee is all set to recommend for relying on commercial foreign loans, launching of bonds and slapping dams surcharges on consumers through electricity bills for generating funds for construction cost of Diamer-Basha dam...