Pakistan Puts a Halt to Indian Dam in Kashmir

25 Jan 2013 by OOSKAnews Correspondent

Pakistan has raised objections with India over the planned construction of the 1,000 MW Pakal Dul hydropower project in disputed Kashmir. The objection originated with Pakistan’s largest province, Punjab, which expressed reservations over the design of the project. According to The Express Tribune newspaper, the Punjab Irrigation Department has said after studying the project that the dam would allow India to control the flow of water to Pakistan, which is a violation of the Indus Water Treaty. The treaty gives Pakistan complete rights over the Chenab River. The $ 1.6 billion USD Pakal Dul project is to be built on the Marusdar River, a tributary of the Chenab in the Doda district of Indian-administered Kashmir...

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