Pakistani Minister Tells Assembly of India’s Indus Treaty Breaches

16 Aug 2016 by OOSKAnews Correspondent

Pakistan Minister of State for Water and Power Abid Sher Ali told the country’s National Assembly on August 15th that India is not fully abiding by the provisions of the Indus Water Treaty. Ali said that India is constructing a number of run-of-river hydroelectric plants on the western rivers, mostly in violation of the design criteria specified by the 1960 accord.Earlier this month the Pakistani government was reported to be planning to turn to a court of arbitration to intervene in its dispute with India over that nation’s hydropower projects in the Kashmir region. Officials said the temporary court would be comprised of seven members -- two each from Pakistan and India, and three more appointed by the United Nations and two top educational institutions...

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