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Pakistan Reaches To World Bank For The Violation Of Indus Water Treaty

A high-level Pakistani delegation has arrived in the US capital on Sunday for the three-day talks, they raise the issue of India`s alleged violation of the Indus Water Treaty (IWT) with World Bank.

They will raise their four main point- the height of the Kishanganga Dam, its capacity to hold water Pakistan’s demand for setting up a court of arbitration to settle the dispute, and India’s counter-demand for deputing an international expert.

The project, located at Bandipora in North Kashmir, Kishanganga project was started in 2007 but on May 17, 2010, Pakistan moved for international arbitration against India under the provisions of the Indus Waters Treaty.

As Prime Minister Modi inaugurated the project in Bandipora district of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday, Pakistan had raised objections saying the inauguration should not have happened without resolution of dispute between the two countries.

Aizaz Ahmed Chaudhary, Pakistan’s Ambassador to the US said, ”the water dispute was hugely important for us as we are an agricultural country and water is our lifeline. As a lower riparian country, we have the right to have unfettered access to the water that flows into Pakistan from the upper riparian areas.”

Chaudhary also said, ”We have been urging the world bank for years to help settle this dispute.”

Ministry of Power in a statement said that the Kishangana Project will provide a free power of 13 per cent to the state. The Project has been proposed to be completed at a cost of Rs 5,882 crore.

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