India can’t scrape down Indus Water Treaty

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It is brokered by WB and guaranteed by major economies

Shahrukh Syed

Islamabad—The Indus Waters Treaty (IWT) signed between Pakistan and India in 1960 and brokered by World Bank is a sacred document and India cannot even change comma, full stop and hyphen unilaterally as big economies are guarantors of the Treaty, a senior official told Pakistan Observer after the high-powered meeting held in New Delhi in which the Indian Prime Minister discussed the pros and cons of cancellation of Indus Waters Treaty in New Delhi
All major countries who are the members of the World Bank know the fact that incase Waters Treaty between two nuclear states is violated then the whole region can be exposed to the victim of perilous war.
A top official of the Ministry of Water and Power gave his reaction over the news emanating from India, wherein a high-powered meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday deliberated the pros and cons of cancelling the treaty and discussed how New Delhi can leverage the Water Treaty to exert pressure on Pakistan after massive surge in freedom movement in held Kashmir followed by Uri attack, saying that India cannot do anything to the Treaty as the international players are the guarantor to it and World bank had brokered the treaty.
The official said that India cannot change even comma, full stop and hyphen in the Water Indus Treaty. He said that Pakistan’s delegation headed by Attorney General of Pakistan comprising secretary water and Power Younas Dagha, Pakistan’s Commission of Indus Water Mirza Asif Beg and Joint Secretary Water Syed Mehr Ali Shah and other senior officials are in Washington DC to sensitize the US law firm, and top notches of World Bank over the faulty designs of Kishenganga and Ratle Hydropower power projects being constructed by India on Pakistan’s rivers.
Pakistan has adopted the aggressive posture for both sensitizing the relevant authorities and lobbying in US and World Bank to safeguard the water interests. Pakistan’s delegation will also give its input in the constitution of the 7-members of Court of Arbitration.
He said that Pakistan is already awarded the tactics being played by India in Afghanistan by erecting the hydropower projects on Kabul river in Afghanistan.
“World Bank is ready to broker for water treaty between Afghanistan and Pakistan.”
He said that India is licking the wounds of an ongoing uncontrolled indigenous freedom movement in held Kashmir and its failure to divert the attention of the world from the freedom movement by even staging farce Uri attack.
When his attention is drawn towards the Indian plan carved out in the meeting chaired by Mr Modi for greater use of the three rivers that are meant to supply water to Pakistan, he said that India has no capacity to store and divert the water flows of Pakistan’s rivers arguing it would flood most of the territories of India.
The minister said that India has been defeated in the whole world by Pakistan on the Kashmir issue and the zero impact on of Uri attack on Pakistan also irked Mr Modi which is why he held a meeting on Indus Waters Treaty to frighten Pakistan.

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