Pakistan, India IWT Lahore talks on March 20-21

Syed Hameed Shaheen Alvi

Islamabad

The much cliff hanging Indus Water Treaty talks between Pakistan and India would now be held in the third of week of the current month at Lahore for two days.
Observers have welcomed this long awaited rendezvous between two often off-the-mood neighbors.
Pakistan Observer Tuesday learnt that IWT dialogue between Pakistan and India on various aspects will be held as agreed in Lahore on March 20 and March 21.
The meeting of the Permanent Indus Commission (PIC) will take place nearly six months after New Delhi decided to suspend talks on the pact in the wake of the Uri terror attack by Pakistan-based outfits.
The meeting is being held “as the IWT, 1960 makes it mandatory” to hold parleys under the accord at least once in a fiscal year. As per reports Pakistan’s Member of Water Commission and India’s Indus water commissioner and MEA officials will be part of the respective delegations for this annual meeting.

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