Pakistan, India water talks begin in Islamabad

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Pakistan, India water talks begin in Islamabad
Radio Pakistan - File Photo

Islamabad: A three-day meeting of the Permanent Indus Commission (PIC) begins in Islamabad. A nine-member delegation of the Indian water experts arrived in Pakistan through the Wagah border yesterday to resolve bilateral water issues between the two neighbouring countries.

Pradeep Saxena, Indian Commissioner for Indus Water, leads the Indian delegation, while the Pakistani delegation is headed by the Indus Water Commissioner Mehr Ali Shah.

The meeting is the 117th session of the PIC. The two countries meet annually to discuss cooperation on the Indus River system, as proposed under Article VIII of the Indus Water Treaty which the countries signed in 1960 with the intervention of the World Bank.

“During the meeting, Pakistan’s observations on various Indian New Run-of-River Hydro-Electric Plants will be discussed,” said the government in a statement.

“The matter relating to sharing of flood information by the Indian side would also be reviewed,” says Pakistan.

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