Pak delegation returns homeland after inspecting Indian projects on Chenab

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01 Feb, 2019 8:25 pm

LAHORE (92 News) – A three-member Pakistani delegation led by Pakistan Commissioner for Indus Waters Syed Mehr Ali Shah reached home after inspecting four controversial Indian hydropower projects on the Chenab River under the Indus Waters Treaty.

The delegation visited the controversial projects, including Pakal Dul, Lower Kalnai, Rattle and Baglihar.

Talking to the media, Mehr Ali Shah said that there was no construction at Lower Kalnai and Rattle, while 1-2 percent work had been completed on the Pakal Dul project. “Work on a tunnel to change the direction of water has not been started,” he said.

Sources said that the Pakistani delegation had pointed out violations of the Indus Waters Treaty in the hydropower projects.

The delegation will apprise various departments about its recommendations.

The Water and Power Ministry will present its official stance in the light of the recommendations of experts.

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