Pakistani, Indian water commissioners talk to resume today

30 Aug, 2018 9:55 am

LAHORE (92 News) – Pakistani and Indian water commissioners will continue talks on two controversial hydropower projects being built by New Delhi in occupied Kashmir for the second day today in Lahore.

Pakistani delegation at the talks is being led by Indus Water Commissioner Syed Mehr Ali Shah while his Indian counterpart P K Saxena is heading nine-member delegation of his country.

Pakistan has serious reservations over violations of Indus Water Treaty by India while building 1000 MW Pakal Dul and 48-MW Lower Kalnai hydroelectric projects.

Talks will take place at the Lahore headquarters of the National Engineering Services of Pakistan (NESPAK).

A day earlier, talk held between the Pak-India delegations but no positive outcome came into surface. Today, again both the sides will share water release data besides Pakistani side will raise its objections to two hydropower projects being constructed by Indian-held Jammu Kashmir.

According to reports, India planned to build Pakal Dul and Lower Kalnai on two different tributaries of Rive Chenab. India had already given assurance to Pakistan that it will address all concerns on designs of these projects.

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