Pak asks India to suspend work on Kishanganga, Ratle projects

Pak asks India to suspend work on Kishanganga, Ratle projects

Srinagar: Two parliamentary committees of Pakistan national assembly in a joint resolution have asked India to immediately suspend work on two hydropower projects in Jammu and Kashmir and agree on the constitution of an arbitration court to resolve the water dispute, reports said on Saturday.
Pak National Assembly’s Committee on Foreign Affairs and Water and Power held a joint sitting in Islamabad yesterday to discuss water issues with India.
A joint resolution unanimously adopted in the meeting asked India to halt the construction work, Dawn reported.
The resolution also called upon the World Bank to constitute a court of arbitration to adjudicate on issues raised by Pakistan against India’s ongoing construction of Kishanganga and Ratle hydro projects.
It said that under the Indus Waters Treaty (IWT), it is the responsibility of the World Bank to play its role without further delay.

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