India not fulfilling responsibilities under IWT: Aziz

India not fulfilling responsibilities under IWT: Aziz

Islamabad: Pakistan’s foreign policy advisor to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharief, Sartaj Aziz has said that India has not been fulfilling its responsibilities under the Indus Waters Treaty.
In his written reply in the National Assembly, Aziz said Pakistan has expressed concerns over construction of new dams by India, IANS reported.
Last week, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif took up the issue with World Bank CEO Kristalina Georgieva in Islamabad, and contended that India’s new dam building on Indus River’s tributaries was sheer violation of the Indus Waters Treaty.
“India’s construction of Ratle and Kishenganga dams on western rivers is a violation of the treaty,” he contended.
Sharif said that since the World Bank was a signatory to the treaty, it should play its due role to help resolve the issue, expressing his hope that the World Bank will set a court of arbitration in this regard.
Agencies

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