Pakistan, India agree to make efforts to resolve IWT issues: Foreign Office
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and India have agreed to make endeavours to resolve issues related to the Indus Water Treaty and conduct tours of inspection.
According to a Foreign Office statement, the two sides, during the meeting of Pakistan-India Permanent Indus Commission in New Delhi, also agreed to hold next meeting in Pakistan.
Under the relevant provisions of the Indus Waters Treaty, the meeting is held annually alternately in Pakistan and India.
The Pakistan side was led by Commissioner for Indus Waters Syed Muhammad Mehar Ali Shah.
During the meeting, the Pakistan side raised its objections to the Indian projects including Pakal Dul, Lower Kulnai, Durbuk Shyok and Nimu Chilling.
It also urged India to share data of flood flows as per the provisions of the Treaty following the practice in vogue since 1989.
Pakistan emphasized the importance of early resolution of the outstanding issues in accordance with the provisions of the Treaty.