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Pakistan says not concerned over India’s plan to stop flow of water

Because of India's choice to stop the stream of a lot of water from the Beas, Ravi and Sutlej to Pakistan, Islamabad said that it was not concerned if New Delhi occupied water of the three eastern waterways. 

Indian's declaration on Thursday comes notwithstanding different activities like withdrawal of the most supported country (MFN) to Pakistan and slapping of a 200 percent obligation on all imports from Islamabad in the wake of the February 14 Pulwama fear assault that killed 40 CRPF troopers. 

The butchery was guaranteed by the Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) fear outfit. 


Addressing Dawn news on Thursday night, Secretary of Pakistan's Ministry of Water Resources Khawaja Shumail stated: "We have neither concern nor complaint if India redirects water of eastern waterways and supplies it to its kin or utilizations it for different purposes, as the IWT (Indus Waters Treaty) permits it do as such." 

Shumail said Pakistan did not see India's choice as troubling in setting with the IWT. 

"Be that as it may, we will express our worries and raise complaints emphatically in the event that they use or occupy waters of western waterways (Chenab, Indus, Jhelum) on which our entitlement to utilize wins," he included. 

As per Pakistan's Commissioner for Indus Waters Syed Mehr Ali Shah, as the IWT has officially given a directly to India in 1960 to utilize the water of eastern streams, it is presently dependent upon it to do as such or not. 

"Regardless of whether they redirected and utilized their unutilised offer of eastern streams' waters in 1960, we had no issue. They need to do it now, we have no issue. What's more, in the event that they would prefer not to utilize this, we have no issue," Shah told Dawn. 

While remarking about the proposed visit of Indian specialists (India's chief for Indus waters) to Kotri Barrage (Sindh) keeping in view the pressure between the two nations after the Pulwama assault, the Commissioner stated: "We should perceive what occurs in such manner. Be that as it may, we trust in the best." 

A three-part appointment of Pakistani specialists headed by Shah finished its general voyage through examination (from January 28 to February 1) to different hydropower ventures - 1,000MW Pakal Dul, 48MW Lower Kalnai, 850MW Ratlay and 900MW Baglihar dam at Chenab Basin in India. 

Before the Pulwama assault, India likewise shared the structure information of its three arranged run-of-the-waterway hydropower plans with Pakistan under the IWT.

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