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Law Minister urges World Bank to stop India's violation of Indus Basin Water Treaty
December 10, 2018

Federal Minister for Law and Justice Barrister Dr. Muhammad Farogh Naseem has said  the international community must  play its role to urge India to fulfill its international obligations regarding the Indus Basin Treaty.

Speaking as a chief guest at an International Conference on "Water: Future War and Peace in Subcontinent" organized by the Center for Global Strategic Studies in Islamabad on Monday, he said that disputes related to water between Pakistan and India started in 1948, right after both countries became independent.

Barrister Farogh Nasim said both the countries have fought two wars on the issue of water and both parties complied with the Indus Basin Treaty of 1960.

He said India has now started using the water from rivers Indus, Jhelum and Chenab for Industrial purposes which is a violation of the Treaty which made sure India could only use water to generate electricity from these rivers if it doesn't disrupt water supply to Pakistan.

The Minister said India cannot unilaterally annul the Treaty since it can only be done mutually.

He said, India plans to build Dams over Jehlum and Chenab which is of great concern to Pakistan.

The world must take notice of water aggression by India and the World Bank needs to play a neutral role in this regard, he argued.