Indus Water Commissioners of Pakistan and India will hold second round of talks in Islamabad on Tuesday.

Both sides on Monday discussed issues relating to water resources and dilated upon on the ways to resolve differences.

Meanwhile, Minister for Water and Power Khawaja Muhammad Asif addressing a news conference in Islamabad has expressed the hope that things will move in the positive direction as a result of meeting between Permanent Indus Commissioners of Pakistan and India.

Khawaja Asif said the meeting will discuss the design aspects of Pakal Dul, Lower Kalnai and Miyar hydroelectric plants, flood data supply by India.

He said that Pak-India Secretary level talks on Ratle hydero electric plant will be held in Washington on 12th of next month.

He said dialogue relating to Indus Waters Treaty was suspended in 2015 and now taking place almost after two years break.

Khawaja Asif reiterated that Indus Waters Treaty is an International agreement which provides amicable solution of serious water issues between Pakistan and India.

He said Pakistan has welcomed the readiness of India for talks at Indus Water Commissioners level. 

To a question, he said Pakistan is pressing for implementation of arbitration court's decision on Kishanganga.


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