Pakistan urges World Bank to stop India from building dams
Two committees of the National Assembly unanimously adopted a resolution seeking immediate suspension of work on two disputed projects by India
The resolution adopted by the committee on foreign affairs, water and power, called upon the World Bank to constitute a court of arbitration to adjudicate on issues raised by Pakistan against India’s ongoing construction of Kishanganga and Ratle hydro projects. Under the Indus Waters Treaty (IWT), it is the responsibility of the World Bank to play its role without further delay. Briefing the committees, Foreign Secretary Aizaz Chaudhry said “We will not let India violate the treaty. “We have already requested the World Bank to appoint chairman of the arbitration court”. The secretary said Islamabad would defend its right at any cost. New Delhi, he added, was using delaying tactics while “we want to resolve the issue at the earliest”.
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Sardar Mansab Ali Dogar: (Leader PML-N)
National Assembly Standing Committee on Water and Power has demanded of the government to ask World Bank to constitute a Court of Arbitration to adjudicate on the issues raised by Pakistan against India 's ongoing construction of Kishan Ganga and Ratle Hydro-Electric plants without further delay. India is unable to digest economic progress of Pakistan and desires to destabilize Pakistan . India is violating Indus Water Treaty.
CPEC attracting world-German companies are keen to join the CPEC to further improve trade relations
German companies are interested in joining the CPEC to improve trade relations, the country’s ambassador. She said that Pakistan and Germany enjoy good educational and economic ties which would pave the way to fight the common challenges. Germany is the second largest partner in trade with Pakistan in Europe. German companies are keen to join the CPEC to further improve trade relations. On 17th January British High Commissioner in Pakistan Thomas Drew said that the UK would be happy to join China-Pakistan Economic Corridor. Talking to media persons, the British HC said that UK was ready to join CPEC as the countries have 70 years’ history of bilateral relations.
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Maj Gen (Retd) Zahir Shah: (Expert on CPEC Project)
CPEC is an important project for regional development and progress. European, Central Asian and states from Middle East are so keen to be part of the project. China is the second largest economy of the world and this project will make Pakistan a central economic hub of the region. China has technology which can provide an advantage to Pakistan to excel. Pakistan has become an emerging economic power.
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