Pakistan to debate hydropower initiatives throughout talks with India on water points



A five-member delegation of Pakistan authorised by Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif will go to New Delhi on Monday, with the 2 sides more likely to focus on key initiatives as a part of the Indus Water Treaty.

In the course of the assembly, each side would deliberate on the problem of advance flood info and the annual report of the Everlasting Fee of Indus Waters (PCIW).

The 2 sides are additionally anticipated to deliberate on 1,000 MW Pakal Dul below Article IX of the Indus Waters Treaty, 48 MW Decrease Kalnai and 624 MW Kiru venture hydropower initiatives being constructed by India on the west flowing rivers.

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Pakistan`s Commissioner of Indus Waters Syed Mehr Ali Shah stated, “This may be the 118th bilateral assembly on the PCIW stage. Earlier, each international locations held three-day talks in Islamabad on March 2-4, 2022,” The Information Worldwide reported.

He additional stated that the Pakistan delegation wouldn’t go to any hydropower venture being constructed on Pakistan rivers akin to Jehlum and Chenab rivers. Nevertheless, each side would additionally maintain additional talks on some initiatives which in Pakistan`s viewpoint are usually not as per the provisions of the Indus Waters Treaty 1960.

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The delegation will come to India by the Wagah border whereby the 2 international locations would maintain the PCIW stage talks in New Delhi on Could 30, and 31 after which will return to Pakistan on June 1.

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The 5 member-delegation headed by Pakistan Commissioner Syed Mehr Ali Shah consists of Chief Engineer of Punjab Irrigation Division, Director Normal of Met Workplace, Normal Supervisor of Nationwide Engineering Providers Pakistan (NESPAK), and Director Normal of Ministery of Overseas Affairs on India desk (DG MoFA) would depart for New Delhi tomorrow, The Information Worldwide reported.

Notably, the 116th assembly of the India-Pakistan Everlasting Indus Fee was held in New Delhi on 23-24 March 2021.

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