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Pakistan, India to Hold Talks on Water dispute in New Delhi

ISLAMABAD: Delegations of Pakistan and India will meet in New Delhi on May 30 to hold talks over water disputes between the two countries, ARY NEWS reported.

The two-day talks over water issues will be appeared by a five-member delegation of Pakistan permitted by Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif.

The handing over will leave for New Delhi from Wagah Border where they will hold talks over Indus Water Treaty.

It is relevant to mention here that the 116th meeting of the India-Pakistan Permanent Indus Commission was held in New Delhi on 23-24 March 2021.

The Foreign Office in a declaration said that under the pertinent provisions of the Indus Waters Treaty (IWT), the meeting held annually alternately in Pakistan and India.

Host of issues associated to the IWT were debated during the meeting.

The Pakistan side repeated its objections to Indian water projects containing Pakal Dul, Lower Kulnai, Durbuk Shyok and Nimu Chilling.

Pakistan asked India to share data of water flows as per the requirements of the IWT following the practice in vogue since 1989.

The Pakistan side highlighted the prominence of early resolution of the unresolved issues in accordance with the provisions of the IWT.

Both sides decided to make accomplishments to resolve the issues, conduct tours of inspection and hold the next meeting of the commission in Pakistan at an early date.

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