Pak delegation in US to discuss 'India's violation of Indus Waters Treaty'

Washington: A four member Pakistan delegation has arrived in Washington to raise the issue of India's alleged violation of the Indus Waters Treaty with the World Bank (WB).
The delegation led by Attorney General of Pakistan (AGP) Ashtar Ausaf Ali, will discuss the construction of the Kishanganga Dam in a meeting.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on May 19, inaugurated the 330 MW Kishanganga hydroelectric project in Jammu and Kashmir's Bandipora District.
Earlier on May 18, Pakistan's Foreign Office had, before the inauguration of the hydroelectric project raised concern, saying it will violate of the Indus Waters 1960 that regulates the use of waters in the shared rivers.
However, as per India, it is permitted to construct the Kishenganga (330 megawatts) and Ratle (850 megawatts) hydroelectric power plants on Jhelum and the Chenab rivers as specified in the Indus Water Treaty.
India also argues that the treaty also allows "other uses", including the construction of hydroelectric plants.
The Indus Waters Treaty is a water-distribution agreement between India and Pakistan that paves way for a cooperative framework for both the countries to address current and future challenges of effective water management.
The treaty was signed in Karachi on September 19, 1960, by then prime minister of India Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru and then President of Pakistan Ayub Khan. 

International Yoga day: Pradhan performs asanas in Berlin

Berlin : Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan participated in 4th International Yoga Day at Berlin's Alexanderplatz.Pradhan...

UK raises concerns about Trump-Putin summit

Moscow : Taking into consideration the possible talks between United States President Donald Trump and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, the Bri...

Nepal observes International Yoga Day

Kathmandu : Nepal on Thursday observed the 4th International Yoga Day under cloudy skies and intermittent rain.People from all walks of life practiced...

Taliban members tired of war: Afghan officials

Kabul : The senior officials of Afghanistan, who interacted with Taliban members during the Eid-ul-Fitr ceasefire said, many of them admitted they wer...