A delegation of Pakistan’s Indus Waters Commission will hold talks with Indian officials on lingering water issues, which is being held after a gap of about two-and-a-half years.

According to the details, the Pakistani delegation is led by Indus Waters Commissioner, Syed Mehr Ali Shah, which would hold talks with the Indian delegation in New Delhi on March 23 and 24.

In this regard, Mehr Ali Shah said the controversial hydropower projects on the Chenab River would be discussed with India.

The Chenab River is among three western rivers whose water rights are exclusively given to Pakistan, out of six rivers jointly shared by the two nuclear-armed neighbors.

He said that Pakistan has always abided by the Indus Water Treaty. The water commissioner said the controversial projects being planned or built by India, included Pakal Dal, Lower Kalnai, Darbak and Nemo Chaling.

He further said that the date of the next meeting with India would also be fixed, adding that continuous dialogue is necessary to resolve the water dispute.


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