India, Pakistan to hold talks on water issues from May 30

May 22nd, 2009 - 3:25 pm ICT by ANI  

Lahore, May 22 (ANI): In what may be seen a step towards de-escalation of heightened tension between India and Pakistan, both the countries, for the time after the Mumbai terror attack, have agreed to hold talks on water-related issues.

The bilateral talks would be held from May 30 to June 3 in New Delhi, The Daily Times reports.

Pakistan Indus Water Commissioner Jamaat Ali Shah will lead a high-level delegation which would hold talks with an Indian delegation headed by Water Commissioner G Ranganathan.

According to the sources, Islamabad is expected to raise the issue of the Chenab River and could formally demand compensation from India for the loss Pakistan suffered due to the stoppage of the River’s flow.

It is also expected that both the countries would finalise modalities for the exchange of information on floodwater during monsoon season. (ANI)

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