Pakistan seeks to resolve water issue with India through bilateral dialogues

March 21st, 2009 - 5:23 pm ICT by ANI  

Islamabad, Mar.21 (ANI): Pakistan has said that it is ready to resolve the water sharing issue with India through bilateral talks.
Indus Water Commission head Jamaat Ali Shah said Islamabad wants to hold talks with New Delhi over the issue in accordance with the 1960 Indus Water Treaty.
Shah said that various issues such as the Baglihar Dam, Wullar Barrage, and the Kishanganga Hydropower Project should be discussed between both countries immediately, as these issues have been pending for long and affecting irrigation work on both sides of the border
He also stressed that there is a need for evolving a policy on water management.
All stakeholders should be taken on board for evolving the policy for water management to get water needed for irrigation and other purposes, The Daily Times quoted Shah, as saying. (ANI)

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