Pak team visits India to discuss river water issues

Amid war of words between India and Pakistan getting shriller by each passing day over Kashmir issue, a team from Islamabad headed by its Water and Power Secretary Mohammad Younus Dagha, made a two-day visit to India out of public glare for amicable solution to the issues related to the two power projects.
“The visit of a team from Pakistan, led by Water and Power Secretary of Pakistan to New Delhi on July 14-15, 2016, was in response to India pointing out to Pakistan that the latter was violating the provisions of Indus Waters Treaty, in rushing to a third forum without attempting to avail Treaty provisions for amicably resolving the matters of mutual concern, pertaining to two hydro-electric projects- Kishenganga (330 MW on Jhelums tributary) and Ratle (850 MW on Chenab),” MEA Spokesperson Vikas Swarup said in a statement today.
During the talks, both sides stated their views at government level. “We hope that Pakistan side will see reason in our suggestions on the way forward,” the Spokesperson added.

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