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No Agreement between World Bank and Pakistan on Indus Water Treaty

  • The two-day talks between the World Bank and Pakistan regarding the Indus Water Treaty have failed to reach any agreement as stated by the World Bank. The World Bank has communicated to Pakistan delegation led by Attorney General, Ashtar Ausaf Ali that its role is limited and procedural. However, it will continue to work with both countries to resolve the issues in an amicable manner and in line with the Treaty provisions.

    The Pakistani delegation raised its concern over the treaty when the Kishanganga Hydroelectric Project was inaugurated in the state of Jammu & Kashmir on May 19.

    Earlier on May 18, Pakistan's Foreign Office raised concern about the hydroelectric plant, saying it will violate the Indus Water Treaty that regulates the use of waters in the shared rivers and protested against the construction of the project.