International Community Must Take Notice of Indian Violation of Indus Basin Treaty: Barrister Farogh Naseem

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Federal Minister for Law and Justice Barrister Dr. Muhammad Farogh Naseem, while speaking as a Chief Guest at Centre for Global Strategic Studies, has said that the International Community must play its role to urge India to fulfil its international obligations regarding the Indus Basin Treaty.
Center for Global Strategic Studies organized an International Conference on “Water: Future War and Peace in Subcontinent” on Monday.
Barrister Farogh Naseem said that disputes related to water between Pakistan and India started in 1948, right after both countries became independent. Both the countries have fought two wars on the issue of water. While both parties complied with the Indus Basin Treaty of 1960, India has now started using the water from Rivers, Indus, Jehlum and Chenab for Industrial purposes which is a violation of the Treaty which made sure India could only use water to generate electricity from these rivers if it doesn’t disrupt water supply to Pakistan. India cannot unilaterally annul the Treaty since it can only be done mutually.
India plans to build Dams over River Jehlum and Chenab which is of great concern to Pakistan. He said the world must take notice of water aggression by India and the World Bank needs to play a neutral role in this regard.

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