Pakistan will raise the issue of India’s charged infringement of the Indus Waters Treaty (IWT) with the World Bank, a media report said today, a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi introduced the 330 MW Kishanganga hydroelectric venture in Jammu Kashmir.

Pakistan’s Ambassador to the US Aizaz Ahmed Chaudhry told media that a four-part assignment drove by Attorney General of Pakistan (AGP) Ashtar Ausaf Ali is in Washington to hold converses with the leader of World Bank, Radio Pakistan revealed.

He said that the issue of development of the Kishanganga Dam will be talked about in the gathering.

Leader Modi on Saturday introduced the Kishanganga hydroelectric power plant, in the midst of dissents from Pakistan which asserts that the task on a waterway streaming into Pakistan will disturb water supplies.

Pakistan’s remote office on Friday voiced worry over the initiation of the hydroelectric task, saying introduction without determination of question between the two nations will equivalent to infringement of the Indus Waters 1960 that controls the utilization of waters in the mutual streams.

Islamabad had been raising complaints over the plan of the hydel venture, saying it isn’t in accordance with the criteria set down under the Indus Waters Treaty (IWT) between the two nations. Yet, India says the undertaking configuration was well inside parameters of the settlement.

The task, situated at Bandipore in North Kashmir, imagines redirection of water of Kishan Ganga waterway to underground power house through a 23.25km-long head race passage to produce 1713 million units for each annum.

The Kishanganga venture was begun in 2007 yet on May 17, 2010, Pakistan moved for global discretion against India under the arrangements of the Indus Waters Treaty.

The Hague-based International Court of Arbitration enabled India in 2013 to proceed with development of the venture in North Kashmir and maintained India’s directly under the two-sided Indus Waters Treaty to occupy waters from the Kishanganga for control age in Jammu and Kashmir. The worldwide court, in any case, chose that India should discharge a base stream of nine cubic meters for each second into the Kishanganga waterway (known as Neelam in Pakistan) constantly to keep up natural streams.

Pakistan is building a 969 MW Neelum-Jhelum hydroelectric undertaking downstream.


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