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Pakistan, India hold Indus water talks

The second round of talks between Pakistani and Indian water authorities were held in Lahore on Monday, in which they discussed the disputed issues under the 1960 Indus Waters Treaty.

Pakistan’s Indus Waters Treaty Commissioner Asif Baig Mirza is heading the Pakistani team while the 10-member Indian delegation is led by K. Vohra.

“Pakistan has expressed serious concerns over construction of Kishanganga Dam and termed it a clear violation by India of the Indus Waters Treaty (IWT). Four other proposed dams by India on the Chenab are also be in violation of the treaty,” Mr. Mirza said.

Pakistan has also raised objections to the diversion of Chenab water by India by constructing hydropower projects.

“We have also raised objections over design of the Kishanganga Dam that may reduce the required water discharges to Pakistan and it will be a violation of the IWT,” Mr. Mirza said.

Both teams will address the media after conclusion of the talks on August 27.

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