Jammu: A high-level Pakistani team will be
here this month to study the artificial lake project on Tawi river.
The visit by the Indus Water Commission team from
Pakistan, scheduled for February 15-25, will help dispel any
apprehensions about violation of provisions of Indus Water
Treaty (IWT), a senior official of Public Health Engineering
(PHE) and Irrigation said Friday.
Minister for PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control Taj
Mohi-ud-Din said though Pakistan has not raised any objections
so far regarding construction of the lake "but they wanted to
satisfy themselves after visiting the lake site and the place where the bundh is being raised on the Tawi bed.
"They may have doubts regarding violation of Indus
Water Treaty signed between the two countries but we have
carried out work within the permissible limits of the Indus
Water Treaty," he said, adding "no violation has been
committed in the design of the lake or even in the water
The Pakistani panel will be accompanied by the Indus
Water Commissioner from India.
The work on the lake project is in full swing and is
expected be completed in one year.
The project will not only attract tourists to Jammu,
but will also help in irrigation purposes, the official said.