Pak getting due share of water under Indus Treaty

Pakistan is getting its due share of river water under the Indus Waters Treaty of 1960, Water and Power Minister Syed Naveed Qamar said today.

Last Updated: Dec 30, 2011, 22:44 PM IST

Islamabad: Pakistan is getting its due
share of river water under the Indus Waters Treaty of 1960,
Water and Power Minister Syed Naveed Qamar said today.

In a written reply submitted in the National
Assembly or lower house of parliament, Qamar said the treaty
allocates waters of the eastern rivers -- Sutlej, Beas and
Ravi to India and those of the western rivers Indus,
Jhelum and Chenab to Pakistan except for certain specified
uses.

In the past, Islamabad had alleged that its share of
water was being diverted by dams in Jammu and Kashmir though
New Delhi has denied the charge and said the levels of rivers
have fallen due to climate change.

Qamar also informed the House that a feasibility
report had been completed on a proposal to buy 1,000 MW of
power from Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan under the CASA-1000
project through Afghanistan.

The stakeholders in the project finalised an MoU
during a meeting in September.

PTI