Pak removes Indus Water Commissioner

Pakistan government removed its long-serving Indus Waters Commissioner Jamaat Ali Shah and gave his deputy additional charge of the post.

Last Updated: Dec 15, 2010, 23:38 PM IST

Islamabad: The Pakistan government on Wednesday
removed its long-serving Indus Waters Commissioner Jamaat Ali
Shah and gave his deputy additional charge of the post.

Media reports said Shah, who was appointed as
Commissioner in 1993, was removed for his "poor performance"
in handling disputes with India over the sharing of river
waters.

There was no official word on the reason for Shah`s
removal. Deputy Indus Waters Commissioner Sheraz Jamil Memon
was given additional charge as acting commissioner.

Shah had played a key role in negotiations with India
on the sharing of river waters, which has emerged as a major
irritant in bilateral relations in the past few years.

PTI