Pakistan, India begin high-level talks on Indus Waters Treaty

Pakistan and India on Friday began high level discussions on specialized issues of the Indus Waters Treaty in Washington, a senior World Bank official said.

“These gatherings are a continuation of a dialog on the best way to defend the Treaty for the advantage of the general population in the two nations,” a World Bank representative said.

The gatherings amongst Pakistan and India on the specialized issues of the Indus Waters Treaty (IWT) are occurring in Washington on 14-15 September, the representative included.

The World Bank in August had said that under the IWT, India is allowed to develop hydroelectric power offices on tributaries of the Jhelum and Chenab waterways with specific confinements.

Pakistan restricts the development of the Kishanganga (330 megawatts) and Ratle (850 megawatts) hydroelectric power plants being worked by India, it had said in a reality sheet issued at the finish of secretary-level talks between the two nations over the IWT. The IWT was marked in 1960 following nine years of transactions amongst India and Pakistan with the assistance of the World Bank, which is also a signatory.