Pakistan in power crisis will talk to India on the issue of water
Under the Indus Water Treaty, talks will be held on hydropower projects between the two sides. The Pakistani delegation will reach New Delhi on Monday via the Wagah border.
Pakistan, which is facing inflation and power crisis, will hold talks with India on the issue of water. For this, a five-member Pakistani delegation appointed by Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif will visit New Delhi from Monday.
After holding talks on May 30 and 31, the delegation will return to Pakistan on June 1. Major projects under the Indus Waters Treaty will be discussed between the two sides. The two sides will also discuss advance flood information and the annual report of the Permanent Commission for Indus Waters (PCIW). Discussions are also likely to take place on the 1,000 MW Pakal Dul, the 48 MW Lower Kalnai being built by India and the 624 MW Kiru Hydropower Project under the Indus Waters Agreement between India and Pakistan.
Pakistan Commissioner on Indus Waters Syed Mehr Ali Shah said, “This will be the 118th bilateral meeting at PCIW level,” said Syed Meher Ali Shah, Pakistan Commissioner of Indus Waters. Earlier, both the countries had held talks in Islamabad on March 2-4, 2022. I had three-day talks."
He further said that the Pakistani delegation will not visit any hydroelectric projects being built on Pakistani rivers like Jhelum and Chenab rivers. However, both sides will also hold further talks on some projects which in Pakistan's view are not in accordance with the provisions of the Indus Waters Treaty 1960.