Baglihar: Pak to abide by expert's decision
Raymond Lafitte released his final determination on the project to Indian and Pakistani diplomats in Switzerland.india Updated: Feb 13, 2007 12:30 IST
Pakistan on Monday said it would abide by the verdict of the World Bank appointed neutral expect on the dispute over Baglihar power project being built on river Chenab in Jammu and Kashmir.
"The neutral expert's verdict is binding," Pakistan Foreign Office spokesperson Tasnim Aslam told reporters here as Raymond Lafitte released his "final determination" on the project to Indian and Pakistani diplomats in Switzerland.
Asked why the two countries could not resolve the differences through the dialogue process, she defended Islamabad's decision to approach the World Bank saying that "there is a provision in the Indus Waters Treaty on the basis of which we sought the role of the neutral expert".