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Home / India News / World Bank to offer new initiative for resolving Indus Water Treaty dispute with India, says Pakistan

World Bank to offer new initiative for resolving Indus Water Treaty dispute with India, says Pakistan

A Pakistan’s UN Mission statement Pakistan foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi met World Bank president Jim Yong Kim at the UN on Monday.

india Updated: Sep 25, 2018 14:38 IST
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Under the provisions of the Indus Water Treaty 1960, waters of the eastern rivers - Sutlej, Beas and Ravi - had been allocated to India.
Under the provisions of the Indus Water Treaty 1960, waters of the eastern rivers - Sutlej, Beas and Ravi - had been allocated to India.(Nitin Kanotra/HT File Photo)
         

The World Bank would soon approach India and Pakistan with a fresh initiative to resolve the Indus Water Treaty dispute, its President Jim Yong Kim has told Islamabad’s foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, according to a statement from Pakistan’s UN Mission.

It said that Qureshi met Jim at the UN on Monday and complained to him about India’s Kishan Ganga and Ratle projects asserting that they were violations of the 1960 treaty.

Under the provisions of the Indus Water Treaty 1960, waters of the eastern rivers - Sutlej, Beas and Ravi - had been allocated to India and the western rivers - the Indus, Jhelum and Chenab - to Pakistan, except for certain non-consumptive uses for India.

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