Islamabad urged to counter India’s attempts to modify IWT

IPS hosts event highlighting issues surrounding water treaty

Our Correspondent February 17, 2023
The Punjab government is likely to ask the federal government to raise at all possible forums India’s alleged violations of the Indus Waters Treaty (IWT) of 1960 in building dams and hydropower plants on Pakistani rivers.


Speakers at a roundtable conference urged Pakistan to aggressively counter New Delhi’s attempts to amend the Indus Waters Treaty (IWT) and retaliate with a pragmatic response and a legal stance with a strong projection of its standpoint.

A roundtable conference titled “Indus Water Treaty Arbitration – Battle over Water Sharing”, took place at the Institute of Policy Studies (IPS) where several speakers highlighted the issue.

The session was addressed by the keynote speaker former federal secretary Ministry of Water and Power Mirza Hamid Hassan while IPS Chairman Khalid Rahman, former federal secretary of, the Ministry of Water and Power Ashfaq Mahmood, former federal secretary and IPS senior research fellow Syed Abu Ahmad Akif, Centre for International Peace & Stability at National University of Science & Technology Associate Professor Dr Fiaz Hussain Shah, water expert Dr Bashir Lakhani, and legal expert Ameena Sohail also joined the discussion.


Published in The Express Tribune, February 17th, 2023.


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