Presence of Indian forces is harmful to Siachen Glacier: Sartaj Aziz

Aziz cites environmental concerns and urges Indian troops to withdraw from glacier.


Web Desk December 04, 2013
Advisor to the Prime Minister on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz. PHOTO: EXPRESS

Presence of Indian forces on Siachen Glacier is harmful to the environment according to Advisor to the Prime Minister on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz, Radio Pakistan reported on Wednesday.

Pakistan is facing a water shortage and Indian forces are damaging one of the largest sources of water to Pakistan on a regular basis‚ Aziz said.

Presence of Indian forces on Siachen is a big issue and should be resolved as soon as possible, Aziz stated insisting that India should pull out its troops from the glacier.

He further added that disposal of daily use items by thousands of Indian soldiers is detrimental to the glacier.

India and Pakistan are working on resolving their water issues, Aziz stated. The two countries are doing this through multiple channels including Pakistan-India composite dialogue and Indus Water Commission.

Aziz also said that water should be properly used in Pakistan‚ it should be conserved and new water reservoirs should be built. He also said ‘Senate has recently formed a committee to deliberate various dimensions of water related issues and suggest its recommendations.’

COMMENTS (120)

Sandip | 7 years ago | Reply

@Aschraful Makhlooq: Sorry, but we see no reason to share "Siachen's treasures" with Pakistan. Those treasures, if any, belong to India and Indians should be the ones enjoying it. Please get over this habit of always looking for a free lunch.

Dr. A.K.Tewari | 7 years ago | Reply

@ Rasgulla , well said .

The image of Pakistan as a nature's custodian is well exposed to the entire world . Recently an aroplain took emergency landing on which an Arab came to Baluchistan for hunting the wild life . ?

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