Unilateral plans by India on Indus Water Treaty not acceptable

Vastavam web: Pakistan today said that any unilateral plans by India aimed at modifying the terms of the Indus Water Treaty will not be acceptable.Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif, who was minister for water and power in the erstwhile Nawaz Sharif Cabinet, said that Pakistan was fulfilling its share of responsibility with respect to Indus Water Treaty, Radio Pakistan reported.”Any unilateral plan by India aimed at modifying the terms of the treaty will not be acceptable to Pakistan,” he said addressing a seminar titled ‘Indus Water Treaty: Issues and Recommendations’ organised by the Institute of Strategic Studies here.Asif alleged that India was involved in “serious belligerence on water issue” as it has been designing many water resources (which, according to him, are detrimental to interests of Pakistan).
He said Pakistan has conveyed its reservations regarding construction of hydroelectric and storage projects by India.Pakistan has always expressed its willingness to resolve all issues with India including the water distribution problem, through dialogue, he added.Earlier this month, the World Bank said that India and Pakistan concluded the secretary-level talks over the 1960 IWT in a spirit of “goodwill and cooperation”.