Pakistan Indus Water Commission team visits Valley

Srinagar:  A three-member team of the Pakistan Indus Water Commission concluded a two-day visit to the Kashmir Valley today.

Sources in the state government said the three-member team of the Pakistan Indus Water Commission, headed by Indus Water Commissioner Shiraz Jameel Memon, visited the Dal Lake and the Jhelum river in Srinagar today.Pakistan Indus Water Commission team visits Valley

The Pakistan team Thursday visited the Baramulla district in north Kashmir.

Official sources say the visit was part of the Indus Water Treaty signed between India and Pakistan in 1960.

Under that treaty, three rivers — Sutlej, Ravi and Beas — flowing from India into Pakistan are ceded to India; three others — Indus, Chenab and Jhelum — are ceded to Pakistan.

While India can build dams for water storage on the Sutlej, Beas and Ravi, no water storage dams can be built on the Indus, Chenab and Jhelum rivers that flow through Jammu and Kashmir into Pakistan.

All hydro-power generation projects on the Indus, Chenab and Jhelum rivers in Jammu and Kashmir have to be built on a run-of-the-river basis, to comply with this treaty.

The purpose of the Pakistan team’s visit, according to official sources, was to check the levels of water in the Jhelum river, so a comparison could be made with the discharge of water in it once it enters Pakistan.

“This was a routine visit, one of those that takes place as per the terms of the treaty,” an official source said.

– IANS

The opinions, beliefs and viewpoints expressed by authors, news service providers on this page do not necessarily reflect the opinions, beliefs and viewpoints of Hill Post. Any views or opinions are not intended to malign any religion, ethnic group, club, organization, company, or individual. Hill Post makes no representations as to the accuracy or completeness of any information on this site page.

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.