Pakistan has strongly rejected the Indian proposal to revise the Indus Basin Agreement.
India is gearing up for another run after losing the World Bank arbitration court over the controversial design of the Kishan Ganga and Ratale hydropower projects.
India has tried to stop the legal process in the conciliation court by proposing a revision of the Indus Basin Agreement, but Pakistan has decided not to allow the revision of the Indus Basin Agreement in any case.
Pakistan has termed the Indian proposal as illegitimate and a reflection of dishonest Indian behavior and said that unilateral change and interpretation of any provision is of no importance, the Indus Basin Treaty is an effective agreement between 2 independent states, any change in the Indus Basin Treaty is binding on both parties. Pakistan has the right to the waters of the Jhelum and Chenab rivers under the Indus Basin Agreement.
It should be noted that Pakistan formally approached the arbitration court of the World Bank on August 19, 2016 on the controversial design of India’s water projects. The experts are calling the Ganga project as a strategic plan in all respects, the design of this project can seriously affect Pakistan’s 1000 MW Neelum Jhelum Hydro Project.