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Indus Water Treaty now ineffective: int'l water expert

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The Indus Water Treaty has now become ineffective as India is continuously violating all clauses of the treaty and Pakistan is not challenging them at any international forum by tacit approbation. International Water Expert Engr Bashir Malik, who has served United Nations and World Bank as chief technical adviser on Thursday said the cheapest and environment-friendly solution to water and energy crisis in Pakistan was the Kalabagh Dam, which could only be built by a patriotic and brave leader having the courage to break all the barriers in the best national interest.

Hydel power can be generated at Rs 6 per kilowatt

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he Indian authorities offered the Pakistani government to import 500 megawatts (MW) electricity from Amritsar to Lahore at the rate of Rs 16 per kilowatt during the recently held neighbourly meetings, while hydel power electricity can be generated locally at the rate of Rs 6 per kilowatt, showing a difference of Rs 10 per kilowatt.

Pak weakly represented at Indo-Pak water dialogue

he Save Water Save Pakistan forum has expressed serious reservations over the Track-II dialogue between India and Pakistan – agreeing in principle to set up Indus Water Commission to avert wars between the two neighbours on water issues, and the commission’s international experts working under the UN to monitor and promote sustainable development in Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh – stressing that Pakistan's interest was not properly presented.

Track-II: Pakistan, India move to avert water war

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Pakistan and India have agreed in principle of a need to set up an independent office of the Indus Water Commission (IWC) comprising neutral experts from outside the South Asian region with an unblemished record and integrity to avert wars on water issues between the two neighbourly nuclear states.

 

The understanding was reached during a dialogue on strategic relations including water disputes under the track-II diplomacy held in New Delhi on March 28-30

 

Water shortage irks Karachiites

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Citizens of Karachi were suffering heavy amount of water shortage as the tussle between Karachi Electric Supply Company (KESC) and Karachi Water and Sewerage Board (KWSB) over non-payment of each other dues continues, causing law and order breakdown in several areas of the metropolis as well as immense agitation among others.

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