The first round of the two-day meeting between India and Pakistan held at the National Engineering Services Pakistan and both countries commenced crucial talks on various aspects of the Indus Waters Treaty. It is remarked as the first bilateral engagement since Prime Minister Imran Khan took office.
To arrange technical visits to projects’ sites and critical river head works, the water commissioners of Pakistan and India are required to meet twice a year. Pakistan facing a lot of problems in timely meetings and visits but the authority is ready to give any support to the concerned officials.
Commissioner P K Saxena, represented by a delegation of the Indian Water Commission in the Indian side and Syed Meher Ali Shah and his delegation are representing for Pakistan. A joint notification would be issued after the meeting and both countries are expected to present their reports during the talks.
Former Pakistan Indus Water Commissioner Syed Jamaat Ali Shah said:
“India does not bother Pakistan in this regard. It begins work on building hydropower projects on the Pakistani rivers and the Pakistani government raises objections afterwards. Unless the Pakistani government seriously takes up these matters with India it will not get relief,”