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Indus water Treaty: Now Pakistan Complains of excess discharge of water from India!

Paper No. 6493           Dated  12-Sept-2019

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

Muammil Hussain Chairman of WAPDA of Pakistan, complained about the unexpected release of water into Sutlej that flows into Pakistan from India as part of an attempt to flout the Indus Water Treaty!

In accusing India, he went beyond his brief and accused India of trying to isolate Pakistan diplomatically, strangulate economically and now trying to strangulate Pakistan’s water resources. 

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Pakistan: The Indus Water Treaty and the Hydro Politics

Paper No. 6578               Dated 3-Aug-2018

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

The Islamabad Policy Research Institute sponsored a round table Conference on 17th July on the subject of “Managing Hyphenated Climate and Water Challenge- A case study of Pakistan under the National Dialogue Series. 

The National Dialogue Series was initiated by the IPRI to facilitate cooperative solutions to major socio-economic issues and help in the formulation of broad contours of a national narrative.

The UN International Water Courses Convention 2014:

Paper No. 6563                   Dated 13-July-2019

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan.

In the July 10 Issue of Foreign Policy in focus, Conn Hallinan has made a strong case that the World needs a Water treaty and has suggested that the International Water Courses Convention that came into effect on August 2014 following the endorsement of the treaty by Vietnam should be a good starting point in any dispute/conflict/cooperation among the member countries.

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Post Pulwama and Gadkari’s Statement on Indus Water Treaty.

Paper No. 6498 .      Dated 22-Feb-2019

By S. Chandrasekharan

In the light  of Feb. 14 attack on a CRP Convoy, the ,Union Cabinet Minister Nitin Gadkari tweeted  that India would ‘choke’ the water supply to Pakistan.  He said that India will divert waters of Eastern Rivers allotted to India and divert them to the people of J&K and Punjab.

Pakistan’s Water Woes: India Bashing Continues at Higher levels!

Paper No. 6469           Dated 10-Dec-2018

By S.Chandrasekharan.

On 29th October, the Supreme Court of Pakistan overturned an order of the Lahore High Court and directed to introduce blocking of Indian Content in TV Channels.  This ruling came after Pakistan accused India of shrinking the flow of Water into Pakistan.

It is curious that the court did not examine any evidence oral or documentary to examine the accusation of India being held responsible for the “shrinkage” of water in Pakistan.

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