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India to attend Lahore Meet on Indus Waters Treaty

Indus Waters TreatyIndia is all set to attend the meeting of Permanent Indus Commission scheduled to be held in Lahore this month. India and Pakistan are expected to hold talks on various aspects of the Indus water treaty in the scheduled meeting.

According to the official sources, the meeting of the Permanent Indus Commission is scheduled to be held in Lahore before 31st March. The last meeting of the commission was held in May 2015.

The Permanent Indus Commission is a bilateral commission of officials from India and Pakistan, which is created to implement and manage goals of the Indus Waters Treaty.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had held a meeting in the month of September and reviewed the treaty in the backdrop of the terror strikes including the Uri attack and said that “blood and water cannot flow together”.

After the meeting, the officials declared that the government has decided to suspend further talks and increased the utilisation of rivers which are flowing through Jammu and Kashmir to fully exercise the country’s rights under the pact.

“However, the agenda for the meeting is not yet finalised. Pakistan had issues with some other Indian projects too. Whatever be their concern, India is always ready to discuss the issues,” the sources added.

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