Indian and Pakistani officials will attend a two-day assembly of a Permanent Indus Commission (PIC) starting in Islamabad on Monday.
A 10-member Indian elect led by Indus Water Commissioner P K Saxena arrived in Islamabad Sunday to attend a a meeting. The elect comprises of Ministry of External Affairs officials and technical experts.
The Pakistan side will be headed by Indus Water Commissioner Mirza Asif Saeed and he will be assisted by officials of Ministry of Water and Power and other experts.
Sources pronounced that Pakistan would prominence concerns about a 3 Indian hydro projects being built on a rivers issuing to Pakistan.
They are 1000 MW Pakul Dul on Chenab, 120 MW Miyar, located opposite Miyar Nalla that is a right bank categorical run of River Chenab, and a 43 MW Lower Kalnai hydro plan on Lower Kalnai Nalla, a run of stream Chenab.
Pakistan contends that a projects were violating a Indus Water Treaty of 1960, that has come underneath aria during a stream tragedy between a dual sides.
Pakal Dul and Lower Kalnai are being built in Jammu and Kashmir during a cost of Rs 7,464 crore (November 2008 cost level) and Rs 396 crore respectively. Miyar hydroelectricity project, located in Himachal Pradesh’s Lahaul Spiti district, is estimated to cost Rs 1,125 crore.
Monday’s assembly is a 113th event of a Permanent Indus Waters Commission that was determined in 1960.
The final assembly of a elect was hold in 2015.
Another assembly designed in Sep 2016 was cancelled due to tragedy due to Uri apprehension conflict by Pakistan-based outfits.
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