India and Pakistan have a water sharing agreement known as the Indus Waters Treaty. India has decided to flex its muscle and block all its allocated share of water from flowing into Pakistan. Currently, due to a lack of hydrological infrastructure, most of India’s share of water under the treaty flows freely into Pakistan.
New Delhi (Sputnik): Pakistani officials of the Permanent Commission for Indus Waters on Monday warned New Delhi about the consequences of water aggression and said that if India stops the flow of water as agreed under the treaty, Pakistan will approach the International Court of Arbitration.
“The Ministry of Water and Power is reviewing India’s measure to stop water from flowing into Pakistan. As per the Indus Water Treaty, India cannot stop water from flowing into Pakistan and if they do so then we will move the International Court for Arbitration”, the unnamed officials said as quoted by Pakistan’s news channel GeoTV.
Moreover, officials added, India’s Indus Water Commission had
“0.53 million acre-feet water has been stopped from going to Pakistan and has been stored. Whenever Rajasthan or Punjab needs it, that water can be used for drinking and irrigation purposes”, Meghwal said while speaking to media on Sunday.