*LAHORE: Pakistan’s Indus Water Commissioner Syed Meher Ali Shah on Friday said that they conveyed Pakistan’s concerns over violation of Indus Waters Treaty (IWT) to India during the dialogues in New Delhi. *
While talking to journalists upon arrival at the Lahore airport, Syed Meher Ali Shah told the journalists that they had inspected the contentious hydroelectric projects, being built at Chenab River by India and had expressed their concerns.
He said that they voiced concerns over the designs of 1,500 megawatt Pakal Dul dam and 45 megawatt Lower Kulnai dam which were being constructed on River Chenab.
It is pertinent to mention here that team of Pakistani water officials had left for India via Wagah border crossing on Jan 27 to inspect India’s contentious hydroelectric projects.
They met their Indian counterparts after five months since the last year talks held in August under the Indus Water Treaty (IWT) signed by the leaders of the two countries in 1960.
In the previous round of talks in Lahore, officials from both the countries had failed to gain any progress over the river water dispute.