General Zubair Mehmood raises Indus Water treaty threats at Pacific Chiefs of Defence Conference in Canada

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General Zubair Mehmood raises Indus Water treaty threats at Pacific Chiefs of Defence Conference in Canada

RAWALPINDI  – General Zubair Mahmood Hayat, Chairman JCS Committee, attended 2017 Pacific Chiefs of Defence Conference on ‘The Future Security Environment, Challenges, Complexity and Cooperation’ at Victoria, Canada from September 4 to 6.

The conference was attended by Chiefs of Defence Staff of 25 countries from around the world. The core areas discussed during the conference included: ‘Trends in the Indo-Asia Pacific, Countering and Preventing Violent Extremism and Peace Support Operations.’

During the discussion on ‘Trends in Indo-Asia Pacific’, three major concerns: Demography, Water Security and Climate Change were identified. The CJCSC highlighted the stresses being faced by Indus Water treaty and the challenge being faced by existing mechanisms to resolve water issues.

On the sidelines of the conference, the Chairman held bilateral meetings with Chief of Defence Staff of seven different countries.

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