Bhatinda (Punjab): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said, “India has the right to use the water flowing to Pakistan under the Indus Water Treaty”. He was speaking at the foundation stone laying ceremony of the AIIMS in Bhatinda.
PM Modi also reached out to the people of Pakistan and asked them to wage war against poverty, corruption and black money.
“This Indus water treaty, the water is India’s right which flows into Pakistan. Flowing through Pakistan, the water goes into the sea.
“That water belongs to the Indian farmers. We will do whatever we can to give enough water to our farmers,” he said.
The Indus Water Treaty was signed by the then Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru and Pakistan’s President Ayub Khan, which administers how river Indus and its tributaries that flow in both the countries will be utilised, as brokered by the World Bank on September 19, 1960
A Permanent Indus Commission was set up as a bilateral commission to implement and manage the Treaty. The Commission solves disputes arising over water sharing.
The Treaty also provides arbitration mechanism to solve disputes amicably.
India has the right to use the water flowing to Pakistan under the Indus Water Treaty, Prime Minister Narendra Modi declared on Friday.
First Published | 25 November 2016 4:21 PM