US ‘interferes’ to resolve Indo-Pak Indus water dispute

Without any formal invitation US administration interferes in Indo-Pak Indus water dispute with the intention to resolve it.

ISLAMABAD: Islamabad is concerned about the construction of the Kishanganga and Ratle hydroelectric power plants by India on the Indus rivers system.

Pakistan believes the design of the projects violate the Indus Waters Treaty (IWT), a water distribution agreement signed between India and Pakistan in 1960 and brokered by the World Bank.

Last Friday, US secretary of state John Kerry called Pakistan finance minister Ishaq Dar and told him the US is set to find solution on the issue.

According to a statement issued by Islamabad, Kerry told Dar that the WB president had recently informed him about Pakistan’s complaints against India regarding the IWT.

“Pakistan appreciates US support and Islamabad’s legal position on the IWT but it was the responsibility of the WB to make sure India honoured the treaty,” Dar told Kerry.