Indian water commission delegation arrives in Pakistan



LAHORE, Aug. 28 (TNS): A nine-member delegation of Indian Indus Waters Commission arrived in Lahore on Tuesday to hold talks over the water issue with Pakistani authorities.

The Indian delegation, headed by Indian water commissioner Pradeep Kumar Saxena, arrived today through Wagah border crossing.

The delegation arrived here to discuss the Indus Waters Treaty (also known as the Sindh Taas Agreement) among other issues over the next two days.

The Pakistani delegation would be headed by Pakistan Commissioner for Indus Water.

Pakistan has raised objections to Indian water projects on Chenab River.

Pakistan is of the view that India has violated the Indus Waters Treaty by starting construction of reservoirs at a time when the country is reeling from severe water shortage.