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India likely to attend meeting in Pakistan over Indus Water Treaty issue

New Delhi: India has announced to participate in the meeting of Permanent Indus Commission to be held in Lahore this month, Indian media reported.

The Permanent Indus Commission is created to implement and manage goals of the Indus Waters Treaty, which has officials from both the states.

Current movement in dialogues resumed nearly after six months since New Delhi decided to suspend talks after accusing Pakistan of terrorist activities.

The meeting is expected to be held in Pakistan on March 03, reported Indian media. Invitation was sent to New Delhi to resolve disputes over of Indus Water Treaty (IWT), which was accepted.

The meeting is scheduled to be held in Lahore this month, where the officials of both countries will discuss the matter to evolve permanent solution for the dispute.

The agreement of both the states covers six rivers – three of the eastern rivers of Ravi, Beas, Sutlej and the three from the western rivers of Indus, Jhelum and Chenab.

Current issues were revolving around the building of two hydroelectric projects “Kishanganga,” Neelum River and the “Ratle,” Chenab River. According to Indus Water Treaty, water from these rivers is supposed to be given to Pakistan out of which India is building dams. Not only this, Indian Prime Minister, Naerendra Modi, had also threatened Pakistan to block the flow of water.

Both countries had spent long duration in tension on the issue but have now agreed over dialogue.