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Pakistan To Raise Kishaganga Dam Issue With WB: Chaudhry

Web Desk(May 20, 2018):  Pakistan Ambassador to the United States Aizaz Chaudhry has said that Pakistan planning to consult with the World Bank on the Kishanganga Dam issue. 

This he stated while addressing a seminar under the title of ‘Pakistan and Unites States A Lasting Partnership’ on Saturday.

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The Ambassador while talking about Palestine issued urged the US to play its role for the solution of the decades-long problem.Speaking in the context of issues pertaining to Islamabad’s eastside neighbour, Ambassador Chaudhry said the country intends to take up plans of Indus Waters Treaty (alternatively known as the Sindh Taas Agreement), Kishanganga Dam, and Ratle Hydroelectric Plant with Jim Yong Kim, the president of the global financial institution.The statements come in response to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurating Kishanganga Dam project on Saturday amid protests from Pakistan, which says the project on a river flowing into Pakistan will disrupt water supplies.

The 330MW Kishanganga hydropower station, work on which started in 2009, is one of the projects that India has fast-tracked in the volatile state amid frosty ties between the nuclear-armed countries.

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