After more than four months of dilly-dallying, India has agreed to fulfil its commitment of getting its two hydropower projects — 1,000MW Pakal Dul and 48MW Lower Kalnal — inspected by Pakistani experts, officials said on Friday.
Pakistani Commissioner for Indus Waters Mehr Ali Shah said a delegation of Pakistani experts will visit the two Indian project sites on Chenab River for an inspection, scheduled for later this month.
“India has also given positive signals regarding inspection of other projects constructed on Chenab River,” he revealed while speaking to DawnNewsTV.
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Shah said Pakistan had achieved this “success” after forcefully raising the issue of India’s violation of the 1960 Indus Waters Treaty (IWT)
Federal Minister for Water Resources Faisal Vawda hailed the development as a “major breakthrough”, saying a delegation led by Shah will visit the Indian hydropower projects at the Chenab Basin for inspection between January 27 and February 1.