NEW DELHI: Pakistan and India emphasized the need for an early and amicable resolution of the Wullar Barrage issue in accordance with the provisions of the Indus Waters Treaty of 1960 for the socio-economic development of the peoples of the two countries. According to a press release issued the two day talks were held as part of the Composite Dialogue between India and Pakistan.
The Indian delegation was led by Gauri Chatterji, Secretary Ministry of Water Resources, and the Pakistan delegation was led by Muhammad Ismail Qureshi, Secretary, Ministry of Water and Power. The talks were held in a cordial and constructive atmosphere. The two sides further discussed their respective positions on the project and had a better appreciation of each other’s views. They reaffirmed their commitment to the Indus Waters Treaty of 1960. The Secretaries agreed to hold discussions including at technical-level on mutually acceptable dates. The Pakistani delegation also called on Professor Saifuddin Soz, Indian Minister for Water Resources.-SANA