Indo-Pak Affairs

India allows Pakistan to inspect Bagliar Dam

LAHORE: India has allowed Pakistan to inspect the site of Bagliar Dam in occupied Kashmir. This was stated by the Pakistan Indus Water Commissioner, Syed Jammat Ali Shah while talking to newsmen in Lahore today after conclusion of the first round of three-day Pakistan-India talks. He said a Pakistani delegation will inspect the site of Bagliar Dam in September this year. He said during the talks the Indian delegation informed Pakistan that the design of Bagliar Dam is being changed according to the advice by impartial international experts.

Syed Jammat Ali Shah said Pakistan is ready to allow India to inspect the Neelum Jhelum project to remove its reservations. Discussions on Kishan Ganga Dam will be held tomorrow. The representatives of the two countries also cut a cake to mark the 100 meeting of the PIC. The commission was set up with the help of the World Bank after the 1960 Water Treaty, brokered by the bank.

Pakistan has raised concerns on the design of the Baglihar hydropower-cum-water storage project being built by India on the Chenab river, which flows from occupied Kashmir into Pakistan.

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