Water experts' meeting not a failure: Pakistan

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Islamabad, Jun 5 (UNI) Pakistan today categorically dispelled the impression that the recent talks between Indian and Pakistani water officials were a failure.

''We cannot call it (meeting) a failure as the two sides reached important decisions on advance information of floods and inspection of Baglihar hydropower project,'' Foreign Ministry spokesman Muhammad Sadiq told a press briefing.

He was asked to comment on the outcome of talks between Indian and Pakistani officials in Lahore which focused on different water projects including Baglihar and Kishan Ganga.

He said India agreed to provide Pakistan advance information on water flows during the flood season, specially in Jammu and Kashmir region, from July 1 to October 10.

Mr Sadiq said India also agreed on inspection by Pakistani water commissioner of Baglihar project to determine that recommendations and proposals of a World Bank neutral expert were being implemented and design changed accordingly.


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