Pak should build dams instead of wasting time talking to India over water: Fazlur

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Lahore, June 15(ANI): Pakistan Parliamentary Committee on Kashmir Chairman, Maulana Fazlur Rehman, has said that the government is wasting its time by holding talks with India over the Indus Water Treaty issues.

Addressing the media after a committee meeting, Fazlur said that India prolonged the dialogue process on the water issue and constructed the Baglihar Dam by buying time in contravention of the Indus Basin Treaty.

He further urged the Pakistan government to construct small dams in line with the treaty, as the country is currently suffering a daily shortfall of 200000-acre feet water.

"In order to compensate the loss caused by decline in water flows from Kashmir, water reservoirs should be constructed," The Nation quoted Fazlur, as saying.

"It will not only help meet water needs, but also impart momentum to power generation pace," he added.

Fazlur also said that the committee has directed the Ministry of Water and Power to form a think tank under the Indus Basin Treaty, comprising leading professionals who would present proposals to the government on the issue. (ANI)

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