Pakistan, India agree on amicable resolution of Wullar Barrage issue

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan and India have stressed the need for an early and amicable resolution of the issue of Wullar Barrage/Tulbul Navigation Project within the ambit of the Indus Water Treaty.



By Afzal Khan

Published: Mon 16 May 2011, 12:30 AM

Last updated: Mon 24 Aug 2020, 5:05 PM

This was underscored in a joint statement issued at the culmination of a two-day meeting held under the resumed dialogue process between Pakistan and India, to discuss the Wullar Barrage/Tulbul Navigation Project.
"The two sides reiterated their commitment to bilateral engagement in a spirit of constructive cooperation. They discussed their respective positions on the issue while reaffirming the commitment to the Indus Water Treaty 1960," said the joint statement issued by the Foreign Office.
It added, "In order to address the concerns of the two countries, it was agreed that the Indian side shall forward comprehensive technical data to Pakistan within one month. The Pakistan side shall examine the said data and furnish its views to the Indian side by September 15," it added.
"The two sides agreed to take the matter forward in the light of the outcome of such technical consultations and in accordance with the provisions of the Indus Water Treaty."
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