ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Thursday cautioned India towards stopping its share of water underneath the historic Indus Water Treaty, saying any such try can be thought of as an act of aggression and the nation reserves the best to reply.
The assertion from the Overseas Workplace spokesperson got here in response to current remarks by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during which he said that India wouldn’t enable its share of water stream to Pakistan.
Talking on the weekly information briefing, Dr Muhammad Faisal made it clear that underneath the 1960 World Financial institution brokered treaty, Pakistan had unique rights on the waters of three western rivers.
“Any try by India to divert the stream of western rivers might be thought of an act of aggression and Pakistan has the best to reply,” Faisal added.
The spokesperson additionally stated such statements coming from the Indian management had been one other evident instance of the truth that Modi authorities was bent upon making India an “irresponsible aggressor state that has no regard for human rights and worldwide obligations.”
“Such statements needs to be an eye fixed opener for the world which should understand the extremist authorities of Modi is a transparent menace to peace in South Asia and the World,” Faisal stated.
Underneath the Indus Water Treaty signed in 1960, Islamabad has unrestricted entry to the western rivers Indus, Jhelum and Chenab, whereas New Delhi enjoys the identical authority over the japanese rivers Ravi, Beas and Sutlej.
The landmark treaty has survived regardless of three wars and plenty of phases of tense relationship between Pakistan and India. However in recent times, India, underneath BJP, has threatened to scrap the water accord.
In the meantime, the spokesperson condemned the Indian blatant human rights violations in Occupied Kashmir. He stated the “humanitarian nightmare” within the held valley was worsening with continued army lockdown and full communications blockade.
About Kartarpur hall, the spokesperson stated Pakistan had virtually accomplished work on the hall.
The spokesperson additionally confirmed that the upcoming go to of Turkish President Recep Tayab Erdogan was postponed apparently because of the present state of affairs in Syria. The go to was postponed in the meanwhile and can be rescheduled, the spokesperson added.
On the Turkey’s army campaign in Syria, Faisal reaffirmed Pakistan’s assist to Turkey, saying Ankara had remained a sufferer of terrorism for a very long time and “we have to acknowledge its reliable safety issues within the area.”
Nevertheless, he added that “Pakistan continues to assist the territorial integrity of Syria and hopes a political resolution to the Syrian battle might be reached on the earliest.”