Pak,India secretary level talks on Indus Water Treaty end without agreement  

WASHINGTON: Pakistan and India on Saturday failed to succeed in an agreement all through the newest spherical of talks on Indus Water Treaty.

“While an agreement has now not been reached on the conclusion of the conferences, the World Bank will proceed to paintings with each nations to get to the bottom of the problems in an amicable method and consistent with the Treaty provisions,” the World Bank stated in a observation.

“Both nations and the World Bank favored the discussions and reconfirmed their dedication to the preservation of the Treaty,” the World Bank stated after the realization of the Secretary-level discussions between the 2 South Asian neighbours on the technical problems with the Kishenganga and Ratle hydroelectric energy crops inside the framework of the Indus Waters Treaty (IWT).

The two-day dialogue came about in Washington on the World financial institution headquarters on September 14-15.

“The World Bank stays dedicated to behave in just right religion and with complete impartiality and transparency in gratifying its duties underneath the Treaty, whilst proceeding to lend a hand the nations,” the financial institution stated in its observation.

The Pakistani delegation used to be led by Secretary Water Resources Division Arif Ahmed Khan in conjunction with Secretary of Water and Power Yousuf Naseem Kho­khar, High Commissioner of Indus Waters Treaty Mirza Asif Baig and Joint Secretary of Water Syed Mehar Ali Shah.

The Indian delegation used to be led by the Union Water Resources Secretary Amarjit Singh. It additionally had representatives from Ministry of External Affairs, Power, India’s Indus Water Commissioner and Central Water Commission.

The Indus Water Treaty used to be signed in 1960 after 9 years of negotiations between India and Pakistan with the assistance of the World Bank.

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