A five-member Pakistani delegation will travel to India next week for talks on the water dispute between the two countries, according to a media report on Saturday.
The talks will take place in New Delhi from May 30 to 31, Dawn newspaper quoted Pakistan’s Indus Waters Commissioner Syed Muhammad Mehr Ali Shah as saying.
The delegation would travel across the Wagah border.
“There will be discussions on sharing flood forecast data while PCIW (Pakistani Indus Water Commissioner) annual report will also be discussed during the negotiations,” Shah said.
He said the Pakistani delegation will not visit the Pakal Dul and Lower Kalnai dams under construction, but these and other projects will be discussed.
In March, India and Pakistan had reiterated their commitment to implement the Indus Waters Treaty in its true spirit and expressed the hope that the next meeting of the Permanent Indus Commission would be held in India soon. .
Under the relevant provisions of the Indus Waters Treaty, the meeting is held alternately in Pakistan and India every year.
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