Water is lifeline for Pak economy: Fazl Rehman
NISAR AHMED THOKAR
Islamabad, Mar 20: The Chairman Parliamentary Kashmir Committee Maulana Fazl ur Rahman has said that the committee has advised the
Ministry of Water and Power to be alert regarding the construction of dams by India on the rivers flowing across Kashmir into Pakistan’s territory.
“Water is lifeline for the Pakistan economy; therefore, any negligence committed in this regard will not be condoned by the nation,” Fazl said this while commenting upon the statement of the former Commissioner of Pakistan Indus Commission Jamaat Ali Shah, who alleged that General Musharraf was involved in the negligence.
“Traitors of nation should be punished and if any Pakistani at the helm of affairs has committed negligence and providing India an opportunity to build dams on rivers in Kashmir”, the statement said.
He said that last week he met with the Ambassadors of Europe and drew their attention to this problem, calling upon them to play their role to this effect.
He said that India was following the policy of obduracy on the Kashmir issue. Instead of resolving the issue, he said that India has unleashed the reign of terror in the Kashmir. He reiterated that the resolution of the Kashmir issue is a must for durable peace and cordial relations between the two countries.
He said, India was not resolving the core issue of Kashmir. Besides building dams on the rivers allocated to Pakistan and stopping the water India has increasing its defence budget every year, which he said indicates the hidden plan of India. He stated that India wants to create problem for Pakistan by stopping the water. He said, “if any Pakistani is helping India in building dams, he should be given exemplary punishment”.
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