109th meeting of Permanent Indus Commission to begin tomorrow

New Delhi, Sept. 21 (ANI): The 109th four-day meeting of the Permanent Indus Commission will be held under Article VIII (5) of the Indus Water Treaty, 1960 here from tomorrow till September 25.

A five-member Pakistan delegation will be arriving today for the meeting.

During the meeting, Pakistan's objection on Ratle (850 MW), Miyar (120 MW), Lower Kalnai (48 MW) and Pakal Dul (1000 MW) hydroelectric projects proposed to be constructed by India in the Chenab basin are proposed to be discussed.

Under Article VIII (5) of the Indus Water Treaty, 1960, the Commissioners are required to meet regularly at least once a year, alternately in India and Pakistan and also when requested by either Commissioner.

The 109th meeting is the first meeting held during 2013-14 and is being held as mutually agreed between the two sides. (ANI)


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