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Pakistan concerned over J&K project

IANS  |  Islamabad 

on Friday voiced concern about the inauguration of the Kishenganga hydroelectric project in by Indian on Saturday.

"believes that the inauguration of the project without the resolution of the dispute is tantamount to violation of the Indus Waters Treat," a statement said.

During his two-day visit to on Saturday and Sunday, will inaugurate the 330 MW power project in district on Saturday.

The Pakistani statement said that despite several rounds of bilateral negotiations as well as mediations under the auspices of the World Bank, continued with the construction of the project.

"This intransigence on part of clearly threatens the sanctity of the treaty."

has raised objections over the design of the hydel project in Jammu and Kashmir, saying it is not in line with the criteria laid down under the Indus Water Treaty between the two countries.

says the project design was "well within parameters" of the treaty.

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First Published: Fri, May 18 2018. 19:58 IST
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