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India can't stop water from flowing into Pakistan: official

Press Trust of India  |  Islamabad 

cannot stop the flow of water into under the Waters Treaty, a top Pakistani officials said Monday, asserting that will move the if halts the water from the Ravi, and Beas

The of the Permanent Commission for Waters alleged that had "continuously been involved in water aggression".

Last month, said in that had decided to "stop" the flow of its share of water to after the Pulwama terror attack that killed 40 CRPF soldiers.

responded to his remarks, saying it was not concerned over India's plan to stop the flow of its share of water.

"The is reviewing India's move to stop water from flowing into Pakistan. As per the Water Treaty, India cannot stop water from flowing into Pakistan and if they do so then we will move the International Court for Arbitration," Geo reported, quoting an as saying.

"did not apprise Pakistan regarding the move to stop the flow of water," the said.

It will take India several years to change the direction of the water to keep it from flowing into Pakistan, the official said.

Under the Indus Water Treaty signed in 1960, the waters of the western the Indus, Jhelum, and Chenab was given to Pakistan and those of the eastern the Ravi, Beas and to India.

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First Published: Mon, March 11 2019. 17:20 IST