Free Press Journal
  • No agreement with Pakistani on resolving Indus Water treaty: World Bank

    Washington: No agreement was reached during the meeting held between World Bank and a four-member Pakistan delegation on May 21-22 on Indus Water Treaty. The World Bank told the delegation from Pakistan that its role is limited and procedural. However, it will continue to work with both countries to resolve the issues in an amicable manner and in line with the Treaty provisions, it added.

  • India not responding positively to Pakistan’s peace moves: Foreign Minister Asif

    Islamabad: India and Afghanistan should and must respond positively to Pakistan’s peace moves and not mistake Islamabad’s desire for peace and good relations with its neighbours as its weakness, said Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif. Addressing a press conference on Sunday at the PML-N House in Sialkot, Asif said Pakistan has always wanted to have good relations with its neighbours, and especially with India and Afghanistan, and maintained that both countries are

  • Indus Water Treaty: India will have to tread warily on the treaty issue

    It is difficult to say whether Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s claim at a public meeting in Bathinda in Punjab that every drop of water flowing into Pakistan from the Sutlej, Beas and Ravi would be stopped from going there and would instead go to farmers of Punjab and Jammu and Kashmir was mere election rhetoric (Assembly polls are due in Punjab soon) or had a firm basis to it.

  • ‘Indus water belonging to India cannot go to Pakistan,’ says Modi

    Bathinda (Punjab): Marking a toughening of stance, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said he was determined to stop the flow of river water “on which India has its right” into Pakistan and supply it instead to farmers in Punjab and Jammu and Kashmir.

  • Highlights of PM Narendra Modi’s speech at Bhatinda

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Bhatinda today. The 750-bedded AIIMS will be set up with an outlay of Rs 925 crore and would be spread over 177 acres of land on the Bhatinda-Dabwali road. On this occasion PM Modi address the people over Demonetisation and other issues concerning India.

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    Dilemma over turning off the tap

    The 1960 treaty has stayed in place through Indo-Pakistan wars and cold wars. If India were now to decide to turn off the tap or even slow the flow, Pakistan would be in serious trouble. The Indus is something of a lifeline. It might then go weeping (another way of exerting hydraulic pressure) to China, with whom it currently enjoys a cozy relationship. And which, of course, controls Tibet, where the Indus originates.

  • Pakistan will approach UN if India violates Indus Water Treaty

    Islamabad: Pakistan will approach the UN and the International Court of Justice if India suspends the 58-year-old Indus Waters Treaty, the country’s top diplomat Sartaj Aziz said today, insisting the revocation of the treaty can be taken as an “act of war”.

  • Modi reviews Indus water treaty, says blood and water cannot flow together

    New Delhi: “Blood and water cannot flow together,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi said today as he chaired a review meeting of 56-year-old Indus Water Treaty during which it was decided that India will “exploit to the maximum” the water of Pakistan-controlled rivers, including Jhelum, as per the water sharing pact.

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    SC moved challenging validity of Indus Waters Treaty

    New Delhi, The Supreme Court on Monday was urged to hear a plea challenging the constitutional and legal validity of the Indus Waters Treaty between India and Pakistan.

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    PM Modi to take stock of Indus Water Treaty today

    New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi will take stock of the 56-year old Indus Water Treaty in New Delhi today, where top officials from various Ministries including External Affairs and Water Resources are expected to brief the Prime Minister on the pact.