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Pak reminds India of its obligation under Indus Waters Treaty


Islamabad: Pakistan has reminded India of its obligations under the Indus Waters Treaty (IWT) and cautioned that New Delhi’s own credibility will be at stake if the accord was violated.

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“India has to abide by its international obligations, if it wants to be taken seriously by the international community,” Foreign Office spokesman Nafees Zakaria said.

He was commenting on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s remarks on November 25 when he had said that waters of Sutlej, Beas and Ravi rivers “rightfully” belong to India will be stopped from going “waste” in Pakistan.

Zakaria said the IWT was a binding agreement under the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties, 1969, Dawn reported.

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India has been, since the escalation of tensions after the Uri militant attack, indicating its intention to revisit the accord.