Pak lawmakers rue govt. laxity on water disputes with India

Islamabad, Feb 27: The Pakistan senate has expressed serious reservations over the government’s handling of water disputes with India, and has urged it to take appropriate measures.

It was noted that the Indian government has nominated water experts while Pakistan’s nominees were people who had no expertise in the water sector, reports the Daily Times.

Opposition leader Senator Ishaq Dar said the government has always taken the water issue with a non-serious attitude, which resulted in losing the case in ICA’s initial report.

Minister of State for Water and Power, Tasneem Qureshi, however, claimed that Pakistan cannot lose the case and the initial decision of the ICA was in favour of the country. He accused the Indian media of presenting the case wrongly. (ANI)