ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Pakistan reports that India diverted a significant volume of water from the river Chenab to its Baglihar dam. After numerous talks with their neighbor nation, Pakistan now plans to take its concern to the World Bank for compensation. They claim India is in violation of the Indus Waters Treaty.
According to the Times of India, Pakistan seeks a return of the water as opposed to a monetary apology. Indus Water Commissioner Jamaat Ali Shah told the Daily Times of Pakistan that the diversion has delayed irrigation for Pakistani farmers. He has also requested India to install technology that monitors the Chenab’s water flow at the dam.
For past Circle of Blue coverage of the Chenab, see here.