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Harnessing the Indus Waters: Perspectives from Pakistan
Nausheen Wasi

The Indus Water Treaty  (1960) brought an end to the 12 year old canal water dispute and became the basis of resolving any water disputes that appeared after that. The treaty consists of three parts: the preamble, twelve articles and   Annexes A-H.

Almost fifty years after the treaty has been signed,  today it is under stress. The following questions need to be addressed from an Indo-Pak perspective: Does the Indus water treaty address the issue of river waters between India and Pakistan today? What are the new issues/problems emerging in relating to water? What specific measures  need to be pursued to effectively harness the river waters? How do we address future water needs of both countries?

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