Revoking Indus Water Treaty:

Govt urged to take up India’s threat to world forum
Former Federal Law Minister and international law expert Ahmer Bilal Soofi suggested the Pakistani government to take up the matter of Indian Prime Minister Modi threat to revoke Indus Water Treaty before international forum saying India cannot opt out unilaterally from the water sharing agreement.

The Indus Waters Treaty is a water-distribution treaty between India and Pakistan, signed in Karachi on September 19, 1960 by Prime Minister of India Jawaharlal Nehru and President of Pakistan Ayub Khan. According to the treaty, control over the three “eastern” rivers, the Beas, the Ravi and the Satluj was given to India while control over the three “western” rivers, the Indus, the Chenab and the Jhelum was given to Pakistan.

Talking to the media, Soofi said Pakistan is suffering due to lack of understanding international laws saying it is right time to value the global laws, covenants, conventions and agreements in order to resolve the issues of Palestine and Kashmir amicably.

He said it is a settled law that no State would be held responsible for its citizen wrongdoings in any other country saying India is nearly crossing the violation limits of the international agreements.

Rejecting any possibility of war between both the nuclear powers, Soofi expressed it is right time for Pakistan to highlight baseless allegations of India before the international forum to put the neighboring country on back foot.