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Pakistan team arrives in India, to visit Chenab basin in J&K

NEW DELHI: A Pakistani delegation arrived in India on Sunday to discuss with the Chenab river basin in Jammu and Kashmir for inspection, as mandated below the Indus Water Treaty, assets mentioned.

Pakistan's Indus Commissioner Syed Mohammad Mehar Ali Shah arrived in Amritsar along side his two advisers, assets mentioned.

"This tour is an obligation imposed on both the countries by the Indus Waters Treaty 1960 between India and Pakistan. Under the treaty, both the commissioners are mandated to inspect sites and works on both the sides of Indus basin in a block of five years," a senior authentic mentioned.

Since the signing of the treaty, a total of 118 such tours on both the edges had been undertaken.

The last tours of the commission in Pakistan and India had been held in July 2013 and September 2014, respectively. No excursion could be held within the current five years block, which leads to March 2020.

This excursion will be followed by a discuss with of India's Indus Commissioner to Pakistan at a mutually handy date, the authentic added.

This excursion used to be at first scheduled in October 2018 however used to be postponed on account of native our bodies and panchayat polls in Jammu and Kashmir.

Under the Indus Water Treaty, waters flowing in three Indus tributaries -- the Sutlej, the Beas and the Ravi -- had been allocated to India, whilst the Chenab, the Jhelum and the Indus waters had been allocated to Pakistan.

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