Neither country can unilaterally separate itself from Indus Water Treaty: PM

Neither country can unilaterally separate itself from Indus Water Treaty: PM

ISLAMABAD, Sept 28 (APP): Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday said that the Indus Water Treaty was a mutually agreed arrangement between India and Pakistan brokered by the World Bank in 1960, and no one country can unilaterally separate itself from the treaty.

The Prime Minister was chairing a meeting here, which
was attended by Minister for Interior Chaudhry Nisar Ali, Minister for Finance Ishaq Dar, Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif, National Security Advisor General (R) Nasir Janjua, Foreign Secretary, DG Military Operations and senior civil and military officials.

The meeting expressed its deep concern on the increase
in systematic human rights violations in Indian-held Kashmir
and condemned brutal use of force by Indian security forces.
The Prime Minister said that the world was witness that
Pakistan had given tremendous sacrifices for global peace.

The country had shown unequalled and unprecedented restraint despite great provocation, he added.

The meeting agreed that Pakistan would continue to strive
for a peaceful South Asia with a view to enable its people the
progress and prosperity of the 21st century.

At the same time, the meeting also agreed, that Pakistan was fully capable of meeting any internal or external security
threat with the complete resolve of its people and valiant
armed forces.

The Prime Minister reiterated that violence on Kashmiris, fighting for their right to self-determination, promised by UNSC resolutions, would never be tolerated and the
oppressed Kashmiris deserve not only Pakistan’s support but
also the support of the entire world.

He said Pakistan would continue to extend its moral and
diplomatic support to Kashmiris until the issue of Kashmir was resolved as per aspirations of Kashmiri people.

The meeting reviewed other matters pertaining to
national and regional security. The participants expressed
satisfaction over the preparedness of the armed forces to
defend the territorial integrity of Pakistan.