Law Minister briefed on country’s int’l disputes


ISLAMABAD, June 14 (APP):Minister for Law and Justice Syed Ali Zafar Thursday chaired a meeting to discuss matters
pertaining to international disputes involving Government of Pakistan.
He was briefed over the issues by the officials from Office of the Attorney-General
and Law Division, a press release said.
During the meeting, officials briefed the Law Minister about “Treaty based and
Commercial Disputes including Karkey, Reko Diq etc.”
A detailed briefing was also given about issues relating to Indus Water
Treaty, 1960.
The award of Rs 4.5 million has already been rendered against Pakistan in the
Karkey case. The minister stated that he would personally look into the case and get
direct input from law firms, engaged by Attorney General Office.
Syed Ali Zafar took serious note of the progress about the disputes relating to
Kishenganga and Ratle Hydro Electric Power Plants.
The minister showed concern over delay in empanelment of Court of Arbitration
by the World Bank.
He was of the view that right now, water is the most important issue of the country
and India’s violation of Indus Water Treaty must be dealt with on priority without any
compromise as the future of Pakistan’s precious water is at stake.
A meeting of entire team, involved in this dispute, has been called by the minister
immediately after Eid.