Unilateral revocation of IWT to be considered an act of war: Aitzaz

ISLAMABAD, Sept 27 (APP): Leader of the Opposition in the Senate Chaudhry Aitzaz Ahsan on Tuesday said any unilateral revocation of the Indus Water Treaty by India would be considered an act of war.

Speaking in the Senate, Chaudhry Aitzaz said the Modi-led Indian government was poised to threaten Pakistan on one pretext or the other for supporting the inalienable struggle of Kashmiri people for their right to self-determination.

“By revoking IWT India will be violating international laws and every Pakistani will consider it as an act of war,” he said commenting on Indian threats to revoke the Indus Water Treaty (IWT).

He said the whole nation should stand united to thwart Indian threats and send a clear and strong message across the border that Pakistan would give a matching response to any threats posed to its integrity, economy and solidarity.

He said since Narendra Modi came into power he had adopted a policy  of confrontation with neighbours and obviously taking India to the limit where it would be difficult for it to have normal relations with neighbours.

Aitzaz said India had no right for a unilateral action on an international agreement and any violation of the treaty would invite ire of the entire Pakistani nation.