World Bank meeting: Pakistani delegation to reach US today

ISLAMABAD: A high-level delegation of Pakistan left for the United States where the gathering will meet with the World Bank officials on the Indus Waters Treaty.
The delegation will hold talks with Indus Water Commissioner Meher Ali Shah and the head of the International Negotiation Unit Ahmed Aslam at the Attorney General’s Office.
The issue of construction of controversial Kishan Ganga and sand dams will be raised with the World Bank.

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India and Pakistan disagree about the construction of the Kishenganga and Ratle hydroelectric power plants being built by India.  The two countries disagree over whether the technical design features of the two hydroelectric plants contravene the Treaty. 
The World Bank is the guarantor of the implementation of the Indus Water Treaty. It was signed in 1960 between India and Pakistan after nine years of negotiations between India and Pakistan with the help of the World Bank, which is also a signatory.

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