India, Pakistan to review Miyar project

India and Pakistan have agreed on redesigning the Miyar Hydroelectric project at the end of two-day talks of Indus Water Commissioners held in Islamabad, capital of Pakistan. The Pakistani delegation was headed by Mirza Asif Saeed while P.K. Saxena led the Indian team.  Both countries also agreed that the Lower Kalnai and the Pakal Dul projects would be inspected again. The talks between the two neighbouring countries began after 22 months when Pakistan in 2015 skipped consultations following objections on the Kishenganga and the Ratle hydroelectric projects by India. Kishenganga is in arbitration. Pakistan’s request for arbitration on Ratle is still pending with the World Bank, which is the guarantor of the 1960 Indus Water Treaty.

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