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India should stop water terrorism against Pakistan: Fazl

Islamabad, January 01, 2013 (PPI-OT): Maulana Fazlur Rahman, Chairman of the Special Committee of the Parliament on Kashmir has said that India should stop water terrorism against Pakistan. He said, on the one hand the Indian leaders urge friendship and peace with Pakistan, but on the other they don’t miss a chance to harm Pakistan. Recently, India has once again stopped water of the River Chenab, which would damage our next crop.

The Chairman Kashmir Committee said that soon after the establishment of Pakistan, India started water terrorism and stopped water of the rivers flowing from Jammu and Kashmir to Pakistan. Subsequently, Indus Water Treaty was signed and three rivers namely, Chenab, Jhelum and Indus were allocated to Pakistan.

Now, India is building dams on them and stops their water flowing to Pakistan, whenever it likes. He said, Kashmiri leader Mirwaiz Umer Farooq has rightly said that India had no right to build dams in the Occupied Kashmir. The electricity produced in the Occupied Kashmir is taken out by India to its cities, leaving the Occupied Kashmir in darkness.

Maulana Fazlur Rahman has said that Pakistan desired to live in peace with India. We are not against friendship with India, but for that the core issue of Kashmir should be resolved. Besides, India should also change its mindset to harm Pakistan.

It is surprising that on the one hand the Indian leaders call for friendship and peace with Pakistan and propagate aman ki asha, but on the other Indian soldiers are inflicting atrocities on the Kashmiris and no practical steps are being taken to resolve the Kashmir issue. Besides, the water flowing towards Pakistan is also stopped. We are not against trade with India but trade at the cost of Kashmir and our industry is not acceptable, he added.

For more information, contact:
Karamat Hussain Niazi
National Assembly of Pakistan
Parliament House, Islamabad
Tel: +9251 922 1082 -83
Fax: +9251 922 1106

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