116th Meeting of India-Pakistan Permanent Indus Commission held in New Delhi

NEW DELHI, India: The 116th meeting of the India-Pakistan Permanent Indus Commission (PIC) was held in New Delhi from March 23-24, 2021.


Under the relevant provisions of the Indus Waters Treaty (IWT), the meeting is held annually alternately in Pakistan and India.

The Pakistani side was led by Pakistan Commissioner for Indus Waters Syed Muhammad Mehar Ali Shah.

During the meeting, a host of issues related to the IWT were discussed.

In the meeting, the Pakistani side reiterated its objections to the Indian projects including Pakal Dul, Lower Kulnai, Durbuk Shyok, and Nimu Chilling.

The Pakistani side also urged the Indian side to share data of water flows as per the provisions of the IWT following the practice in vogue since 1989.

It emphasized the importance of early resolution of the outstanding issues in accordance with the provisions of the IWT.

Both sides agreed to make endeavours to resolve the issues, conduct tours of inspection, and hold the next meeting of the Commission in Pakistan at an early date.

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