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International Court’s decision in Kishan Ganga dispute to benefit Pakistan in the long run; says analyst

ISLAMABAD: A legal expert and analyst Faisal H. Naqvi has said that the decision of the International Court of Arbitrtation in Kishan Ganga dispute that India can only divert limited water would benefit Pakistan in the long run.

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India wanted to divert water at its whim but now the court will decide the quantity of the water to be diverted, Naqvi said in an interview.

Naqvi said India also wanted draw down flushing for desilting but this plea has been rejected by the International Court of Arbitration, which has held that this can be done only during an emergency.

The analyst explained that had Indian point of view been accepted it would have deprived Pakistan of huge quantity of water throughout the year as India has plans to build many dams on Jhelum and their desilting one after the other would have devastating impact on Pakistan.

Replying to a question, Faisal Naqvi said Pakistan also brought attention of the court towards environmental issue of possible impact of reduced water availability on National Park on this side of the Line of Control. He hoped that in its final award the court will take care of this aspect as well.

DND

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