Indus Water Treaty

World Bank! It’s no time to duck down

World Bank! It’s no time to duck down

Pakistan has mostly dealt with its water security issues from technical and political point of views, and has rarely explored legal options. There are serious capacity issues with regard to legally contesting our cases at international forums. This has led to a mindset of reactive approach based on patchy and ad-hoc measures. There is no […]

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India’s suicidal water pursuits

India’s suicidal water pursuits

Having come to terms with the irrevocability of Indus Water Treaty (IWT), India is contemplating to launch its water wars through Afghanistan. Pranab Dhal Samanta in his recent article “Can Afghanistan offer ‘other Indus’ option to India against Pakistan?”, carried by the Economic Times on October 14, indicates Indian mindset over this option. However, as […]

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India Re-thinking Indus Water Treaty

India Re-thinking Indus Water Treaty

Introduction “Many of the wars of the 20th century were about oil, but wars of the 21st century will be over water”, said Dr Isamil Serageldin, former Vice President of the World Bank. Water is surpassing oil as the world’s scarcest critical resource as water has no substitute. There’s an increasing feeling in the world […]

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