Pakistan Water Commissioner Denies Allegations Of India Stealing Pak's Water1 June 2010
New Delhi: Pakistan's Commissioner of Indus Waters Sayed Jamait Ali Shah, presently visiting India for Indus water commissioner level talks, on Tuesday denied any accusation levelled against India of stealing water. 'As far as government is concerned, I don't recall any official of government of Pakistan has extended any accusation of stealing of water,' said Sayed Jamait Ali Shah in New Delhi. He rather said: 'The track record with reduction of water is not clear from Indian side.' Stating that India was obliged to provide information on projects to Pakistan, Shah said: 'Pakistan doesn't have any obligations on the designs of the two project in Jammu and Kashmir namely the Uri-II and Chutak hydel power projects.' 'Certain adjustments have been made with regard to the design of the project like Uri - II on Jhelam and Chutak hyro plant on Indus, but still there is a difference on Nimbo balco hydro project,' Shah informed. The three-day meet that will last till Wednesday is aimed at discussing issues of river water sharing and exchange of data including that related to flood-warning. Meanwhile, Indus Water Commissioner G Ranganathan is leading the talks from Indian side.