Islamabad: Pakistan today said India cannot “unilaterally” opt out of the Indus Waters treaty a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that “blood and water cannot flow together”.
“According to international law, India can’t unilaterally separate itself from the treaty,” the Adviser on Foreign Affairs to Pakistani premier Nawaz Sharif, Sartaz Aziz told the media today.
This comes after Modi on Monday chaired a high level meeting to review the Indus Water Treaty with Pakistan.
A demand has been raised from some quarters to scrap the 56-year-old treaty to put pressure on Pakistan for aiding terrorism against India.
The treaty envisages sharing of water of Beas, Ravi, Sutlej, Indus, Chenab and Jhelum rivers between the two countries.
Complaining that not enough water was being received from India, Pakistan went to the international arbitration on two occasions.
India has also launched a campaign against Pakistan at the United Nations’ platforms for aiding and abetting terrorism.
– India Blooms News Service
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