Published On: Sun, Dec 22nd, 2013
Published in Category: Islamabad

IAC rules in favour of Pakistan on Kishanganga Dam Project

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ISLAMABAD: The International Arbitration Court has passed its judgment in favour of Pakistan on Kishanganga Dam Project. International Court of Arbitration (ICA) has allowed India to build Kishanganga Dam in the occupied Kashmir, however, the neighbouring country has been ordered to provide half of the dam’s water to Pakistan.

Pakistan has received the verdict of ICA over Kishanganga Hydroelectric project case. The court also ruled that India cannot take the water on a very low level in the dam. Pakistan approached the International Court of Arbitration on violation of Indian government against Indus Water Treaty 1960.

Pakistan had objected to the construction of the Kishanganga project, which is called Neelum River in Pakistan. Earlier‚ Pakistan has objected on the design of the dam. The court has given the verdict after nine months. India’s 330 MW Kishanganga hydroelectric project would affect Pakistan’s 969 MW Neelum-Jhelum hydroelectric project.