Lahore (Khabar Nigar) The flow of the Chenab River came to a standstill, pointing the finger across the border at India.
The flow of the Chenab River from Indian-occupied Kashmir at the Marala Headworks, located near the border, has reached an all-time low of zero cusecs. Commenting on the reported river flow figures, a senior official of the Permanent Indus Commission of Pakistan said: “It is possible that the discharge from the river may be seasonal, but it is strange to reduce the flow to zero. Needs to be examined, ”he said, without giving any specific reference to India’s under-construction water infrastructure on the eastern rivers, including the Chenab.
Water sharing rights between Pakistan and India have been defined under the World Bank and the UN-administered Underwater Waters Treaty (IWT). However, Pakistan’s distrust and many objections to the Indian design to stop the flow of western rivers, including India, Jhelum and Chenab, have on several occasions soured relations. Even such incidents have created fears of a full-scale war between the two countries.
According to the clear provisions of the IWT, Pakistan has unrestricted use of all the waters of the Western Rivers, which India has a responsibility to allow to flow after using the pre-determined amount of available supplies. ۔
Commenting on the unprecedented stagnation of Chenab water, an official of the Pakistan Meteorological Department’s Flood Forecast Division told this correspondent on Saturday night that I flow from India. Zero has been reported in the last 24 hours. In the last few days, there has been a downward trend from 8000 plus cusecs. Earlier on Friday, he added, the flow was in the range of 2,100 cusecs to 2,700 cusecs.
According to the water report released by the Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA), the inflow of water in the Chenab River in Morala fell to 2100 cusecs on January 21, 2021, which was reported on January 21 to 8,600 cusecs and finally to the rock. Was crashing under. On January 23, 2021 (Saturday).