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India should not stop Pakistani water: Fazlur


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JUI-F Chief Fazlur Rehman. - File Photo

ISLAMABAD: Chairman Parliament Special Committee on Kashmir Maulana Fazlur Rehman asked India not to stop Pakistani water by constructing dams on Pakistani rivers.

In a statement issued here on Monday, Fazlur said that this step will badly affect our agriculture sector and disrupt the peace of sub-continent.

He said under the Sindh Tas agreement, rivers including Chenab, Ravi and Sindh owned by Pakistan, adding that India can not stop the water of these rivers.

Moreover, he said that India has established several dams on these rivers and now is busy in establishing dams on the Nullah's of these dams. India is also constructing dam on the Nullah of Chenab river which will cause shortage of water in Pakistan.

India is producing electricity in Occupied Kashmir but the people of occupied Kashmir are deprived of electricity, he added.

Maulana Fazlur said that Indian leadership is just claiming of friendship with Pakistan infront of the world but continue to harm the country.

Furthermore, he said that the Kashmir issue is unresolved from the last 65 years and India committing atrocities on the people forcefully.

He urged Indian leadership to take concrete steps for maintaining good relations with Pakistan and avoid mere giving statements.

Comments (50) Closed

IcedSpore Aug 13, 2012 01:32pm
Not only is India stopping the flow of water to Pakistan, by constructing hydel projects, it is also removing the electricity from the water. As a result Pakistan is getting weak water from which the electricity has been removed. We must go to the UN, the OIC, the ICC and the SPCA to protest this injustice!
Dara Rao Aug 13, 2012 12:53pm
I think you should first get your facts right. He already mentioned according to Sind Tas agreement they are not allowed to built dam on Chenab, Ravi and Sindh. So put a stop to non-sense if you can.
Hussain Aug 13, 2012 12:44pm
To live politicaly alive it is essential to issue some touchy statements related to PakIndia relations for quite a sometime till the spokesperson find out some new issue to be discussed.
Hamza Arain Aug 13, 2012 12:03pm
I also urge Maulana Fazlur rehman to take concrete steps and avoid mere statements.
GIG Aug 13, 2012 01:00pm
Sick mind, they will never allow to live people happily
Raj Aug 13, 2012 11:50am
World peace can only be achieved if Pakistan is broken into 6 parts. ISI and Military would be dismantled and World will be free of Terrorists or else this menace will continue to haunt World Peace.
Asim Syed Aug 13, 2012 11:30am
Thankfully sane and professionally qualified people in Pakistan state repetedly that Inda has never violated the Indus Wtare Agreement. Mr Fazlur should check his facts from Water Comissioners in Pakistan before making wild allegations.
shankar Aug 13, 2012 12:39pm
I think Pakistan has already gone to the World Court on the water issue. Mr. Rehman should wait for the verdict! Rest are all empty rhetoric which will never help solve complex problems. It will only help grow mistrust and harden positions.
Ali Aug 13, 2012 02:07pm
Very clear is the Endian Sentiment here for Pakistan. How can there be peace?
KRACHID Aug 13, 2012 02:14pm
If only Pakistan had the vision to construct more dams they would not be in this position. They would also be able to control both water availibility and flooding. The true blame lies with Pakistan's visionless politicians, who have stopped the construction of these dams. Build more dams and resolve your problems; stop asking India to resolve this for you. And if you cannot do it we should just blame ourselves
Maira Aug 13, 2012 02:15pm
lol.... and break India in 26 parts... else it will self destruct...
Rajkr Aug 13, 2012 02:16pm
world peace can also be achieved if all the kind in the world like you are locked up with the key thrown away!
abdulaziz Aug 13, 2012 02:29pm
So all educated experts in Pakistan and India (and UN too) know nothing, but this mullah knows more. Needless to say who needs to open his eyes here.
SHAFQAT MIR Aug 13, 2012 02:34pm
how dawn could allow such a comment, we have to play fire with fire, long live pakistan,
krisshh Aug 13, 2012 03:00pm
removing electricity frm water??????
Proud Pakistani Aug 13, 2012 03:05pm
And the real World peace will be achieved only if India will be broken into 20 pieces and state sponsored Hindu terrorism will come to an end.
Piyush Indian Aug 13, 2012 03:18pm
So far India has not stopped the water. Indo-Pak water traety agreement remains... Correct your information... as your govt authorities
Laeeq, NY Aug 13, 2012 03:20pm
Maulana Sahib, Indian Kashmir people are living in much better condition than Pakistani Kashmir. Fix your own back yrd then talk about other countries.
Faheem Aug 13, 2012 03:20pm
In your wildest dreams or say nightmares Mr Raj ! Similar claims have been made about India as well but I dont think one is as impulsive as you are to mention it here. I am guessing just by reading your statement that you are in your late teens with hormones raging through your system. Dismantling Pakistan will never help India's cause , Stable India needs a stable Pakistan !
ravindra sharma Aug 13, 2012 03:21pm
Gentlemen kasmir is not connected with the national electricity grid of india so no question of using electricity by the rest of india rather whole electricity generated in the valley are consumed in the valley and still there is a power shortage in valley this is why India is building generating plants. pakistan should understand the situation and do accordingly.
Sam Aug 13, 2012 03:22pm
I hope you are being sarcastic here, if not you need to go back to school
Pritish Aug 13, 2012 03:40pm
" is also removing the electricity from the water" . oh lord, you seem to have no understanding of science at all. If we "remove" electricity so can you. it is not one or another like water usage.
khan Aug 13, 2012 04:20pm
dont know about pakistan as its new country (relative to yours) but india has been historically divided in more than 16 pieces. And that might happened again if you guys keep pointing finger to other instead of correcting your own home.
Ahmad Rashid Aug 13, 2012 04:24pm
Your are wrong. The water can not be diverted but dams can be built for producing power. Don't just follow the semi-literate fundamentalists with flowing beards but try using some grey matter and do some research for facts before reaching conclusion.
Joe Aug 13, 2012 04:24pm
They are allowed to build dams of up to a certain capacity on each of these rivers. Please check your facts. All existing and planned dams on every river that flows through India and Pakistan are within treaty limits.
@nitinjadhav1 Aug 13, 2012 04:57pm
This is so funny comment LOL
SUNNY Aug 13, 2012 05:09pm
Sheikh Imran Aug 13, 2012 05:09pm
hahahaha. "removing electricity from the water".. good one.
JP Singh Aug 13, 2012 05:37pm
Dams do not stop the flow of the water. Water is captured and released to produce electricity. water is monitered at various heads and if it is continously flowing below the mean average then it calls for a protest. flow of water varies as per the monsoons or rains in the catchment areas. when some leaders dont have anything to say to their followers it makes good sense to raise the india bogey.
Tivoli Aug 13, 2012 05:44pm
Who is this fool, IcedSpore. At least know your subject if you are so compelled to jump into a conversation. Yes, India is constructing dams which will restrict water flow, understood. But look at the joker's statement, "India is removing the electricity from the water. As a result Pakistan is getting weak water from which the electricity has been removed." What a funny statement. I have seldom laughed so much. Pl understand, water produces electricity by turning turbines, not by shedding electricity contained in it. The worst part is, 16 people have liked it. A Pakistani.
Nihat Gozdeki Aug 13, 2012 06:23pm
I am a water resource expert from istanbul Turkey I study Indus water budget. All Pakistani people should know that all your other rivers are tributaries of Indus. The head waters of Indus is not from the ice melt from immediate north of Pakistan, nor is that water from heavy rains north of Pakistan, those two are very small contributors for Indus The rain up north is very little over the western foothills of the Himalayas. Most of Indus water slowly but surely comes from the eastern Foothills of Himalaysa from Tibet. That water goes west along mountain valleys galore and finds itself at the head waters of Indus. The heavy rains north of Assam is your source. China has been seriously working on daming that water whic will surely happen soon. Nihat Gozdeki
tahir malik Aug 13, 2012 06:26pm
he is genious! leave him alone!
Ajaya K Dutt Aug 13, 2012 07:01pm
That is his opinion. AND any dispute that shows that dams are being built to divert the water needs to be resolved but Pakistan has not shown this in
FromNowhere Aug 13, 2012 07:02pm
Is this a joke, or you seriously think electricity can be removed from Water?
seriously? Aug 13, 2012 07:25pm
what a peaceful solution! if everyone in this world began to think like you God help us all!! you will probably end up destabilizing india aswell with this great plan!
Indian Aug 13, 2012 08:53pm
Pls give a break! Mr/Ms IcedSpore must have said this sarcastically.. (I hope.. :)
sandeep Aug 14, 2012 12:09am
Well said, Faheem. A mature, graduated response to sabre rattling. The 2 countries are like bickering siamese twins, conjoined--they can land blows on each other, but harm only themselves. Eventually, they have to live in the same body !
Ashok Aug 14, 2012 12:16am
Dear IcedSpore, you must be laughing mad at responses to your comments. I am laughing mad too!
Cyrus Howell Aug 14, 2012 01:11am
I can't remove the electricity from my water, as hard as I've tried. How would I do that? The water kit?
Cyrus Howell Aug 14, 2012 01:24am
Tortured by the Haunting Fear that someone, somewhere in the world might be happy.
kalyan basu Aug 14, 2012 01:42am
I think IcedSpore was being intentionally provocative to find out how many ignorant fools took his bait. But on the indian side I believe our national clown Laloo Jadav complained about irrigation water being stripped of electricity.
Shankar Aug 14, 2012 02:15am
Ali, Ignore all the venom that is being spewed out. No harm will ever come to Pakistan from India. A weak Pakistan is not in our national interest! We wish Pakistan well! We hope to be friendly neighbours and leave behind a peaceful South Asia for our next generations. Let India Pakistan fight on the sports and economic field, not with armies and missiles! God knows that both countries have paid heavily for all the mistrust and hatred so far! If Germans and French can live as friends in a common union after two world wars, so can we! Beacuse of the uncontrolled population growth in our countries, there will be strain on our shared natural resources but that can be negotiated and handled. These kind of disputes occur even between various states within India and am sure such disputes exist between Punjab and Sindh as well. These need to be sorted out maturely, not by rhetoric and threats. I request mature leaders from Pakistan like Mr. Rehman to act diplomatically in the interest of both countries.
Harry Aug 14, 2012 02:22am
Ha... Ha... Ha...Joke of the Century!!!!!
jssidhoo Aug 14, 2012 02:28am
There is a word called sarcasm.
jssidhoo Aug 14, 2012 02:43am
I might be naive but as i see it , the dams that are constructed will store water during the monsoons and release this water on a regular basis (as the aim is to generate electricity throughout the year) So Pakistan will get a controlled flow of water throughout the year( instead of a river in spate during the monsoons) which can be used for irrigation. I think it is a win win situation for both the countries unless of course India is diverting the water into its own area.
vjay Aug 14, 2012 02:58am
I couldn't stop laughing!!! What makes this comment more interesting is 40 thumbs up
IcedSpore Aug 14, 2012 03:45am
Since it was intended to be sarcastic, I am glad you laughed. Do you have any idea what the SPCA is?
Simon Aug 14, 2012 05:29am
SPCA should make a statement on this. How badly India is treating animals
Neo Aug 14, 2012 09:33am
@Dara - there are many things where are quoted in numerous treaties which should have been followed.. no one does, neither you nor us... live with it.
Neo Aug 14, 2012 09:41am
i don't sympathize with Raj, but dont agree with you too here.. i think its the other way round... you guys should think about keeping pakistan unified... i can see baluchistan being on the path of another bangladesh.... there is no such situation in india atleast...