India will set dangerous precedent if it violates Indus Waters Treaty, warns Pakistan foreign secretary

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Moscow | Updated: December 28, 2016 9:52:35 AM

Pakistan’s Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry has warned that India would set a dangerous precedent if it violated the 1960 IWT with Pakistan.

Pakistan, india, pakistan foreign secretary, indus water treaty, UN Monitoring Observer Group in India and PakistanPakistan’s Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry has warned that India would set a dangerous precedent if it violated the 1960 IWT with Pakistan. (ANI)

Pakistan’s Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry has warned that India would set a dangerous precedent if it violated the 1960 Indus Waters Treaty (IWT) with Pakistan.

The News quoted Chaudhry, as saying, “Contravention of the treaty or its unilateral abrogation by India will not only violate the Indus Waters Treaty, but also set a precedent providing other countries with a possible justification to undertake similar actions.”

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He expressed the hope that India would abide by its obligations under the treaty.

He said the recent exchanges of firing on the Line of Control between Pakistan and India may lead to “strategic miscalculations”, making the role of the UN Monitoring Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) crucial to regional peace and stability.

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