Pakistan reacts cautiously to India’s water diversion announcement

Amid reports that India is working to block its own share of water from flowing into Pakistan, the neighboring country has reacted cautiously for now.

It need be mentioned that for now Pakistan has said it is not concerned if India diverted the waters of Beas, Ravi and Sutlej.

This comes a day after Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said the country had decided to fully utilise its share of unused water from the rivers.

The minister’s statement had appeared to be the latest strike against Pakistan over the Pulwama terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir last week that claimed the lives of over 40 troopers of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF).

After the confusion in the media, New Delhi clarified later that the minister was reiterating a decision taken after the 2016 terror strike in Jammu and Kashmir’s Uri.

The Indian government has already withdrawn the Most Favoured Nation (MFN) trading status to Pakistan and slapped a 200 per cent duty on all imports.

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