Jammu, Sep 28:

At a time when Government of India is seriously reviewing Indus Water Treaty between India and Pakistan, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti today shared her views on this most-talked treaty saying ‘it is a strong connection’.

Speaking at a function in Jammu on Wednesday, CM Mehbooba said, “One Indus Water Treaty, where Pakistan is using our water, why because we both have benefit from it. However, Jammu and Kashmir as a state is bearing loss due to it, but both countries Indo-Pak getting benefits.” She added, “This is the reason, Mufti Sahib always think we have to do those things which benefit both nations.”

“We opened Uri-Muzaffrabad and Poonch-Ravalakot and we want to open Kargil-Skardu and Suchetgarh-Sialkot but meantime this storm (Uri attack) comes in the way, but the situation will be improve soon,” said Mehbooba.

It is worth mentioning that the Indus Waters Treaty is a water-distribution treaty between India and Pakistan, brokered by the World Bank (then the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development). The treaty was signed in Karachi on September 19, 1960 by Prime Minister of India Jawaharlal Nehru and President of Pakistan Ayub Khan.