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No permanent Chairman of Indus Water Treaty Commission: Committee

Islamabad: The National Assembly Standing Committee on climate change told that currently there is no permanent chairman of Indus Water Treaty Commission and on this committee recommended appointment of a permanent chairman of treaty commission.
The committee meeting was held under the supervision of its Chairman Muhammad Aziz Khan here at parliament house.
During the meeting the officials of Leadership for Environment and Development (LEAD) told that number of posts including Chairman post are vacant in Indus Water Treaty Commission. They said that commission is running the matter without permanent chairman.
Moreover, committee was told that 80% water of the country flow from other countries and 18% comes from Afghanistan.
Federal Minister for Climate Change Mushahidullah Khan told the committee they are paying special attention towards the cutting of trees.
During the meeting committee has also sought the report of climate change ministry with provinces. Committee has also sought report regarding measures taken to control pollution of Rawal Dam. Most of the members attended the meeting.

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