Sanjrani seeks report on Kishanganga Dam project

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ISLAMABAD: Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani has sought reply from the government regarding the construction of Kishanganga Dam.
Earlier, Opposition Leader Sherry Rehman expressed concern over violation of Indus Water Treaty, adding that the violation would cause decline in water reservoirs in the country.
She said that the government should replay over the matter and should also take the World Bank into confidence over the issue. Following the opposition leader concern, the Senate chairman sought reply from the government.
Meanwhile, Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani has also sought reply over a book jointly published by Pakistan and India intelligence agencies former chiefs. Former Senate chairman and PPP senior leader Mian Raza Rabbani said if any politician had co-authored a book with the Indian counterpart, he would have been declared a traitor.
He said that it was shocking to see that on one hand Pakistan-India relations are at their worst and on the other hand, opening of a book co-authored by former spymasters of both the countries is taking place. He asked whether Assad Durrani had sought permission from the government before co-authoring the book.
Former Senate chairman and PPP senior leader Mian Raza Rabbani said international community should take notice of the Indian forces violations on the Line of Control (LoC). He said the human rights violation in Jammu and Kashmir and Palestine are not hidden from the international community but still it is not taking any notice in this connection.
Pakhtun Milli Awami Party lawmaker Senator Usman Khan said Fata has a special recognition, adding that separation of Pakistan from India was a result of Fata’s special recognition.
PTI Senator Azam Khan Swati said the police personnel salaries are insufficient which should be increased.
Senator Ateeq Sheikh said power looms was an important industry and due to closure of thousands of power looms, hundreds of thousands of people have been rendered unemployed.
Senator Sirajul Haq said every democracy lover has put struggle from the merger of Fata with KP. He said the facilities have been provided to the people of Malakand division should bot be taken back. He said that Fata should not be a source of clash, adding it is the matter of the basic rights of the Fata people.
Senator Sitara Ayaz said end of FCR law from Fata is a big achievement and a source of pleasures. Sherry Rehman said every party has right to differ in view.

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