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PART-IV: Water, War and Peace ‘Children of the monsoons’

PART-IV: Water, War and Peace ‘Children of the monsoons’

By Khalid Hussain ISLAMABAD: “We want to retain the Indus Waters Treaty (IWT). It is India that wants to circumvent the provisions,” alleges Syed Jamat Ali Shah, Pakistan’s Indus...
Flood of despair, a trickle of hope

Flood of despair, a trickle of hope

By Beena Sarwar July 28, 2010 was a bad day for Pakistan. That morning, heavy rains led to a private airline plane crashing into the Margalla hills near Islamabad, killing all 152 on board. The rains...
AMAN KE BADHTE QADAM: A peace march…and joint flood relief efforts

AMAN KE BADHTE QADAM: A peace march…and joint flood relief efforts

Indian and Pakistani activists participating in a joint peace march used the opportunity to raise funds for flood victims in Pakistan By Sandeep Pandey Aman ke Badhte Qadam, an Indo-Pak peace...
Water Boiling Over Across LoC

Water Boiling Over Across LoC

Terrorism is the main discordant note in India-Pakistan ties and is at the heart of the trust deficit. But threatening to spill over is another issue: water. As part of Aman ki Asha and backed by...
A potential for cooperation

A potential for cooperation

There were those who suggested that the Aman ki Asha seminar on water issues should be postphoned, in the wake of the disppointing Foreign Ministers’ meeting in Islamabad barely two weeks...
Wanted: Info sharing, joint monitoring on water

Wanted: Info sharing, joint monitoring on water

India-Pakistan ties continue to be marred by areas of discordance, most notably ‘terrorism’ lies at the core of trust deficit. Flowing underneath but threatening to spill over is another...
Indo-Pak experts want to use water as tool for cooperation by A correspondent

Indo-Pak experts want to use water as tool for cooperation by A correspondent

Stress need to share data to counter misperceptions NEW DELHI: Use water as a tool to build trust and cooperation, urged delegates at an Indo-Pak seminar ‘Water is life’ organized by Aman...
Indo-Pak conference ‘Water is Life’ in Delhi by A correspondent

Indo-Pak conference ‘Water is Life’ in Delhi by A correspondent

New Delhi, July 28: A two-day Indo-Pak conference on water issues, titled ‘Water is Life’, is set to kick off in New Delhi on July 29-30, 2010. The conference, bringing together...
Centre for Dialogue and Reconciliation & Aman Ki Asha

Centre for Dialogue and Reconciliation & Aman Ki Asha

India-Pakistan Conference on Water, New Delhi July, 29-30, 2010 PARTICIPANT PROFILES Ramaswamy Iyer Ramaswamy R. Iyer , formerly Secretary, Water Resources, in the Government of India, was Research...
‘No water means no life for me and my family’

‘No water means no life for me and my family’

Ghazanfar Ali, 61, is a farmer in Chak 95 SB in central Punjab’s Sargodha Division. His meagre 14 acres lie in the citrus belt that once was famously wilderness. It was only a hundred years ago...