THE INDUS BASIN TREATY
This pact was signed between Pakistan and India in 1960. Actually it so happened when united India was partitioned in to Pakistan and Bharat then a boundary commission was set up to demarcate boundaries. Head of commission was Cyril Red cliff. The rivers and tributaries flowing in Pakistan were having head works in India. India took the advantage and diverted the water for irrigation in Rajasthan. The situation forced Pakistan to consult World Bank. Finally a treaty was signed in 1960, it was decided that.
- The eastern rivers, Ravi Sutlaj and Bias would be the right of India.
- The western rivers Chenab, Jhelum and Indus given to Pakistan while India will not construct any installation over these.
But soon after that India violated the pact so many dams barrages and reservoirs have been constructed over Chenab and Jhelum to harm the agriculture of Pakistan.