FO says Pakistan will consider stopping of river waters by India an act of aggression

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Pakistan's Foreign Ministry spokesman Mohammad Faisal speaks to the media at the Foreign office in Islamabad on March 28, 2019. - Pakistan on March 28 said it had found no links between militants swept up in a recent dragnet and a suicide attack in Indian-administered Kashmir last month that brought the nuclear-armed rivals to the brink of war. (Photo by AAMIR QURESHI / AFP)

ISLAMABAD: Commenting on Modi’s statement in which he had vowed to stop river waters flowing to Pakistan, Foreign Office (FO) spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal said that any such Indian attempt would be considered as act of aggression.

Addressing a weekly press briefing here on Thursday, the FO spokesman said that the statement of Indian PM was an attempt to make New Delhi an irresponsible state.

Pakistan under the Indus Water Treaty has exclusive rights over three western rivers, Dr Faisal said.

On Tuesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi while addressing an election rally in Haryana’s Charkhi Dadri area had vowed to stop water of the rivers belonged to New Delhi from flowing to Pakistan.

He said that for the last 70 years river waters belonged to India had been going to Pakistan, adding that he will let this happen anymore.

Indian farmers specially from Haryana and Rajasthan have the right over this water, Modi said and vowed to stop flow of this water into Pakistan.