India will suffer by violating Indus Water Treaty: Pak Minister

India will suffer by violating Indus Water Treaty: Pak Minister

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Srinagar,February 9 2017 1:A junior minister in Pakistan Prime minister Nawaz Sharif's government on Thursday warned India of serious consequences if it breached the Indus Water Treaty.

"India itself would suffer if it violated the Indus Water Treaty," Pakistan's Minister of State for Information Marriyum Aurangzeb was quoted as saying by Radio Pakistan.

Aurangzeb made the remarks during her address at a national consultation on "Pakistan's Water Challenge" in the country's capital city Islamabad.

"Despite India's antagonistic and irresponsible attitude, Pakistan has been demonstrating tolerance and responsibility because it is an issue of regional peace and water security," Aurangzeb said.

The minister said the government is evolving a comprehensive strategy to overcome challenges pertaining to the Indus Waters Treaty.

She also said that Pakistan had the "capacity and capability to deal with the matter and overcome the situation."

"India had been invited for talks under the Prime Minister's vision for peaceful neighborhood as the matter was linked to the progress of the peoples of two countries," she added.(quoted as saying by Radio Pakistan.)