Aziz said that if India violates treaty, Pakistan can approach International Court of Justice.As India reviews Indus Water treaty to put pressure on Pakistan after the Uri terror attack, Pakistan on Tuesday said that its neighbour cannot unilaterally separate itself from the agreement. “According to international law India can’t unilaterally separate itself from treaty,” Pakistan media quoted Advisor on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz as saying.
Aziz said that if India violates treaty, Pakistan can approach International Court of Justice. He reminded that the treaty was not suspended even during the Kargil and the Siachen wars.Earlier on Monday, Prime Mnister Narendra Modi had said at a meeting over Indus Water treaty that water and blood cannot flow together at the same time. At the meeting, it was decided that India will “exploit to the maximum” the water of Pakistan-controlled rivers, including Jhelum, as per the water sharing pact.
Held amidst heightened tension between the India and Pakistan, the meeting also decided to set up a inter- ministerial task forces to go into the details and working of the Treaty with a “sense of urgency”, senior government sources said.