Federal Minister for Water Resources Faisal Vawda Friday said India has finally agreed to Pakistan’s request for inspection of its projects in Chenab basin. In a tweet on his social media account, the minister said, “Pakistan and India have been into Indus water treaty dispute for ages. Due to our continued efforts there’s a major breakthrough that India has finally agreed to our request for inspection of Indian projects in Chenab basin.” In another tweet, the minister said, “The development came following the continued efforts of the government that sought negotiated settlement of the longstanding Indus Water Treaty dispute between Pakistan and India.” Faisal said he has directed Pakistani team to visit and carry out inspection of projects from 27th Jan-1 Feb. “We welcome this gesture from India and we expect the same spirit for resolution of other outstanding issues” he said. “It’s indeed a feather in [the] Ministry for water resources’ cap. We welcome this gesture from India and we expect the same spirit for resolution of other outstanding issues,” the minister said in another tweet. Published in Daily Times, January 12th 2019.