Revocation of Indus treaty would be ‘act of war’: Pakistan
Pakistan on Tuesday warned India that unilateral revocation of the 56-year-old Indus Waters Treaty would be treated as an “act of war”, saying it could also approach the UN and the International Court of Justice if the water-sharing pact is suspended.
“It is the most successful water treaty ever conducted between two countries. Its revocation can be treated as an act of war or a hostile action against Pakistan,” the country’s top diplomat Sartaj Aziz said. Pakistan will also approach the UN and the International Court of Justice if India suspends the treaty, he said.
He said Pakistan is considering drawing attention of the international community on the dangers of such an action if it is considered seriously.
“The international law states that India cannot unilaterally separate itself from the treaty,” Aziz, Advisor to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Foreign Affairs, said while briefing the National Assembly on the issue.