FINALLY, Pakistan has decided to go to the World Bank for arbitration over the Kishanganga hydropower project in Held Kashmir. Through the Dam, New Delhi can block Pakistan's share of water by diverting it to the Wullar Barrage. This will have serious repercussions for our agriculture and economy. Therefore, New Delhi must be stopped from its nefarious design of turning Pakistan into an agricultural wasteland. The statement by Pakistan's Indus Water Commissioner that the World Bank has been requested to appoint neutral experts to look into the matter and give their verdict seems comforting enough. There is reason to believe that the World Bank would be able to find an amicable solution to the dispute. Uptil now, Islamabad had voiced its concerns repeatedly at all platforms except the World Bank, which explains why the issue remains unresolved. It raised the matter by including it in the composite dialogue, but the call to settle the issue amicably, given India's traditional posture and its hegemonic ambitions, virtually fell on deaf ears. Much to the chagrin of the Pakistani authorities, and Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi who was in New Delhi to discuss the issue, the Indians did not pay much heed to the issue after the Mumbai attacks. Currently, it is engaged in an evil scheme of not only blocking Pakistan's share of water, but also aiming to divert them as well. The water it blocks is used to support Indian agriculture. During the past many years, it has been building a number of dams in Held Kashmir of which the Kishanganga project, Wullar Barrage and Baglihar dam are vivid examples. Recently, it cut off water flowing into Pakistan at a time when crops were in dire need of irrigation. This dealt a heavy blow to economy as crops on thousands of acres of land were destroyed. Not only that, but our power crisis to a large extent is an offshoot of this problem. The Indus Waters Treaty allows India only to build run-of-the-river projects which means that India can use the water only for generating electricity but not store or block the rivers whose waters are meant for Pakistan's exclusive use. There is a need under the circumstances that the matter be resolved urgently. There is no denying the fact that the water dispute has indeed the potential to lead to a wider conflagration between the two nuclear-armed neighbours. The best way to resolve the conflict lies in the adherence to the Indus Waters Treaty and it is here that the World Bank has to see to it that its violations are strictly dealt with.