ISLAMABAD (APP) - The Ministry of Water and Power on Wednesday briefed the National Assemblys Standing Committee on Water and Power on Pak-India water issues, including the construction of Kishenganga hydroelectric plant by India on the Neelum River. The meeting chaired by Lashkari Raisani, was informed by Kamal Majeedullah, who is pleading Pakistans case in the court of arbitration, that the water of Kishenganga River is to be diverted through a 23 KM long tunnel by India to produce 330 MW power. Secretary Ministry of Water and Power Imtiaz Qazi told newsmen that Kamal Majeed informed the committee that if Kishenganga Hydroelectric plant project was completed it would result in a shortfall of about 21 per cent of Neelum inflow for Pakistans Neelum-Jhelum Hydroelectric Project, thus reducing its energy generation by 10 per cent. It was informed that the members of Court of Arbitration also visited the site and witnessed the situation over there, he said. He said Pakistan would submit its case to the court of arbitration during the second hearing to be held in the end of this month at The Hague. Later, the committee discussed construction of Bhasha Dam project and loadshedding issue and expressed its concern over delay in construction of Bhasha Dam. The committee was informed that there were certain complication due to which the project has not launched yet. It was said by the official of Ministry of Water and Power that an agreement for provision of funds by Asian Development Bank has yet not signed. If it is signed this year the construction work would start from next year. Chairman of the committee Lashkari Raisani and ANP Senator Zahid Khan expressed concern and said that they were invited to attend inaugural of construction work on Bhasha Dam but it had yet not started. The representatives of Ministry of Water and Power told the committee that land acquisition process, construction of offices and residential buildings and road network were underway, while the construction of dam would be executed once the agreement was signed. Secretary Ministry of Water and Power said that earlier the estimated cost of the project was Rs 6 billion that had escalated due to different reasons. The members of the committee asked the Ministry of Water and Power to stop unscheduled loadshedding across the country as well as reduce the loadshedding times. The Chairman of the committee in his remarks said Pakistan should have to do trade with Iran as Turkey and India are doing despite economic sanctions.