TORONTO  - Former Indus Water Commissioner Jamaat Ali Shah has termed the treason charges as baseless and said he is ready to face a judicial or ministerial forum to defend himself.Talking to a private TV channel Friday,Shah said his performance spanning over 18 years was considered fair and some careerists' leveled allegations against him during 19th year of his service tenure.He went on to say that the act of merely leveling the allegations could not make a person traitor. "I will defend myself. I will approach judicial or ministerial forum against the allegations," he said, adding, “I have not betrayed the country."The former water commissioner said his mother was not well; therefore, he arrived in Canada on September 2 last year and would return home within 15 days, as he had to receive his pension.