MULTAN - Chairman, Sindh Tas Water Council, Hafiz Zahoor-ul-Hassan Dahir, has pointed out that India has launched over 62 projects to divert the water flow of three rivers coming to Pakistan from Occupied Kashmir and Kargil. Talking to TheNation here on Monday, he asserted that building of projects by India with a view to controlling the water flow of Chenab, Jhelum and Indus rivers was illegal and a clear violation of Indus Basin Water Treaty. He pointed out that India was constructing 52 illegal dams including five large ones. As many as 32 small dams have been completed while 12 others would be finalised in 2012. He said India was getting support from nine non-Muslim countries, four multinational companies, one international donor agency and three secret agencies to accomplish 17 mega water projects to illegally control Pakistans water. He said India had seized 70 per cent water of Chenab and Jhelum rivers as a result of which over 0.9 million acres of land, being irrigated through Marala Headworks, was now presenting the view of Thar and Cholistan deserts. He said India was causing a loss of worth Rs140 billion annually to Pakistan by seizing our water at Baglihar Dam. He feared that India would soon stop entire water flow of Chenab and Jhelum rivers, turning 18 districts of Punjab and six districts of Sindh into a desert. He said India was being backed by Israel and the US as it bulldozed Indus Basin Water Treaty. He lamented over the fact that no action was taken against Delhi by the international community. He urged upon the government to take up the issue seriously and stop Indian water aggression. If the rulers fail to adopt immediate measures, India will turn us into Somalia and Ethiopia, he feared. According to him, the anti-Pakistan forces have united and evolved a plan to turn the country into a desert. He said India was spending billions of dollars on this project with the financial support of Israel. He said it had become clear that the Indian and Israeli lobbies were working on long-term projects to harm Pakistan.