A four-member Pakistan delegation led by Attorney General Ashtar Ausaf Ali arrives in Washington today to discuss violation of Indus Water Treaty by India with the President of World Bank.

According to Radio Pakistan, Pakistan's Ambassador to the United States Aizaz Ahmed Chaudhry said this while talking to newsmen in Washington earlier today.

Aizaz Chaudhry also said that the delegation would take up construction of a dam on river Neelum by India with the World Bank President.

Earlier, on May 2, expressing satisfaction over the approval of national water policy and its far-reaching impact in averting water crisis looming large on the country, National Security Committee (NSC) directed the Water Resources Division to forcefully pursue the violation of Indus Water Treaty by India with World Bank.

The Deputy Chairman Planning Commission briefed the meeting on the water policy approved by the Council of Common Interests on 24th April 2018, along with a water charter, which was signed by the prime minister and the four chief ministers.

The committee observed that this was a very significant achievement and if properly implemented could prove instrumental in averting the water crisis that is seriously threatening Pakistan. The committee also directed the Water Resources Division to forcefully pursue the violations of the Indus Water Treaty by India with the World Bank.

The committee also reviewed the prevailing situation in the Indian Ocean region and directed to keep a robust security posture for the maintenance of security and safeguarding national interests of Pakistan.