The Effects Of Water Scarcity On Pakistan Essay

1073 Words Jan 8th, 2016 5 Pages
While these arguments do have a lot merit, most of the water sharing issues that are stemming with what Pakistan calls violation and India calls progress, are due to an ineffective and rather obsolete IWT which doesn’t clarify ownership and can’t solve geographical issues ( Michel and Panday 2003) so to say that IWT is keeping peace is controversial at best. The fact that the fairness of the treaty is today being questioned from both sides suggests that the distinction and separation between the functional and political aspects of IWT show that it is not as successful as assumed (Sinha 2010).
Through this dissertation I will be exploring the connexion between water scarcity induced by TBNRM and the cause for conflict especially in lieu of the history between the two states, which is made worse due to the critical dependence of Pakistan on water of Indus. This paper will also explain the potentially destabilizing impacts of water scarcity on Pakistan, prompted by non-compliance of Indus Basin Water Treaty by upper riparian India. Consequently clauses of IWT, loopholes and limitations that encourage such nullification and the environmental implications on the water cycles will be discussed. I will use a suitable IR theory to explain the TBWSR and also give a discourse from both sides on water sharing as well.
1.3 Rationale:
In my opinion the rationale for this paper is best described by British scholar Robin Clark, who says that “all countries that rely on water originating…

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