116th Meeting of the Permanent Indus Commission
Part of: GS Prelims and GS – II – International Relations
- After a gap of more than 2.5 years Indian and Pakistani delegations began the 116th Meeting of the Permanent Indus Commission (PIC).
- PIC is a bilateral commission consisting of officials from India and Pakistan.
- Objective: To implement and manage the goals, objectives and outlines of the Indus Waters Treaty (IWT) which was signed in September 1960 with World Bank standing guarantee for any dispute resolution.
- Recent meeting coincided with the National Day of Pakistan.
- It is being viewed as part of the broader process of normalisation of bilateral ties between the two countries
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- National Day of Pakistan commemorates the March 23, 1940 Lahore Resolution which paved the way for the creation of Pakistan.