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Readings in Indus Basin disputes between India and Pakistan: An Academic Selection of Articles, Commentaries, Newspaper Reports, Legal Texts and Arbitral Awards (1948-2018)

Mar 2

03:00PM to 5:00PM

SDPI conference hall, 4th floor, Taimur Chambers, Fazal-ul-Haq Road, Blue Area, Islamabad

The SDPI is pleased to announce the launch of a book titled “Readings in Indus Basin disputes between India and Pakistan: An Academic Selection of Articles, Commentaries, Newspaper Reports, Legal Texts and Arbitral Awards (1948-2018)”, compiled and edited by Barrister Nasim Ahmad Bajwa. 
This book is collection of all the relevant material on the subject of water dispute between India and Pakistan in general and Indus Water Treaty in particular. The book, in its modest way, would serve an academic need in the Indian sub-continent and beyond. 
About Author:  Barrister Naseem Ahmed Bajwa (M.A., LL.M., BAR -AT -LAW) is a distinguished senior lawyer from London and member of the Honorable Society of Gray’s Inn practicing in England and the Lahore High Court.
Opening Remarks: Dr. Abid Qaiyum Suleri, Executive Director, SDPI
Guest of Honor: Barrister Naseem Ahmed Bajwa, Editor of the Book
Ambassador (Retired) Shafqat Kakakhel, Noted Water Expert and Chairperson, BoG, SDPI
Engineer Arshad H Abbasi, Eminent Water and Energy Expert 
Professor Dr. Shaheen Akhtar, Department of International Relations (IR), National Defense University 
Moderator: Dr Hina Aslam, Associate Research Fellow, Lead Energy & Head China Study Center, SDPI 
SDPI cordially invites you to attend this book launch. The programme will be live streamed at