PCIW

AcronymDefinition
PCIWPermanent Commission of Indus Waters
PCIWPakistan Commissioner for Indus Waters
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It may be recalled that as a result of the 115th meeting of the PCIW in Lahore, India had scheduled inspection of its projects by the Pakistani experts in September last year, but later scheduled it for October.
A special audit report by AGP observed that Pakistan Commission for Indus Water (PCIW) incurred an amount of Rs62.695 million on hiring the service of the consultants for Kishanganga Hydroelectric Plant (KGHEP) on Kishanganga River which was over and above the amount approved by the prime minister of Pakistan.
On February 7, 2006, the PCIW informed the Indian Commissioner that in his view a dispute had arisen and provided a draft report to ICIW on March 26 2006 to be submitted to the respective governments.
During last month, Islamabad had written a letter to New Delhi, reminding it of fulfilling its promise made during the 115th meeting of the Permanent Commission for Indus Waters (PCIW) held between the two countries from Aug 29 to 30 in Lahore.
Media adds: Chairman Federal Flood Commission Ahmed Kamal Wednesday confirmed that India had released water into Pakistani rivers after intimation to Pakistan Commissioner for Indus Waters (PCIW) as they were bound to inform Pakistan about it.
ISLAMABAD -- Chairman Federal Flood Commission (FFC) Ahmed Kamal Wednesday confirmed that India had released water into Pakistani rivers after intimation to Pakistan Commissioner for Indus Waters (PCIW) as they were bound to inform Pakistan about it.
NDMA is constantly monitoring the weather updates and river flows in close coordination with Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD), Federal Flood Commission (FFC) and Pak Commission for Indus Waters (PCIW).
The three-member Indian team of Permanent Commission on Indus Waters (PCIW) headed by Auranga Nathan inspected the Sutlej, Ravi and Bias river sites.
As a result of the 115th meeting of the Permanent Commission for Indus Waters (PCIW) held in Lahore in August last year, India had earlier scheduled inspection of the projects at the Chenab basin by Pakistani experts from Oct 7 to 11.
The report had categorically mentioned that, 'Owing to the rainfall activity in upper catchments of rivers Ravi, Sutlej and Chenab across the border, there have been increased discharges over the past 24 hours or so as reported by the Office of Pakistan Commissioner for Indus Waters (PCIW)'.
" In this regard first PCIW (Pakistani Commissioner for Indus Waters) will visit the Chenab basin in the last week of September 2018 followed by the tour of ICIW to the Kotri barrage in the Lower Indus, according to Article VIII (4) (c)," according to documents.
It seems logical and fair enough for the PCIW office and for that matter the Ministry of Water Resources to also take the CEA office on board in terms of establishing official point of view for taking up with the neighbouring countries regarding water related issues especially in view of current scenario in which there is an acute shortage of technical staff in PCIW office, the role of other related technical departments particularly CEA office become more pronounced.