ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Pakistani Foreign Ministry spokesman Masood Khan said his country is seeking arbitration by the World Bank in a dispute with India over a dam.
Khan accused India of refusing to budge in talks on the Baglihar dam and hydro-electric power project being built in Indian-administered Kashmir, which Pakistan says breaches a shared water treaty, the BBC reports.
"India has inordinately delayed the process ... and pressed ahead with the construction of the dam in violation of the treaty, so we have taken the decision to approach the World Bank," he said.
However, India said the dam won't store water or disrupt flows and is "strictly within the parameters of the treaty."
"We do not believe that a reference to the World Bank is justified," Indian Foreign Ministry spokesman Navtej Sarna told reporters.