Gilgit – Baltistan disputed territory, World Bank refuses to fund Diamir Dam

ISLAMABAD (Online): World Bank (WB) has refused to provide loan for the construction of Diamir- Bhasha dam after India raised objections over its construction.

This was told by WAPDA officials to National Assembly (NA) standing committee on inter-provincial coordination here Friday.

The officials informed members of the standing committee that India had called to question the status of Gilgit – Baltistan and the WB, apparently, declared the Indian stance correct.

The WB termed Gilgit – Baltistan a disputed territory and refused to extend loan, they added.

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