A look under Indus Basin in Pakistan

India has been providing unhindered access to Pakistan of 79% of Indus Basin waters as per the Indus water treaty

Over 400 million acre feet of fresh water exists in Pakistan’s riverine aquifers and may help manage its water scarcity if ever India pulls the plug.

According to Dawn, the groundwater system underneath Pakistan’s flowing rivers in the Indus plains has at least 400 million acre feet (MAF) of pristine water. This storage is so large that it is equivalent to more than three years of the mean annual flow of the Indus (or 1,000 days of storage, after excluding polluted areas) So even if India blocks Indus water to Pakistan, it can still survive, for three years.

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