Indus River System Authority

Water Apportionment Accord (WAA) was signed amongst the Provinces on 16.03.1991 and approved by the Council of Common Interests (CCI) on 21.03.1991.

Under Clause 13 of the WAA ’91, the need to establish an Indus River System Authority was recognized and accepted for the implementation of the Accord. The Authority would have its HQs at Lahore (shifted to Islamabad) and having representation from all the Provinces.

IRSA was established for regulating and monitoring the distribution of water sources of Indus Rivers in accordance with the Accord amongst the Provinces and to provide matters connected therewith and ancillary thereto.

IRSA was established vide Act No. XXII of 1992 passed by the Parliament and approved by the President of Pakistan on, the 6th December 1992.

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