"It's a legal issue now. And it can be resolved within the context of the agreement," Mr Abbasi said on Wednesday at an event organised by the Council on Foreign Relations, an American think-tank.
"That's been our stance from day one, that the issue should be resolved as per the provisions of the agreement, which are very clear. I think the World Bank also appreciates our viewpoint," Mr Abbasi said.
India and Pakistan held the latest round of talks on the Indus Waters Treaty on September 14 and 15 under the aegis of the World Bank that ended without any agreement. The second round of discussions between India and Pakistan on Ratle and Kishanganga hydroelectric projects, over which Islamabad has raised objections, took place at the World Bank headquarters in Washington, amid a chill in bilateral ties.
The last round of talks were held on August 1, which the World Bank said were held in a spirit of goodwill and cooperation.