Pakistan decides to reopen NATO supply route to Afghanistan

by Wadsam | July 4, 2012 9:00 am

[1]Pakistan will reopen crucial supply routes to Nato-led forces in Afghanistan, after US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton apologized for the losses of the 24 Paki soldiers in November.

The dispute began in November when US launched air strikes and hit two posts on the Afghan border.

Afghan officials claimed that NATO retaliated for gunfire from the Pakistani side. Pakistan rejected this claim.

The row over the supply lines hugely impaired the relationship between the US and Pakistan.

The supply routes are highly important for the NATO to withdraw all combat troops from Afghanistan in 2014.

The current transit fee implemented on the route is USD 250 per truck, and Islamabad has announced that the fee will not change after the reopening. The US had pulled back when Pakistan had demanded USD 5,000 per container to let supplies flow again.

Mrs. Clinton offered her sincere condolences to the families of Pakistani soldiers who lost their lives.

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