Islamabad: Pakistani authorities have temporarily stopped the movement of NATO trucks to Afghanistan following an attack by militants even as the Foreign Office on Thursday said a new memorandum of understanding covering the transportation of supplies would be signed soon.
The movement of NATO trucks and tankers was temporarily suspended on Wednesday night so that authorities could improve security for the vehicles, officials told the media.
Militants carried out two attacks on NATO vehicles in the restive Khyber tribal region on Tuesday, killing a driver and injuring his helper.
These were the first attacks on trucks carrying supplies to NATO troops in Afghanistan since Pakistan ended a seven-month blockade of land routes....more
06:59 PM, Jul 26, 2012
Lahore: In a setback to Hafiz Saeed promoted Defa-e-Pakistan Council, no mainstream political parties on Saturday attended a conference convened by it to mobilise support for its planned long march against the reopening of NATO supply routes to Afghanistan. The conference was not attended by representatives of key political parties like the PML-N or Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf. Leaders of parties like the Jamaat-e-Islami and Awami Muslim League, which are part of...
11:05 PM, Jul 07, 2012
Brussels: NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen on Thursday urged Pakistan to open the transit supply routes for the coalition forces in Afghanistan. "And when it comes to our relationship with Pakistan, my main point is to stress that we need a positive engagement of Pakistan if we are to ensure long-term peace and stability not only in Afghanistan but in the region," Rasmussen said at a press conference. The...
12:09 AM, Apr 20, 2012