Supply Routes

  • Imran Khan's party blocks key highway to Afghanistan, NATO supply route November 23, 2013

    Supporters of Imran Khan's party, on Saturday, blocked a key NATO supply route to Afghanistan to protest US drone strikes as the cricketerturnedpolitician claimed the attacks had sabotaged the peace process with militants. The Ring Road, the main supply route for NATO container trucks, and the Torkham crossing on the Afghan...
  • Pakistan expected to receive $2.5 billion from US July 5, 2012

    Islamabad: Cashstrapped Pakistan is expected to receive $2.5 billion as financial assistance from the US during the current fiscal following the end of a standoff between the two sides on NATO supply routes to Afghanistan. The disbursements, especially reimbursements from the US Coalition Support Fund (CSF) for Pakistan's expenses on the...
  • Pak reopening NATO supply routes as US 'apologises' July 3, 2012

    Washington: Pakistan has agreed to reopen vital supply routes into Afghanistan blocked since a deadly cross border NATO attack in November that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Tuesday, as she apologised for the loss of Pakistani military lives. Clinton said her Pakistani Foreign...
  • It's not business as usual with Pakistan: NATO July 3, 2012

    Brussels: NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said there has been a decline in cooperation activities and "it's not business as usual with Pakistan". "No, it's not business as usual. We have seen a decline in cooperation activities during recent months which I strongly regret," the EuAsiaNews quoted Rasmussen as saying. "I...
  • NATO hopes to reopen Pakistan supply routes soon June 13, 2012

    Canberra(Australia): NATO's chief hopes to soon reopen military supply routes through Pakistan despite new transport agreements with other Afghanistan neighbours providing alternatives. NATO this week struck agreements with Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan allowing the military to evacuate hardware from Afghanistan and bypass Pakistan. Pakistan closed its southern supply routes six...
  • US not to pay $ 5,000 per truck to Pak: Panetta May 20, 2012

    Washington: US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta has ruled out paying Pakistan $ 5,000 per truck carrying vital supplies across its territory for NATO troops in Afghanistan, citing financial challenges faced by America. Panetta headed to this weekend's NATO summit prepared to confront Pakistan over what he considers "pricegouging" for transport of...
  • Taliban threatens attack if Afghan supply routes reopen March 26, 2012

    Miranshah: The Pakistan Taliban will attack lawmakers if they decide to reopen NATO supply routes to Afghanistan, the militant group's spokesman said on Sunday, a threat likely to complicate efforts to mend severely strained relations between the United States and Pakistan. "If the parliament decides to restore NATO supplies, we will...
  • Pakistan truckers back NATO supply route blockade December 10, 2011

    Chaman: Sleeping in a freezing cab, running out of money and worried about militant attacks, Ghulab is one of thousands of truck drivers stranded as a result of Pakistan's blockade of the Afghan border to NATO and US war supplies. But they and the businessmen who run what has been a...
  • Militants torch 150 NATO trucks in Pakistan, kill guard December 8, 2008

    Islamabad: Some 300 heavilyarmed rebels attacked two parking bays in northwestern Pakistan full of vehicles used by US and NATO contractors for making deliveries to Afghanistan, killing a guard and torching dozens of trucks, the police said Sunday. The attack took place in the early hours at AlFaisal International and Port...