Nato supplies to Afghanistan remained suspended for the second consecutive day after Nato helicopters attacked a Pakistani check post killing at least 24 soldiers at the Pak-Afghan border on Saturday.
The Defence committee of cabinet have suspended the land route of NATO/ISAF supplies for an unspecified period of time after the attack in Mohmand Agency.
Express 24/7 reporter Umar Farooq says at least 150 Nato containers have been stopped at the Torkham border crossing to Afghanistan. Additionally, thousands of other containers moving through Khyber Pakhtunkhwa have been ground to a halt, say officials. Supplies making their way to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa will be sent back to Karachi the officials further stated.
No timeline has been given for an end to the suspension of the supply route.
The Obama administration on Saturday pledged a full investigation into the Nato attack.
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@Pakistani Hindu: Not a wise decision. Let's use their supplies.
No peaceful resolution?
let them use the other route...most pakistanis would welcome this...and I believe the other route is much more expensive as well...US will speed up its bankruptcy anyway..
@ullo: All heavy war fighting machinery flows through Pakistan. Only light goods and food rations are allowed via northern routes in agreement with the Russians and central Asian states, flying in armoured troop carriers and tanks to Bagram is not viable or economic. Ferrying supplies via air from supply ships in Arabian sea means access to pak airspace being granted or they can always ask the Iranians!
@KH: "@G.Din:Dont you think you should be worrying about your Debt to GDP ratio, and the hungry americans in your country…..So called super power cant even give jobs to their people." If it was meant as a jab to an American, it was misdirected. I am not an American. But why should it matter to you if "Debt to GDP ratio is high" or "a superpower can't give jobs to its people"? It is your fat that is in the fire. It is your feet that are being put to the fire. If you keep current about world news, you might have noticed the various "occupy" movements across America and Europe. They will sort out their problems and most assuredly will not require your help. What are you doing about your problems that are unraveling your country?
US cannot survive without Pakistan's support in Afghanistan... Pakistan cannot survive without aids from USA... How about giving it a try for once? Lets see who feels the greater pain. For once get out of this war... Pls. Pak for GODs sake!!
I dont want to sound cynical, but is not the last several months episode (Bin laden, memogate till Pak troops getting killed, 2 days ago) an attack on Pakistan sovereignty.
(The UN has not been approached yet, on Kashmir its everyday they swear for UN resolution....)
Any other country would have broken the ties.....or is it something sinister, which the AAM Junta cant get it. (Getting Mushraff/ military & Imran combine to get to power)
US has been testing the waters ....like a villain in a bollywood movie taking chance to molest the modesty of the actress (Pak).
Has there been a change in troops deployment from radcliffe line to durrand line, or has something US has got off (from Bin Laden CDs) and they are ready to escalate the issue on a higher level.
Quite a lot to ponder.
If the other route wont have any affect on US and the troops then why dont they shut it themselves and use that route already??
@Mariam.b: Read the article first, please!!! Its already operational, and it may cost a bit more but sadly its negligible in the bigger picture of things !
@G. Din: Dont you think you should be worrying about your Debt to GDP ratio, and the hungry americans in your country.....So called super power cant even give jobs to their people.
@G. Din: Well Said!Those of history are destined to repeat it.
Northern route is costly but not so much when you consider that US doesn't have to give aid to Pakistan for the usage of the supply routes.
Hmm.. Let me see.. Uzbeks are targeted by the Taliban, Taliban are supported by Pakistan. Now, tell me, why would a Country support and obey a Country that is on the brink and supports groups which kills people originated from that Country?
Pakistan can barely manage to pay its bills without US's help and you think Uzbekistan will help you to take on the World's sole Super Power?
Pakistanis should remind themselves of the 1948-49 Soviet blockade of West Berlin. Everything, including common coal, was airlifted into that island city for almost an year and ultimately Soviets capitulated. You are no Soviets, dependent as you are on American largesse, directly and indirectly. In such a perilous time for your country, you would be better off keeping your mouths shut and inculcate a lot of flexibility in your national demeanour. Remember, even if you survive the current times, you would still be living in America's world for a long time!
@Hedgefunder Rest assured that nothing will reach u from any central asian country if we say so
Islamic front of uzbekistan can be asked a favour .. You know
Set those containers on fire and let the americans starve to death as they deserve it
For those who think that the war in afghanistan will come to abrupt halt, due to this charade, than think again. Check the article from Guardian newspaper in UK regarding the alternative route !
Now the war against terrorism will take the right turn . Pakistan has to collaborate with US in this war or will be declaired as terrorist state . The sovereinity of Pakistan can not be respected if it continued to Provide shelter to Hqqani group .
@Has: .. No Need Of Haram Money ..
Bro we are proud to be Muslims.. no need of Haram Money they should keep it with them self and get lost from our land.. we want the land of hospitality back and Government should finish the war on terror. .... !!!! __ !!!!....
Lets get those Hummers!!!
Pakistan should take all the containers check them and either sell them or auction them in open or black market and give the the money to innocent victims of terror by NATO and drones in Pakistan. I know some buyers in Dubai they would buy it on 20% discount on market rate.
Awesome decision. We should stop all help to NATO until them apologies.
Set all the containers on fire, it will be a good way of protest. At least, give NATO/US some kinda reply.