LAHORE: If Pakistan refuses to reopen the Nato supply routes, it will have to face international sanctions, said Defence Minister Chaudhry Ahmed Mukhtar on Sunday.
While addressing a press conference in Lahore, Mukhtar said that even though the Parliamentary Committee on National Security (PCNS) has not approved the resumption of Nato supply routes, it should review its decision for the benefit of the country.
Commenting on Pakistan-US relations, the defence minister said that negotiations between the two countries are done in accordance with public sentiment. He further said that rumours regarding conflict between the government and the Pakistan Army are incorrect and that both the stakeholders are on the same page.
Calling the Siachen issue a battle of egos, Mukhtar said that after losing so many soldiers on that battleground, it has become a very difficult issue to solve.
The defence minister later met Punjab Governor Punjab Governor Sardar Latif Khosa and discussed political matters.