Munter hopes Nato supplies continue uninterrupted

Munter visits Gadani, assures of US support to Government of Balochistan.


July 07, 2012

QUETTA: US Ambassador to Pakistan Cameron Munter on Saturday said that the resumption of NATO supply lines was a positive step of the Government of Pakistan and it should continue uninterrupted.

He was talking to media persons during his farewell visit to Gadani area of Balochistan. Dr Marilyn Wyatt, wife of the US envoy, Karachi-based Consul General William Martin and Advisor to PM Sindh Waqqas Malik accompanied the US Ambassador.

"We are well cognisant of the issues facing the people of Balochistan," he said, adding that the United States (US) fully supported the Government of Balochistan to overcome the problems it faced in numerous sectors.

The Ambassador also noted that the Gadani ship-breaking Industry is of an international standard and assured all-out support of the US government in terms of provision of the latest machinery and sharing expertise.

"We will also assist the provincial government in establishing the schools and health centres in Gadani to facilitate the local people," he added.

During the visit, the Ambassador met with fishermen at a jetty in Gadani. He also he visited the ship-breaking yards where he was briefed on the industry. The Ambassador also spoke to the labourers.

COMMENTS (2)

Ahmer Ali | 9 years ago | Reply

Mr. Cameron Munter please keep it in your mind firmly and strongly and never forget that only PPP and its allied parties (PML-Q,MQM,ANP) restored/reopened NATO's supply and if suppose in the next general elections in March 2013 PML-N and PTI get majority and form the government then NATO's supply may be closed or effected very badly once again because first of all PML-N and PTI didn't and don't the restoration of NATO's supply and have been always opposing your plans and interferences openly and clearly about and in Pakistan's internal matters most especially importantly drones' strikes and US' aid and secondly you are not stopping drones' strikes.And this is confirmed that PPP's victory's chances in next general elections in March 2013 are very low and minor and only PPP and its allied parties wanted and want the restoration of the NATO's supply line.

Cautious | 9 years ago | Reply

Hope is the operative word but the USA is prudent and never has relied solely on Pakistan for supply route and given the distrust/animosity it's future use will be significantly less than in the past. Over the past few years the USA has made it clear that it will judge Pakistan on what it does rather than what it promises --- as such you can bet that much of the promised funding will evaporate if Pakistan doesn't honor it's commitment.

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