DCC to mull Nato supply resumption on Tuesday

Published Jul 02, 2012 04:17pm

A man speaks on his mobile phone while another rests his head on his lap on the bumper of an oil tanker used to transport Nato fuel supplies to neighbouring Afghanistan in Karachi.—AP Photo
A man speaks on his mobile phone while another rests his head on his lap on the bumper of an oil tanker used to transport Nato fuel supplies to neighbouring Afghanistan.—AP Photo

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf has summoned a session of the federal cabinet’s defence committee on Tuesday to review ongoing negotiations with the US team over the issue of Nato supply resumption, DawnNews reported.

According to sources, a final decision over resumption of Nato supplies through Pakistan is likely to be taken following a review of the current talks with the American team of negotiators.

Tuesday's Defence Cabinet Committee (DCC) session will be attended by federal ministers from the Defence, Foreign, Finance, Interior and Information ministries, as well as Deputy Prime Minister Chaudhry Pervez Elahi.

Sources further told DawnNews that leaders of the armed forces, including the Chairman Joint Chief of Staff, will also be attending the high-powered session.

Pakistan closed its Afghan border crossings to Nato supplies on November 26 last year when US air strikes killed 24 Pakistani soldiers, sending already strained relations between the two countries to their lowest ebbs. Pakistan seeks an unconditional apology from the US and Nato forces over the attack — a demand that has so far proved elusive for the country.


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