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Afghanistan restores Nato supplies

CHAMAN, PAKISTAN, AUG 08: Pakistani trucks carry the logistic supply for the NATO and  U.S forces in Afghanistan crossing at Pak-Afghan border Chaman. Afghan custom re-open the  border for NATO and U.S forces after 10days as Afghan government stopped the NATO supply  trucks, because some Dues on the clearing companies in Chaman on Wednesday, August 08,  2012. (Matiullah Achakzai/PPI Images).

QUETTA: The Afghan authorities restored on Wednesday Nato supplies after private companies paid a customs duty of Rs80 million.

Nanhiali Faizi, a senior official of Afghan Customs, said the issue had been settled and now there was no restriction on the entry of Nato containers into Afghanistan.

Later, 20 containers were allowed to cross the Chaman border into Afghanistan.

Pakistani officials in Chaman confirmed that the Afghan authorities had restored Nato supplies.

Afghanistan had put restrictions on the entry of Nato containers on July 22 for non-payment of duty.—Staff Correspondent

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