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NATO restoration notice likely today

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Wednesday, 04-July-2012

 

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Cabinet is meeting today under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf at the Prime Minister Secretariat here, media reported.
 
The Cabinet is likely to issue the formal notification of the restoration of Ground Lines of Communication (GLOC) for NATO supplies after approval.
Meanwhile, the NATO NATO supply truck drivers are waiting to be restored upon notification.
 
The Defence Committee of the Cabinet (DCC) which met under the Chairmanship of Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf today at PM House decided to reopen the GLOC through Pakistani territory to and from Afghanistan to facilitate the transition and the subsequent transformation process in that country.
 
The DCC also decided that no lethal cargo will go into Afghanistan except equipment for Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF), essential for ensuring peace and stability in Afghanistan.
 
The DCC reconfirmed that Pakistan will continue not to charge any transit fee but the issue in the first place was not of financial gains but of the principle of sovereignty.
 
The DCC reaffirmed that it will continue to be guided by the recommendations of the Parliament in future as well.
 
NATO supplies were halted by Pakistan after the unfortunate incident of Salala, last year on 26th November, 2011 when 24 Pakistani soldiers were martyred by the US forces.
 



    

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