PAK admits NATO supplies allowed by air

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  1. Blackwater

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    Pakistan admits NATO supplies allowed by air
    By AFP

    Published: February 14, 2012

    ISLAMABAD: Islamabad publicly admitted Tuesday that it had allowed NATO to use Pakistani airspace to fly supplies into Afghanistan, despite a more than two-month blockade on the border crossings.
    “The permission has been given for food items,” a defence ministry official quoted Defence Minister Ahmed Mukhtar as saying at a function in Islamabad.
    “Since the food items were perishable, we have allowed them to transport them by air to Afghanistan.
    “We have told them to take the supplies out by air and don’t bring more for the time being,” the official quoted him as saying.
    US ambassador to Islamabad, Cameron Munter, last week confirmed that NATO had continued to fly supplies into Afghanistan despite Pakistan’s closure of the border to NATO trucks and oil tankers on November 26.
    Relations between Pakistan and the United States sunk to an all-time low after air strikes killed 24 Pakistani soldiers along the Afghan border in an incident that the United States blamed on mistakes made by both sides.
     
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    Bagaret and jahi paki janta still thinks they saved their garet by stopping NATO supply
     
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    The Pakistanis had no options.

    They had to find ways to ensure that the public are appeased, while on the other hand the flow of US funds are not stopped lest Pakistan starved.
     

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