NATO supply resumes as strike ends in SW Pakistan

16:20, June 22, 2010      

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The NATO supply to Afghanistan resumed Tuesday after the reopening of the Chaman- Quetta highway in southwestern Pakistan's Balochistan, local sources said.

The NATO supply to its soldiers had been suffering a suspension for three days as the tribes and landowners in Balochistan along the highway, from its provincial capital Quetta to the border town Chaman, had been observing a strike against the prolonged power load-shedding.

The road was reopened for traffic after successful negotiations between Balochistan ministers and the tribes, a local TV channel reported Tuesday.

The supply for NATO soldiers has also been resumed after reconciliation. Life was almost paralyzed in the southwestern part of Pakistan due to the strike.

At present, NATO has no alternative route for its supply except Pakistan's Karachi to Chaman via Balochistan or to Landikothal via Pakistan's northwestern province of Khyber Pakhtunkhawa. Reports suggest that NATO is also mulling over supply via Russia or Central Asia to Afghanistan.

Source: Xinhua

(Editor:张茜)

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