Senate body endorses decision to resume Nato supplies
ISLAMABAD: The Senate Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs on Wednesday discussed the re-opening of Nato supply routes besides having a briefing on relations with the United Kingdom and Pak-UK national security dialogue.
Committee Chairman Senator Haji Muhammad Adeel, talking to the journalists after the meeting, said that the government’s decision to resume supplies was a correct decision, however, he said, the committee expressed its concern over the delay in permission. He said that no country can live in isolation. The committee endorsed the decision of the government to re-open Nato supplies, Adeel said.
He further said that the global community has welcomed the decision. “Export concessions have been extended by the European Union besides the Muslim countries, including Turkey, had appreciated the decision of the government.”
He stated the road structure was in dilapidated condition and billions of dollars were required to rehabilitate the road network used for supplies. He disclosed that the MoU to rehabilitate road infrastructure would be signed in September, 2012. Senator Adeel said that our foreign policy is going on the right direction.
Earlier, Hina Rabbani Khar and senior officers of the ministry gave a detailed briefing on the re-opening of Nato supplies and other issues.