Nato supplies to reopen at one million dollars a day, says report
[Dawn] The United States is expected to pay Pakistain close to one million dollars a day, once the transportation of supplies to NATO
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forces in Afghanistan is reopened, a report said on Wednesday.
The two allies in the war on terror are close to signing an agreement on the resumption of supplies after a six-month period of impasse. According to a Christian Science Monitor report, the US will pay Pakistain $1,500 to $1,800 for each truck that transports supplies to its troops across the border.
The CSM report says "NATO traffic in and out of Afghanistan through Pakistain is anticipated to be as many as 600 trucks a day between now and the end of next year."
The report sources the information to unnamed "officials familiar with negotiations."
"Officials in Washington said they didn't know how much of the new cost the United States would bear. As the United States contributes more than two-thirds of the 130,000-strong international force, which operates under the command of NATO, it's expected that Washington will pay most of the new fee," the report says.
Pakistain put a stop to the supplies late last year, after 24 Pak soldiers were killed in an attack on a check-post by NATO forces. The two countries have been in talks over the improvement of ties but have been unsuccessful.
On Tuesday, however, in a meeting of Pakistain's cabinet ministers, it was agreed to reopen the supplies.
Posted by: Fred 2012-05-17