NATO are hoping for reopening of supplies

KABUL: NATO said that they are looking for a quick re-opening of the stopped NATO supply routes via Pakistan because economy of Pakistan and Afghanistan has badly damaged by 5-weeks closure of the supplies.

Brig. Gen. Carsten Jacobson NATO spokesperson said that the alliance has pile of supplies that can keep operation in Afghanistan working at their existing levels even if the routes are closed.

The routes are closed by Islamabad which was used by NATO to ship about 40% of supplies to its forces in the landlocked in Afghanistan after the November airstrikes which put to death 24 Pakistani soldiers at the border.

Alliance has lessened its dependency on Pakistan after last two years by creating substitutes routes entering Afghanistan via Russia and central Asia.