Pakistan opens air logistic services for NATO forces in Afghanistan

NATO Airports

KARACHI – As a good will gesture, Pakistan has sent as many as fifteen armored cars for Afghan  National Forces (ANF) which was the first consignment after the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed with NATO-led ISAF forces to provide air logistic support.

According to the correspondent details, with the cargo consignment on Monday, Pakistan had practically opened air passage way for NATO forces in Afghanistan to use its airports.

The correspondent also confirmed that in July 2012, one MoU was signed between US-led NATO and Pakistan to use air logistics citing difficulties of ground logistic, mainly militants attacks.

The first 15 armored vehicles were sent by the government of Pakistan after a formal ceremony which was attended by the secretary of defence Lt General (rtd) Asif Yasin Malik. The cargo flight took off from Jinnah International and set to Bagram Airbase in Afghanistan.

Moreover, the correspondent also confirmed that initially only 1628 vehicles would be sent to Afghanistan.

Commenting over the nature of air logistic, the correspondent responded “The air logistic support is the extension of ground logistic support. Pakistan had already allowed NATO forces to transfer their general supplies and weapons through ground passages of Peshawar and Quetta. Now the only important thing is that air passage way is practically functional.”

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