Pakistanis resume overland Nato oil supplies to Afghanistan
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AFP) - Overland oil supplies to Nato troops in Afghanistan resumed through Pakistan on Wednesday with stepped up security after a four-month hiatus due to attacks, Pakistani officials said.
Pakistani contractors stopped driving oil supplies from Karachi on the Arabian Sea to the Torkham crossing on the Afghan border in June due to frequent attacks on their vehicles.
"We resumed these supplies from today after hiring the services of a private firm, which will provide security to our convoys from Karachi to Torkham," contractor Azad Khan Afridi said.
He said contractors suspended supplies after the government refused to provide them with extra security.