Pak-US negotiations failed on NATO supply routes
Wed Jun 13, 2:15 pm
The United States has called back its negotiating panel from Pakistan after the dialogues failed on the re-opening of NATO supply routes, says US Ministry of Defense.
“Several members of the negotiating delegations have left Islamabad this week and the rest will leave in near future,” Pentagon spokesman George Little said.
Though, the reason for calling back the negotiators are not clear yet, but Little said one of the high-ranking members of the negotiating panel, who had travelled Pakistan to discuss the issue, was not allowed to meet Pakistan’s Army Chief.
Disagreement on the re-opening of ‘NATO supply routes’ shows the tensed relations between Pakistan and the United States.
The US has repeatedly accused Pakistan of dishonesty in the combat against terrorism, saying Pakistan’s bordering areas have become the safe havens for the insurgents and terrorists.
The ties between Islamabad and Washington were tensed after the US Special Forces killed Osama Bin Laden during a raid in Abottabad City of Pakistan.
These disputes reached to its peak after NATO forces killed at least 24 of Pakistani Soldiers during an air strike in Salala checkpost, bordering to Afghanistan.
The analysts believe the relations between Pakistan and the United States could become more worsening if the two sides disagreed on the re-opening of NATO supply routes.
It’s another alert to the United States that Pakistan has never been honest in fight against terrorism in the region, said Sarwar Jawadi, a former Parliamentarian and political analyst.