ISLAMABAD: Consultations on reopening of NATO supply routes have gained momentum in the power corridors of Islamabad today (Tuesday).
Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar and Finance Minister Dr. Abdul Hafiz Sheikh have separately briefed President Asif Ali Zardari about their recent talks with US officials.
Following Sunday’s talks between Pakistan and US officials, the echo of NATO supply reopening is being heard in the power corridors.
According to President Office sources, Khar and Sheikh have held separate meetings with the president. The foreign minister apprised the president of progress made so far regarding resumption of in Pak-US ties.
The meeting also discussed the possible reopening of NATO supply routes. She also presented an initial draft regarding resumption of Pak-US ties.
In addition, Finance Minister Sheikh gave a briefing to the president about the payment Pakistan was going to receive after removal of NATO supply blockage.
Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf has also summoned a meeting of Cabinet’s Defense Committee to discuss the issue.
Diplomatic sources say that NATO supply is likely to resume this week after final approval from the Defense Committee and the cabinet. CNBC