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Futile supplies' blockade... By Masood

12 December, 2013

Blockade of the NATO supplies and equipment withdrawal route through the troubled Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province is now entering its third week. Let us examine what the government in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has achieved during the last two weeks, which were full of chaos along that province's highways. Drone strikes are continuing and are likely to continue as long as high-value targets are freely roaming and operating from Pakistani soil. Is NATO unable to get its supplies or send out spare equipment? The answer is 'no' because the supply route through the Chaman border is open plus the route through Central Asia could be an alternate option. Is this action on the part of PTI the ruling party in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa boosting Pakistan's economy? The answer is again 'no'. On the contrary it is directly hitting those connected with NATO transit transporters, small businesses, traders and workshops all along the supply route.

Is this action boosting Pakistan's diplomatic leverage? Again, we are not only annoying a number of NATO countries but also deviating from the UNSC resolutions. In short, what is the benefit the PTI and its partners are gaining from this circus wherein NATO containers' seals were broken, drivers were threatened and, in some cases, even beaten? The answer is absolutely nothing. It is a simple case of treason wherein one province has taken a stand that is in contradiction with the country's defence and foreign policies. If it is for vote bank-based cheap popularity politics, then one would have expected a bit of maturity from the political party. Time will prove that the PTI cannot fool all the people all the time. I hope better sense will prevail soon.

MASOOD KHAN
Jubail, Saudi Arabia

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