Sunday, November 27, 2011

‘No more’ help in terror war

From The Nation:

ISLAMABAD Pakistan government has ordered a review of all arrangements with the United States and NATO, including diplomatic, political, military and intelligence activities, following a deadly cross-border strike on Pakistani checkposts.

An extraordinary meeting of Defence Committee of Cabinet (DCC) held Saturday night at Prime Minister's House decided to immediately close the NATO/ISAF logistics supply lines and asked the US to vacate the Shamsi air base within fortnight.

The meeting was chaired by Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani and attended by federal ministers, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, Services Chiefs and members of the committee. It upheld the closure of the Afghan border to NATO supply trucks, implemented earlier Saturday, and demanded that the United States vacate the remote desert air base, which is reportedly used as a hub for covert CIA drone strikes on Pakistan's border areas with on


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