Posts tagged as: GLOC

Cameron Munter urges long-term ties with Islamabad

Underscoring the enhancement of people-to-people contact, former US ambassador to Pakistan Cameron Munter has urged for a broader approach to fostering long-term ties between Pakistan and the United States. While addressing a think-thank, the former envoy emphasized the need for Washington and Islamabad to come out of the competing narratives that fault the other for […]

Pakistan needs to revise transport system

Transportation system, which has not developed properly to meet the requirements of rising population, is quite pathetic in the country. In rural, urban and semi-urban, the road communication is already in poor shape and was further worsened by the 2010-11 floods. The Ground Line of Communication (GLoC) also helped in further destruction of the many […]

Opposition leader opposes military operation in North Waziristan

Voicing concerns over reports about possible military operation in North Waziristan, opposition leader in the National Assembly Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has said that the army should not push the country into a war at the behest of a foreign state. The opposition leader while speaking to media said that Chief of the Army Staff […]

Pakistan receives $1.1 billion from United States under Coalition Support Fund

After a lot of talk and wait, the United States has finally released $1.1 billion to Pakistan of the Coalition Support Fund (CSF), the first installment of its kind since December 2010. The United States released the funds after Islamabad and Washington inked an agreement governing Ground Line of Communications (GLoC) for NATO forces battling […]

US-Pak sign new accord on NATO supply-line

Pakistan has inked an agreement with the United States on arrangements for NATO supplies, replacing the existing Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in place since 2004. Earlier, Islamabad agreed to resume land route for allied forces battling in Afghanistan after closing them for seven months in protest at a botched US airstrike that killed 24 Pakistani […]

PM Raja Pervez Ashraf declares reopening of NATO supply in Pakistan’s interests

Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf has clarified that the decision to resume Ground Line of Communication (GLOC) was taken in the best interest of the country, aiming to facilitate the withdrawal of foreign forces form war-torn Afghanistan. While speaking to the media, the premier said that peace and stability in the neighboring states was directly […]

Federal cabinet approves dual-citizenship bill

In order to give protection to fellow collogues and avoid unwanted contempt proceedings, the federal cabinet on Wednesday gave approval to amendment bill pertaining to dual citizenships and contempt of court laws. The meeting of the cabinet held with Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf in the chair, issuing orders that the dual nationality amendment bill […]

Washington should offer apology to Islamabad: Senator

Senator Dianne Feinstein, Chairperson of the US Senate Intelligence Committee, urged the United States to apologize from Pakistan, saying that mistakes were made on both sides. While speaking during a hearing of Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Defence, she called upon the Obama administration to apologize to Islamabad for Salala check-posts attack on November 26, 2011 […]

US optimistic about resumption of NATO supply-line

The United States is quite optimistic about resumption of land route for NATO forces battling in Afghanistan, saying they can get a positive answer from Islamabad. Pentagon spokesperson George Little while speaking to the media said, “. It’s important to note though that we do continue dialogue through ODRP (Office of Defence Representative) in Islamabad. […]

Return of US negotiators is not an institutional withdrawal; says Sherry Rehman

Pakistan’s ambassador to the United States Sherry Rehman has said that the return of US negotiators from Islamabad was not an official pullout. The American negotiating team was in Islamabad to work with Pakistani authorities to finalize matters on reopening of NATO supply line. While replying a question about pullout by American negotiating team, she […]

Haqqani Network is a big threat to Pakistan: Gen Dempsey

US Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey has said that the Haqqani Network was as big a threat to Pakistan as it was to Afghanistan and the United States. Speaking to the media, the US military chief said they had not been able to find common ground on that and that was frustrating. […]

Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar terms NATO summit a successful visit

Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar appeared optimistic and sounded positive about the outcome of the attendance of Pakistani delegation in the headship of President Asif Ali Zardari in the two-day NATO summit, held in Chicago, America. Without explaining the bad press that has dogged the Pakistani delegation during its visit, she observed, “When there’s a […]


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