Pakistan signals readiness to end Afghan blockade

Associated Press
Oil tankers, which were used to transport NATO fuel supplies to Afghanistan, are parked at a compound in Karachi, Pakistan, Tuesday, May 15, 2012. NATO on Tuesday invited Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari to the alliance's summit in Chicago, after signs that the country could be moving to reopen its Afghan border to NATO military supplies. (AP Photo/Shakil Adil)
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ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's top military and civilian body has indicated that the country will soon reopen NATO and U.S. supply lines to Afghanistan but stopped short of calling for an immediate end to the war blockade.

The Cabinet's defense committee urged Pakistani negotiators Tuesday to "conclude" their talks with U.S. and NATO about the new terms and conditions for the resumption of the routes.

It also said President Asif Ali Zardari should attend an upcoming NATO summit in Chicago on the future of Afghanistan.

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