PESHAWAR: Pakistani contractors have resumed oil supplies to NATO forces in Afghanistan amid tight security.
The oil supplies were halted in June after Pakistani contractors stopped driving oil supplies from Karachi on the Arabian Sea to the Torkham crossing on the Afghan border due to frequent attacks on their vehicles.
“We resumed these supplies from today after hiring the services of a private firm, which will provide security to our convoys from Karachi to Torkham,” contractor Azad Khan Afridi told a foreign news agency on Wednesday.
Afridi said contractors suspended supplies after the government refused to provide them with extra security. He said that four oil tankers had now reached the border town and were undergoing security clearance.
According to reports, paramilitary Frontier Corps troops also escorted the tankers to the border.