18th April, 2012, Islamabad: Top military and civilian leadership of Pakistan has decided to shape a plan and bring off new conditions for reopening NATO supply paths to rebuild their recent troubled relationship with the United States.
The decision was taken by the Defense Committee of the Cabinet chaired by Yousuf Raza Gilani, the Prime minister of Pakistan. Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, the Pakistan army chief, other service chiefs and important federal ministers also attended the meeting.
Pakistan closed the NATO supply routes in November last year after the NATO air-strike in which twenty-four Pakistani soldiers were killed. Pakistan Prime Minister asked for a parliamentary review of the US – Pakistan ties after the assault.
Gilani, in his address, told that the policies of rebuilding the US – Pakistan relationship include transparency in United States intelligence and diplomatic footprint in Pakistan, better inter-agency co-ordination, non-use of the territory of Pakistan to attack other countries and strengthening of border security.
The DCC (Defence Committee of the Cabinet) reach to the decisions regarding the resetting of US – Pakistan relationship after talking about guidelines for Pakistan’s security and foreign policies that were sanctioned by a joint parliament session on 12th April.
An official statement read, “It was decided that a work plan may be developed for effective implementation of the parliamentary guidelines based on Pakistan’s national interests.”