Interior Minister Denies Pakistan Cut Off NATO Afghan Access

In a move seen by some as the latest fallout from Wednesday morning’s US attack on South Waziristan, the Pakistani government has reportedly ordered that supply lines to NATO troops in Afghanistan be immediately severed for an indefinite period of time.  Pakistan’s Interior Minister Rehman Malik later denied the report, insisting that the interruption was not retaliatory but only a temporary response to security reports, and that the link had already been restored.

The move comes as thousands of protesters marched through South Waziristan’s capital of Wana chanting “death to America”. Pakistani media cited unnamed sources who said the move came as the government feared retaliation from South Waziristan tribesmen for the US attack. >>>>>


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