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Raisani seeks NATO fuel transportation via Gwadar

QUETTA: Balochisan Chief Minister Muhammad Aslam Raisani said that he had asked the relevant authorities to supply fuel to NATO forces in Afghanistan through the Gwadar Port. He said the provincial government was ready to provide security to NATO supplies if they were transported through the Gwadar port.

Talking to media persons on Sunday, Raisani said that the NATO forces would have to invest $1.5 billion for construction of roads structure for easy transportation of oil to Afghanistan through the Gwadar port. He observed that the highways were badly damaged by heavy NATO containers and oil tankers passing through Balochistan.

He also said the Afghan Transit Trade through Gawadar Sea Port could promote trade and business in Balochistan besides opening new opportunities for employment. The Afghan Transit Trade through Gwadar Port was the need of hour for development of the port, he added.

Source: Daily Times

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