CHICAGO – Pakistan Ambassador to US Sherry Rehman and Presidential spokesman Farhatullah Babar Tuesday said that parliament’s decision about restoration of Nato supplies will be implemented. They were talking to media representatives at a late evening briefing on President Zardari’s engagements. Farhatullah Babar said the impression that president would announce reopening of Nato routes in Chicago has proved wrong. He said a positive aspect of Zardari-Hillary meeting was that the two sides sought to continue talks to bridge the trust deficit.
“We searched for convergences and tried to reduce the points of divergences. We dispelled the misperception regarding the alleged links with Pakistani militants. The secretary of state was informed that the US has not paid a single penny under CSF head since July 2010.” President Zardari reiterated that Pakistan needed trade rather than aid, stoppage of drone attacks, and would like speedy implementation of reconstruction opportunity zones, he added. Sherry Rehman reiterated that Pakistan was firm on demand for US apology on Salala tragedy in which 24 Pakistani soldiers were martyred. She said Nato supply was suspended for many months and dialogues were in progress for its restoration.