ISLAMABAD  - Army has no role in Nato supplies as erroneously reported in some section of the media yesterday (Tuesday), an NLC spokesman said on Wednesday.
In a press statement, he said “NLC is a government-controlled ‘Crisis Management Organisation’ attached with Ministry of Planning and Development and run by National Logistic Board (NLB).” All major decisions, on behalf of the organisation, were taken by NLB, which held its regular board meetings and the last one was held on March 6, 2012, he added.
He said that the regulation, control and monitoring of Nato-supply was assigned to the organisation by the government through the ECC in November 2002. He said that no charges were levied on Nato from November 2 to February 8 the coalition forces.
He said that a service charge of Rs1000 was levied by the organisation in February 8, to meet its operational cost. The same were increased to Rs2000 in August 2009 and subsequently to Rs10, 000 in July 2010, he added.
All charges were presented and approved by NLB, before these were implemented. The army had no role in the transportation of Nato supplies, he said, adding “The NLC will perform any role in this regard as and when assigned by the government.”