Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar has said that time has come to reopen border for NATO troop supplies in Afghanistan .
Addressing a news conference along with Information Minister here on Monday, she said it was important to make a point, Pakistan has made a point and we now need to move on and go into a positive zone and try to conduct our relations.
Information minister Qamar Zaman Kaira said a decision would be made in the coming days.
He said there are a lot of sensitivities and how we can share things with you which are under discussion and we will share it in the next three to four days.
The comments of the Ministers indicate that Pakistan is ready to reopen supply lines, even though Washington refusal to apologize for last year’s attack and end drone strikes as demanded by Pakistan’s Parliament.
Hina Rabbani said Pakistan is negotiating with the US and Nato on the same terms that were approved by the parliament for the process of re-engagement.
Pakistan wants to continue to be a facilitator and enabler for the international community, said Khar, adding that the issue is not just that of relations with the US but with 42 countries that have stakes in Afghanistan .
Foreign Minister said government is likely to face domestic backlash for reopening the Nato route given the rampant anti-American sentiment in the country and vocal opposition by hardliners.
The move could also, however, release over a billion dollars in US military aid that has been stuck up for the last year.
Pakistan closed transit routes to Afghanistan after a Nato cross-border air attack last November that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers at the Salala checkpost on the Pak-Afghan border .
Nato Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said that Pakistan could miss out on the Nato summit in Chicago on May 20-21 if it failed to reopen supply routes in time .
Pakistan is keen to attend the summit that will largely focus on the Afghan war, and an invitation is likely to be sent to Pakistan after the opening of the border .
The Chicago conference, to be attended by more than 60 countries is considered as a crucial summit which will map out the future for Afghanistan after most foreign troops withdraw from the warn-ravaged country by the end of 2014.