LARKANA (Agencies) - Defence Minister Chaudhry Ahmed Mukhtar on Tuesday said the PPP-led government would not restore Nato supplies unless the US-led alliance in Afghanistan agreed to pay road surcharge.

Talking to media persons on arrival at Garhi Khuda Bakhsh for attending the fourth death anniversary of Benazir Bhutto Shaheed, Mukhtar said the government would levy road surcharge on containers and oil tankers carrying supplies for US and Nato forces in Afghanistan.

Supplies for the allied troops were suspended through Pakistan about a month ago when Nato helicopters attacked Salala checkpost in Mohmand Agency on November 26 and killed 26 Pakistani troops.

Defence Minister said that the Pakistani roads have been destroyed due to the movement of heavy vehicles, carrying Nato supplies. “We will build our roads and infrastructure with the money we take from Nato,” he told reporters.

The government wants better relations with the US and if Washington wants to retain alliance with Pakistan then it should respect sovereignty and interests of our country, he said.

Mukhtar said Pakistan would continue the war on terror even after the United States leaves Afghanistan.