Turmoil in Pakistan forces US military to chalk out contingency plans for supply lines to its forces in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON: The US military has begun making contingency plans in case its supply lines to its forces in Afghanistan due to turmoil in Pakistan, a Pentagon spokesman said. Pentagon press secretary Geoff Morrell said that so far the political unrest has had no impact on the extensive US military supply operations in Pakistan.

But he said the supply lines were “a real area of concern for our commanders in Afghanistan because 75 percent of all our supplies in Afghanistan flow through or over Pakistan, including 40 percent of all fuel.” There are efforts underway right now to figure out contingency supply lines to our troops in Afghanistan if it becomes necessary.”-SANA

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