KARACHI: At least 150,000 ISAF containers are expected to pass through Pakistan Customs as Nato/ISAF forces depart from Afghanistan, sources told the News yesterday.
Sources added that currently such exports back to United States (US) have surpassed the coalition’s imports. Most of the exiting supplies are being handled by Pakistani bonded carriers.
The consignments to Afghanistan comprise of everything including gadgets, communication devices, vehicles, and latest arms and ammunition; the same is also now coming back through the Pakistan.
In February this year, US President Barack Obama announced that some 34,000 US troops in Afghanistan would have returned home by this time next year. The move will reduce the number of US forces in the country by more than half. There are now about 66,000 US troops in Afghanistan. Pak-Gov, a dedicated wing of Maersk Shipping Line for handling of Nato/ISAF consignments has started to shrink as the staff is either being transferred or laid off. internews