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Despite Possible 'Reset,' Pakistan Keeps Afghan Border Closed To NATO

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Pakistan has blocked NATO supply trucks from entering Afghanistan since November 26, when NATO attacks killed two dozen Pakistani border guards.

So far, the only public signs in Pakistan are that the border will continue to remain closed indefinitely.

On January 6, the chairman of Pakistan's Parliamentary Committee on National Security, Mian Raza Rabbani, said the embargo would remain so long as relations with NATO remain fraught.

That came as Rabbani announced his committee has finalized its recommendations for new terms of engagement between Pakistan and U.S.-led NATO forces and will hand its recommendations to Pakistan's prime minister early next week.

He gave no hint of what the recommendations contain.

Once the new rules of engagement are approved by parliament, they will be the trigger for discussions with Washington over the two countries' partnership. If the two sides agree, NATO supplies could again cross the Pakistani border into Afghanistan.

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Despite Possible 'Reset,' Pakistan Keeps Afghan Border Closed To NATO

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