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Paramilitary rangers directed to take US cargo in possession

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Islamabad, Dec 31, IRNA -- The government of Pakistan has directed paramilitary rangers to take possession of highly sensitive US cargo stranded in Pakistan, a media report said on Saturday.

Daily ?Express Tribune’ reported that Pakistan rangers have been directed by ?high authorities’ to take over the cargo containing military hardware and ammunition till the government makes a decision about the re-opening of Nato supply route.

Pakistan blocked Nato supply route in protest against the November 26 air strikes that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers.

Sources said the National Logistic Cell (NLC) was earlier tasked to keep the US military hardware and ammunition into its custody. But later the responsibility was assigned to Pakistan rangers.

According to sources, Pakistan rangers have so far taken possession of as many as 250 cargo units whereas the paramilitary force has been directed to keep an eye on nearly 3,256 more cargo units stranded in Pakistan after the blockade of Nato supply route.

Islamic Republic News Agency/IRNA NewsCode: 30741936

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