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Vessel carrying US military cargo calls at Pakistan’s port

Vessel carrying US military cargo calls at Pakistan’s port

KARACHI: While confusion and frustration keep rising at the White House over the Afghan war, another vessel carrying military cargo and vehicles for US troops in Afghanistan called at Port Qasim on Wednesday.

This is the third vessel in a short period of two months that called at the country’s port for unloading military hardware and trucks. The vessel ‘Alliance St. Louis’, beside unloading heavy military vehicles, also dispatched some construction and repair equipment.

Only a day earlier on Aug 1, a vessel — Glovis Comet — dispatched military hardware and vehicles at Karachi Port.

According to port sources and import general manifest (IGM), around 119 heavy military vehicles and other equipment were unloaded.

The port of shipment of military hardware for US troops in Afghanistan had been traditionally Wilmin­gton or Jacksonville, Florida, US. With no hope of winning Afghan war in near future it seems that the US administration before finalising a policy framework on Afghanistan wants to keep high level of ground preparedness of its troops.

Therefore, steady flow of military cargo and vehicles strongly indicates that the US administration is losing patience over the stalemate in Afghan war and either wants to push forward in order to get some results or wait till such time final roadmap was drawn.

Published in Dawn, August 6th, 2017

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