DHAKA: Trucks supplying Nato in Afghanistan crossed the border from Pakistan for the first time in seven months after Islamabad reopened transit routes.
Pakistani officials said at least two Nato containers passed through the Chaman border point on Thursday, reports BBC.
Many more lorries remain in the southern Pakistani port of Karachi awaiting clearance to proceed.
Pakistan reopened the routes after the US apologised for killing 24 of its soldiers on the border in November.
The decision will save the US hundreds of millions of dollars as it prepares to withdraw from Afghanistan.
Pakistan has said it hopes the move will improve relations with the US and other Nato countries.
‘We received orders yesterday to allow Nato supply trucks through, but security officials hadn`t received their instructions’, Pakistani customs Imran Raza told media.
‘They received their orders today, and now two trucks have crossed the border into Afghanistan.’
The BBC in Karachi says it appears, however, that most Nato trucks in Pakistan remain stationary.
The seven month-long row over supply lines have been hugely damaging to relations between Pakistan and the US, with both sides unwilling to back down.
BDST: 1605 HRS, JUL 5, 2012
Edited by Robab Rosan, Cultural Affairs Editor