US seeks re-opening of vital Pakistani supply routes
WASHINGTON, May 10 (APP): The United States has said it continues to work with Pakistan on the issue of re-opening two key land routes that transport supplies for American and NATO, troops deployed in landlocked Afghanistan. “I don’t have any update except to say that we are continuing to work on these issues with the Government of Pakistan,” State Department spokesperson Victoria Nuland said. The supply routes were closed by Islamabad in the aftermath of November 26, 2001 NATO war plane attacks on Pakistani Salala post along the Afghan border, which resulted in deaths of 24 Pakistani soldiers.

The efforts to end the stalemate follow the visit of Washington’s special envoy for Pakistan and Afghanistan Marc Grossman to Islamabad, during which the two sides tried to work through several lingering issues that have hurt the bilateral ties.
At the daily briefing, the spokesperson advocated in answer to a question that resumption of supplies through Pakistani ground lines of communication (GLOCs) will be in the interest of Pakistan.
“We’re still seeking to come to an arrangement on how we can get the GLOCs open. We think it’s important for us; it’s important for a peaceful, stable situation in Afghanistan; and it’s obviously - that would be in Pakistan’s interest as well.”
Washington and Islamabad are seeking revival of wide-ranging cooperation in the wake of Pakistani Parliament’s guidelines which call for an American apology over November 26, 2011 cross-border strikes and an immediate end to controversial drone attacks.