PESHAWAR: A two-month closure of NATO supply to Western troops in Afghanistan has left nearly 4000 Pakistanis jobless, SAMAA reports.
Pakistan had blocked the supply line in protest against NATO raid on Mohmand Agency check post which left 24 Pakistani soldiers dead two months back, straining Washington-Islamabad relations.
Reports say at least 4000 labourers, previously making a living by working as a crew member for transporters, are now jobless after the closure of supplies for NATO troops from Karachi to Chaman border.
Thousands of containers loaded with NATO supplies have been dumped at Karachi port and hundreds of container vehicles have been returned from Pak-Afghan border.
According to government figures, Pakistan has suffered a loss of 68 billion dollars in the war on terror during the last decade, and received just 12 billion dollars under aid and coalition support fund accounts. SAMAA