Friend and Ally Update: how do 500 oil tankers and supply containers just vanish? How could this have happened without the complicity of Pakistani officials who are either profiteering or actively favoring the jihadists, or both? “Pakistan: Probe launched into 500 missing Nato vehicles,” from AKI, October 11 (thanks to C. Cantoni):
Quetta, 11 Oct. (AKI/DAWN) – Pakistan’s customs authorities have launched a probe into the disappearance of 500 oil tankers and containers carrying supplies for Nato troops in Afghanistan.
A senior customs official told Dawn on Sunday that 500 oil tankers and containers which had left Port Qasim in Pakistan’s southern port city of Karachi for the Afghan city of Kandahar did not reach the Pakistan-Afghan border.
He said that Karachi customs had cleared the vehicles after scanning.
The official said the investigation was undertaken after the Supreme Court of Pakistan said it would investigate the reports about the missing vehicles….
Frequent incidents of looting of Nato vehicles were reported last year from Killa Abdullah, Quetta, Kuchlak and other areas of the western Pakistani province of Balochistan.
Local markets are reportedly awash with goods looted from Nato vehicles.