Pak Airspace May Be Closed For US: Gilani


ISLAMABAD – Admitting a “credibility gap” between Islamabad and Washington, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has not ruled out closing Pakistan’s airspace to the US and said the blockade of the supply lines into Afghanistan would stay in place for weeks.

The ban on NATO supply lines, already in its third week, would not be lifted until “new rules of engagement” were arrived with US, Gilani said in an interview to BBC.

Asked whether the blockade would continue for days or weeks, the Pakistani Prime Minister replied: “for weeks”.

Highlighting that a “credibility gap” existed between Pakistan and the US, Gilani said: “We are working together and still we don’t trust each other. I think we have to improve our relations”.