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‘Tough way to do business’

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The Friday Times, 9-15 December 2011
Shashank Joshi takes a closer look at the implications of Pakistan’s decision to close its transit route for NATO supplies. The move forces NATO to make even greater use of the more expensive alternatives: the NDN (twice the cost) and air lifts (ten times the cost). On the other hand: ‘Many inside Pakistan, including its mafia and military-business complex, enjoy great benefits from the taxation and theft of NATO convoys – they will be lobbying General Kayani to go easy.’