LY744 From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 5536 posts, RR: 9 Posted (13 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1628 times:
As you probably know, Pakistan has agreed to let the US and its allies (except Israel and India) use the country's airspace in case of a future military operation against the Taliban. In return, the Pakistani Government expects its $30 Billion debt to the US and other international bodies to be erased. The "deal" does not include the use of Pakistani soil by US/NATO troops, nor the direct involvement of Pakistani troops in the operation.
Although not as important as the $30 bil, Pakistan also hopes that its co-operation with the US will result in the US supporting Pakistan in the Indian-Pakistanian conflict.