KARACHI: Nato said the Pakistan Army has sent back the liaison officers to the border coordination centres who were called back after the deadly Nato strike in Mohmand Agency that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers. The Army had earlier said these officers were not called back permanently in fact they were only called for consultations.

“This impression is not correct that border coordination centres were closed and Pakistan Army officers at these centres were called back permanently,” an ISPR spokesman said in a statement.

“Officers were called for consultations only and now they have gone back to the border coordination centres,” he said.

Brigadier General Carsten Jacobson, a spokesman for the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), told reporters in Kabul, “We have seen liaison officers, Pakistani officers, return to border coordination centres. General Allen has spoken to General Kayani, so we are moving in the right direction.”

He said the return of Pakistani officials to the coordination centres was no doubt an important development and also hoped that a decision will soon be taken on restoring Nato supplies to Afghanistan as it was in favour of Nato and Pakistan.