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Pakistan Cabinet to decide on reopening NATO supplies amid positive signs deal is within reach
ISLAMABAD (AP) ¯¯¯ A Pakistani official said key Cabinet members are expected to meet Tuesday to decide on reopening the NATO supply lines and said "hopes were high" that a deal would be reached.
Pakistan closed the supply lines late last year after a deadly American airstrike killed 24 Pakistani border guards. Reopening the lines would go a long way toward improving relations between the often-wary allies.
The official did not provide details on what the deal would include. The two countries have differed over how much the U.S. should pay in transport fees, and Pakistani demands for an apology over the border deaths.
He spoke on condition of anonymity due to the sensitivity of the situation.