At a compound in Karachi, a Pakistani trucker sleeps on top of his fuel tanker used to transport fuel to NATO forces in Afghanistan on July 11, 2012.
Only two supply trucks have crossed into Afghanistan from Pakistan since Islamabad agreed to reopen NATO supply routes last week, an official says.
The two trucks crossed the Chaman border crossing in the southern province of Balochistan on July 5, The Associated Press quoted a Pakistani customs official as saying on Wednesday.
Four other trucks arrived at the border on Wednesday and are scheduled to cross into Afghanistan on Thursday, the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, added.
Chaman and Torkham -- another crossing in northwestern Pakistan -- are the only NATO supply routes to Afghanistan.
From Sunday to Monday, 30,000 Pakistanis staged a “long march” from Lahore to Islamabad to protest against the government's decision to reopen the supply routes.
The demonstrators gathered outside the Pakistani parliament on Monday and chanted "Death to the USA" and other anti-US slogans. The protest march was organized by the Defense of Pakistan Council (DPC), an alliance of 40 religious groups and political parties.
DPC Chairman Maulana Samiul Haq announced at the end of the “long march” that the protest movement would continue focusing “on the areas from where the supply goes to NATO forces in Afghanistan.”
Pakistan had been the main supply route for US-led forces occupying Afghanistan from October 2001 to November 2011, during which almost 150 to 200 trucks entered Afghanistan daily.
Islamabad closed the border crossings used to transfer NATO supplies to Afghanistan in November 2011, after 24 Pakistani soldiers were killed in US-led airstrikes on two checkpoints at the Afghan border.
On July 3, Islamabad agreed to reopen the border crossings after US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said she was “sorry for the losses suffered by the Pakistani military.”
In June, NATO reached agreements with Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Kazakhstan to allow the Western military alliance to transport vehicles and other military hardware from Afghanistan.
NATO previously made an agreement with Russia on an exit route, permitting the alliance to send tens of thousands of vehicles and supplies from Afghanistan to Europe later this year.