QUETTA/KHYBER: - Hundreds of vehicles, carrying supplies for NATO forces stationed in Afghanistan remain halted for third consecutive day in different parts of Balochistan including Chaman, Quetta, Lasbela and Jaffarabad due to closure of Chaman border. It may be mentioned that govt of Balochistan, on the directives of Chief Minister Balochistan Nawab Muhammad Aslam Raisani barred entry of NATO vehicles into Balochistan following the brutal bombing on Pakistani security forces by NATO helicopters in Mohmand Agency on few days back, that killed 24 personnel and wounded 13 others. Official sources said, Pak-Afghan Friendship gate on Pak-Afghan border in Chaman remained closed for NATO supplies on Monday , however, other vehicles were allowed to cross the border from both sides. Talking to The Nation, Deputy Commissioner, Qila Abdullah, Fateh Bhanger said all kind of supply to NATO forces in Afghanistan via Chaman border remained suspended on third consecutive day. 'On the special directives of Chief Minister Balochistan NATO containers parked in isolated routes were brought to Chaman border terminal under tight security to avoid any untoward incident, he added. Sources said more than 100 NATO containers were parked in Chaman border terminal and waiting for opening of border while personnel of Levies Force and Frontier Corps were deployed for their security. Similarly, hundreds of NATO containers were also standing in Quetta, Lasbela and Jaffarabad districts. Sources said a large number of NATO containers were stopped on Sindh-Balochistan border at Jaffarabad and Lasbela district after Balochistan govt barred entry of NATO vehicles in Balochistan. They said Balochistan government had taken this step on directives of the Federal govt. More than 140 NATO supply tankers and trailers, stationed in Torkham parking lots, were sent back to Peshawar on Monday, official sources informed. The sources in the political administration of Khyber Agency said that they had been directed by their high-ups to send back to Peshawar all the parked vehicles carrying NATO supply commodities. Maximum security had been provided to the vehicles while sending it back to avoid any untoward incident, the sources said. Thus, 145 tankers and trailers were later sent back to Peshawar due to which the traffic remained jammed and road users faced several problems while traveling on the Torkham-Peshawar highway. It is important to recall that a couple of days Pakistan had suspended NATO supplies to Afghanistan in reaction to the latters air strikes on Pak forces check posts in Mohmand Agency that had killed 25 security personnel. For the third consecutive days the supply to the Nato forces via Pakistan remained suspended.