US suspends ban on major Afghan airline Kam Air
06 February, 2013
KABUL: NATO-led International Security Assistance Force announced that the United States of America has suspended its blacklisting of Kam Air after the Afghan government promised an investigation into claims of opium trafficking by the airline, it is reported.
According to a statement released from ISAF, "The Afghan government has agreed to conduct a full investigation of Kam Air and, if warranted, to take further action."
The source further added, In return, the US "will support the Afghan government's investigation by providing evidence and documents as required."
Afghanistan's largest private airline Kam Air was banned by US from its list of potential military contractors claiming the company on its civilians flights was conveying "bulk" quantities of opium to neighbouring Tajikistan.
However the allegations by US were denied both by the airline company and the Afghan government and demanded proof of drug smuggling from American forces in Afghanistan, which they agreed to do.