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07-29-2012, 11:32 AM
Ariana Facing Major Challenges

President Hamid Karzai has issued a pardon of the state-owned Ariana
Afghan Airline's loans, its Chief Executive Officer, Nasir Ahmad Hakimi,
said on Sunday.

Speaking at the Economic Committee of Parliament, Mr Hakimi said that the
Defense, Transport and Aviation and the Hajj Ministries borrowed the loans
under Ariana Afghan Airlines.

Hakimi said that, "several high-ranking government officials and competing
companies are trying to harm the airlines."

In spite of the pardoned loans and trouble from competitors such as Safi
Airways and KamAir, the airline intends to purchase planes from Pamir
Airways, which costs over $23m.

The CEO expects the current challenges to be tackled within six months.