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FIA DG’s allegations – CJP orders SHC to ascertain veracity

FIA DG’s allegations – CJP orders SHC to ascertain veracity

ISLAMABAD – Taking notice of a statement by Federal Investigation Agency Director General Waseem Ahmed that owners of Khanani and Kalia foreign exchange company had used heavy bribes to ensure their release, Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry on Monday directed the Sindh High Court to probe into the matter by appointing a senior judge to ascertain the veracity of the claims and submit a report within seven days. The SHC chief justice has been directed to

Govt may be held in contempt over FIA director general

ISLAMABAD – The Supreme Court (SC) is likely to issue on Monday (today) a contempt of court notice to the government for its refusal to sack Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Director General (DG) Waseem Ahmed, legal experts told Pakistan Today on Sunday.
The government’s written reply to the court on Saturday, in which it refused to remove the FIA chief, will be considered by a SC bench headed by Chief Justice (CJ) Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry today. Earlier on March 1, a

FIA sends Musharraf’s arrest warrants to London

ISLAMABAD – The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has dispatched non-bailable arrest warrants for former president Pervez Musharraf, also a retired Chief of the Army Staff, to the Pakistan High Commission in London, a private TV channel reported on Sunday.
Musharraf could be declared a proclaimed offender if his arrest was not possible, the channel said, and confiscation of his properties is also likely. The FIA had requested for more time to arrest the former president at the

ATC gives FIA 15 days to deliver Musharraf’s warrants

RAWLPINDI – The Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) hearing Benazir Bhutto murder case on Saturday gave Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) 15 more days to deliver arrest warrant to former president Pervez Musharraf at his London residence. The court, during two previous hearings, had issued arrest warrant of the former president after his name was included in the charge-sheet.
FIA officials took the plea before ATC Judge Rana Nisar that the warrants could not be served on former

Senators want speedy disposal of cases pending with FIA

ISLAMABAD – The Senate Standing Committee on Interior on Saturday asked the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to speed up investigation into corruption and embezzlement cases and submit inquiry report to committee on monthly basis. The Senate body met here under the chairmanship of Senator Talha Mehmood to discuss current status of corruption/ embezzlement cases/inquiries of Health Department, Capital Development Authority (CDA) and Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) pending with FIA

Govt ignores SC orders to terminate FIA DG

ISLAMABAD – The government is heading towards a confrontation with the judiciary by not sacking FIA Director General Waseem Ahmed despite a Supreme Court (SC) order to remove him within three days that ended on Friday, as no notification in this regard was issued suggesting that the government would not take dictation from the judiciary in administrative matters.
It was for the third time on Tuesday that the SC asked the government to sack the FIA DG and all other officials

PML-Q moves SC against FIA DG

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid group’s central leaders on Thursday filed three separate applications in the Supreme Court seeking action against Additional DG FIA Zafar Ahmed Qureshi under criminal law. The applications were filed by Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain, Ch Pervaiz Elahi, Ch Wajahat Hussain and Ch Moonis Elahi through counsels Senator Wasim Sajjad, Senator SM Zafar and Dr Khalid Ranjha, said a press release issued from Ch Shujaat’s residence.
The applicants have

SC tells govt to remove FIA DG

ISLAMABAD – A six-member bench of the Supreme Court ordered the government on Tuesday to remove Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Director General Waseem Ahmed from his post and submit a report to the Registrar Office within three days.
The SC bench headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry said the FIA’s report on mismanagement and alleged corruption in Hajj affairs was dissatisfactory and it seemed as if it were being delayed deliberately to protect the accused. The

FIA sends back ‘brave’ Moonis

LAHORE – In order to prove his innocence in the National Insurance Company Limited (NICL) land purchase scam, Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) Member of the Provincial Assembly (MPA) Chaudhry Moonis Elahi visited the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Office at the Regal Chowk to record his statement but the FIA sent him back again asking him to present his interim bail papers if he had any.
According to details, Moonis, son of former Punjab CM Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi, is

FIA arrests human trafficker

GUJRANWALA – Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has arrested Al-Madina Group of Travel and Tours Proprietor Arif Mahmood who was involved in human trafficking and swindling money from a large number of innocent citizens. FIA Deputy Director Shahid Hussain said Arif Mahmood had been absconding for many years and was living in Gulf States. He added the accused had confessed that he swindled millions of rupees from a large number of people.

FIA seeks inquiry against HC official in UK

LAHORE – The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Thursday requested the high commissioner for the United Kingdom to hold an inquiry against the consular attache at the High Commission for Pakistan, London, for attesting the affidavit of a proclaimed offender of the National Insurance Company Limited (NICL), Pakistan Today has learnt.
An official letter available with Pakistan Today forwarded by FIA investigators to the High Commission for Pakistan, London, said the FIA sent a

Gilani’s son quizzed by FIA

ISLAMABAD – Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani’s son Abdul Qadir Gilani on Monday appeared at the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Headquarters, where he was summoned to answer questions regarding his alleged involvement in the Haj corruption case.
He was handed over a questionnaire asking him to explain how did he bought a bulletproof black Toyota Prado Land Cruiser, its mode of payment, and the amount of Customs Duty paid for it. He was also asked to produce relevant documents

FIA DG still on duty

ISLAMABAD – Establishment Secretary Abdul Rauf Chaudhry on Saturday confirmed that a notification regarding the termination of contract of FIA DG Waseem Ahmed had not been issued. “We have not issued any such notification for the termination of Ahmed’s reemployment after retirement, but the Establishment Division has issued notifications of termination of contracts of 10 other reemployed government officials,” he added.
Ahmed said he was still holding his office and his contract

Kazmi fails to convince FIA on ‘rights’ of RY Khan property

ISLAMABAD – Former federal minister for Religious Affairs Hamid Saeed Kazmi on Friday failed to convince the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) about the ownership of his property in Rahim Yar Khan. According to a source in the FIA, Kazmi told a team that some one had gifted him the said property.
When Kazmi was asked why he did not transfer the property in the name of seminary he had been running for years, he could not provide a satisfactory reply. However, he maintained that

FIA DG dodges axe, PM sends 8 others packing

ISLAMABAD – Acting upon the orders of the Supreme Court, Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani sacked eight high-ranking contractual government officials. However, the notification for sacking Federal Investigation Agency Director General Wasim Ahmed, also a contractual officer, was not issued until the filing of this report.
The court had recently ordered the government to review the appointments made in government departments on contractual basis. Establishment Division Secretary

SC orders security for FIA ADG

ISLAMABAD – The Supreme Court on Thursday directed the attorney general to talk to the government to provide complete protection to the FIA additional director general, who is leading the probe into the NICL scam and facing life threats. A four-member bench comprising Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, Justice Muhammad Sair Ali, Justice Ghulam Rabbani and Justice Khalilur Rehman Ramday, was hearing a suo motu case against violation of Public Procurement Rules, 2004, causing

FIA seizes Moonis Elahi’s dairy farm

LAHORE – A dairy farm of Al-Tahoor, located in Kasur was seized by Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Thursday because it is owned by Moonis Elahi, who is allegedly involved in a land scam of National Insurance Company Limited (NICL). Sources said that the FIA officials on Wednesday raided the said dairy and seized it, taking charge of all the activities.
All the workers are doing their jobs and the aim is to stop the movement of tractors, animals and other possessions from