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SC rejects FIA report on Haj scandal

Rejecting a report by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) into the Haj scam, the Supreme Court on Friday directed agency’s director general to produce on May 13 the record of applications filed

NAB, FIA officers’ warrants issued

An accountability court on Thursday issued non-bailable arrest warrants for Punjab National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Deputy Director (Intelligence) Muhammad Rafi and FIA Inspector Raees Ahmad Bajwa on non-compliance of court orders regarding

FIA directed to file complete challan against Moonis

LAHORE – Special Judge Banking Offence (central) on Tuesday adjourned the hearing
of the NICL scam against Moonis Elahi till May 3. Earlier, Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) authorities produced Moonis in court seeking adjournment to file the complete challan of the case. The court on the request for adjournment from the prosecution, sought the opinion of defence counsel, Muhammad Iqbal Bhatti, who advised the court to give more time to prosecution for the completion of the

FIA team to head to UK to arrest NICL scam accused

KARACHI – The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Saturday revealed that it had decided to send a team to the UK to arrest Amin Qasim Dada, the main accused in the National Insurance Corporation Ltd scam.
The announcement was made at a press conference in Karachi by FIA Sindh Director Moazzam Jah. “The decision to this effect was made after FIA issued a Red Warrant for Dada,” Jah said, referring to the international arrest warrant which a country’s government lodges with

Transfer of FIA director probing Haj scam raises eyebrows

ISLAMABAD – With the Supreme Court already annoyed with the government for delaying the implementation of its orders and assignment of investigation into mega scams to honest and upright officials, the government has once again transferred a senior Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) official at the final stage of investigation into the haj scam.
A source in the FIA told Pakistan Today that the transfer of FIA Director Hussain Asghar and his posting as Gilgit-Baltistan inspector

Moonis is guilty as charged, FIA tells SC

ISLAMABAD – The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Thursday informed the Supreme Court that available documentary evidence incriminated MPA Moonis Elahi, son of PML-Q leader Pervez Elahi, of involvement in the NICL scam.
The FIA also informed the court that Rs 1.68 billion had so far been recovered, while efforts were underway for recovery of the remaining Rs 42 million. Appearing on notice, FIA Additional Director General Zafar Qureshi submitted a progress report on the scam

SC orders FIA to catch the ‘big fish’ in PSM scam

ISLAMABAD – The Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to take action against the accused involved in over Rs 22 billion corruption in Pakistan Steel Mills (PSM). A three-member Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, Justice Muhammad Sair Ali and Justice Ghulam Rabbani was hearing the case of massive corruption in PSM. The court also directed the industries secretary to continue supervising the investigations. During the

FIA unable to catch any ‘big fish’ in Steel Mills case: CJ

ISLAMABAD – Chief Justice Supreme Court, Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry on Wednesday criticised Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on its role in Steel Mills corruption and losses case.
He said if FIA was unable to investigate then the responsibility can be given to another institution.
CJ said FIA was unable to catch any ‘big fish’ in the case yet, a private TV reported.
The apex court has taken up a suo motu case relating to corruption and huge losses suffered by the

PML-Q criticises FIA ADG’s investigative procedures

LAHORE – Pakistan Muslim League (PML-Q) Information Secretary Kamil Ali Agha accused Federal Investigation Authority (FIA) Additional Director General (ADG) Zafar Qureshi of unleashing a personal agenda of vengeance against Chaudhry Parvez Elahi and his family, in a press statement issued in Lahore on Tuesday, and said that Zafar Ahmad Qureshi had failed to find any proof against Monis Elahi in the 14 day physical remand.
Agha said that Qureshi despite his machination has also

PML-Q raps FIA for ‘maligning’ Moonis

LAHORE – Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid Information Secretary Kamil Ali Agha and party’s parliamentary leader in the Punjab Assembly on Monday condemned the FIA’s Additional Director General Zafar Ahmad Qureshi’s accusation against Moonis Elahi. In a statement issued on Monday they said that despite all out efforts, the FIA had failed to produce any proof of Moonis Elahi’s corruption and all the accusations were part of ‘baseless’ media trial.

FIA DG calls on PM

ISLAMABAD – Director General Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Malik Muhammad Iqbal on Monday called on Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani here at the PM House Monday morning. The PM congratulated Malik Iqbal on resuming the charge as new director general FIA and asked him to run the organization strictly in accordance with the rules and regulations.

Former FIA DG to appear in NICL probe

LAHORE – The Federal Investigation Agency has summoned its former director general Waseem Ahmed for questioning in the National Insurance Company Limited (NICL) financial scam, a private TV channel reported on Sunday.
Waseem Ahmed resigned from his office some days ago after the Supreme Court ordered the government to remove him allegedly for ‘changing the direction’ of high-profile cases, including last year’s Haj scam and the NICL case. In his resignation letter to Prime

ATC again directs FIA to serve warrants on Musharraf

RAWALPINDI – The Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) hearing the Benazir Bhutto murder case on Saturday again directed the FIA to serve arrest warrants on Musharraf at his London residence.
While resuming hearing on the case, ATC Judge Rana Nisar Ahmed Khan reprimanded FIA prosecutors for their failure to serve warrants on the former president. FIA Director Wajid Zia said the British Home Department, through a letter, had assured taking action.
He also submitted copy of the BHD