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Senate body directs FIA to assess actual price of NICL properties

Senate body directs FIA to assess actual price of NICL properties

ISLAMABAD – The Senate Standing Committee on Commerce on Friday directed the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to advertise the sales of land illegally purchased by the NICL in order to assess their actual value.
Chairing the committee’s meeting, Senator Ilyas Ahmed Bilour rejected the value assessment of properties by FIA, saying the evaluation conducted by the agency appeared to be an attempt to give a clean chit to the suspects.
DG FIA Waseem Ahmed admitted they too were

FIA team probing Haj scam returns empty handed

ISLAMABAD – The Federal Investigation Agency’s (FIA) team probing Haj scam returned disappointed from Saudi Arabia on Thursday as it failed to grill the main accused of the scandal, Ahmad Faiz owing to the Saudi government’s refusal to record the statements of Saudi nationals.
Interpol had issued red notice for Ahmad Faiz who had allegedly embezzled 18.32 million Saudi riyals in collaboration with the agents and officials of the Haj directorate in Makkah, a source said.

Don’t harass scientist, NA body tells FIA

ISLAMABAD – The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) was reprimanded and told off by the National Assembly Standing Committee on Health on Tuesday, who called for cancellation of probe into the locally produced interferon injections and condemned the Ministry of Science and Technology for referring the case to FIA in the first place.
The committee members warned the ministry of science that if any action is taken by FIA against Riazuddin Sheikh, the scientist who had achieved a

FIA team records Malik’s statement in Haj scam

ISLAMABAD – The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) team probing the Haj scam has recorded Interior Minister Rehman Malik’s statement regarding the removal of former Haj director general (DG) Rao Shakeel’s name from the exit-control list (ECL).
FIA DG Waseem Ahmad said the FIA team had recorded Malik’s statement of Rehman Malik during which the minister explained his position on the removal of Shakeel’s name from the ECL.
“Rehman Malik directed the interior secretary to

FIA quizzes friend of PM’s son over Haj scam

ISLAMABAD – The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) team investigating the Haj scam on Sunday called Zain Iftikhar Sukhera, a close friend of Abdul Qadir Gilani, son of Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani for questioning.
Sukhera was quizzed at the agency’s headquarters for his alleged involvement in Haj scam. FIA has found important clues regarding Sukhera’s involvement in the Haj scam he could be arrested for that, a FIA source told Pakistan Today.
He said former Haj

FIA asked to probe irregularities in housing society

ISLAMABAD – The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has been asked to investigate irregularities in the affairs of National Institute of Electronic Employees Cooperative Housing Society (NIEECHS) as its management has sold 33 kanals of land worth Rs 250 million without the consent of members and allottees of the society.
A source told Pakistan Today that the employees of National Institute of Electronics (NIE) had initiated a housing society NIEECHS with the approval of

Gujrat FIA arrests two wanted human traffickers

LAHORE – The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Gujrat on Monday arrested two most wanted human traffickers whose names were included in the FIA Red Book. According to FIA sources, Muhammad Ehsan and Mehdi were wanted by FIA Gujrat in different cases of human trafficking.
After receiving information about hideouts of the most wanted human traffickers, a FIA Gujrat special team conducted a raid and arrested both the accused. Ehsan and Mehdi were involved in human trafficking from

‘FIA has evidence against corrupt govt depts’

KARACHI – The Federal Investigation Authority (FIA) has received several complaints against state-run departments and acquired evidence against them as well, Moazzam Jah Ansari, FIA Sindh director said on Tuesday.
The departments involved in corruption include Pakistan Railways, National Database and Registration Authority, National Highway Authority, Pakistan State Oil, Passport Cell, Customs, Karachi Port Trust, Pakistan Agriculture Storage and Supply Corporation and National

FIA raids Moonis Elahi’s office

LAHORE – The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Punjab raided an office owned by Pakistan Muslim League-Q leader MPA Moonis Elahi and arrested his manager Abdul Malik on Monday.
FIA officials conducted a raid at the office of a company, Al-Tahoor Pvt Limited, located in Garden Town, and owned by Moonis. The officials arrested the company’s manager and started interrogating him. They also took all the record in their custody for investigation.
Sources in the FIA said Malik

FIA forensic expert arrested for embezzling evidence

LAHORE – Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Punjab on Monday arrested an FIA Punjab forensic expert for embezzling case evidence in renowned Operation Gold case.
FIA sources claim a couple of months ago FIA investigators unearthed the gold smuggling and arrested the culprits involved.
The case was named Operation Gold. FIA investigators recovered three mobile from the arrested accused persons as case evidence and handed over these mobile phones to FIA Punjab forensic

Niazi handed over to FIA on three-day transit remand

LAHORE – Former National Insurance Company Limited (NICL) chairman Ayaz Khan Niazi was handed over to the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Karachi on a three-day transit remand on Thursday by Duty Magistrate Ahtisham Sadiq.
The FIA Karachi two-member team consisting of Deputy Director Corporate Crime Circle (CCC) Altaf Hussain and Inspector CCC Muhammad Anwar reached Lahore and requested Niazi’s transit remand from Sadiq.
The FIA Karachi team said that Niazi was wanted in

FIA going to question ISI, MI officials over Benazir’s murder

ISLAMABAD – The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has decided to expand the scope of the inquiry into Benazir Bhutto’s murder by including officials of the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), Military Intelligence (MI) and Intelligence Bureau (IB).
FIA Prosecutor Chaudhry Zulfikar said on Thursday that during the investigations, senior police officials had named some ISI, MI and IB officials. “We will also interrogate these officials,” he told reporters after court proceedings

FIA asked to transfer Tawana case to NAB

ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has decided to investigate embezzlement of millions of rupees in Tawana Pakistan Project (TPP), apprehending that the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) may hush up the case. A source told Pakistan Today that the NAB had asked the FIA through the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of the National Assembly to transfer the case to it. “The FIA has already completed its investigation into this case,” he added.
The source further said

FIA completes probe into health project scam

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) team has completed investigation into Tawana Pakistan Health Project scam case and it will submit the findings to the Lahore High Court Rawalpindi bench on December 24 (Friday).
A source told Pakistan Today on Tuesday that Special Investigation Unit (SIU) of FIA found misappropriation of Rs 170 million funds.
He said that under the project, Rs 310 million had been allocated to a private company for supply of milk, juices and

‘FIA to recover NICL scam money by 31st’

LAHORE: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Punjab will recover the total embezzled money in the National Insurance Company Limited (NICL) scam until December 31, FIA Punjab Director Zafar Ahmed Qureshi said on Tuesday in a press conference at his office.
Qureshi told journalists that FIA Punjab had summoned wife and two daughters of former defence state minister Major (r) Habibullah Warraich to appear before inquiry officers in order to record their statements but Warriach

FIA summons TI’s Pakistan head in NICL case

LAHORE: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Punjab on Monday summoned head of Pakistani chapter of Transparency International Adil Gilani to appear on December 23 to record his statement in National Insurance Company Limited (NICL) case.
FIA sources said that FIA investigators will include Adil Gilani in investigations after the disclosures by arrested nominated accused in NICL including former chairman NICL Ayyaz Khan Niazi.
Sources said Adil Gilani is being summoned as

FIA DG played role in persuading MQM

ISLAMABAD: Besides political means, the Pakistan People’s Party government also used other channels to persuade Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain to stay a part of the coalition government. A source privy to this development told Pakistan Today that the government had also involved Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Director General (DG) Waseem Ahmed – considered to be close to the MQM as he has worked as the city police officer in Karachi – to help explain the joint