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FIA raids Moonis Elahi’s office

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

FIA arrests Kazmi’s nephew in connection with Haj scam

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has arrested the nephew of former Religious Affairs minister Hamid Saeed Kazmi for his alleged involvement in the Haj scam.
The FIA team arrested Kazmi’s nephew Malik Khokhar from Lahore and raids were being carried out to arrest Rana Irfan, another one of Kazmi’s relative accused in the scam, an FIA official told Pakistan Today.
He said Malik was arrested after the FIA team probing the haj scam received evidence regarding

FIA seeks PM’s nod to arrest Kazmi

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has sent a written request to Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani for the arrest of former Religious Affairs minister Hamid Saeed Kazmi after gaining two pieces of evidence against him for his involvement in the Haj accommodation scam, an agency official told Pakistan Today on Tuesday.
“The FIA has received solid evidence and clues about the involvement of the former minister for religious affairs in the Haj corruption scandal, and

FIA arrests human-trafficker

LAHORE: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) arrested a human trafficker on Tuesday and recovered 51 passports, two driving licenses, two medical reports for attaining visa and four computerised national identity cards (CNIC) from his possession. FIA Punjab Director Zafar Qureshi said that the agency had received information that the Al-Nasir Travel Agency, Hafizabad was illegally sending intending immigrants to Oman, Malaysia, Dubai and Kuwait on which he directed FIA Gujranwala

Haj-scam FIA investigators leave for Jeddah today

ISLAMABAD: The crucial visit of the three-member Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) team probing the Hajj accommodation scam had been put off for a day due to a delay in the issuance of visas and now it will proceed to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia today (Tuesday).
According to an agency official, the team comprising FIA Director Hassan Asghar, FIA Deputy Director Khalid Rasool and FIA Inspector Main Sabir would collect evidence from the crime scene in Jeddah, where investigators would

Haj scam – Swati accuses Kazmi in written statement to FIA

ISLAMABAD: Science and Technology Minister Mohammad Azam Khan Swati on Monday submitted a written statement to the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) in reference to the Haj corruption case, in which he has accused the minister for Religious Affairs of being involved in the scam. Swati submitted his statement to FIA Director General (DG) Waseem Ahmad, in which he quoted the Religious Affairs secretary as saying that Religious Affairs Minister Hamid Saeed Kazmi was involved in the Hajj

SC says FIA report on Haj corruption

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Thursday warned Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Director General Waseem Ahmed for adopting a lenient approach while probing into alleged corruption and mishandling of Haj affairs, calling his conduct “disappointing”.
Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry expressed surprise over the DG’s decision to entrust the investigations to a grade 16 officer. “This is a high profile case involving prestige of the country, but an FIA inspector has been

‘FIA will bring main accused in NICL scam back to country by Dec 9’

LAHORE: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) will bring former minister of state for defense Habibullah Warraich’s son Mohsin Warraich – the main nominated accused in the National Insurance Corporation Limited (NICL) Scam – to Pakistan before December 9, FIA Punjab Director Zafar Qureshi claimed on Tuesday.
He made these comments while addressing a press conference at his office about the arrest of proclaimed offender Mazhar Iqbal Butter, considered to be the top-most

Will FIA question Elahi, Gul and Shah for Benazir’s murder?

ISLAMABAD: The intention and sincerity of the Pakistan People’s Party government to expand the investigation into the assassination of Benazir Bhutto will be clear only if all those she had named in her letter are also served a questionnaire similar to the one FIA sent to former president Gen (r) Pervez Musharraf.
Political circles have termed the government’s decision to expand the investigation by involving Musharraf a political gimmick to hoodwink the people and divert their