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The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) is an agency of Pakistan, under the Ministry of Interior, that serves as a federal criminal investigative body. It has a wide role in combating terrorism, fascism, corruption, human smuggling and copyright infringement policing, similar in function to the USA's FBI. The FIA is mandated as the liaison agency for the Pakistani body of Interpol. Its motto is Accuracy and Honesty.

The FIA's headquarters is located in G-9/4 in Islamabad. It has various branch offices located in all major cities across Pakistan.

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Joint Investigation Team appointed to probe Pak CJ's son's 'bribery' case
The Attorney General of Pakistan's (AGP) office has constituted a three-member Joint Investigation Team (JIT) to probe the Arsalan case, following the Supreme Court ruling to investigate the alleged payments made by real estate tycoon Malik Riaz to the Pakistan Chief Justice's son, Dr Arsalan Iftikhar.

Government takes notice of Dera Ghazi Khan molestation case
Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari taking notice of the alleged molestation of five girls at Fort Monroe in Dera Ghazi Khan, has directed the provincial government to submit a report on the incident immediately.

FIA seeks Musharraf's trial in absentia in Bhutto assassination case
Pakistan authorities have reportedly filed a petition in an anti-terrorist court seeking former president General Pervez Musharraf's trial in absentia in connection with the assassination of ex-premier Benazir Bhutto.

Gilani appoints Malik Adviser to PM on Interior Affairs after SC Senate suspension order
Following the Supreme Court's decision to suspend Rehman Malik's membership in the Senate, the Pakistan government promptly decided to appoint him as the Adviser to the Prime Minister on Interior Affairs.

Musharraf's arrest warrant valid until compliance, FIA tells Interpol
Pakistan's Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has informed Interpol, the international police agency, that the arrest warrant of former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf, issued by an anti-terrorism court, will remain valid until its compliance, said FIA Senior Public Prosecutor Chaudhry Zulfiqar.

Pak's efforts to extradite Musharraf from UK hits roadblock over death sentence possibility
Pakistan's efforts to have former president Pervez Musharraf extradited from the UK are unlikely to come to fruition as he is facing the possibility of capital punishment in the home country, according to areport.

Sharif family drowned in outstanding loans: FIA
A Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) report has revealed that Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif and 13 others of the Sharif family have reportedly failed to return loans worth over Rs 2.3 billion taken over a period of 18 years.

Punjab Law Minister hints at arresting 'Pak agent' Rehman Malik
Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah has hinted that Interior Rehman Malik may be arrested if it is found that he was involved in kidnapping of a citizen from Lahore city.

Malik says Sharif brothers involved in corruption worth $32m
The Pakistan government has decided to send references against the Sharif brothers to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) for alleged corruption to the tune of 32 million dollars, Interior Minister Rehman Malik has said.

Britain refuses to extradite Musharraf
The British government has made it clear to the Pakistani authorities that it would not hand over former President Pervez Musharraf to them.

Gilani's son 'wanted for alleged role in drug quota scandal' flies out of Pak
Son of Pakistan Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani, Ali Musa, has reportedly left for South Africa before his name could be placed on the Exit Control List (ECL) for his alleged role in a Rs 7 billion drug quota scandal.

Pak SC asks Musharraf to surrender in Benazir Bhutto murder case
The Pakistan Supreme Court has said that former president General (retired) Pervez Musharraf should surrender himself before the court in accordance with the law in the Benazir Bhutto murder case.

Name of Pak doctor who helped CIA track Osama put on Exit Control List
Dr Shakil Afridi, a Pakistani doctor who had helped the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) track former al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden to his Abbottabad compound, and has been added to the Exit Control List (ECL).

FIA declares ex-media advisor to Pak PM Rasool guilty of fraud in Hajj scam
The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has declared former media advisor to the prime minister, Khurram Rasool, guilty of making money of people on the false pretext of sending them for Hajj.

Balochistan asks Pak govt. to transfer Bugti assassination case probe to FIA
Balochistan is reported to have asked the federal government to transfer the investigation of Nawab Akbar Bugti's murder to the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA).

Pak formally launches Interpol red notice bid to enable Musharraf's arrest
Pakistan's Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has sent a formal request to Interpol to issue red warrants for the arrest of former president Pervez Musharraf, an accused and proclaimed offender in the Benazir Bhutto assassination case.

Pak interior ministry asked seek Interpol red notices for Musharraf's arrest over Bhutto assassination
Pakistan's Federal Investigation Agency's (FIA) counter-terrorism wing has reportedly written a letter to the interior ministry to formally request Interpol to issue red notices for the arrest of former army ruler General (retd) Pervez Musharraf.

Awan's counsel urges Pak SC to spare client as parents spare an 'errant child'
Former Pakistan Law Minister Babar Awan's lawyer has urged the Supreme Court to overlook his client's media jibe as parents spare an act of an errant child.

'2008 Mumbai terror attacks monitored-managed live by planners from Pak'
The 2008 Mumbai terror attacks were reportedly monitored and managed live by planners from a rented house in the North Nazimabad neighbourhood of Karachi.

Over Rs 8,500 bn corruption has taken place during Gilani's tenure: Transparency
Pakistan has lost over 8,500 billion rupees in corruption, tax evasion and bad governance during the last four years of Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani's tenure, Transparency International Pakistan (TIP) has claimed.

Pak Govt counsels submit documents for visit to India for 26/11 probe
Five Pakistani defence counsels have submitted their passports and other relevant documents to an Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) to facilitate their travel to India and take part in the 26/11 judicial probe.

Rehman Malik condemns Karachi blast
Pakistan Interrior Minister Rehman Malik has condemned the blast in Karachi, asking the concerned officials to figure out if there is any similarity between the recent bomb blasts and Friday's incident.

Tariq Khosa refuses to head Pak memo commission
Former Director General of Pakistan's Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), Tariq Khosa, has reportedly refused to head the commission formed to probe the Memo Gate scandal.

Malik writes to Interpol, seeks arrest of Pak fugitive Umer
Pakistan Interior Minister Rehman Malik has sought the assistance of Interpol to arrest dangerous fugitive, Umer Farooq, and has also directed the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to send a team to Lyon, in France to co-ordinate with Interpol on his capture.

Pak court orders FIA to submit 'Hajj scam' report by Nov 5
Senior Pakistan Civil Judge Mahmood Haroon has ordered the Federal Investigation Agency's (FIA) Special Investigation Unit (SIU) to submit its investigation report on an ex-additional secretary of the Establishment Division in connection with the Hajj scam till November five.

Pak FIA arrests seven for issuing fake Indian visas
Pakistani authorities have arrested seven people involved in extending the visas of Indian nationals without following legal procedures.

Pak FIA, Interior Ministry officers arrested in connection with Indian visa issuance scam
A gang involved in the illegal issuance of Indian visas has been busted in Pakistan.

Pak 'Osama raid' commission records Military Intelligence chief's statements
The inquiry commission set up by the Pakistan Government for probing the Osama bin Laden debacle has recorded the statement of the director-general of the Military Intelligence to ascertain whether the MI was aware of the then al Qaeda chief's presence in Abbottabad.

Pakistan arrests visa officer at British High Commission on 'human smuggling' suspicion
Pakistani authorities have arrested a visa officer at the British High Commission in Islamabad as part of an investigation into a human smuggling ring, on suspicion of selling sponsorship letters to people hoping to obtain a visa for the United Kingdom.

26/11 probe: India awaits Pak judicial commission
India has reportedly nominated a judicial commission to work with the Pakistan Government in investigating the 26/11 terror attacks in Mumbai.

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