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FIA directed to prepare list of case properties in KP since 2009

PESHAWAR: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has directed all its offices in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to check their warehouses (malkhanas) and prepare list of all the case property valuables that have been missing since 2009, a source told Media.
The source said there were complaints that a huge amount of money as well as valuables during the last almost seven years were missing. This prompted the authorities to launch a formal inspection of all the malkhanas in the province. The inspection is the first of its kind in the last seven years or so.
“A letter has been issued to three deputy directors and two assistant directors in Peshawar as well as the assistant directors of the Mardan, Dera Ismail Khan and Abbottabad circles to ensure proper inspection of their warehouses and submit report by November 8,” the source said.
All the concerned officials were directed through the letter by the director FIA Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to take the matter as top priority as any slackness in this regard will be dealt with strictly. The letter is marked as the most urgent and of high priority.
“You are directed to personally inspect the malkhanas under your jurisdiction, check the availability of the case property according to the entries in the seizure memos of the cases from 2009, the year in which the powers of FIA to investigate white-collar crimes were restored. It is further directed that the list of moveable property of the convicts in cases in which the right of appeal has exhausted, may also be prepared and submitted by November 8 ,” stated the letter sent by Director FIA KP, Basharat Shahzad, to all his circle heads in the province.
The source added that the order had caused panic in circles where the record of the malkhanas didn’t match the list of the recovered valuables and cash. No proper inspection of these warehouses was done for long, leading to the alleged irregularities in valuables and cash worth millions of rupees.
However, senior FIA officials believed that reports about missing of valuables worth millions of rupees was mere speculation until the record was submitted. “We have ordered the inspection and the report will be submitted till November 8.
Only reports submitted by all the concerned officials will disclose if something is missing or otherwise,” Director FIA Basharat Shahzad told Media when asked about the missing properties and cash.
He said they were working to improve things in the FIA and the inspection of the malkhanas was one step in this regard. In the past years, a number of inquiries were conducted against FIA officials for involvement in irregularities and misuse of power. Cases were also registered against some of the officials in the past by their own bosses.\



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