ISLAMABAD - The country's key investigation body, Federal Investigation Agency, is running its affairs on 'makeshift basis', as it is being run without a permanent head due to bureaucratic vested interests of the ruling elites. The FIA's director general slot fell vacant when the federal government transferred and appointed its former DG Fayyaz Leghari as Inspector General of Police (IGP), Sindh, some days ago. Since then, Khalid Qureshi, a senior officer of FIA has been the acting charge of DG FIA. Presently, the name of Muhammad Anwar Virk, Additional IGP (Research and Development) Punjab is figured as a strong candidate to fill in this slot, well-paced sources in FIA informed TheNation Wednesday. He, if notified, will be the ninth head of the agency since the incumbent government came into power in early 2008.A senior officer of FIA informed on the condition of anonymity that the name of Mohammad Anwar Virk is being discussed in FIA as its new DG, however the federal government did not issue any notification in this regard. It is likely that his name will be notified, he added.According to the senior officer, Khalid Qureshi, a senior FIA officer belonging to police service of Pakistan (PSP) holds the acting charge of FIA's director general till the appointment of the agency's permanent head. Qureshi as head of FIA's counter-terrorism wing (CTW) has also investigated very high profile cases including the Benazir Bhutto assassination case and Mumbai attacks case.The federal government on July 10 appointed the then FIA's director general, Fayyaz Leghari, as the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Sindh just after one-and-a-half month of his posting as FIA head. He was the eighth head of the agency in the present regime.