ISLAMABAD - Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) probing mismanagement in Haj affairs has so far failed to extract any useful information from former religious affairs minister Hamid Saeed Kazmi who is in the agencys custody on a five-day physical remand. The sources in FIA disclosed that former minister remained tight lipped during the investigations and investigators were unsuccessful to get any information from him that could lead them to other culprits involved in the scam or his personal involvement in the scandal. Kazmi had claimed on Monday, after he was produced in a local court to obtain his physical remand, that FIA was treating him like any ordinary accused and he was cooperating with the investigators in connection with the scam. However, Well-placed sources in FIA disclosed that he was shifted in a well-furnished room at FIA Headquarters from the lock up of the agencys Iqbal Town Office on the directions of Interior Minister Rehman Malik. They have further informed that investigators were not grilling him in the way that FIA adopted in its usual investigations primarily due to the influence of Director General FIA Waseem Ahmed and Interior Minister Rehman Malik. The solid evidence against Kazmi with FIA is an appointment letter signed by Kazmi himself being the religious affairs minister. Kazmi had appointment Ahmed Faiz as building supervisor in Saudi Arabia who was facing charges of minting millions of rupees as kickbacks for hiring accommodations of pilgrims in Saudi Arabia. FIA also had another letter in its possession signed by Kazmi making request to the Directorate General of Immigration and Passports to issue official passport to Ahmed Faiz. Before his arrest, Kazmi had took the stance that he did not know Ahmed Faiz. The FIA is also investigating Kazmi for having assets beyond known sources including a plot in Multan on which Hamid Saeed Kazmi had established a seminary. The FIA had also traced some accounts of Kazmi that he had not disclosed in its earlier statement recorded before FIA team. Syed Wajid Ali Gilani, counsel for Hamid Saeed Kazmi, also endorsed that investigators had failed to identify any corruption done on part of Kazmi during the early period of five-day physical remand that expired on 20th of this Month. He said that the demand of FIA for seeking another 5-day physical remand on March 21 was illogical and unreasonable on the basis that it had to get information form Kazmi to know the whereabouts of Ahmed Faiz, the main accused in the scam. He, however, made it clear that he and his client respected the orders of the courts. While elaborating his point, he said that FIA was the investigation agency and having a lot of resources it should itself trace Ahmed Faiz. He said that it was amazing that the agency had sought the remand of Hamid Kazmi to trace Ahmed Faiz. FIA team also had visited Saudi Arabia to arrest Ahmed Faiz but failed to do so despite repeated attempts. About the appointment of Ahmed Faiz, he said that ministers usually make a lot of appointments and it was not fair to hold responsible the appointing authority for any kind corruption done on part of its subordinate.