ISLAMABAD   -  The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has widened the scope of its investigations into alleged malpractices and corruption in land acquisition of Sector G-14 by the Federal Government Employees Housing Authority (FGEHA). 

The Anti-Corruption Circle (ACC) of the FIA has summoned six more officials in the light of the evidence that has been brought on record as a result of previous investigation, a senior official of the agency told The Nation. 

The officials who have been issued notices for their appearance before the inquiry office include Assistant Director Israr Kakakhel, Assistant Director (Estate) Ghulam Rasool Leghari, and four naib tehsildars including Zakir Hussain, Mohammad Nawazish, Muhammad Mudassir and Malik Akhtar. 

“We are cooperating with FIA and will provide every kind of record related to this investigation,” said FGEHA spokesperson Chaudhry Irfan. He told The Nation that FIA and the authority had separate mandates and scope of work under the law and the investigation agency was independent to hold a probe into the matter. 

In July this year, FIA had launched a probe into alleged corruption in land acquisition of three sub-sectors of Sector G-14 by the officials of FGEHA. 

The ACC of FGEHA had registered an enquiry and sought a complete record, from the agency, of built-up properties (BUPs) in sub-sectors G-14/1, G-14/2 and G-14/3 of the sector under Section 194 of Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC). 

The FIA had taken notice on a complaint of a private citizen who alleged in the application that government officials have not only suffered a loss in millions of rupees to the national kitty but also the land affectees were being deprived of their due right of compensation due to alleged corruption in land acquisition. 

Director FIA Waqar Ahmed Chauhan had approved an inquiry and appointed Assistant Director ACC Malik Sajid Awan as the inquiry officer. The inquiry officer had summoned six people including officials and private contractor. 

In July, Additional Director FIA (ACC) Waheed-ur-Rehman Khattak in a letter written to the Director (Land) FGEHA had sought complete record about BUPs to proceed further into the investigation. 

In the letter, FIA had sought certified copies of awards pertaining to BUPs of three above-mentioned sub-sectors. 

It had sought duly certified copies of complete GPS maps of these sub-sectors prepared by the Urban Unit of the authority. 

A complete list of affectees along with their phone numbers and addresses had also been sought. 

The letter said that FIA should be provided with list of plots with offer letters issued to the affectees of the said sub-sectors.