KARACHI: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has approached Directorate General of Customs Intelligence and Investigation seeking postings/transfers record, asset declaration proforma and ex-Pakistan leave record of former DG Customs Intelligence and Investigation Shaukat Ali and others.

An inquiry is under investigation at FIA on allegations of misuse of official authorities, misappropriation of public money, accumulation of assets beyond means in Pakistan and abroad through illegal means by granting illegal/undue favors to their favorites and caused loss to the national exchequer to the tune of billions of rupees.

FIA has also sought details of the following officials:   M. Shafiq Inspector, Hyderabad; Tahir lqbal Superintendent Faisalabad; Rehmatullah Jan Inspector Peshawar; M. Anwar Deputy Superintendent; M. Zahoor Superintendent; Majid Shah Inspector Faisalabad; Lal Khan Head Constable; Masooq Akhtar FC; Masood lqbal Head Constable; Zulfiqar Dogar Inspector; Hameed Bhatti Inspector; Haji Nasir Deputy Superintendent; Haq Nawaz Inspector; Javed Bhatti Inspector; Rana Anwar Inspector; Imran Ilahi Inspector; Muhammad Zafar Inspector; Syed Arshad Ali Shah, Hyderabad; Muhammad Rafiq Superintendent; Baaz Muhammad FC Quetta; M. Wasli Faisalabad; M. Asrar Faisalabad; Muhammad Ashiq Driver Islamabad; Khawaja Zia Inspector Karachi; Irfan Ghani Inspector Karachi and Akmal Hashmi Inspector Sadiqabad.

FIA has sought from FBR postings/transfers record, asset declaration proforma and ex-Pakistan leave record of former DG Customs I&I Shaukat Ali; Superintendent Customs I&I Sukkur Abdul Razzak Samejo, Inspector Customs I&I Sukkur Liaquat Ali and retired Constable Mushtaq Ahmed Sargana.

FIA has also asked Customs I&I to provide details and reasons as to why cash reward was given after dismissal of Superintendent Customs Waqar Cheema who was posted in Customs I&I Lahore; Superintendent Customs Zahid Raza Bukhari who was then posted in Customs I&I Faisalabad and other officials who were conferred cash reward after dismissal.

Shaukat Ali was a politically backed officer to play havoc with the anti smuggling operations in the country who swept bribe money from smugglers across the country. Shaukat Ali also holds a business visa to conduct business in Dubai. He lived in Pakistan and made frequent foreign visits to shift the huge corruption money to foreign destinations.

Shaukat Ali had been patronizing certain unscrupulous elements and he had been victimizing officers and officials for performing their duties to the letter. Making transfers and postings was the primary tool of Director General Shaukat Ali for pressurizing and harassing staff of Customs Intelligence & Investigation.