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Frequently Asked Questions

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1. What is the FIA ?
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FIA Act, 1974 (Act-VIII of 1975) promulgated on 13-01-1975. FIA was
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2. What is the Mission of FIA ?
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accountability, encouraging use of technology and having a
meaningful feedback mechanism.
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4. When was the FIA founded ?

A Federally controlled Police Establishment, first came into existence
in 1942 during the Second World War to take up investigation of
corruption, rampant in the Supplies and Procurement Department of
the then Government of India. It was named as Special Police
Establishment. After the Independence in 1947, it was named as
Pakistan Special Police Establishment (PSPE). The requirements of
Federal Government regarding investigations of criminal offences kept
on increasing and Mr. G. Ahmad in his report on "Police Reforms",
submitted to the Cabinet on 07-04-1972, recommended establishment
of a Federal Police Organization to deal with Smuggling, Narcotics,
Currency offences, Enforcement of Laws relating to Foreigners,
Immigration & Passports and offences having inter-provincial
ramification. Consequently, the FIA Act, 1974 (Act-VIII of 1975) was
promulgated on 13-01-1975, bringing Federal Investigation Agency
into existence.
5. Who is the head of the FIA ?
FIA is headed by a Director General, generally a very senior Police
Officer of BPS 21/22, with his Headquarters based at Islamabad. The
current Director General of the FIA is Mr. Fayyaz Ahmed Leghari,PSP
6. Who monitors the FIA ?
FIA is being monitored by Ministry of Interior, Government of Pakistan.
7. What does the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) do ?
The major function of FIA is to enforcement of laws relating to
Smuggling, Narcotics, Currency offences, Foreigners, Immigration &
Passports and offences having inter-provincial ramification.
8. How can I complain to FIA about Human Smuggling, Anti-
Corruption, crimes and Cyber Crime/Electronic Crime ?
Click on Complaint Centre Link on the website of FIA and enter the
details about complaint in complaint form. The complaint will be
processed immediately and information about the processing of
complaint will be intimated to complainant.
9. What is the FIA's role in controlling Human Trafficking?
Human trafficking is the burning issue at national and international
level. It is, therefore, being focused by the Government accordingly. A
steering committee has been established in MOI to monitor and review
combating efforts against human trafficking. Joint Secretary (Security)
MOI has been declared as focal point for coordination and exchange
of information. FIA being the lead Agency has established Special Unit
to be called Anti Trafficking Unit (ATU) at FIA HQrs to deal all matters
relating to human trafficking more effectively.
10. What is the role of Interpol ?
National Central Bureau Interpol in Pakistan was originally setup in
1957. It is presently a bureau of FIA located in Islamabad. The
Director General, FIA is the head of NCB, under the Ministry of
Interior, having direct liaison with the ICPO Interpol HQs, General
Secretariat and head of NCBs of the member countries through the
latest communications Network. NCB is a base of operations for all
cases relating to International Police Cooperation, fighting against the
crimes and playing a vital role in getting the International criminals
subjected to surveillance, identification, search, arrest, interrogation
and extradition.

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