Fighting organized crime including corruption is govt’s top agenda: PM
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan has reiterated that fighting organized crime including corruption, cybercrime, economic crime, money laundering and across the board accountability is the top agenda of government. The prime minister stated on Monday during a meeting with newly-appointed Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Director-General Wajid Zia and Special Assistant on Accountability Shahzad Akbar. During the meeting, the FIA director general assured the prime minister that he would do his best to serve the country with commitment. Wajid Zia, who led a joint investigation team (JIT) in Panama case against the former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, was appointed as FIA DG on November 29. The change was made during a reshuffle in the federal bureaucracy on Friday, which also witnessed the appointment of BPS-22 officer from Police Service Mushtaq Mehar as Inspector General (IG) Pakistan Railways, a post held by Zia before the reshuffle. Earlier in the day, former FIA DG Bashir Memon has resigned from his post. According to the sources, Bashir Memon resigned ten days before his retirement. He has forwarded his resignation to the establishment division for further process. The sources also said that Bashir Memon has stepped down in a protest against sacking him from the post of the FIA DG few days before his retirement. It also added that he was upset on his replacement form his post ahead of retirement. The former FIA director general adopted a stance that he had served his 35 years government job and the government should wait 10 days for seeing my previous services.