Khan seeks FIA-NAB teamwork in white collar crimes

By Staff Reporter
Tuesday – August 28, 2018
ISLAMABAD: Prime minister (PM) Imran Khan chaired a briefing on interior ministry and its attached department on Monday, whereat he emphasised upon the need for greater coordination between federal investigation agency (FIA) and national accountability bureau (NAB) to fight white collar crimes and other corrupt practices.

According to an official statement, PM observed that curbing corruption and retrieving wealth of the country, amassed through illegal means and laundered abroad, are among the biggest challenges for the incumbent.

He said that the overseas Pakistanis are willing to bring their money to Pakistan and invest in various sectors however, we need to provide them an enabling environment that ensures safety and security of their lives and property.

Khan said that the interior ministry and its attached departments are ought to play their role more effectively towards ensuring service delivery, improving overall security situation in the country and providing a sense of security to the citizens.

He asserted that every effort will be made to accomplish these goals besides putting in place a robust system that could prove itself as an effective deterrent against such malpractices in future.

Interior secretary Yousaf Naseem Khokhar made a detailed presentation about the functions of the ministry and its attached departments and briefed Khan about various steps taken by the ministry, including adoption of legislative measures and policies to combat terrorism, prevent smuggling and human trafficking and curbing electronic and other crimes.

PM’s institutional reforms advisor (IRA) Ishrat Hussain, special advisor to the prime minister (SAPM) Naeem-ul-Haq, SAPM Iftikhar Durrani, member of national assembly (MNA) Shyaryar Afridi, PM’s secretary Azam Khan and senior officers heading various attached departments of the ministry were present during the meeting.