Pakistan

ISLAMABAD (Online) – A case has been registered against five officials of Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on charges of involvement in human smuggling.

The officials were nominated in the FIR after three individuals travelled from Benazir International Airport to Libya on fake travel documents, sources said.

The alleged accused were identified as Inspector Zia Ul Hasan, SI Arshad, HC Faisal Kohat, Inspector Azmat and Inspector Shabana.

Besides the FIA personnels, three agents who had issued tickets and boarding cards have also been nominated for their role in the alleged human smuggling. They have been identified as Ardesher, Kamran and Arsalan.

The officials are also accused of receiving money for facilitating people travelling on forged documents, sources said. The orders to arrest the accused were issued by Director FIA Mazharul Haq Kakakhel.

Sources said a committee has been constituted to launch investigation into the matter.