ISLAMABAD: For the last four and a half years, the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has been working as a "handmaiden" for the government to protect corrupt people, said Opposition leader in the National Assembly Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Sunday.
Speaking to media in Islamabad, Nisar said one cannot expect fair performance from the country’s investigative agency.
“I’m surprised; SC knows what FIA did in Hajj scam, NICL case and the OGDCL case,” he said.
Following the apex court verdict on the Asghar Khan petition which found a former army chief and a former chief of the all-powerful Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) guilty of rigging the 1990 general elections (against the Pakistan Peoples Party), the FIA was directed to recover money used for this purpose from certain politicians. The FIA will have to recover Rs140 million.
The opposition leader said that there is not even a single issue in which the FIA had worked transparently.
Nisar further lashed out at politicians who have been attacking his party Pakistan Muslim League - Nawaz (PML-N) since the court’s verdict.