Peshawar: FIA director gets transfer as ‘reward’
PESHAWAR: The recent transfer of the regional director of Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has brought to limelight the multi-billion-rupee scam of the Tribal Electric Supply Company (Tesco) in which the outgoing director had ordered an inquiry.
The ex-director, Mr Fasihuddin, told Dawn that the Rs6.8 billion scam involving power theft by steel furnaces in tribal areas was a fit case for the Supreme Court to take suo motu notice of so as to safeguard the national interest, as huge loss was inflicted on the exchequer.
Mr Fasihuddin, transferred from the post of director of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa three days ago and ordered to report to the FIA headquarters, believed that his transfer was the result of his actions against the powerful mafias in Tesco, Wapda, money launderers, banking sectors and NGOs.
The former regional director claimed that the mega scam of Rs6.8 billion against Tesco officials was the second largest case detected by the FIA after the Steel Mills scam.