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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is the FIA ?
    FIA stands for Federal Investigation Agency. It was established under FIA Act, 1974 (Act-VIII of 1975) promulgated on 13-01-1975. FIA was established with objective to deal with Smuggling, Narcotics, Currency offences, Enforcement of Laws relating to Foreigners, Immigration & Passports and offences having inter-provincial ramifications.
  2. What is the Mission of FIA ?
    To achieve excellence in FIA by promoting culture of merit, providing continuous professional training, ensuring effective internal accountability, encouraging use of technology and having a meaningful feedback mechanism.
  3. What is the Vision of FIA .?
    A law enforcement agency which not only enjoys the respect of the society, for its integrity, professional competence, and impartiality but also serves as a role model for provincial police forces.
  4. When was the FIA founded ?
    A Federally controlled Police Establishment, first came into existence in 1942 during the Second World War to take up investigation of corruption, rampant in the Supplies and Procurement Department of the then Government of India. It was named as Special Police Establishment. After the Independence in 1947, it was named as Pakistan Special Police Establishment (PSPE). The requirements of Federal Government regarding investigations of criminal offences kept on increasing and Mr. G. Ahmad in his report on "Police Reforms", submitted to the Cabinet on 07-04-1972, recommended establishment of a Federal Police Organization to deal with Smuggling, Narcotics, Currency offences, Enforcement of Laws relating to Foreigners, Immigration & Passports and offences having inter-provincial ramification. Consequently, the FIA Act, 1974 (Act-VIII of 1975) was promulgated on 13-01-1975, bringing Federal Investigation Agency into existence.
  5. Who is the head of the FIA ?
    FIA is headed by a Director General, generally a very senior Police Officer of BPS 21/22, with his Headquarters based at Islamabad. The current Director General of the FIA is Mr. Fayyaz Ahmed Leghari,PSP
  6. Who monitors the FIA ?
    FIA is being monitored by Ministry of Interior, Government of Pakistan.
  7. What does the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) do ?
    The major function of FIA is to enforcement of laws relating to Smuggling, Narcotics, Currency offences, Foreigners, Immigration & Passports and offences having inter-provincial ramification.
  8. How can I complain to FIA about Human Smuggling, Anti-Corruption, crimes and Cyber Crime/Electronic Crime ?
    Click on Complaint Centre Link on the website of FIA and enter the details about complaint in complaint form. The complaint will be processed immediately and information about the processing of complaint will be intimated to complainant.
  9. What is the FIA's role in controlling Human Trafficking?
    Human trafficking is the burning issue at national and international level. It is, therefore, being focused by the Government accordingly. A steering committee has been established in MOI to monitor and review combating efforts against human trafficking. Joint Secretary (Security) MOI has been declared as focal point for coordination and exchange of information. FIA being the lead Agency has established Special Unit to be called Anti Trafficking Unit (ATU) at FIA HQrs to deal all matters relating to human trafficking more effectively.
  10. What is the role of Interpol ?
    National Central Bureau Interpol in Pakistan was originally setup in 1957. It is presently a bureau of FIA located in Islamabad. The Director General, FIA is the head of NCB, under the Ministry of Interior, having direct liaison with the ICPO Interpol HQs, General Secretariat and head of NCBs of the member countries through the latest communications Network. NCB is a base of operations for all cases relating to International Police Cooperation, fighting against the crimes and playing a vital role in getting the International criminals subjected to surveillance, identification, search, arrest, interrogation and extradition.
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