ORIGIN & HISTORY
The Pakistan Special Police Establishment (PSPE) department from investigation of the offences of bribery, and corruption against central government employees, was given powers to investigate cases relating to the offences. In report of “Police Reform”, submitted to cabinet on 07-04-1972, recommended establishment of Federal Police Organization to deal with smuggling, narcotics, currency offences, enforcement of laws relating to foreigners, immigration and passports offences having inter-provincial ramification. Consequently FIA Act, 1974. (Act VIII-4 of 1975) was promulgated on 13-01-1975, bringing Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) into existence.
ABOUT THE FIA
The Federal Investigation Agency (Urdu: وفاقی تحقیقاتی ادارہ; reporting name: FIA) is a border control, criminal investigation, counter-intelligence and security agency under the control of the Interior Secretary of Pakistan, tasked with investigative jurisdiction on undertaking operations against terrorism, espionage, federal crimes, smuggling as well as infringement and other specific crimes. ACT, 1974 (VIII OF 1975)
A federally controlled police establishment first came into existence in 1942 during WWII, named as Special Police Establishment, to take up investigation of corruption, rampant in Supplies and Procurement Department.
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.
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.
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