Speaking at a press conference, Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said that the Axact case will be thoroughly probed and taken to a logical end, however the registration of an FIR needs to be ascertained.
“Initial inquiry into the matter will be completed in seven to ten days and it will then be decided what is to be done next,” he told. “So far the progress in the case has been encouraging.”
The Interior Ministry, in the light of some facts revealed, is writing a letter to Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for assistance regarding cases reported in US, added the minister.
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“The Interpol is also being contacted regarding the fake universities which have so far blipped on the radar,” Nisar said. “We will also be seeking legal assistance from British agencies and institutions.”
He told the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has recovered ‘substantial evidence’ from Axact offices.
“I request the media not to publish premature reports while quoting sources within FIA,” said Chaudhry Nisar. “Some stories are being run which can affect the investigations of the case as the inquiry is in initial stage.”
In response to reaction from some quarters over his swift action against Axact, the interior minister, “Had we not acted promptly, then the record would have been trashed.”
He told that additional directors Inam Ghani and Shahid Hayat are heading the Axact inquiry, which can be widened but the focus is in Karachi and Islamabad.
We are seeking the assistance of foreign agencies for the probe has entered into sensitive stage, he added.
Chaudhry Nisar told that the Axact was registered in 2006 and it was not his government then.
“The company was registered as an IT firm, yet it engaged in something else,” he said. “The then government and the Security Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) should be questioned as to how the company was registered.”