Talking to mediapersons after meeting with a delegation from the United States, Malik said procedure had started now and the FIA would approach Interpol within next few days for issuance of red warrant so as to arrest former military dictator and bring him back to Pakistan to face charges of his alleged involvement in murder of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto.
“We have started the procedure and we will bring Musharraf back to the country soon with a red notice issued through Interpol.”
When asked to comment on withdrawal of cases against exiled Baloch leaders, Malik said such a move was a part of the PPP’s reconciliation policy and added chief secretary had been directed to gather details of cases and withdraw them.
He said only those cases were being withdrawn which did not have third party involvement, adding that all the cases, which they claim, were of political victimization would be withdrawn.
“Baloch people are being facilitated under Aghaz-e-Haqooq-e-Balochistan Package through implementation of numerous development projects and policy actions. Basically, our objective is to bring prosperity to people of the province and end their deprivation,” he said.
Meanwhile, talking to newly appointed Director General FIA Javed Iqbal, Malik said the strength of anti-corruption and prosecution staff of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) would be enhanced aiming at making the agency more efficient.
He said the vacancies in FIA would be filled on priority basis.
DG briefed the minister about the performance of the FIA.
Malik felicitated the new DG and hoped that the Agency would progress during the tenure of Javed Iqbal. The minister assured his cooperation to the DG.
The DG thanked the minister for taking personal interest in resolving the problems of FIA.
Malik directed the DG to improve the performance of FIA and all possible resources would be utilised for capacity building of its officials.