*ISLAMABAD: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has initiated a probe into supplies of new and old tyres of aircraft belonging to the national flag-carrier Pakistan International Airlines (PIA).*
The intelligence agency commenced thorough investigation against non-recovery of tyres despite advance payments worth millions made by the PIA administration.
It is noteworthy to mention here that a foreign aero company was given an order for the provision of new and old tyres for PIA planes.
However, the company has failed to comply with the order despite payment of $200,000 US dollars.
Moreover, the company’s owner Raja Masood also presented a permission letter of the foreign company before the PIA management.
FIA issued notices to the owner of the foreign company which claimed itself a distributor of a foreign company Gadair.
On January 7, the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) had initiated a probe into alleged corruption in the (PIA) in the wake of the Supreme Court’s order.
As per details, a 7-member investigation team of the FIA has started probing into alleged corruption in the national flag carrier, in the light of 10 years’ audit report, compiled by the government’s auditors.
The seven-member committee comprises Assistant Directors, Inspectors and the Sub-Inspectors, has been provided an office in the PIA , for the purpose of the probe.