*ISLAMABAD - Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) receives Rs 10 million grant to probe the case of money laundering through fake bank accounts.*
Director-General FIA Bashir Ahmed Memon had on September 4 written to the interior ministry seeking funds for any expenses incurred by the investigation team probing the case.
Memon has also requested that the FIA wanted to hire the services of a legal and chartered accountant firm to help in the investigation. He had requested a grant of twenty million rupees from the interior ministry.
However, the interior ministry said that the Finance Division has approved a grant of ten million rupees for the federal agency, half of which was originally requested.
The FIA has been instructed to adhere to the code of conduct and relevant procedures in the utilisation of funds. The federal agency could be granted a supplementary grant in the form a crossed cheque.