In a first, PTI government proposed merger of FIA and NAB into a single agency

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In a first, PTI government proposed merger of FIA and NAB into a single agency

ISLAMABAD - In a first, PTI government proposed merger of FIA and NAB into a single agency.

Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry on Saturday called for the merger of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) and the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) into a single agency.

“Countries usually have only one premier investigation agency at the federal level. USA has FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation), India has CBI (Central Bureau of Investigation). We need to merge FIA and NAB,” he tweeted.

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Countries usually have only one premier investigation agency at federal level USA has FBI, India has CBI we need to merge FIA and NAB but opposition n Govt must talk on how to ensure confidence of working of such agency linklink Mansoor Ali Khan ✔@_Mansoor_Ali

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Chaudhry also called for talks between the opposition and the government to ensure that such an agency could be formed.

The minister tweeted in response to a news story tweeted by journalist Mansoor Ali Khan. The story had reported that the newly passed NAB Ordinance by the government will empower the FIA.

Currently, the two bodies are separate entities but their jurisdictions and operations overlap in some areas.

NAB, according to its website, is an independent body tasked with eliminating corruption "through a holistic approach of awareness, prevention and enforcement".

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