FIA requests EOBI action against corrupt officer


KARACHI: Federal Investigative Agency (FIA) Islamabad in a letter to Chairman Employees Oldage Benefits Institution (EOBI) has requested action against allegedly corrupt Awais Behram working as Assistant Director in EOBI. Behram was working as Assistant Director in FIA on deputation from EOBI and was posted at Islamabad International Airport.

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F.I.A Report against Awais Behram and M. Shehzad

According to the details, Awais Behram is the prime suspect of FIA Human Trafficking Circle Islamabad’s First Information Report (F.I.R.) No. 35/2014. He is allegedly responsible for trafficking two foreign national women with the help of Frontier Core employee Muhammad Shehzad, stated the FIR. The said foreign nationals landed in Pakistan via Turkish Airline Flight No. 710.

Letter to Chairman EOBI
Letter to Chairman EOBI

F.I.A report stated that the foreign national women did not posses any legal documents, necessary for entry in Pakistan. However, accused Awais Behram and M. Shehzad provided these women safe exit from Islamabad International Airport in order to help them join illegal prostitution rings working in Pakistan. Furthermore, Muhammad Shehzad received a sum of PKR 100,000 from Awais Behram to help provide safe exit to these women, the report stated.

Director, F.I.A Human Trafficking Circle Islamabad, Zafar Awan, in his letter no. DIZ/AHTC/R-8/2014/972-73 to Chairman EOBI Ayub Sheikh stated that departmental action must be taken against Awais Behram currently working as Assistant Director in EOBI.

Sources at EOBI informed that, Awais Behram was illegally absent from his duties in F.I.A however, he reported for duty when the enquiry against him was filed. Whereas, his joining report stated that the Court of Justice has granted him bail, therefore his joining must be approved.

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Saad B Murtaza

Saad B. Murtaza is a journalist and creative writer based in Karachi. He has been working as an Investigative/Diplomat Reporter since 2010 and as a Creative Writer since 2008.

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