LAHORE – Former FIA director Waqar Haider, after taking charge as Additional Director of Anti Corruption Circle, has started interfering in affairs of director Qudratullah Marwat, sources in FIA revealed on Saturday.
Sources said that Waqar Haider joined FIA as Additional Director , Anti Corruption Circle with the blessings of ‘Chaudris’ and was given acting charge of Director FIA after retirement of former Additional Director General FIA , Zafar Ahmad Qureshi. As per service rules acting charge was supposed to be prolonged by three months but Waqar Haider prolonged it more than a year and ultimately was removed from office on the strict direction of Supreme Court of Pakistan a month back. Charge of Director FIA was given to senior most FIA officer, Syed Javed Shah but within a week he was also transferred and a senior police officer Qudratullah Marwat was given the charge of Director FIA , Punjab.
Now when Marwat has taken charge of his office, sources say that Waqar interferes in administrative affairs of FIA which was uncomforting for the rest of the staff.
A senior officer of FIA said on anonymity that the simplicity of Marwat was evident with the fact that Waqar Haider got orders issued by former in latter’s favour as Additional Director Administration only to hold the affairs of FIA in his hands. But on the said post where already a Deputy Director , Afraz was posted used his connections and got the said orders reversed. Afraz is also an officer of Punjab Information Department but due to strong links with Secretary Interior not only he got posted in FIA on deputation basis but also has influence in FIA .
In another bid Waqar got changed the inquiry team of Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB) through newly appointed Director and it was assigned to Additional Director , Corporate Crime Circle, Syed Javed Shah. Sources disclosed that Supreme Court was seeking progress regarding this case and Waqar did not want to face Court since he was already facing contempt charges in another case.
Sources claimed that Marwat was also backed by ‘Chaudaris’ and was posted only to cool down the anger of Supreme Court of Pakistan. Since the court had expressed its resentment on the posting of Waqar in NICL investigations and ordered DG FIA to remove him from the office immediately. Now Waqar was using his authority by sitting aside.