LAHORE FIA has issued notice to the NICL Chairman Tariq Puri on war-footing basis at Allama Iqbal International Airport when he was about to fly to Islamabad along with the commerce minister, sources in FIA claimed on Monday. The notice was issued under Section 160 CRPC. They said that Puri was reluctant in providing the record or cooperate in the NICL investigation. The notice reads, NICL case is under investigation with this Agency regarding purchase of 20 Kanal two marla plot situated at Airport Road, Lahore. On February 17, 2011, the undersigned was informed by you that M/S NESPAK have submitted the evaluation report regarding the purchase price of the above referred land. Despite repeated requests for provision of the same, no response from your side has so far been received due to which the investigation of the case is hindered. You are required to appear before the undersigned along with the original evaluation report on March 1 during office hours positively. Non-compliance of the orders shall attract action under relevant provisions of law. Sources claimed that Zafar Qureshi had already written letter to secretary commerce to direct chairman NICL to cooperate in investigation process. In his letter, Qureshi said that FIA was conducting the investigation of the NICL case upon the directions of Supreme Court and during the course of investigation, NESPAK were engaged in re-evaluating the price of 20 Kanal land purchased by NICL at Airport Road. It was further informed that the actual worth of the property has been assessed Rs 400 million less than the amount for which it was purchased. On this occasion, it was requested that a copy of the evaluation report may he provided so that the process of recovery could be started without any wastage of time. It was promised that the supply of the same by February 18 shall he ensured. It has been noticed with great concern that NICL, which is the real stakeholder and is supposed to be the beneficiary of the recovered amount does not seem interested anymore in either the recovery or the finalisation of the investigation. This is evident from the fact that two reminders had also been sent after February 17 for the supply of the evaluation report but neither the report in question has been provided nor these requests have been answered. Resultantly, the investigation of the case is stifled. You are requested to immediately take notice of the situation and direct the chairman NICL to do the needful under intimation to this office.