LAHORE – The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Wednesday declared innocent Garden Town Passport Office Assistant Director Iqbal Shahid who was arrested over forgery of 11 Afghans’ passports.

The FIA arrested Shahid a few days ago to grill him over a human trafficking scam. FIA officer Shahid Pervaiz said that the agency had arrested Iqbal Shahid following the arrest of Afghan nationals outside the Garden Town Passport Office over attempted forgery. However, the probe found the official innocent. Iqbal Shahid said: “I presented myself to FIA for the investigation and the agency have cleared me of all the allegations.” He said an assistant director has nothing to do with the process of passport preparation and the Afghans had not even visited the interview counter.