FIA has issued orders for immediate arrest of the Sindh Home Minister, Zulfiqar Mirza. Senior journalist, Abdul Sattar Khan reported that FIA Crime Circle Hyderabad's Additional Director, Bashir Ahmad Bhutto has issued orders for the arrests of 33 persons including President Asif Ali Zardari's close friend and Sindh Home Minister, Dr. Zulfiqar Mirza. The arrest order said that the Sindh home minister was declared an absconder and proclaimed offender in a case registered in January 2000. The case against Zulfiqar Mirza was filed in matters relating to Mirza Sugar Mills at Badin. According to the report, Sindh home minister's close sources terming these orders incorrect said that all cases against him (Mirza) had ceased to exist prior to February 2008 elections.