ISLAMABAD   -  Sensing the situation about the bad performance of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) during the last five years of previous regime, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan Saturday said that the government intended to revamp the agency by removing all the controversial officials.He said this while chairing a meeting held at the ministry of interior to review the performance and functions of FIA. He also indicated that interior ministry would re-hire all the special prosecutors for the ministry as well as FIA after terminating the contracts of pervious ones. Some media reports in the past had come to surface that previous PPP-led federal government had hired prosecutors in a non-transparent manner.An official statement issued by the ministry while quoting minister said that the government wanted to revamp FIA by removing all controversial officials and bringing in those with integrity and clean track record. He said an effective system of reward and punishment would be put in place to boost the morale of law enforcement personnel.The minister said that changes would be made in rules of business of FIA to give the authority more powers to keep it clean from corrupt officers. He directed that a procedure should be adopted to ensure merit-based selection and induction procedure to ensure better functioning of FIA. A committee would soon be constituted for this purpose. He stressed that no political interference would be tolerated in matters of transfers and postings within the ministry of interior and its attached departments.Regarding hiring of special public prosecutors, the minister observed that their services should be hired in a completely transparent manner and payments made to them should commensurate with their qualification.During the meeting, Director General FIA, Saud Mirza, briefed the chair about the structure and performance of FIA and informed that the authority had five zones within the country that included four provinces and the federal capital. He said that FIA had 52 police stations all over the country but due to shortage of staff only 36 of these stations were functional.The minister directed that anti-money laundering units should be established in all parts of the country to check money laundering and hundi (hawala) business. He laid stress on making FIA a body in which people might have trust and confidence and said that FIA officials should treat all complainants by giving the complainants due respect.Secretary Interior Ch Qamar Zaman, DG FIA Saud Mirza, DG National Crisis Management Cell, Tariq Lodhi and other senior officers of the ministry attended the meeting.Later, interior minister chaired a separate meeting to have briefing about functions as well as the performance of National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA).Chairman NADRA, Tariq Malik briefed the chair about the working of his organisation. He informed that NADRA had so far finished biometric registration of 96 per cent adult men and 86 per cent women in Pakistan.The minister asked Chairman NADRA to take steps to prepare a system of electronic voting by the time of next general elections.The Chairman NADRA informed that work on geographical information system had recently been started in Islamabad and data was being collected at a rapid pace. He said that under the directions of the minister, work has also been started on introducing e-tag system at the five selected entry and exit points in Islamabad Capital territory (ICT).  The minister directed for speeding up of the installation of this system. The chair was informed that NADRA had started the registration of domestic servants in ICT and so far 5000 such servants had been registered during a weeklong door-to-door campaign. The minister was briefed about the three-tier system recently launched by NADRA on two main entry and exit points in Swat. The chair appreciated the system and asked for a proposal for replicating it in Quetta. Ch Nisar was also apprised of the various international projects, which NADRA was undertaking in Sudan, Kenya, Nigeria and Bangladesh, while bids are being tendered for few projects in Libya, Kuwait, Iraq and Sri Lanka. The chair desired that Pakistan’s embassies in third world countries should highlight these successes and work to introduce NADRA to their countries of posting. Secretary Interior Ch. Qamar Zaman, DG National Crisis Management Cell, Tariq Lodhi and other senior officers of the ministry attended the meeting.