ISLAMABAD - The federal government is likely to appoint new head of the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) probing into the assassination of former prime minister and PPP chairperson Benazir Bhutto, as the former head has been sent on promotion course. Sources in Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) informed The Nation that Khalid Qureshi, chief of FIAs Special Investigation Group (SIG), who was heading the JIT in Benazir assassination case, had been sent to staff college course, mandatory for promotion from grade 20 to 21. Director Economic Crime Wing FIA, Wajid Zia, has been given the temporary charge as head of JIT, however, the Interior Ministry would finally notify the new head of JIT. Wajid is also member of the JIT already notified by the ministry that was working under the head of Khalid Qureshi. The JIT a few days ago included the name of former president Pervez Musharraf as an accused in the Benazir assassination case in the interim challan (chargesheet) that it submitted before an anti-terrorism court in Rawalpindi. The interim chargesheet also declared the former president as absconder in the case. The sources in the Interior Ministry disclosed that Interior Minister Rehman Malik had some kind of reservations with Khalid Qureshi, as he had not informed him about the decision of JIT to declare Musharraf as an accused in the Benazir case prior to the submission of chargesheet before the court. Some speculations were also heard in the Interior Ministry about the possibility of dissolving the JIT after it declared Musharraf as an absconder in the case by placing his name in column II of the fifth interim chargesheet submitted before the court. However, it is not clear whether Khalid has been sent on promotion course as a routine matter or it is intentional move of the government to disassociate him from the investigations into Benazirs assassination.