LAHORE Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Corporate Crime Circle has completed minor part of inquiry in National Fertilizer Corporation (NFC) scam wherein Rs 80 million had been embezzled. However, the investigators believe that the embezzled amount could touch billions, The Nation has learnt. An FIA officer seeking anonymity said: The embezzled amount can touch Rs 70 billion, we are following it. He said the scam was so huge that it was difficult for the FIA inquiry team to collect its relevant record. There are heaps of papers on FIA premises lying in the corridor and still we are collecting the record, he added. The sources further said that FIA inquiry team including Deputy Director Ali Imam Zai and Sub Inspector Khizar had initially established its camp office in NFC office to expedite the inquiry process. But later on, they winded up their camp office and shifted again in FIA building situated at Regal Chowk due to unknown reasons. To a question that why the camp office was closed down from the NFC office, an investigator said that our rest of the work was suffering due to our absence from FIA office. While the sources disclosed that NFC high-ups had their reservations on the establishment of FIA camp office in their office due to which the agency had to close its office. An FIA officer said that it would take time to complete the inquiry of the whole scam. He said that 46.8 million bags were embezzled and there were more than 150 stores of the NFC out of whom eight were main stores. He said 250,000 trucks were used in transportation of the said bags and inquiry of those truck owners would also be held. It is worth mentioning here that FIA provincial head was reluctant to speak on the issue. He even denied any such inquiry, saying that there were good number of inquiries underway in FIA and he could not say anything in this regard. However sources in FIA claimed that the agencys inquiry team has prepared Confidential Final Report (CFR) in the minor part of the scam and case was likely to be registered at the FIA Corporate Crime Circle police station. An FIA officer said that CFR is as good as FIR. The FIA has asked the interior ministry to put the names of the 14 persons involved in the scam on the Exit Control List (ECL) so that they cold not flee from the country. Two officials of the NFML Lt-Col (r) Ikramul Haq and Hamid Pervez - have been terminated while a third official Fateh Muhammad has been given a golden handshake. The FIA was conducting raids on more stores in Punjab to collect more record and other relevant material of the scam. FIA started inquiry on the directives of the Supreme Court and has submitted an interim report before the apex court in this regard. Meanwhile, Provincial head of FIA Waqar Haider has directed his subordinate officers to conduct at least one major operation within one month in their respective fields to enhance their performance. He was addressing all the divisional heads of FIA in a meeting held at FIA office, Regal Chowk. The meeting was continuation of directors conference held in Islamabad and was attended by all the deputy directors of the divisions of the Punjab. He asked the deputy directors to share information with other provinces to nab more proclaimed offenders. The directors and deputy directors have been also asked to expedite their work regarding finalisation of inquiries and cases. Normal inquires were directed to be completed within 90 days wherein disciplinary inquiries wherein staff of the FIA was involved be completed within 25 to 30 days. Circle inspection must be conducted once a week and a one page report must be sent to provincial headquarters on daily basis.