ISLAMABAD - The federal government is likely to direct the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), a subordinated department of the ministry of interior, to work as the prosecution agency in the trial of General (Retd) Pervez Musharraf under Article 6 for subversion of constitution, official sources informed The Nation here on Tuesday.

A high official connected with the legal wing of FIA on condition of anonymity said that under the existing practice police were used to be the prosecuting agency in cognisable offences but the powers to investigate such cases also came under the schedule of the agency as well. He said that it would be up to the court or the federal government to give any directions to investigate the case of high treason against Musharraf. "The federal government or court either can direct the police or the FIA to work as the prosecution agency in the case," he said, adding that Supreme Court earlier had directed the FIA to investigate the charges of corruption and misuse of authority against ex-army generals including former Chief of Army Staff Mirza Aslam Baig in Asghar Khan case.