Federal Investigation Agency
The Federal Investigation Agency is a border control, criminal investigation, counter-intelligence and security agency under the control of the Interior Secretary of Pakistan, tasked with investigative jurisdiction on undertaking operations against terrorism, espionage, federal crimes, smuggling as well as infringement and other specific crimes.
Codified under the Constitution of Pakistan in 1974, the institution functions under the Ministry of Interior (MoI). The FIA also undertakes international operations with the close co-operation and co-ordination of Interpol. Headquartered in Islamabad, the agency has various branch and field offices located in all major cities throughout Pakistan.
Departments of FIA
As of 2021, FIA has 11 active departments to lead criminal charges and investigation, with priorities:
- Anti Human Trafficking and Smuggling
- Economic Crime
- Electricity, Gas, Oil Anti Theft Unit
- FIA Academy
- Intellectual Property Rights
- Integrated Border Management System
- National Response Center For Cyber Crimes
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