ISLAMABAD: Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Director General (DG) Mohammad Amlish was removed from his position on Monday evening, sources told Dawn.
The move came hours after the FIA DG attended a high-level meeting, chaired by Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, where he was grilled about reports that were leaked to the media. The minister had said that an inquiry would be conducted into the matter.
According to a participant of the meeting, DG Amlish reportedly said: “It seems as if I have lost your confidence”. The minister responded by saying, “I will talk to you later.”
But just hours later, Mr Amlish — who was appointed FIA DG in March this year — was removed from his post.
During the meeting, the minister also asked the FIA to submit its long-, medium- and short-term plans for the reorganisation of the agency and to specify the timeline set for these plans, according to an official statement.