FIA inquiry acquits Zafar Mirza in masks’ smuggling case

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By Minahil Makhdoom

ISLAMABAD: Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) investigation report has acquitted Special Assistant to Prime Minister (SAPM) Zafar Mirza after probing his alleged involvement in masks smuggling, sources claimed.
According to FIA sources, no allegation was proved against SAPM on Health Zafar Mirza as petitioner failed to provide evidence of his allegations during the agency’s investigation of export of 20 million masks to China.
Sources say that according to FIA’s report no collusion was proved in issuance of permit for export of the masks and Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) allowed the export under the rules and regulations.
It is to be noted here that the complaint was submitted by Young Pharmacists’ Association’s Secretary General Dr Furqan Ibrahim with the Prime Minister’s Complaint Cell. According to the complainant, 20 million masks were smuggled out of Pakistan allegedly by Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Health Dr Zafar Mirza in collusion with an aide of Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) Deputy Director Ghazanfar Ali Khan.