ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Federal Minister for Interior Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has said that as part of investigations into the alleged involvement of Axact in fake degrees scam unearthed by The New York Times, the Pakistani government will approach the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Interpol for assistance.
In a press conference in Islamabad on Saturday, the minister said that the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has so far acquired substantive material and on the basis of this the interior ministry is approaching FBI for legal assistance in the matter.
The minister said that Interpol would also be approached for assistance in connection with the universities that have been referred to in the issue.
The interior minister said that the investigations into alleged scandal of Karachi-based IT Company Axact by the FIA are progressing well and held out an assurance of transparency.
Nisar said that the initial inquiry into the affairs of Axact would be completed within 10 days.
In a report published by the NYT in its May 17 edition, the Karachi-based IT Company was accused of issuing fake academic degrees online and earning millions of dollars annually.
Later, the inter minister ordered a probe against the company and directed the FIA to submit a report in this regard.