ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Prime Minister’s Special Assistant on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation Senator Dr. Sania Nishtar and the Director General Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Dr. Sanaullah Abbasi held a special meeting to strengthen coordination against fraudulent deductions in the field, cybercrimes, scams, fake websites, fake SMS, fake Whatsapp messages, fake apps, defrauding the poor, particularly the Ehsaas beneficiaries.
During the meeting, it was decided that miscreants, swindlers, and scammers who defraud innocent people will be dealt with strictly.
“In the fight against corruption, Ehsaas is making every effort with FIA to curb frauds and scams in the name of Ehsaas. In this regard, a series of meetings will also be held every week between Ehsaas and FIA to exchange new insights of cases”, said Dr. Sania in a press statement.
This weekly meeting will be attended both by Dr. Sania and the director general FIA.
“We will lend full support to Ehsaas to punish fraudsters,” the DG FIA vowed.
The Director Cyber Crimes at FIA has also been assigned with the task to consolidate various cases along with updates against each and share these with both FIA HQ and Ehsaas before the next meeting.
Later, a follow-up meeting also took place between senior officials of Ehsaas and FIA headquarters to share updates of cases under process with the FIA.
The banking consultants and the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) officials were also present in the meeting.
The meeting also held discussions on problems being faced by the Ehsaas team during disbursements, as well as on insights from FIA on new cases being unearthed.
The FIA also shared the practices adopted by the retailers of partner banks of Ehsaas to lure beneficiaries.