ISLAMABAD: The government has appointed Muhammad Anwar Virk, a BS-21 officer of Police Service of Pakistan (PSP), against the Grade-22 post of the director general (DG) of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), Establishment Division sources said.
The office of DG FIA was vacant for the last two weeks after the appointment of Fayyaz Leghari as IGP Sindh. The decision to appoint Virk was madewith the approval of Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf after his meeting with the newly appointed DG FIA.
Virk was posted in Punjab and was serving as the additional IGP before his appointment as the DG FIA. The Establishment Division has notified the appointment of Anwar Virk as the DG FIA. Anwar Virk is the tenth DG FIA appointed during the present government of the Pakistan People’s Party. The tenure of service of most of the DGs was less then six months while some held the position for a few weeks or even days. Tariq Pervez was the longest serving DG FIA during the present government’s tenure.
Before the appointment of Fayyaz Leghari, the PPP government had appointed a Grade 21 officer Zafar Abbas Luk against the Grade 22 post of FIA director general. He was the eighth director general in four years. Luk had replaced Javed Iqbal, who held the position for only two months before he was sent to the Narcotics Control Ministry.
Previous FIA directors general during the present government’s tenure include Tariq Pervez, Tariq Khosa, Zafarullah Khan, Wasim Ahmad, Malik Iqbal, Tahseen Anwar Shah, Javed Iqbal and Zafar Iqbal Luk and Fayyaz Leghari.