FIA raids Axact offices, arrests 28 in fake degree scam.
Federal Interior Minister Chaudhary Nisar Ali Khan on Tuesday ordered the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to investigate Pakistani IT company Axact, which the New York Times claims reaps in millions of dollars by selling fake academic degrees online.
Nisar directed the FIA to probe “if the said company is involved in any such illegal work which can tarnish the good image of the country in the world”, said a statement from the interior ministry.
The interior minister ordered the investigation agency to find out if the allegations in the report are true and if Axact, which claims to be Pakistan’s largest software exporter, is involved in illegal activities.
The investigation has already been started, and FIA’s team has reached the Axact’s headquarter in Karachi to start in-depth investigation. The committee will investigate about the allegations in the first place, and then probe the matter on the technical grounds.
The committee will be comprised of four Deputy Directors from Islamabad, and three Deputy Directors from Sindh.