ISLAMABAD (APP) - The Senate Standing Committee on Interior has underlined the need for conducting a transparent inquiry into the case of arrest of five Pakistanis at Jeddah airport on June 01, 2009 on the charges of narcotics smuggling with a view to fix the responsibility and get the innocent persons free from the Saudis custody. The Committee met at Parliament House under the Chairmanship of Senator Muhammad Talha Mahmood here on Monday and was attended besides other by Leader of the House in the Senate, Syed Nayyar Husaain Bokhari by Senators Muhammad Kazim Khan, Syed Tahir Hussain Mashhadi, Haji Muhammad Adeel, Syeda Sughra Imam, Begum Najma Hameed, Mrs. Gulshan Saeed, Mrs. Almas Parveen, Senator Mrs. Kalsoom Parveen (special invitee) and Hafiz Rashid Ahmed (special invitee). Minister for Interior, Rehman Malik and Secretaries of the Interior, Foreign Affairs, Narcotics Control and senior officials of the attached departments were also present. Members of the Committee expressed their dissatisfaction over the findings of the joint investigation team. They called for expediting the process of conducting the inquiry in such a manner that the innocent persons may get justice and released from Saudi Arabia. A Sub-Committee was constituted to take up the matter at the appropriate level. The Committee also directed the Ministry of Narcotics Control and the Customs to take action against the officials deputed at Karachi Airport on that day, who cleared those Pakistanis at the time of their departure. The Committee showed its concern about the efforts being made to settle the issue. It urged the government to utilize all the diplomatic channels to release the innocent persons being held in Saudi Arabia ,and that real culprits including Abdul Jabbar Tunio should be immediately apprehended. It also urged the FIA to convey the concerns of the Committee to the Saudi authorities. Appropriate steps should be taken to provide councilor access to the detainees. The Committee called for improving the monitoring mechanism at the airports by installing modern technological equipments to check such incidents. Such incidents earn a bad name to the country, the Committee added. The Committee also underlined the need for increasing coordination among the various agencies to unearth those who dare to malign the image of our country for their vested interests. The Committee suggested that the license of the agency through which those Pakistanis have traveled to Saudi Arabia on Umra purposes should be cancelled immediately. Earlier, Minister for Interior, Rehman Malik informed the Committee that a joint investigation teams was constituted soon after the incident took place. He said that a high power delegation would soon visit Saudi Arabia to convince the Saudi authorities about the innocence of the persons detained there. He said that it was failure of the Narcotics Control and Customs authorities to check the persons properly. He, however, assured the Committee that all-out efforts would be made to fix the responsibility and to get the detained persons free from Saudi Arabia. He said that the ministries of Foreign Affairs, Interior and ANF were jointly working on the issue and all-out efforts would be made to secure their early release. Secretaries of the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Narcotics Control also gave their point of view on the issue.