ISLAMABAD: Customs Station Benazir Bhutto International Airport (BBIA) Islamabad exceeded assigned target during eight months (July to February) FY2016-17 with an amount of Rs03.59million. The BBIAI was assigned Rs17.52million revenue target for eight months of current Financial Year whereas it collected Rs20.11million during said period.
According to Dr. Arslan, Collector MCC Islamabad, after adopting new initiatives at the airport, the performance of customs staff is increasing as the BBIA increases 237% revenue target. The BBIA was assigned Rs14.65million revenue target for corresponding year 2015-16 whereas it collected Rs8.47million against the assigned target.
Regarding the new initiatives, the BBIA has established a canine cell from where two sniffer dogs have been handed over to customs staff whereas we are planning for full-flag canine cell with eight sniffer dogs plus eight dog handlers. The MCC has established 24/7 passenger facilitation desk at airport due to which more seizures are expected to increase which will ultimately enhance revenue during the current financial year.