The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has instructed to all Chief Collectors and Collectors of Customs to immediately apprise the board about arms and ammunition seizure cases with the specifications of arms and ammunition lying in the warehouses. The process is aimed at compiling arms and ammunition data stored in the customs warehouses along with seized weapons to collect authentic information on national level.
The field formations have also been asked to take up the matter on most urgent basis. The FBR has also provided a performa for compilation of the said data. It included year-wise (2010-11; 2011-12; 2012-13 and 2013-14) description of arms; description of ammunition, seizure number; quality value and remarks of the collectors.
The FBR has issued instructions in line with the orders of the Supreme Court. It is important to mention that the one-member Commission report on arms and ammunition has revealed that the commission during the visit to the strong rooms in East Wharf – KPT, observed that a number of consignments of Arms and Ammunition imported in 1994 and onward were still awaiting clearances on payment of duty and taxes or otherwise disposal. No stock-taking has been done so far to ascertain whether any quantity of Arms and Ammunition was missing.