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Collector Saeed Jadoon assures importers for speedy clearance of trucks at Torkham

Collector Saeed Jadoon assures importers for speedy clearance of trucks at Torkham

PESHAWAR: Collectorate of Customs will leave no effort to enhance trade ability with Afghanistan, said by Collector Mohammad Saeed Jadoon.

The collector was talking with importers on Monday whose trucks are held at Torkham Customs Station for more than week due to incomplete declaration, sources in Customs House Peshawar informed Customs Today.

The importers apprised the collector about the difficulties and losses due to pending delivery of the goods loaded in the trucks at Torkham Customs Station.

The importers were frustrated for delay of goods on which they broke the NLC line and demanded clearance of their trucks last week but the protests also went in vain.

The importers said the trucks contained eatable goods including rice and bean but they are held by Customs department.

The sources said that the collector customs ensured that these trucks will be cleared within a week but no effort will be spared to mend the ways of those who don’t follow customs rules and regulations.

Import and export through WeBOC service at Torkham Customs Station was made mandatory after which the importers suffered due to lack of facilities. Customs department in the available resources will try its best to facilitate importers, the collector said.

The collector customs vowed to highlight the difficulties faced by importers at Torkham border to the higher authorities and said the customs department is trying hard to overcome the challenges to increase the net revenue collections.