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Customs Appraiser Abdul Hadi arrested for Rs600m corruption

Customs Appraiser Abdul Hadi arrested for Rs600m corruption

PESHAWAR: The NAB Khyber Pakhtunkhwa apprehended Abdul Hadi, Appraiser, Customs Dry Port, Peshawar, on Wednesday for allegedly being involved in corruption & corrupt practices. His conduct caused the treasury a loss of more than Rs600million.

During the course of inquiry, it was revealed that accused Abdul Hadi, being Appraiser, Custom Dry Port, Peshawar, in connivance with the M/s Jan Builders and others, illegally assessed and cleared the duties/taxes and determined the value of consignments of construction machinery.

The machinery in question was imported on the Letter of Credit issued before the promulgation of Import Policy 2016 in a blatant violation of the policy and in return collected bribe.

The NAB KP is vigorously pursuing the case; more facts are expected to surface. The NAB is given the physical custody of the accused for six days.

Assistant Director Media Salma Begum said there are also certain other cases in which Customs officials have looted taxpayers’ money. She promised to bring those cases in the limelight for which the DG NAB KP has already issued directives.