KARACHI: The Customs Court directed investigation officer of Customs Collectorate of Exports to complete investigations and submit charge-sheet against Afaq Ahmed, proprietor of M/s First Way Link Traders, M/s Kazi Corporation and others, who were booked in a tax evasion case.
On October 01, 2018, investigation officer appeared before the court and submitted that suspects are absconders and will be produced when arrested. After the hearing, court adjourned the matter and directed him to arrest absconders and submit charge-sheet.
Earlier, investigation officer has submitted a First Information Report (FIR) against Afaq Ahmed, proprietor of M/s First Way Link Traders, M/s Kazi Corporation, M/s International Cargo Leaders Pvt Ltd, M/s Faster Business, Shaikh Adnan Ghani, Nadeem Salmani, Asmatullah, Haji Juma Gul, Shah Wali and other to be ascertained during investigation of the case.
He submitted that during the investigation, it was revealed that importers have submitted fake and fabricated Form-Es, meaning thereby that the foreign exchange amounting to $3,345,380 (Rs376,775,114) was not remitted in the country, despite that goods have been exported, hence the exporters with the collusion/help of clearing agent have hoodwinked customs by submitting fake documents.
Investigation officer further informed the court that above mentioned suspects have violated the provisions of Section 16, 32 (1), 32 (1), 32 (2), 32A, 131, 192 & 209 of the Customs Act, 1969 pragraph-3, 16 & 17 of Export Policy Order 2016 read with Section 3 of the Imports & Exports Control Act, 1950 further read with Foreign Exchange Regulation Act, 1947, punishable under Clauses 1, 9, 14, 14-A, 77 & 77 & 86 of Sub Section 1 of Section 156 of the Customs Act, 1969 Paragraph-17 of Export Policy Order-2016 further read with Section-5 of the Imports and Exports Control Act, 1950, further read with the Foreign exchange Regulation Act, 1947.