ISLAMABAD: Directorate General Customs Intelligence and Investigation of the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) generated Rs 60 million through successful biding of non-duty paid smuggled vehicles and goods.
Talking to Customs Today, Deputy Collector Afzal Wattoo said that on the directions of Director General the department tried hard to ensure maximum number of people participate in the auction. He said that arrangements were made to allow the general public to take benefit of this auction.
He said that “we have already launched a campaign on social media and invited trade union organizations and chambers of commerce in the bidding.”
The process of biding was conducted in a very transparent manners by the Deputy Director Customs I&I Rawalpindi Afzal Wattoo and Deputy Director Headquarter (Legal) Zaheer Abbas. The auction was held under the supervision and directions of Director General Customs Intelligence and Investigation Shaukat Ali and Additional Director Abdul Waheed Marwat.
A large numbers of General public participated in auction process. Customs I&I sold 27 lots of non duty paid vehicles out of 28 in Rs. 50 million including BMW, American Wrangler Jeeps, Toyota Mark X Premier, Toyota Land Cruiser and Honda Civic, while 20 lots of miscellaneous goods has been sold on more than reserve price in Rs10 million including curtain cloth, ladies cloth, gents cloth, , foreign origin used tube less tyers, Valvet cloth, LCDs different sizes, Zeera (Indian made), school bags, artificial jewellary, Boskey cloth and air conditioners.
Director General Customs Intelligence and Investigations Shaukat Ali lauded the process of auction.