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Customs North Region shows outstanding performance by collecting Rs3.89b: Chief Collector Asif Jah

Customs North Region shows outstanding performance by collecting Rs3.89b: Chief Collector Asif Jah

ISLAMABAD: Chief Collector North Region Asif Mehmood Jah has said that the Customs North region collected Rs3.89 billion during May 2019 against assigned revenue collection target of Rs3.1 billion.

He said that North Region which comprises (Islamabad, Peshawar, Gilgit Baltistan and Sialkot) showed outstanding revenue collection performance during month of May 2019. He said that Customs North Region surpassed monthly revenue target before the end of month of May 2019. He added that Customs North Region not only achieved but surpassed the target under head of customs duty (CD) along with other duty and taxes.

Asif Jah said that till 29th May, the North Region surpassed the target of CD by Rs438 million with revenue collection of Rs1405 million against assigned target of Rs 968 million, similarly an amount of Rs 1612 million has been collected under head of sales tax (ST) against the assigned revenue collection target of Rs1445 million with increase of Rs167 million against the target.

The North Region has earned Rs3889 million against the assigned target of Rs3139 million with extra amount of Rs 750 million, moreover Customs North Region during July to May FY18-19 earned gross collection of Rs17396 million under head of CD against assigned target of Rs14102 million while under the head of ST it earned Rs16821 million. North Region earned Rs46103 million against the assigned target of Rs40404 million under head of all duty & taxes.

He said that hopefully the North Region will surpass its revenue collection target for month of June FY18-19 as well. He added that about the anti-smuggling side the North Region performed extraordinary while covering vast area of its jurisdiction.

During the month of May 2019, the Anti -Smuggling Organization of North Region seized huge quantity of smuggled and non-duty paid vehicles along with narcotics, foreign currencies and gold etc, to the tune of Rs216 million while during the corresponding period of May 2018 the North Region had seized smuggled goods worth Rs 155 million.