QUETTA: The Model Customs Collectorate Quetta generated Rs837.00million extra revenue of all duties and taxes against an assigned revenue collection target for the month of December Fiscal Year 2017-18.
According to details given by Ashraf Ali, Collector, Model Customs Collectorate (MCC) Quetta, to Customs Today during an exclusive interview that all the stations of Quetta Customs proved profitable during the month of December FY17-18. He notified CT that, during above said period, the collectorate was allocated a revenue collection target of Rs1361million under all the heads against revenue collection of Rs2198million. He added that the collectorate received approximately double revenue collection against an earmarked target for the month of December FY17-18.
Ali told the correspondent that, during the month of December FY17-18, the Customs Collectorate Quetta frustrated an attempt to smuggle 5000 liters of Iranian origin diesel under the garb of documents/vouchers issued by M/s Pakistan State Oil (PSO) whereas the ASO Quetta inpounded 54 Non-Duty-Paid (NDP) vehicles valued at Rs59.00million during three weeks of December FY17-18. The collectorate took into possession goods and vehicles of Rs113million during said period. The ASO Quetta also confiscated Iranian priced at Rs24.869million during first July to October FY17-18, the collector said.
During the month of December FY17-18, the Customs Station Taftan received Rs864.00million of all duties and taxes against an assigned revenue collection target of Rs460.00million which is a double extra revenue against an allocated target during said period.
The collector added that the NLC Dryport Quetta collected Rs882.00million under all the heads against an earmarked revenue collection target of Rs679.00million. The Customs Station Chaman got Rs14.72million against an assigned target of Rs15.00million under all the heads during December FY17-18.
Ashraf Ali further told the correspondent that the Customs Auction Cell generated Rs120.00million under all the heads against an earmarked revenue collection target of Rs34.00million for the month of December FY17-18. He notified CT that the Auction Cell fetched four-time extra revenue against an assigned revenue target.
He said the Customs Intelligence Branch collected Rs52.00million under all the heads while it was not assigned any revenue target. During December FY17-18, the Seizure Branch contributed Rs8.74million under all the heads whereas it was allocated a revenue collection target of Rs7.00million under all the heads. During above said period, the collectorate earned Rs2.03million under all the heads through miscellaneous duties and taxes.