KARACHI: Directorate of the Customs Intelligence and Investigation (I&I), Karachi is facing shortage of staff and latest equipment.
Sources in Directorate of Customs (I&I) told Customs Today that no new recruitment in the department has been made for last 15 years.
“Sepoys, who are currently working in the department, are aged while no recruitment has been made in place of them”, he added.
He further said that lack of office strength is also affecting the performance of Customs I&I but the department is providing best services in limited resources.
“Due to limited resources, the department often faces difficulties to conduct any operation”, he added.
“If the prevailing shortfall of employees and equipment is addressed, the Customs Intelligence and Investigation Department could safeguard more revenue by conducting raids”, he added.
When contacted Additional Director Customs Intelligence and Investigation, Mumtaz Ali Khoso said that the department has already written a letter to officials concerned in this regard and hoped that they will take appropriate action accordingly.
It is pertinent to mention here that no new recruitment has also been made in Model Customs Collectorate (MCC) Preventive under grade 17 for last 15 years.