FAISALABAD: The doors of the office of Collector Customs are always open for resolving issues of the businessmen.
These views were expressed by Collector Customs Mirza Mubashir Baig during an exclusive interview with Customs Today in his office. He said businessmen would be facilitated to every possible extent to enhance and increase economic activity and revenue hereby.
Importers came to me and discussed their issues and they were given solution to their problems immediately in order to keep the process of smooth trading through the port intact.
To a question, he said that throughout the year Faisalabad Collectorate adopted an open door policy and importers and exporters felt free in discussing their trade-related issues.
Mirza Mubashir Baig said that importers had to face difficulties in getting their goods and articles cleared from the Faisalabad Dry Port as per unit cost of the goods shot up due to double freight and carriage charges.
In current circumstances, the importers would prefer Sialkot, Samrial dry port for clearance of their imports which will play havoc with port revenue and labour.
Mubashir said employment opportunities at the Faisalabad dry port are directly proportional to business activities. He urged the businessmen to register their complaints to officials concerned in case of facing any hurdles in clearance of their consignments.
He, however, wished that if the dry port is linked with railway line its productivity would be enhanced up to a remarkable extent.
The collector suggested that the Faisalabad dry port was established to reduce the burden at Karachi and other ports. He also said Faisalabad dry port would soon emerge as biggest dry port in the country. Businessmen community should join hands with the Customs department to enhance economic activity.