KARACHI: Within a very short span of eight months, the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has finally transferred a senior officer of the Pakistan Custom Service (BS-20), Dr Saifuddin Junejo, from the post of Collector Preventive and posted him as Collector Quetta.
Dr Junejo, assumed charge of the post of Collector, Customs Collectorate (Preventive), Karachi in October 2016 replacing S Tariq Huda who remained on the post for more than two years.
According to sources, Dr Junejo remained very active and made some historic achievements. However, his sudden transfer has shocked the officials of the department.
During the tenure of Dr Junejo as Collector Preventive, more than 592 seizure cases worth Rs 325m were reported just in six months. The staff of the Preventive Collectorate posted at international arrivals and international departures of the Karachi airport performed in a very effective and professional manner during the first half of the financial year i.e. from July 2016 to December 2016 and detected 592 seizure cases of contraband goods pertaining to gold, jewelry, currency, mobile phones, narcotics and alcohol worth Rs 325 million.
In these seizure cases, the staff apprehended currency worth Rs84 million, 7.578kg gold, gold jewelry worth Rs 33 million, 2544 mobile phones of assorted brands worth Rs 30 million, narcotics worth Rs170 million and more than 2,527 bottles of foreign origin alcohol worth Rs4.4 million, sources added.
Besides, the Air Freight Unit (AFU) of Customs Preventive Karachi also achieved the revenue collection target amounting to more than Rs 20 billion during the first six months of the current financial year, they said. The collector has relinquished the charge and reportedly moved to Quetta to join his new assignment.