KARACHI: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Chairman Tariq Mehmood Pasha has directed all the chief collectors and Directorate General Customs Intelligence and Investigation (I&I) to submit all the information of the mega seizures in the future, sources said.
Again, all the chief collectors and Directorate General Customs Intelligence and Investigation (I&I) have instructed the officials concerned to compile the data of mega seizures of the current fiscal year, sources said.
The stance came after the mega smuggling case of thousands of cellular mobile phones surfaced last week. The progress report of all the sections of the customs have also been sought by the Chairman Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Tariq Mehmood Pasha, said the sources.
A meeting is also going to be held in a few days and it will be chaired by the FBR chairman. During the meeting, anti smuggling strategy and other priorities will be discussed, added the sources.
The sources also informed that Director General of the Directorate General Customs Investigation and Investigation (I&I) along with Chief Collector Enforcement South, Chief Collector North, Chief Collector Central as well as other senior officers will give a comprehensive briefing on control, strategy and techniques to curb smuggling.
Serious concern have been shown by the higher authorities after which a dire need to conduct such huge level meeting seemed essential as the smuggling is not only defaming the name of the country bur also have cost billion of rupees loss to the revenue during the last few years, said the sources.