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FBR chief asks all senior officers to make joint presentation on anti-smuggling strategy

FBR chief asks all senior officers to make joint presentation on anti-smuggling strategy

ISLAMABAD: Tariq Pasha, Chairman Federal Board of Revenue, asked the Director General Intelligence and Investigation and all the customs chief collectors to coordinate and make a joint presentation on the anti-smuggling strategy. The chairman also advised the Chief Collector North Region, Sarwat Tahira Habib, to pursue the matter of adjustment of Rs4.00billion at the FBR level regarding the Safe City Project that needs to be resolved with the AGPR.

The Chairman Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) desired to get all the updates regarding the anti-smuggling drive. The chairman directed the DG I&I to focus on the anti-money laundering cases.
This was learnt from the minutes of the meeting of Chief Collector and DG I&I led by Chairman FBR and Zahid Khokhar, Member Customs of FBR, during a meeting. The chairman FBR asked all the chief collectors that wherever Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) violations are detected and Model Customs Collectorates (MCCs) invoke provision of Section 15 of the Customs Act-1969, information may be conveyed to the DG IPR to intimate to all the stakeholders the extent of FBR’s resolve in combating the IPR violations.
The chairman further asked the member legal, all chief collectors, collectors and directors concerned to actively pursue all the cases pending in the courts of law. He ordered the field formation to keep a close liaison with the legal wing of the FBR for positive outcome.