KARACHI: The Federal Board of Revenue-FBR has eventually recruited 180 sanctioned officers in Preventive Services of Pakistan Customs.
This was disclosed by the Collector Preventive Dr Saifuddin Junejo while talking to Customs Today at his office.
The Collector Preventive Dr Saifuddin Junejo has informed that the notification in this regard is not yet issued by the FBR, but the list of 180 Preventive Officers (POs) has been finalized and also published at the FBR’s website.
Replying to a query, the Collector Preventive Dr Saifuddin Junejo said that the offer letters have been distributed among the recruiters while their training would be conducted in the Directorate General of Training and Research (DGTR) by the experienced Customs officers.
Responding to another query, the collector revealed that the FBR has recruited the officers in the Preventive Services for last 25 years, as the last recruitment in Pakistan Customs was being done in the year1992.
The Collector further informed this scribe that the situation in the country, freeze/ban on jobs and lack of resources are the main reasons due to which the recruitment is not being implemented in the Customs Preventive.
The Collector Preventive said that the sea operations of Anti-Smuggling Organization is being affected due to lack of resources and shortage of manpower, although the officers and officials of Customs Preventive have done the marvelous jobs in seizing contraband items at land as well as in sea.
Dr. Junejo further said that the international donor agencies including USAID, UN&DP and others are cooperating with Pakistan Customs in order keeping its surveillance tight by providing night goggles and other equipments which are being effective in carrying anti-smuggling operations in deep sea.