KARACHI: City’s notorious clearing agent Kashif was involved along with Zeeshan Akhtar, the owner of M/s Digicom in mega smuggling case of Q Mobiles.
Reliable source of Custom Preventive told Customs Today that investigations against M/s Digicom has led to the fact that a notorious customs clearing agent Kashif was fully involved in this massive tax evasion scandal who had planned to settle the issues with involvement of customs appraisement staff.
It is not the first time that clearing agent Kashif has been emerged as master mind in a scam before this name of Kashif had surfaced in multi-billion scam of Indian gray fabric scandal and dozens of other cases of mis-declarations and tax evasions.
Investigation revealed that Kashif made all the arrangements to put M/s Digicom into the Green Channel with the help of Automation’s officials against the huge bribe.
Kashif established strong relationships with over two dozen appraisement officials posted on all three Collectorates including East, West and Port Qasim where he had special bounding with apprising officer, principle appraisers, examiners and the officials of valuation including appraising officer Naeem Khan posted at Port Qasim and recently his involvement surfaced in mega tax evasion scandal of importing servo motors under the garb of swing machine.
It is pertinent to mention that M/s Digicom is facing legal proceedings in two cases of tax evasion and smuggling worth over Rs1.5 billion, registered by custom preventive and custom Intelligence in which they confiscated over 140,000 Q-Mobiles smuggled under the garb of LED Lights.