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Islamabad Collectorate surpasses target of customs duty collection: ADC Ashfaq Khan

Islamabad Collectorate surpasses target of customs duty collection: ADC Ashfaq Khan

ISLAMABAD: Collectorate of Customs Additional Collector Ashfaq Khan said that MCC has achieved assigned revenue target of customs duty and taxes allocated for month of March FY18-19 while the Collectorate surpassed assigned revenue collection target by 14% during first 9 months.

Talking with Customs Today during an exclusive interview, he said that Model Customs Collectorate has enhanced its vigilance to curb currency and non-duty paid smuggled goods under directions of Chief Collector North Dr Asif Mehmood Jah and Collector MCC Islamabad Seema Raza Bokhari on main roads as well as New International Islamabad Airport (NIIA).

He said that a huge amount of revenue has been grabbed during month of March FY18-19 through auctions of confiscated smuggled goods and vehicles and the Collectorate has received an amount of Rs 70 million from Pakistan International Airline (PIA) during said month, adding that this amount was payable for last few months in shape of monthly installments of duty & taxes on three air buses imported via Air Freight Unit (AFU) Islamabad.

Sharing details of revenue collection during first 9 months (July to March) FY18-19, he informed that Islamabad Collectorate’s both stations comprising AFU and Islamabad Dry Port contributed in realization of this success by attaining their respective targets.

Sharing the directives of Collector MCC Islamabad, he said that on succeeding allocated revenue collection target the Collector Seema Raza Bokhari attributed this achievement to Allah’s kindness and the untiring efforts and hard work of the officers and staff of the Collectorate. The Collector expressed confidence that staff of MCC will continue to strive for such success in the future as well, he added.

Telling the details of revenue collection, he said that during month of March the Islamabad Customs Collectorate has achieved and surpassed its allocated target of Rs 752 million under head of Customs Duty (CD) by collecting Rs 760 millions, similarly under the head of Sales Tax (ST) an amount of Rs 890 million was collected against the assigned target of Rs 796 million.

The Additional Collector said that MCC Islamabad has earned revenue worth Rs 5904.9 million against allocated revenue collection target of Rs 5685 million under head of Customs Duty (CD) during first 09 months (July to March) FY18-19 whereas during same period the Collectorate received Rs 7932.3 million against assigned revenue collection target of Rs 6385 million under head of Sales Tax (ST).

He said the Collectorate generated Rs 17854.2 million under head of all duty and taxes against allocated revenue target of Rs 15638 million which was assigned for initial 9 months of FY18-19. The MCC Islamabad exceeded the assigned revenue collection target by Rs 2216.17 million with percentage of +14%, he added.