ISLAMABAD: Collectorate of Customs Collector Seema Raza Bokhari has said that the Collectorate has achieved targets of customs duty and other taxes assigned by the FBR for month of May 2019 and Islamabad Collectorate’s both stations Air Freight Unit AFU and Islamabad dry port (IDP) contributed immensely in realization of this success by attaining the targets.
In an exclusive interview with Customs Today, she said the collectorate has uploaded details of 4.5 kgs heroin seizure on RILO (Regional Intelligence Liaison Offices) of the WCO for further investigation as the case was detected by Islamabad Customs where 4 parcels were detected with heroin booked for UK and Bangladesh.
The Collector urged all the officials and staff members to perform their duties with devotion whereas she appreciated the overall performance of the officials/staff of the MCC Islamabad and advised them to continue their efforts to enhance the revenue.
Ms Bokhari said, “We have initiated new dialogue with the high-ups of Islamabad Motorway administration for coordination and sharing of information to cope with the smuggling activities and we have asked the Motorway Administration to perform joint seizures and intercept the vehicles (carrying smuggled goods)”.
She attributed the achievement of revenue targets to Allah’s kindness and the untiring efforts and hard work of the officers and staff of Collectorate. She expressed confidence that they will continue to strive for such success in future as well.
Telling the revenue details, she said that MCC Islamabad during the month of May 2019 has surpassed the assigned target by Rs 564 million under head of (CD) Customs Duty by collecting more than Rs 821.80 million.
Similarly under the head of ST (Sales Tax) an amount of Rs 1117.21 million was collected against the assigned target of Rs 662 million. The MCC Islamabad also achieved and surpassed its progressive target for last eleven months (July to May FY18-19). During the said period, MCC Islamabad earned Rs 7432.61 million under head of CD against the assigned revenue collection target of Rs 6823 million.
Seema Raza said that the MCC Islamabad earned Rs10080.21 million under head of ST against assigned revenue collection target of Rs7770 million for July to May FY18-19. Against total target of duty and taxes of Rs18869 million, the Collectorate was able to collect revenue to the tune of Rs 22704 million exceeding the assigned target by Rs3835.27 million during first 11 months thus MCC played a major role in revenue collection of North Region comprising (Peshawar, Sialkot, Gilgit, Baltistan and Islamabad).
Moreover, during the last three months MCC Islamabad was able to make seizures of 4.5 kgs of heroin powder worth Rs 45 million, she said and added this effort will help the I&P (investigation and prosecution) department for further investigation of the heroin case.
She further told that during last three months (March to May 2018-19), the ASO Islamabad seized 20,000 tablets of Methamphetamine while the Collectorate also confiscated miscellaneous smuggled items and non-duty paid and offending vehicles worth Rs 231.6 million, she concluded.