KARACHI: Newly-elected President Karachi Customs Agents Association (KCAA) Iftikhar Ahmed Shaikh has said that he believes dialogue is the best way to resolve issues with customs authorities and the association is willing to fully cooperate with the Customs Department in this regard.
In his first and exclusive interview with Customs Today after his election as KCAA President, Shaikh said that the association will raise the issues pertaining to WeBOC, duty payments, terminals operators and others with the officials concerned of Customs Department soon. To take up these issues with Customs Department, KCAA is going to constitute a committee soon.
“We (customs agents) never ever caused revenue loss to the national exchequer and the newly-elected members of KCAA managing committee are determined to resolve the issues with customs officials amicably”, he added.
Answering a question, Shaikh said that the general body meeting of the association will be held soon to induct corporate members in KCAA managing committee, so that KCAA can work more effectively for the betterment of its members.
“Managing committee has its legal right to bring constitutional amendments and expand the membership through its by-laws”, he added.
Replying to a question, President KCAA said that the association will strictly follow the rules and regulations I during his tenure and all customs agents will be treated equally. Their positive suggestions would be welcomed and the association will implement every positive proposal.
He further said that the association will also give useful suggestions to the Customs Department to improve its working and to provide more facilities to customs agents.
President KCAA said that the association will also raise its voice to get more facilities for taxpayers.
Replying to another question, President KCAA Iftikhar Shaikh said that he was quite satisfied with the performance of the previous body of KCAA.
“I will take the positive work of previous KCAA body ahead and produce the best results in the larger interest of customs agents”, President KCAA asserted.