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KICT using examination area allotted to Customs: Collector Saleem

KICT using examination area allotted to Customs: Collector Saleem

KARACHI: The Collector of Model Customs Collectorate (MCC) Appraisement (West) Muhammad Saleem on Wednesday held a meeting with the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Karachi International Containers Terminal (KICT) and the authorities of Karachi Port Trust (KPT) at KICT.

In the meeting, the Collector expressed his concerns over the utilization of examination area by the terminal operator.

“The terminal operator is using the examination area which was allotted to Pakistan Customs for laying its empty containers” Collector informed.

Muhammad Saleem further said that monitoring of the containers is also being affected in the examination area due to accumulation of empty containers by the terminal operator.

Collector MCC-Appraisement (West) said that it was a matter between terminal operator and KPT to resolve, however; services of Pakistan Customs are being affected due to incompetency of the terminal operator.

He urged that the terminal operator should put its problems relating to the limited space before the authorities concerned of KPT.

However, the sources informed Customs Today that the Collector MCC-Appraisement (West) paid a surprise visit on the reports of corruption and mismanagement by the Customs authorities at KICT.