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MCC Port Qasim puts in place proper mechanism to check under-invoicing, mis-declaration

MCC Port Qasim puts in place proper mechanism to check under-invoicing, mis-declaration

KARACHI: The Model Customs Collectorate (MCC) of Port Muhammad Bin Qasim is making all-out efforts to achieve the revenue target set by Federal Board of Revenue (FBR).

This was stated by a senior official of MCC Muhammad Port Bin Qasim on condition of anonymity while talking to Customs Today at his office.

He informed this scribe that the entire team of MCC Port Bin Qasim is trying hard to facilitate the trade activities, adding that the officials are ensuring provision of facilities to importers and exporters alike.

He admitted that the 100 percent implementation becomes difficult when the officials facilitate the traders, however; the Customs officials are endeavoring to facilitate importers and exporters.

“Whenever, the Collectorate gets a complaint from any trader, the authorities concerned try to address the matter in a stipulated time frame”, he asserted.

To a query, he said that the MCC Muhammad Bin Qasim is going to check the cases of mis-declaration, tax evasion and under-invoicing on weekly basis with proper surveillance.

“Proper audit trial is also there to verify or detect the cases of revenue shortfall and the team of the Collectorate is working on it efficiently”, he added.

To a query, the senior official ruled out the menace of corruption in the Collectorate and said that the MCC Muhammad Bin Qasim was collecting the revenue according to the rules and laws of Pakistan Customs.

Replying to another question, he maintained that the Collectorate does not find any leakage in the system and revenue collection was up to the mark, but there was more room to enhance it.

The senior officer further revealed that the Collectorate of Muhammad Bin Qasim was holding seminars after regular intervals in order to produce awareness among the officials.