MULTAN: Customs Adjudication has decided 392 various smuggling cases of worth Rs.540.488 million during financial year 2016-17.
According to details, Customs Adjudication has conducted speedy justice by disposing off highest number of seizure cases after completion of their trial. There were 237 different seizure cases worth Rs.122.551 million settled by Deputy Collector Farhat Ali after their hearing during the economic year 2016-17.
Additional Collector Customs Adjudication Talib Hussain has issued final Order-in-Original (ONO) in 132 seizure cases of worth Rs193.170 million for the duration of fiscal year 2016-17.
Collector Customs Adjudication Mirza Mubashir Baig has decided 20 various seizure cases of Rs.200.715 million after conclusions during the monetary year 2016-17.
Customs Adjudication has decided few tax evasion and seizure cases in favor of tax payer after collection of duty taxes and imposing penalty but majority of seizure cases were finalized in the favor of customs department.
These tax evasion, seizure cases and contraventions were formed by the Customs Intelligence and Investigation, Anti-Smuggling Organization and audit branch of the Multan Customs.
The Customs Adjudication Multan has also 71 pending seizure cases of Rs115.102 million from last fiscal year 2016-17. These seizure cases were still under adjudication in the Customs Adjudication Multan of deputy collector, additional collector and collector. More than 66 seizure cases are pending from last three months for hearing in the customs Adjudication Multan.
Customs Adjudication Multan have included 34 fresh seizure cases of Rs37.377 million in the month of June which are under adjudication and in most of fresh cases show-cause notices to the respondents and offenders have been issued.
Customs Adjudication Multan registered 96 smuggling cases of Rs167.116 million available for their trial .Most of the cases are available for hearing at the Additional Collector Customs Adjudication.
Almost 47 seizure cases of worth Rs27.595 million are available for trial in the court of deputy collector and 19 different seizure cases of value Rs37.262 million are available to Additional Collector Customs Adjudication for hearing. Collector Customs Adjudication has only 5 various cases of Rs50.245 million available for hearing currently.
Customs Adjudication Multan is facing pendency in the hearing of various seizure cases due to unnecessary delay from respondents and counsels of the accused parties during the trial. Customs Adjudication Multan is disposing all seizure cases speedily on merit to provide quick justice through transparent hearing.