PESHAWAR: Peshawar dry port is strictly perusing zero tolerance policy in imports and checking all consignments before clearance.
According to details told by official sources of dry port that the volume of imports got less during financial year 2017-18 against same correspondence period.
It was added that Peshawar dry port faced short fall because of Inland Revenue Service (IRS), the most of the revenue collected in shape of sales tax (ST), additional sales tax (AST) and withholding tax (WHT) went to account of IRS whereas all the said taxes are collected by Customs Dry Port on behalf of IRS.
Sources told that during financial year (July to June) 2017-18 the Peshawar dry port received Rs6938 million under all heads which is very handsome revenue figures.
Sources said that Peshawar dry port received Rs2160 million under head of import duty, Rs34 million under head of penalty, Rs764 million under the head of regulatory duty.
It was told that dry port earned Rs2462 million under head of sales tax on import normal 17% whereas Rs407 million received under head of sales tax on value addition on commercial imports, the dry port earned Rs.39 million special federal excise duty of imports of 2.5 %, it earned 1115 million under head of additional income tax whereas dry port earned Rs3.63 million under head of anti- dumping duty.