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Quetta Customs surpasses assigned revenue collection by 26pc through effective strategy: Collector Ashraf Ali

Quetta Customs surpasses assigned revenue collection by 26pc through effective strategy: Collector Ashraf Ali

QUETTA: Customs Collectorate Collector Asharaf said that the Collectorate collected more than Rs13 billion under all heads and surpassed the target of revenue collection by 26% during first half of Fiscal Year 2018-19 due to a comprehensive strategy.

Talking with Customs Today during an exclusive interview, the collector said that the revenue collection during the first six months (July-December 2018-19) surpassed its allocated revenue collection target under all heads by 26% percent.

He said the Collectorate collected revenue of Rs13.28 billion under heads of customs duties (CD), sales tax (ST), withholding tax (WHT) and federal excise duty (FED) against allocated collection target of Rs11.87 billion whereas MCC Quetta’s revenue collection during the same period of last financial year (FY17-18) was Rs10.54 billion.

Collector Ashraf Ali said that the growth in the revenue collection is evident of better enforcement and assessment measures taken by the Collectorate. He told that tax-wise break-up of the revenue collection was customs duty Rs4.17 billion and sales tax Rs4.57 billion while the collectorate showed increase in federal excise duty by 43% and increase in income tax/withholding tax by 30%.

Ashraf Ali also praised the performance of Anti-Smuggling Organization of the Collectorate and appreciated the role of business community and taxpayers for their support.

Answering a query about goods seized during 2nd quarter (October to December) FY18-19, he said that during the second quarter goods recovered through mobile squads and customs check posts .i.e Darakhsha Manikhwa, Yaroo, Shella Bagh, Lakpass, Baleli, and Kulpor whereas, the major goods seized during this period included smuggled tyres, cloth, diesel, spare parts, cigarettes Pan Parag and non-customs paid vehicles.