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Rawalpindi-Islamabad Customs agents call off strike

Rawalpindi-Islamabad Customs agents call off strike

ISLAMABAD: Rawalpindi-Islamabad Customs Agents Association has called off its two-day strike against the alleged negative behaviour of Deputy Collector Ayesha Bashir Wani.

RICAA President Rana Aqeel told Customs Today that the demands put by the association have been fulfilled by the Collectorate. He said that though the strike resulted in the loss of revenue collection but the association had to take this step in time of dire need.

Deputy Collector Ayesha Bashir Wani assured the agents that their problems would be addressed on priority basis.

Ayesha Wani took charge of her office earlier this month after the transfer of deputy collector Abdul Waheed Merwat. Customs agents went to strike alleging that Ayesha’s behaviour towards customs agents was harsh and there was no need to increase the valuation duty as other ports were giving relaxation to the importers.

The strike caused loss of Rs4 billion daily to national exchequer.