KARACHI: The Directorate General of Internal Audit-Customs in its audit paras has established around Rs 600 million revenue shortfall against Mobilink, Zong, Telenor and Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) in clearance of equipments during July 2014 to December 2014 by violating SRO-575.
The sources informed Customs Today that the authorities concerned of Internal Audit-Customs have sent those audit paras to the relevant collectorates of field formation, including MCC-Lahore, MCC-Rawalpindi, MCC Appraisement-East, MCC Appraisement-West and MCC Port Qasim.
The sources disclosed that the relevant collectorates have agreed upon the recoverable amount i.e. Rs 600million sent by the Directorate General of Internal Audit-Customs through audit-paras and initiated the recovery of the un-payable amount from telecommunication companies.
They revealed that the authorities concerned of the Internal Audit-Customs continued to scrutinise the clearance data of the telecommunication companies and hinted that around Rs 400 million more audit paras may be established against the telecommunication companies by the end of this month i.e. December 2014.
The sources disclosed that the clearance data of telecommunication companies, including Wateen Telecom, were in distorted manner, but the authorities concerned of Internal Audit-Customs would scrutinise the clearance data of Wateen Telecom and U-Fone Limited.
The authorities concerned of Internal Audit-Customs have started to scrutinise the clearance data of telecommunication companies after the elimination of SRO-575 in the budget 2014-15 as per fifth schedule list.
The sources further said that the Grade-19 and Grade-20 officials under the directives of Internal Audit-Customs Director General (DG) Rubina Wasti have scrutinised the clearance data and established audit paras with great concentration in order to improve the status of the established audit paras.