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Rs5b allotted for Customs Collectorate near Wazirabad: FBR

Rs5b allotted for Customs Collectorate near Wazirabad: FBR

SIALKOT: The Punjab Board of Revenue has allotted as many as five acres of land for establishing a Model Customs Collectorate along the River Chenab Toll Plaza near Wazirabad.

Now, the construction of proposed MCC would begin soon in this regard. According to the senior FBR officials, the federal government had finally approved a mega plan of establishing a Model Customs Collectorate on five acres of land along the River Chenab Toll Plaza near Wazirabad here. According to the senior officials of the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR), Rs5 billion would be spent on the establishment of this new Model Customs Collectorate (MCC) near Wazirabad.

The FBR officials added that the federal government has also released the needed funds to FBR, saying that the warehouses, judicial complex, barracks and offices of the senior officials and junior staff would also be made available in this proposed MCC, besides conducting new recruitments of the officials there.

Senior FBR officials revealed that this MCC would be responsible to thoroughly check  all the luggage and consignments reaching at the River Chenab Toll Plaza from Afghanistan via Peshawar  and Rawalpindi , besides, taking rapid legal action against the responsible persons by whom the illegal and smuggled  valuables including gold, vehicles , ornaments, cloths and electronics would be recovered. This MCC would confiscate all the smuggled valuables and would ensure the rapid legal action against the accused smugglers in this regard.

This legal practice would generate big revenue of billions of rupees annually.

While, the senior Customs officials narrated that there was a big number of the smuggled luxury vehicles plying on roads in Gujranwala Division’s all the six Sialkot, Narowal, Gujrat, Mandi Bahaud Din, Hafizabad and Gujranwala districts, as their owners were not bringing these b smuggled vehicles on the GT Road. However, the Customs officials would also be able to launch a vigorous drive against these smuggled luxury and non-luxury vehicles, they added…#