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Rude behaviour of Customs House guards irks agents, importers

KARACHI: The alleged insulting behaviour of security guards, who have been deployed at the main gate of the Customs House, Karachi is peeving the Customs agents, importers and other visitors.

The Customs House authorities had issued a notification a week ago in which all the officials were directed to display their employment cards while entering the premises of Customs House building.

However, the guards at the main entrance of the Customs House are also checking the cards of the Customs agents and importers. Due to which, long queues can be observed outside the Customs House, while exchange of harsh words between the guards and Customs agents and other visitors can also be witnessed.

One of the Customs agents told Customs Today that he visits Customs House three to four times a day for filing the duty and meeting with the Customs officials. “Every guard recognise me but they even ask me to show my identity card,” he protested.

Another Customs agent told this scribe that the said exercise is just the wastage of time, as they do not have enough time to prove their identity as the Customs agents visit Customs House on daily basis.

The Customs agents urged the authorities concerned to take notice of the harsh and rude attitude of the security guards.