ISLAMABAD: Customs Chief Collector North Region Sarwat Tahira Habib asked all the four customs collectors, working under North Region, to appoint a focal person for the four collectorates to handle the anti-smuggling activities within the jurisdiction of North Region. She appreciated the performance of all the collectorates and directed them to gear up efforts to meet the assigned revenue collection target for the second quarter of Financial Year (FY) 2017-18.
This was learnt by the minutes of conference held at the chief collector office on Tuesday.
The chief collector instructed all the four collectors including MCC Islamabad Saeed Khan Jadoon, Gul Rahman, Collector MCC Peshawar, Ahmed Rauf, Collector MCC Samberial, and Additional Collector GB to demonstrate their efforts as good as they showed during the 1st Quarter of FY17-18.
During the conference, all the collectors presented their performance notes and also shared the problems with the chief collector. During the meeting, the collectors discussed the matter of anti-smuggling and the problems they face on the Motorway to chase the notorious smugglers.
The collectors told her that a plan is in the pipeline to sign a SOP with the Motorway Police so that they could continue anti-smuggling activities in a better way. The chief collector urged the collectors to focus on the revenue collection and hold more auctions to meet the revenue targets for the current financial year.
She also advised the collectors of the North Region to evolve a strategy to auction off the mobile phones seized during the corresponding FY16-17 and FY17-18 so as to get maximum revenue. The chief collector also asked the collectors to dispose of the court cases earliest which are related to the revenue.