KARACHI: With the year drawing to a close the office of the Directorate of Reforms and Automation is abuzz with activities, including meetings and conferences.
Directorate of R&A Director Abdul Majid Yousfani chaired a meeting of officials, including additional directors and deputy directors to discuss issues related to the progress on WeBOC modules in various phases of internal testing, developing and launching.
Some of the important targets the directorate set itself to achieve by end of this month include increasing the reach of WeBOC module to automate the trade through air in Karachi, Lahore and Rawalpindi airports from 63 percent to 80 percent; diplomatic cargo imports to 95 percent, used car clearance coverage through WeBOC to 95 percent and increasing the WeBOC goods declaration filing coverage to 90 percent.
In addition, the launching of the trace and track IPAD Apple phone App for importers and clearing agents, which is in testing phase right now, is one of the other cherished project of the directorate.
Developing modules for other government institutions such as the one to be used to automate the filing of the E-Form by exporters for the use of State Bank of Pakistan, a project about which the SBP has shown great interest as well as approaching a number of ministries and departments to offer a similar tailor-made service is also keeping the directorate busy.
Separately, an additional collector of the Model Customs Collectorate of Port Muhammad Bin Qasim and an officer of the Directorate General of Transit Trade visited Yousfani’s office to discuss several issues.