The Honourable Chairman,
Federal Board of Revenue,
I am pleased to inform you that the importers and traders are feeling great convenience by the introduction of latest technology i.e. iPads and tablets at the examination area of Karachi International Containers Terminal.
I would like to appreciate the said step taken by Federal Board of Revenue as it is playing a significant role in expediting the clearance process and facilitation of trade.
The trade is being facilitated by great extent as dual time of examination of the consignments at Karachi International Containers Terminal has been decreased to a certain degree.
The examining officials with the help of their tablets and iPads were examining and clearing the consignments on the spot after taking pictures and examining the consignments and sending those for assessment from the examination area. However, proper training is needed to make the examining staff more efficient in order to use the latest technologies.
I recommended that Federal Board of Revenue must introduce the contemporary technology completely and immediately in the other terminal i.e. Pakistan International Containers Terminal, so that the entire examination process could be automated.
I hope that your team will look into the matter and take appropriate measures to improve the process further.
Mirza Waqas Baig,