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Bajwa expresses concern over shortfall in duty collection

Bajwa expresses concern over shortfall in duty collection

KARACHI: Federal Board of Revenue Chairman Tariq Bajwa in his visit to Customs House, Karachi has held meetings with the high officials of Model Customs Collectorate (MCC) of Appraisement-East, MCC of Appraisement-West, MCC of Port Muhammad Bin Qasim and MCC of Preventive.

Sources in FBR Secretariat informed Customs Today that the Collectors of all four collectorates Najeeb-ur-Rehman Abbasi, Muhammad Saleem, Dr Owais Jawwad Agha, Syed Muhammad Tariq Huda, Additional Collectors, Deputy Collectors and Assistant Collectors were present on the occasion.

During the meeting, FBR Chairman Tariq Bajwa expressed his deep concerns over the continuous shortfall in revenue collections, particularly the customs duty by all three collectorates.

On the occasion, Bajwa asked the customs officers to keep vigilant eye on mis-declaration, under-invoicing and tax evasion cases in order to increase the customs duty.

He further asked the officers of MCC-Preventive to make the Anti-Smuggling Organization more effective with a view to curb smuggling bids and to increase the revenue.

During the meeting, Bajwa expressed his satisfaction over the recovery in oil section and urged the MCC-Preventive officers to enhance the recovery further.