LAHORE: The Customs Central Region has collected customs duty worth Rs 11.28 billion up 11 percent in four months of financial year 2014-15 against Rs 10,169 million in the same period of last financial year.
The Customs Central Region consists of four appraisement, including Lahore Appraisement, Lahore Preventive, MCC Multan and MCC Faisalabad.
As per details, the Lahore Collectorate of Customs Appraisement during the four months of FY 2014-15 collected Rs 5.57 billion up 12 percent against Rs 4.94 billion during the same period last FY.
Similarly, the Collectorate of Customs Appraisement Lahore collected Rs 2.49 billion up 50 percent against Rs 1.66 billion during the four months in the corresponding FY.
The MCC Multan collected Rs 2.50 billion down 17 percent in four months against Rs 3.02 billion in the last financial year.
The MCC Faisalabad, however, showed a hefty growth of 36 percent while collecting Rs 718 million during the period against total collection of Rs 720 million against Rs 527 million last year.
Overall, the central region collected Rs 11.28 billion in FYTD against Rs 10.16 billion last FYTD attuning a growth of 11 percent.
Official sources said that the 11 percent growth has been achieved following the close surveillance of the Central Region Chief Collector of Customs Rozi Khan Burki and the collectors, including Zahid Khokhar and Mukarram Jah.
They added that the collectors were holding meetings with the officials concerned which showed their determination not only to achieve the target, but also exceed it.