KARACHI: The Pakistan Customs on Monday organized a seminar with the theme of “Communication, Sharing Information for better coordination at the Directorate General of Training and Research (DGTR) Building in connection with International Customs Day.
Chief Collector Enforcement (South) Muhammad Yahya was the chief guest on the occasion, while Chief Collector-Appraisement (South) Nasir Masroor Ahmed, Collector MCC-Preventive Syed Muhammad Tariq Huda, Additional Collector MCC-Headquarters I Shafqat Ali Khan Niazi, Additional Collector Air Freight Unit (AFU) Yaqoob Macau, Director General (DG) ANF Sindh Region, Brig Muhammad Abuzar, heads of Pakistan Coast Guards and Pakistan Maritime Security Agency also attended the ceremony. French Attaché Jean Albertan and Council General France were also present on the occasion. Assistant Collector-Headquarters I, Muhammad Wasif Malik administered the event.
Addressing the Customs officers, Chief Collector Enforcement Muhammad Yahya said that the Pakistan Customs was working against terrorism and related issues, adding that the nation will hear the “good news” in a matter of days.
He advocated that the global community should play its due role in curbing terrorism, adding that the Pakistan Customs through its effective coordination in recent days has produced excellent results.
Chief Collector Enforcement reiterated that the “war against terrorism” in and outside the country can only be won by united efforts and as a nation we can prove to the world that we can win the war against terrorism.
“Safeguarding the economic and physical fronts of the country is one of the core responsibilities of Pakistan Customs and the presence of other agencies heads on the occasion has proved that the Pakistan Customs has imparted information through an effective strategy”, he added.
Chief Collector-Appraisement (South) Nasir Masroor Ahmed has said that the Pakistan Customs with the coordination of other agencies have produced excellent results during last four months.
Chief Collector-Appraisement (South) hoped that the coordination among the service agencies will continue to produce even better results.
“It is an era of modern technology and Pakistan Customs by utilizing the contemporary means of technology is improving its working with every passing day”, he added.
Collector MCC-Preventive S M Tariq Huda said that the challenges of Pakistan Customs were growing with every passing day; however, despite all odds, the Customs officials have done marvelous job to curb smuggling activities at various fronts of the city.
Citing the example of recent operation, Collector MCC-Preventive said that the Collectorate has recently demolished 67 illegal petrol pumps near Northern Bypass in a day, which was an unprecedented effort by Pakistan Customs.
“Pakistan Customs is playing a key role in safeguarding the country’s frontiers and with the collaboration of other agencies, the Pakistan Customs will improve its working in the future as well”, Huda added.
DG ANF Sindh Brig Muhammad Abuzar said that he felt proud while working with Pakistan Customs, as determined and dedicated officers are present in the service. Brig Abuzar stressed upon the coordinated efforts for curbing smuggling at the entry and exit points of the city.
On the occasion, ANF Commander Sindh Region fully supported the theme “Communication, Sharing Information for better coordination”.
Later, Chief Collector-Enforcement, Muhammad Yahya, Chief Collector-Appraisement, Nasir Masroor Ahmed and Collector, MCC-Preventive S M Tariq Huda awarded souvenirs to the DG ANF Sindh Region Brig Muhammad Abuzar, Deputy Director Pakistan Coast Guards, Commander Maritime Security, French attaché and CG France.
The Customs high-ups also awarded appreciation certificates to the officers and officials of MCC-Exports, MCC-Port Muhammad Bin Qasim, MCC-Preventive, MCC-West, MCC-Hyderabad, MCC-Quetta, MCC-Gwadar, Directorate of Reforms and Automation (team WeBOC), Directorate of Customs Valuation, Directorate of Intelligence, Directorate of Transit Trade, PRAL and Directorate of Input/output Co-efficient.