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DG Customs I&I Virk stresses collective efforts to curb smuggling   

DG Customs I&I Virk stresses collective efforts to curb smuggling  

KARACHI: The Director General of the Directorate General of Customs Intelligence and Investigation-FBR Luftullah Virk on Thursday visited Custom House and regional office of the Directorate General of Customs Intelligence and Investigation.

During his visit, Mr Virk held a meeting with the senior Customs officers Chief Collector-Enforcement (South) Muhammad Nazim Saleem, Chief Collector-Appraisement (South) Nasir Masroor Ahmed, Director of the Directorate General of Customs I&I-Regional Office Asif Marghoob Siddiqui, Collector MCC-Preventive Syed Muhammad Tariq Huda and others attended the meeting.

In the meeting, Luftullah Virk stressed upon to take effective measures in order to curb smuggling activities and to formulate a strategy for increasing the revenue. The Director General further asked the Collector MCC-Preventive S M Tariq Huda to pay special heed towards the anti-smuggling activities and utilise all available resources in this regard. He also emphasized on collective efforts from Customs Collectorates and Director General of Customs Intelligence and Investigation in order to curb the nuisance of smuggling of contraband items.

Later on, he held a press briefing at the regional office. Speaking on the occasion, Virk said that the Directorate General of Customs Intelligence and Investigation with the complete support of the federation is determined to uproot the nuisance of smuggling from the country. He said that the Directorate General and its officials/officers were working efficiently in order to increase the revenue and curbing the smuggling activities.

On the occasion, Virk apprised the media that the Directorate General of Customs Intelligence and Investigation has detected millions of worth smuggling cases, including smuggling of contraband items like diesel/petrol, gutka, black tea, fabric and others during last six month and also identified the cases of misusing the SRO1125/2011 in the imported consignments of the fabric by some unscrupulous elements.

Virk lauded the performance of entire team of the regional directorate for taking initiative against the smugglers and help in recovering the legitimate revenue. Director Asif Marghoob Siddiqui, Additional directors, Incharge Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO) and others officials were also present on the occasion.