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FIA to investigate Torkham border customs scandal

FIA to investigate Torkham border customs scandal

LAHORE: Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has decided to investigate the million dollar scandal, came up with the connivance of Torkham custom station management at Pak-Afghan border.

Sources told Customs Today that the FIA took the decision to investigating the scandal and they are working on it and apologized to provide further information due to sensitivity of the case.

On the other hand Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) also constituted a Joined Investigation Team (JIT) that will examine that the non-customs paid as well as the vehicles which are mentioned in FIRs are involved in illegal movements at Torkham border or not. The report of this investigation will be complete within 14 days.

The custom officer said during investigation they got to know that 300 out of 335 FIR filed vehicles were paying the taxes and duties.

According to sources FIA will conduct a complete investigation and will take necessary action against employees, management involved in causing huge financial loss to national kitty.