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FIR against appraiser:  Customs I&I not on board with probing committee

FIR against appraiser: Customs I&I not on board with probing committee

KARACHI: The 6-member committee formed to investigate the aspects of First Information Report (FIR) lodged by the Directorate General of Customs Intelligence and Investigation against the appraiser Sarfaraz Bangash Zai in MCC Appraisement-West on his alleged involvement in clearing the consignments of oil by using unfair means, has yet to start its working due to absence of basic information of the case.
Sources informed Customs Today that the Directorate of Customs Intelligence and Investigation Karachi has not yet provided its findings to the committee on which it had registered an FIR against the appraiser.
In this regard, when contacted the chairman of the committee Principal Appraiser Shaheen Farooqui has confirmed that the Directorate General of Customs Intelligence and Investigation has not been cooperating with the committee members as he has not yet provided its findings on the basis it had registered an FIR to the designated committee.
One of the members of the Committee while sharing his views with Customs Today said that the committee head has not yet called for a meeting of committee’s members, as none of the substance regarding the FIR yet to be received to committee.
It is pertinent to mention here that the Directorate General of Customs Intelligence and Investigation Karachi has registered an FIR against appraiser, Sarfaraz Bangash Zai on July 25.
Subsequently, the appraisers’ association of Pakistan Customs on next day held a meeting in which it has been decided to form a 6-member committee comprising Principal Appraiser Shaheen Farooqui, Javed Akhtar, Mir Mansoor, Dost Muhammad and Haris Khan who would review the grounds on which the FIR had been lodged.