KARACHI: The lower grade Customs officials are facing problems in parking their vehicles outside the Customs House.
One of the Customs employees while sharing his views with Customs Today said that the ban on parking vehicles outside the Customs House has put an extra burden on their pockets, as the ban compels the Customs employees below Grade-16 to park their vehicles in a parking lot, located just opposite to the Customs House.
“The Customs officials are paying Rs 30 to Rs 40 on daily basis in share of parking charges which makes the sum of Rs 900 to Rs 1200 extra at the end of the month,” he added.
It is pertinent to mention here that around 300 to 400 lower grade Customs officials were parking their vehicles daily at parking lot, which on one hand increases the revenue of parking lot, while on the other hand puts an extra burden on the pockets of Customs employees.
In this regard, the employees of Customs House have also written a letter to authorities concerned in which they have demanded allocation of a separate free parking zone for the lower cadre of Customs employees or announce for transportation allowance.
It may be mentioned here that the Model Customs Collectorate of Preventive Collector Syed Muhammad Tariq Huda with a view of security concerns had imposed a ban on parking vehicles around Customs House, a month ago.