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Missing documents: Customs holds liquor of Aussie High Commissioner

Missing documents: Customs holds liquor of Aussie High Commissioner

ISLAMABAD: Islamabad Dry Port Assistant Collector has refused to clear a container of liquors imported for Australian High Commissioner, held on incomplete documents.
As per details, Australian High Commission has imported liquors for its High Commissioner through Islamabad dry port but on examination customs found that documents necessary for duty free import were not complete.
The Ambassadors have privileged to import many goods including liquors without paying any duty, for which Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a certificate of approval. One copy of which has to be submitted with Customs on arrival of consignment. In said case High commission has failed to provide the certificate copy to Customs officials in examination process.
The certificate by Ministry of Foreign Affairs mentioned quantity and other details of goods which were being imported. Australian High Commission then contacted to high authorities of customs who asked Islamabad dry port AC to release the container but AC was of the view that until High Commission provided him with copy of certificate, he will not let container go on legal terms.