PESHAWAR: A delegation of Pakistan Institute of Trade and Development (PITD) consisting of probationary officers of commerce and trade group (CTG) visited Customs House Peshawar on Tuesday.
The delegation led by Director (PITD) Nazim Latif was received by Ihsan Ali Shah Collector Appraisement Customs Peshawar. The visiting officers were thoroughly briefed about 24/7 customs clearance operations at Torkham Border. The Collector Appraisment briefed the officers about challenges being faced to make Torkham border open for 24/7 cross-border trade.
MCC Peshawar Appraisement team explained them about measures taken to ensure extra revenue generation after day and night customs clearance at the Torkham Border. The Collector Appraisment attended question & answer session and said that it’s not easy task to provide standard operations at once but necessary arrangements have been carried out to meet required demands.
He said the customs department is facing difficulties to smoothly transform trade into extra revenue generation. The Collector said 24/7 border opening will give further benefits in couple of years in terms of revenue collection.
The Customs Collector further said that cross-border trade between Pakistan and Afghanistan has been increased after extending services for day and night operations.
The delegation also visited Yadgar-e-Shuhada within the premises of Customs House Peshawar and wrote a note of honour for the martyred soldiers of Customs Hosue Peshawar. The delegation was also briefed about sacrifices given by customs officials during enforcement operations in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Later on, Customs Station Torkham officials briefed the delegation on cross-border customs clearance and trade procedures.