QUETTA: Chief Collector Customs Zulifaqar Ali Chaudhary lauded the efforts of Customs staff of Balochistan for efficient vigilance at country’s borders to curb illegal trade of contraband goods.
Pakistan Customs Quetta celebrated International Customs Day with enthusiasm at Customs House Quetta. This day was dedicated by the World Customs Organization (WCO) to be celebrated every year. The theme set by WCO for the year 2020 was “Customs fostering sustainability for people, prosperity and the planet” The celebration began with flag hoisting ceremony.
The Chief Collector Baluchistan Zulfikar Ali Chaudhary graced the occasion as chief guest and formally started the event with flag raising ceremony along with Collector Preventive Iftikhar Ahmed.
During event, the Pakistan Customs in order to recognize the efforts and achievements of its staff presented them awards for their outstanding performances. Officers of Regional Tax, Customs Intelligence and Transit along with Chambers commerce Quetta and Chaman and other dignitaries were present.
The Chief Collector thanked both Quetta and Chaman Chambers for their contribution while collecting tax and duties he briefly explains the MCC Quetta one year progress. Tribute was paid to Deputy Collector Dr. Abdul Qudus Sheikh who was targeted by notorious smugglers while coming back from Check.
He also mentioned the efforts of other customs martyrs. He praised the contribution of other law enforcement agencies such are Frontier Crops Baluchistan ,Police and levies regarding their favor while culminating smuggling from the province.
Collector Iftikhar Ahmad said that smuggling at any level would not be tolerated and already hundred of non-customs paid vehicle and other contraband goods were recovered from smugglers. One of huge case of narcotics where more than 2000 kilogram charas which was worth Rs 500 million.
Later on certificates were distributed by the Customs Department to its officials, who performed exceptionally well during last year and among the best importer exporter and clearing agents.