KARACHI: The Appraising Intelligence Branch (AIB) of Model Customs Collectorate (MCC) of Appraisement (West) has decided to extend the ambit of investigation in recently lodged FIR against M/s Reliable Enterprises, it is learnt here.
The AIB sources informed Customs Today that the authorities concerned with the approval of Collector, MCC-Appraisement (West) Muhammad Saleem has started investigation against three other importers, who were also involved in violation of SRO670(I)/2007 of the Sales Tax Ordinance, 1990.
The sources further said that the importers to be investigated by AIB of MCC-Appraisement (West) included M/s Vital Trade International, M/s Shahab Enterprises and M/s Winsome Enterprises.
“The Inland Revenue Services (IRS)-FBR is also conducting investigation against above mentioned importers in case of violation of SRO 670(I)/2007”, they added.
The sources further informed this scribe that the AIB while following the directives of Collector, MCC-Appraisement was working on all legal aspects related to the case.
It may be mentioned here that the violation of SRO 670(I)/2007 of the Sales Tax Ordinance, 1990 falls into the jurisdiction of Inland Revenue Services instead of Pakistan Customs. However; the sources informed Customs Today that Pakistan Customs has the authority to investigate such cases due to a clause of the SRO.