Friday, August 12, 2022

PSAA urges FBR to assemble task force on mis-declaration and smuggling


Zubair Yaqoob
The author has diversified experience in investigative journalism. He is Chief content editor at

Chairman, Pakistan Ship’s Agents Association (PSAA) and Former Vice President FPCCI Tariq Haleem has urged the Chairman Federal Board of revenue (FBR) Syed Muhammad Shabbar Zaidi to appoint a task force/ J.I.T to address issues of under/over invoicing, mis-declaration and smuggling on war footing and all these culprits should be vigorously be pursued , caught and prosecuted.

In a letter to the chairman FBR, he pointed out that this menace is causing massive losses to the national exchequer and also resulting in bad name for the country. He noted that none of these nefarious activities can be carried out without facilitators.

Tariq expressed his believe that some of these facilitator types have F.I. R’s already registered against them they should be fully investigated /dormant files should be revived. Customs intelligence, FIA, all border authorities, ministry of interior etc should all form special J.I. T’s to finish off this menace/ cancer under the direct monitoring of prime minister.

These J.I. T’s should report to prime minister on a biweekly basis. He said that these types of facilitators are enemies of the country. He said that the association has directed all its members to keep an eye on these facilitators and report them immediately to concerned authorities if they find any clue about them.

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