Chairman FBR ensures seamless customs clearance at Chaman

Chairman FBR ensures seamless customs clearance at Chaman

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Quetta: On the third and final day of his visit to Balochistan, Dr. Muhammad Ashfaq Ahmed, Chairman of the FBR/Director of the Internal Revenue Service, visited the Chaman Customs House.

He was accompanied by FBR member (Customs Policy) Dr. Muhammad Saeed Khan Jadoon, Chief Customs Officer (Balochistan) Muhammad Sadiq and Quetta Customs Evaluation Officer Rashid Habib Khan.

The NLC authorities made a detailed presentation about the ongoing ITTMS project before the Chairman, and informed that the project constituted an important segment of CAREC Regional Improvement of Border Services (RIBS) Program, of which about 42% work has been completed.

The date of completion project was 23rd April 2023, however, in view of importance of the project to the international trade and regional connectivity efforts are afoot to complete it by end of December, 2022.
Later on, Chairman FBR also visited the under-construction areas of the ITTMS project.

Chairman FBR also visited Pak-Afghan border crossing point (Friendship Gate/Bab-e-Dosti). Colonel Qamar of Pakistan Army briefed the Chairman about the border crossing point and coordination with the Customs authorities regarding cross border movement of trade, Afghan transit goods, and pedestrian movement.

The Chairman, thereafter, visited the Customs offices established at NLC yard in Chaman.

Despite the lack of proper infrastructure, the chairman expressed his appreciation for the excellent revenue generation performance of Chaman Customs. He talked about concerns about customs personnel/cargo safety and instructed the NLC authorities to give priority to solving the problem.

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