Chief collector orders scrutiny into toy imports

KARACHI: Chief Collector Appraisement South Abdul Rasheed Sheikh has ordered a detailed scrutiny into the imports of toys after several cases of revenue evasion through mis-declaration were detected.

Chief Collector has advised MCC Port Qasim, MCC Appraisement East and MCC Appraisement West to keep strict vigil on the import of toys.

Abdul Rasheed Sheikh has also issued firm instructions that Customs officers/officials should not take any sort of pressure put through media and should perform their duties to the letter. These instructions came in the pretext that a weekly magazine and a third-grade news channel carried on a defamation campaign against Additional Collector Yaseen Murtaza who had detected the revenue evasion by a particular cartel of toy importers. These importers reportedly own the said magazine, which is only distributed at the Customs House just to serve black mailing purposes.

Customs authorities have detected another company named M/s One Ten World, which is involved in revenue evasion through mis-declaration. Sources said M/s One Ten World was a sister concern of M/s Xing Enterprises and M/s Boss Enterprises as all these companies are belong to one particular cartel, that has been inflicting huge revenue loss on to the exchequer for the last five years.

M/s One Ten World filed six GDs, of which Contravention Reports have been served for two GDs while the rest have been market for examination.

One person has been identified as Imran who is getting these toy consignments cleared and a revenue of Rs1.5 million is being evaded on each container.

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