KARACHI: The Federal Tax Ombudsman (FTO) has appreciated and acknowledged the team work of the officers and staff of Model Customs Collectorate PaCCS engaged in processing of duty drawback claims and clearance of backlog of six months old claims.
Model Customs Collectorate (PaCCS) disbursed RS837.7 million as duty drawback during the period of February 01, 2012 to February 28, 2013 to about 39,000 claimants.
On the complaints of exporters a year ago, the FTO had said that despite repeated directives for processing and payment of rebate and duty drawback claims without delay, a large number of claims were piling up without any reason, which was tantamount to maladministration.
The FTO had recommended that the FBR should direct the collector customs to ensure timely processing and payment of all pending rebate and duty drawback claims and submit a consolidated monthly report about pendency and disposal of rebate and duty drawback claims.
The ‘letter of appreciation’ given to following officials: Amer Ahmed, Collector PaCCS; Irfan Javed, Additional Collector PaCCS; Rehmatullah Vistro, Amer Rashir, Mohammad IbrahimZakir Mohammad, Deputy Collectors PaCCS; Shoukat Hayat and Amanullah Soomro, Assistant Collectors PaCCS.
Others include Khuzzaim Niazi, Manager PRAL; Mohammad Iqbal CAO; Ijaz Ahmed and Waseem Kazmi, Principal Appraisers along with Assessing Officers Nadeem ur Rehman, Anwar Zaib, Azhar Abbas, Syed Masson Raza, Mirza Irfan Baig, Mohammad Yaqoob, Mohammad Sadiq Rafique, Abid Hussain Shah, Mohammad Waseem, Mohammad Qadeer Khan, Arshad Ahmed, Mohammad Naeem Afridi and Mohammad Ibrahim Khan.
The Letters have also been issued to Suhail Anwar, F.O and Mohammad Ismail Jaffery F.O.