KARACHI: The R&D section of MCC Appraisement East gave a briefing and presentation of the senior officers of Customs Appraisement South regarding the case in which security instruments deposited to the Collectorate in provisional assessment cases by the importers were fraudulently released.

Nasir Masroor conducted a meeting in Karachi, which was also attended by Collector Appraisement West Mohammad Saleem, Collector Appraisement East Manzoor Memon and Collector Port Qasim Surayya Butt and additional collectors.

The MCC Appraisement East team had prepared a detailed report about the above mentioned scam and forwarded it to Chairman FBR Tariq Bajwa. It was a comprehensive report and Chairman FBR directed to circulate the report to all Collectorates to avoid any such incidents.

It may be recalled that MCC Appraisement East has booked several persons including officials of National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) in the case of fraudulent release of security instruments, which were deposited to the Collectorate in provisional assessment cases by the importers causing huge loss to the exchequer.

According to details, information was received in the R&D Section that some unscrupulous elements are involved in fraudulent release of security instruments/pay orders which were deposited to the Collectprate in provisional assessment /release cases by importers.

Sources said that former Collector Appraisement East, Najeeb Abbasi had tasked R&D to conduct scrutiny and analysis of security instruments on the information that several instruments had been fraudulently released. MCC Appraisement East has lodged an FIR and arrested NBP officials including bank manager

Nasir Masroor organized the meeting and briefing/presentation meeting. Principal Appraiser Shafiullah, Appraising officers Ashfaque-ur-Rehman, Azhar Abbas and Preventive Officer Malak Hashim gave the briefing through a presentation.

Chief Collector Appraisement South Nasir Masroor personally appreciated the efforts of R&D of Appraisement East comprising Principal Appraiser Shafiullah, Appraising Officer Azhar Abbas, Preventive Officer Malak Hashim, Adil Rasheed and Samar and advised other collectors to include such dedicated and competent officials in their formations.

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