KARACHI: Lahore Customs Agent Association (LCAA) is harassing and cancelling membership of its members if they didn’t support them in the elections of Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), where LCAA is going to participate in its election for the seats of executive committee, a statement issued by CEO of Customs Syndicate said.
Muhammad Anwar, owner and chief executive of Custom Syndicate, an international logistics solutions providers company, Lahore said that he had been threatened by LCAA Chairman Ch. Amjad on phone and he was asked to give him support in LCCI elections otherwise they would close down his business.
Anwar said that his office was ransacked while LCAA wrote a letter to Chief Collector of Customs (Central) Customs House, Nabha road, Lahore that in Annual General Body meeting of LCAA, unanimous decision was been taken to cancel the membership of Muhammad Anwar of Customs Syndicate.
However, after due investigation Zahra Haider, Additional Collector (Licensing) informed Chief Collector that the official record pertaining to the said clearing agency was scrutinized which showed that there was neither any liability/recovery of the Government dues nor any contravention case or FIR case pending against the said clearing agency.
Muhammad Anwar has demanded of the government and customs authorities that LCAA activities must be monitored as they had grown up a mafia in Lahore dry port.