KARACHI: Chairman Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Tariq Bajwa has advised all revenue formation in Karachi to have their focus fixed on revenue targets and advised the Customs and Inland Revenue officers to arrest revenue leakages and ensure completion of revenue targets.

Tariq Bajwa accompanied with Minister of State for Revenue Haroon Akhtar visited all revenue formations in Karachi on Thursday and had meetings with senior officers of Pakistan Customs and Inland Revenue. Member Inland Revenue Ashraf Khan was also there.

Bajwa had discussions with Chief Collector Customs Appraisement South Abdul Rasheed Shaikh; Collector Appraisement West Agha Jawad, Collector Appraisement East Majid Yousafani, Collector Port Qasim Surayya Ahmed Butt and Deputy Collector Afzal Wattoo were also present on the occasion.

In another meeting Bajwa met with Chief Collector Enforcement South Zahid Khokhar; Assistant Collector Aijaz Ahmed; Collector Preventive Tariq Huda, Collector Export Saifuddin Junejo, Collector Gwadar Saeed Akram and collectors of other stations were also present on the occasion.

Talking to the Customs officers, Bajwa said that well reputed and competent officers had been placed on key positions and expressed hope that there will be trickledown effect. Bajwa underlined the importance of dignity and integrity of officers and officials alike.

Chairman FBR expressed that corruption on lower levels would be rooted out and revenue leakage would be plugged.

Tariq Bajwa also met with Director Reforms & Automation Dr. Farid Iqbal Qureshi; Additional Director Saadia Sheeraz, Deputy Directors Qasim Khokhar, Naveed Abbas Memon, Nazia Saleem and other officers were present on the occasion. He advised the officers to keep all automation modules updated to avoid any technical glitch.

Tariq Bajwa appreciated the efforts of the Reforms & Automation team including former Director Majid Yousafani in achieving the milestone of Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) being executed with China and IATA.