WeBOC system stops responding once again

KARACHI: The repeated technical issues arising in the WeBOC system has been disturbing the trade and poses risk to the revenue collection system of the country. The system stop responding at ‘gate out’ stage on Tuesday and it was restored later in the evening for an hour after which it crashed  again.

The WeBOC system crashed in March 2016 suspending all import and export clearance through the system, right after a month in April the system was shutdown again due to technical maintenance. Just after a few days, the WeBOC system again crashed partially declining all access to clearing agents, importers and exporters. Although it was restored in a couple of hours, but the problem surfaced again by the evening.

This frequent glitches in the most sensitive installation poses multiple challenges. Most importantly, the trade suffers a lot as well as those attached with the business. On the other hand, this frequency of system failure proves its vulnerability to hacking and cracking.

There have been frequent problems in the WeBOC system and every other section is creating problems. This raises the question that whether the system is ready for the implementation of I-Form module.

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