M/s Basathia Impex penalized for its employee’s bad conduct

KARACHI: Additional Collector MCC Appraisement West-Licensing Authority Mohammad Farukh Sharif has imposed a penalty of Rs50,000 on M/s Basathia Impex and terminated the Customs permit of its employee Tanveer a.k.a Raju.

The Additional Collector noted that Tanveer (Raju) is an employee of customs agent M/s Basathia Impex.

The statements of witnesses and incident report by Additional Director (Law), Directorate of Customs Valuation, Karachi, substantiate the reported incident of threat with extraneous influence, misbehavior and use of foul language by the accused permit holder Raju with the government functionary in discharge of his official duties.

M/s Basathia Impex reported Raju is not employed by them. As per rule 98(6) of Customs Rules, 2001, the licensee shall inform the licensing Authority immediately in case the services of any permit holder are terminated and surrender the Customs permit to the Licensing Authority for cancellation. But the clearing agent M/s BAsathia Impex failed to do so.

Additional Collector held that accused person Tanveer (Raju) and the clearing agent guilty of offences and ordered to revoke the Customs Permit of Taveer (Raju) S/o Muhammad Ibrahim. He is blacklisted/barredfor his further employment in future, for all customs business. A penalty of Rs. 50,000 is imposed upon M/s Basathia Impex.

Sources told Customnews.pk this development is a in a very positive direction and it would impose the writ of Customs particularly on trade bodies and associations who try to influence and pressurize government functionaries.

Officials had been facilitating the trade bodies in good faith but these trade bodies had crossed the limits and pose threat even to the security of the institution. These trade bodies only serve the purpose of a few and influence government agencies while these bodies do not serve the industry they represent. A policy is under discussion to eliminate this practice.

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