KARACHI: The Directorate of Customs Intelligence & Investigation Karachi has recommended cash reward for a number of officials of the directorate for making seizures and efficiently handling office work. A sum of Rs2.008 million has been earmarked for these rewards.

Superintendent Saif M.K Hashmi, Intelligence Officers Muhammad Aslam Nadeem, Ziauddin Khawaja, Muhammad Nadeem and Ghulam Fareed, Senior Preventive Officer Amjad Rafiq Bhatti along with several other staff have been recommended for cash reward equivalent to one or two month salary.

Moreover, Directorate of Customs Intelligence & Investigation Karachi has recommended grant of honoraria for certain officers and officials of the directorate including Deputy Directors Saad Ata Rabbani, Sanam Qureshi, Assistant Director Muhammad Zuhaib, Principal Appraiser Waqaruddin Qureshi, Superintendents Ilyas Ahmed, Zafar Iqbal, Muhammad Rafique, Arif Masood, Intelligence Officers Tariq Hussain Bhutto, Saud Hasan Khan,  Naseem Mehmood Cheema, Sanam Aziz, Mahmood Akbar, Khayam Hussain and certain others.

An official raised concerns over the distribution of rewards and honoraria claiming that the Director General Shaukat Ali had actually rewarded officers and officials who had assisted him in promoting controlled smuggling.