DG Customs Intelligence Zahid Khokhar due in Karachi

KARACHI: Director General Customs Intelligence & Investigation – FBR Muhammad Zahid Khokhar is visiting Karachi on Monday, primarily to look into the dispute within the Karachi Directorate that surfaced after allegations leveled by a Superintendent regarding involvement of Directorate’s officers in EPZ scam. Director General would also attend to certain other matters also.

Superintendent SIU Dost Muhammad submitted before the Directorate General of Customs Intelligence & Investigation that necessary action may be initiated against Additional Director and Assistant Director SIU for their illegal working against the national interest. He also requested that SIU may be taken out of the jurisdiction of the above mentioned officers and a joint investigation team (JIT) may be formed involving NAB, ISI, MI, FIA and SBP to properly investigate the matter.

Dost Muhammad in his complaint mentioned that the mastermind of KEPZ mega scam involving billions of rupees namely Muhammad Abdullah was arrested by ASO of Customs Intelligence & Investigation, which was accordingly conveyed to the Court. Despite the fact that Abdullah was wanted in several cases and was arrested in a fresh case, the Additional Director SIU released him while Dost Muhammad was in Court.

Dost Muhammad has raised questions on the integrity and sincerity of his supervisory officers towards issues of national interest. It may be mentioned here that Dost Muhammad is also receiving threats and his movements are being monitored.

It is also mentioned in the complaint that due to the above mentioned reasons, Dost Muhammad left the charge of Superintendent SIU, as he was unable to focus on his lawful responsibilities.

Moreover, Mohammad Abdullah Shaikh s/o Mohammad Akbar has filed a petition with the Court of District & Sessions Judge praying to lodge an FIR against Superintendent SIU Dost Muhammad, as Abdullah has apprehension of illegal arrest.

Mohammad Abdullah Shaikh s/o Mohammad Akbar is a habitual offender and wanted in several cases of fiscal fraud and revenue evasion including the EPZ scam by the Customs authorities.

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