KARACHI: Collector MCC Appraisement West Wajid Ali has assigned a high-profile officer Deputy Collector Falik Sher to R&D/AIB section to pursue the investigations in the case of fraudulent replacement and clearance of seized/confiscated containers.
MCC Appraisement West has lodged an FIR against several accused for illegal delivery of seized/confiscated betel nut and other high value banned items by way of substitution/swapping of consignments through tampering of container numbers, seals etc.
Customs authorities have already arrested the accused including Muhammad Waqar of M/s Qaari Traders, Farasat Ali of M/s Impex International, Imran Khan s/o Saif-ur-rehman of M/s Saif-ur-Rehman & Brothers, Nasir Khan, Nisar, Nasir Barkat Ali, Waleed Ali, Ibrahim, Muhammad Saleem, M/s Facilities Shipping Agency and certain staff of M/s Karachi International Container Terminal (KICT).
MCC Appraisement East Nadeem Memon has already assigned Principal Appraiser R&D to investigate this case.
Falik Sher is moved from KICT & BOML, and he would also look after Establishment/Administration, Confidential, CHO, Transport, CPF, Cash Section, Accounts, Treasury, Procurement, Policy & Coordination, Statistics, PRAL, Licensing Branch & Import Section.
MCC Appraisement West has reassigned Deputy/Assistant Collectors. Deputy Collector Tausif Aman Gurchani is assigned Group-V, Group-VII, Law and PRV.
Deputy Collector Amanat Khan is assigned Group-IV, One Customs, Afghan Transit Legacy Issues, Bank Guarantee and Adjudication (DC Level). He was earlier looking after Group-IV, Establishment/Administration, Confidential, CHO, Transport, CPF, Cash Section, Accounts, Treasury, Procurement, Policy & Coordination, Statistical, PRAL, Licensing Branch and Import Section.
Deputy Collector Shahzad Ranjha is assigned KICT (Examination and Auction). He is moved from Group-V, Bank Guarantee, One Customs and Adjudication.
Deputy Collector Asim Awan is assigned KICT (Examination and Auction). He is moved from Group-VII, AIB/R&D, Law Branch, Afghan Transit Legacy Issues.
Assistant Collector Muhammad Ahmad Rizwan is assigned AICT & BOML. He is moved from KICT & AICT.
Assistant Collector Mudassar Rafique is assigned Bonds in addition to Group-I and Facilitation Cell. Assistant Collector Rabel Khokhar is assigned Group-VIII, WeBOC role for printing refund cheques, Pre-Audit. She was looking after Group-VIII, Bond Section, WeBOC role for printing refund cheques, Pre-Audit.