FBR notifies a major reshuffle in Pakistan Customs Service

KARACHI: The Federal Board of Revenue has notified major reshuffle in Pakistan Customs Service. As many as 35 officers ranging BS-17 to BS-21 have been moved.

This reshuffling comes quite shocking for Customs officers and officials as Member Customs (Operation) Agha Jawwad is a seasoned officer and well aware of the profile of all officers.

An official said the policy FBR pursuing is beyond understanding. Such decisions have weakened the Customs enforcement as well as Appraisement which is evident from the declining revenue numbers.
The official said Agha Jawwad should consider that his reputation might get hurt ahead of retirement.
It may be mentioned here that Agha Jawwad is already being criticised for shutting down Directorates Internal Audit in Karachi and Lahore allegedly to cover ongoing corruption investigations.

An effective combination of senior and junior officers is essential for smooth and efficient working of Customs Collectorates and Directorates. FBR has appointed fresh assistant collectors on sensitive positions without the supervision of senior officers.

At a time that FBR’s revenue collection from Customs is declining, experiments with the human resource management are most likely to be counter productive.

Customs revenue is primarily declining because quantum of smuggling surged after government slapped excessive duties and taxes on large number of importable goods, along with other import restrictions.

Most of the smuggling is done through mis-declaration and misuse of green channel facility.

All sorts of high value and high tariff goods as well as restricted goods are being cleared in the garb of used clothing and scrap from green channel. A system enabled in previous government’s regime, and flourishing in the present.

Reputed officers with experience in anti-smuggling and intelligence operations are posted at relatively less significant positions resulting in an operational vaccum at top revenue contributing collectorates of Appraisement West, East and Port Qasim.

Higly reputed and competent officers including Akhtar Hussain, Tahir Abbas, Amjad Aman Leghari, Ashraf Ali, Farrukh Sajjad, Yousaf Ali Magsi, Shoib Raza,
Umar Shafique, Muhammad Faisal, Amjad Rajpar, Muhammed Adnan, Falik Sher and certain other officers are in less significant offices. The potential of these officers can be optimized if appointed in the right offices.

The officers reshuffled include:

01. Abdul Rashid Sheikh (Pakistan Customs Service/BS-21) has been transferred and posted as Director General, Directorate General of Post Clearance Audit & Internal Audit, Karachi from the post of Director General, Directorate General of Post Clearance Audit, Islamabad.

02. Ashraf Ali (Pakistan Customs Service/BS-20) has been transferred and posted as Director, Directorate of Post Clearance Audit (South), Karachi from the post of Director, Directorate of Post Clearance Audit, Karachi. He will also look after the charge of Director (HQs), Directorate of Post Clearance Audit & Internal Audit, Karachi.

03. Imran Ahmad Ch. (Pakistan Customs Service/BS-20) has been transferred and posted as Director, Directorate of Post Clearance Audit (North), Islamabad from the post of Director, Directorate General of Post Clearance Audit, Islamabad.

04. Ms. Azmat Tahira (Pakistan Customs Service/BS-20) has been transferred and posted as Director, Directorate of Internal Audit, Islamabad from the post of Director, Directorate General of Internal Audit (Customs), Islamabad.

05. Usman Bajwa (Pakistan Customs Service/BS-20) has been transferred and posted as Director, Directorate of Post Clearance Audit (Central), Lahore from the post of Director, Directorate of Post Clearance Audit, Lahore.

06. Qasim Hafeez Cheema (Pakistan Customs Service/BS-19) has been transferred and posted as Additional Director, Directorate of Post Clearance Audit (Central), Lahore from the post of Additional Director, Directorate of Post Clearance Audit, Lahore.

07. Farrukh Sajjad (Pakistan Customs Service/BS-19) has been transferred and posted as Additional Director, Directorate of Post Clearance Audit (South), Karachi from the post of Additional Director, Directorate of Post Clearance Audit, Karachi.

08. Nisar Ahmad (Pakistan Customs Service/BS-19) has been transferred and posted as Additional Director, Directorate of Post Clearance Audit (North), Islamabad from the post of Additional Director, Directorate General of Post Clearance Audit, Islamabad.

09. Muhammad Talib Hussain (Pakistan Customs Service/BS-19) has been transferred and posted as Additional Director, Directorate of Internal Audit, Islamabad from the post of Additional Director, Directorate General of Internal Audit (Customs), Islamabad.

10. Ms. Sadia Sadaf (Pakistan Customs Service/BS-19) has been transferred and posted as Additional Director, Directorate of Post Clearance Audit (South), Karachi from the post of Additional Director, Directorate of Post Clearance Audit, Karachi.

11. Ms. Farhat Ali (Pakistan Customs Service/BS-19) has been transferred and posted as Additional Director, Directorate of Post Clearance Audit (Central), Lahore from the post of Additional Director, Directorate of Post Clearance Audit, Lahore.

12. Yousuf Ali Khan Magsi (Pakistan Customs Service/BS-19) has been transferred and posted as Additional Director (HQ), Directorate of Post Clearance & Internal Audit, Karachi from the post of Additional Director, Directorate of Post Clearance Audit, Karachi.

13. Kamran Ali Rana (Pakistan Customs Service/BS-19) has been transferred and posted as Additional Director, Directorate of Internal Audit, Islamabad stationed at Karachi from the post of Additional Director, Directorate of Internal Audit (Customs), Karachi.

14. Mrs. Irum Sohail (Pakistan Customs Service/BS-19) has been transferred and posted as Additional Director, Directorate of Internal Audit, Islamabad stationed at Lahore from the post of Additional Director, Directorate of Internal Audit (Customs), Lahore.

15. Ms. Saleha Zakir Shah (Pakistan Customs Service/BS-19) has been transferred and posted as Additional Director, Directorate of Post Clearance Audit (North), Islamabad from the post of Additional Director, Directorate General of Post Clearance Audit, Islamabad.

16. Syed Shoaib Raza (Pakistan Customs Service/BS-18) has been transferred and posted as Deputy Director, Directorate of Post Clearance Audit (South), Karachi from the post of Deputy Director, Directorate of Post Clearance Audit, Karachi.

17. Naveed-ur-Rehman (Pakistan Customs Service/BS-18) has been transferred and posted as Deputy Director, Directorate of Internal Audit, Islamabad from the post of Deputy Director, Directorate General of Internal Audit (Customs), Islamabad.

18. Muhammad Ikram (Pakistan Customs Service/BS-18) has been transferred and posted as Deputy Director, Directorate of Internal Audit, Islamabad stationed at Lahore from the post of Deputy Director, Directorate of Internal Audit (Customs), Lahore.

19. Nawabzada Kamran Khan Jogezai (Pakistan Customs Service/BS-17) has been transferred and posted as Deputy Director (OPS), Directorate of Post Clearance Audit (North), Islamabad from the post of Deputy Director, (OPS) Directorate General of Post Clearance Audit, Islamabad.

20. Ubaidullah (Pakistan Customs Service/BS-17) has been transferred and posted as Deputy Director (OPS), Directorate of Post Clearance Audit (North), Islamabad from the post of Deputy Director, (OPS) Directorate General of Post Clearance Audit, Islamabad.

21. Sohaib Anwar Hashmi (Pakistan Customs Service/BS-17) has been transferred and posted as Deputy Director (OPS), Directorate of Post Clearance Audit (South), Karachi from the post of Deputy Director, (OPS) Directorate of Post Clearance Audit, Karachi.

22. Ameer Ahmad (Pakistan Customs Service/BS-17) has been transferred and posted as Assistant Director, Directorate of Internal Audit, Islamabad stationed at Lahore from the post of Assistant Director, Directorate of Internal Audit (Customs), Lahore.

23. Riaz Hussain Bhatti (Pakistan Customs Service/BS-17) has been transferred and posted as Assistant Director, Directorate of Post Clearance Audit (Central), Lahore from the post of Assistant Director, Directorate of Post Clearance Audit, Lahore.

24. Muhammad Saleem (Pakistan Customs Service/BS-17) has been transferred and posted as Assistant Director, Directorate of Internal Audit, Islamabad stationed at Karachi from the post of Assistant Director, Directorate of Internal Audit (Customs), Karachi.

Through another notification following officers of Pakistan Customs Service (PCS) in BS-17 to BS-20 have been transferred and posted:

01. Dr. Akhtar Hussain (Pakistan Customs Service/BS-20) has been transferred and posted as Collector, Collectorate of Customs (Adjudication), Faisalabad from the post of Director, Directorate of Internal Audit (Customs), Lahore.

02. Muhammad Adnan Akram (Pakistan Customs Service/BS-20) has been transferred and posted as Director, Directorate of Intelligence & Investigation, FBR, Multan from the post of Collector, Collectorate of Customs (Adjudication), Faisalabad.

03. Syed Faisal Saeed Bokhari (Pakistan Customs Service/BS-19) has been transferred and posted as Additional Director, Directorate of Intelligence & Investigation, FBR, Peshawar from the post of Additional Director, Directorate of Transit Trade, Peshawar.

04. Dr. Nasir Khan (Pakistan Customs Service/BS-19) on joining FBR (HQ) Islamabad has been posted at Additional Collector, Model Customs Collectorate of Exports (Port Muhammad Bin Qasim), Karachi.

05. Fahad Ali Chaudhary (Pakistan Customs Service/BS-19) has been transferred and posted as Additional Collector, Model Customs Collectorate of Preventive, Peshawar from the post of Secretary, Federal Board of Revenue (Hq), Islamabad.

06. Tahir Abbas (Pakistan Customs Service/BS-19) has been transferred and posted as Additional Collector/SA, Office of the Chief Collector of Customs Enforcement, Karachi from the post of Secretary, Federal Board of Revenue (Hq), Islamabad.

07. Muhammad Hassan Farid (Pakistan Customs Service/BS-18) has been transferred and posted as Deputy Collector, Model Customs Collectorate, Islamabad from the post of Deputy Collector, Model Customs Collectorate of Preventive, Lahore.

08. Ms. Mahwish Shah (Pakistan Customs Service/BS-18) has been transferred and posted as Deputy Collector, Model Customs Collectorate of Exports (Port Muhammad Bin Qasim), Karachi from the post of Deputy Director, Directorate of Post Clearance Audit, Karachi.

09. Syed Ali Akbar Zaidi (Pakistan Customs Service/BS-18) has been transferred and posted as Deputy Director, Directorate General of Intelligence & Investigation, FBR, Islamabad from the post of Deputy Director, Directorate of Training & Research (Customs), Lahore.

10. Amjad Aman (Pakistan Customs Service/BS-18) has been transferred and posted as Deputy Collector, Model Customs Collectorate of Preventive, Multan from the post of Deputy Collector, Model Customs Collectorate of Port Muhammad Bin Qasim, Karachi.

11. Farhat H. Khan (Pakistan Customs Service/BS-17) has been transferred and posted as Deputy Director (OPS), Directorate of Post Clearance Audit (South), Karachi from the post of Deputy Collector, (OPS) Model Customs Collectorate of Preventive, Karachi.

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