EPZ investors complain of intentional delay by EPZ staff

KARACHI: The Export Promotion Zone (EPZ) investors have complained of deliberate delay in process of outgoing goods by security inspectors after getting pass-out proceedings from Customs Preventive.

EPZ investors have noted the security inspectors opt for delaying tactics and demand multiple re-weighment of the goods. It may be mentioned here that one of the two weighbridges remains out of order usually and huge volume of vehicles line up on one weighbridge, which takes more than sufficient time for weighment and re-weighment of the goods.

Investors are of the view that they are losing business due to this delay as buyers refuse to take delivery of goods after 06:00PM, which are then delivered the next day.

Sources said that the examination place at EPZ was not sufficient, causing severe hardships in the process. Moreover, the EPZ staff then rushes the vehicles out, which is intended to clear certain vehicles with malafide intention.

It may be mentioned here that EPZ staff has been found in corrupt practices earlier and a senior KEPZ official was also arrested in this regard.

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