KARACHI: MCC Port Qasim has foiled a bid to clear Indian origin cosmetics through misdeclaration of origin of goods.
Collector Mumtaz Khoso has ordered tight vigilance and maximum examination of import consignments particularly those coming from Dubai.
On these directives Additional Collector Fawad Shah is keeping strict vigilance on imported goods to avoid misdeclaration.
M/s KD Enterprises imported a consignment of cream and after shave from Dubai declared to be of Europe origin.
The consignment was marked to examination. AO Ihtesham Paracha conducted the examination and detected misdeclaration as the boxes were marked Made in India. Ihtesham Paracha is a very senior and competent official.
Shah referred the case to Assistant Collector Tanveer Ahmed, who ordered to seize the goods. Investigations are underway.
Despite ban on Indian goods, the local markets are full of Indian cosmetics and medicine etc.