KARACHI: MCC Port Qasim has arrested two persons identified as Nehaal and Muhammad Saleem aka Kashif Chatni in relation to FIRs lodged against a particular group of persons for evading government revenue and getting delivery of imported goods by presenting fake and forged pay orders.
The FIRs had nominated Kashif Chatni, Mohsin and Nehaal. M/s Voroly Impex, M/s Jubilee Textiles, M/s Iqra Textiles and M/s Gravity Trading Company have also been nominated in these FIRs.
According to details, on the directives of Collector MCC Port Qasim Mumtaz Khoso, Additional Collector Hoonak Baloch and Deputy Collector Zamzam Aman tightened vigilance on all imports and Customs assessment. Information was received that the above mentioned companies imported assorted fabrics and claimed the benefit of SRO 1125(I)/2011 i.e. zero rating of sales tax.
On physical examination and lab tests, it was found the goods didn’t match with their declaration and assessed on the basis of prevailing valuation ruling allowing 9.0% sales tax instead of claimed zero rating.
The importers did not agree with the assessment of goods and approached the High Court of Sindh. The court directed Customs for reconsideration and provisional assessment of the consignments. The importers in connivance with Kashif Chatni, Mohsin and Nehal submitted pay order for the differential amount of the duty and taxes and took the delivery of the goods.
A suspicion was raised during scrutiny of the pay orders, which were proved fake and bogus on verification from the banks. In this way the accused caused a revenue loss of Rs63.5 million to the national exchequer.