Exporters, clearing agents booked for submitting fake Forms-E

PESHAWAR: Investigation and Prosecution Branch MCC Peshawar has lodged FIR against several persons for submitting fake Form-Es with an intention to commit fiscal fraud.

On the directives of Chief Collector Asif Jah, Collector Peshawar Muhammad Saleem had advised post verification of Forms-E.

Post verification of Forms-E pertaining to export made by M/s Alif Noor Customs Clearing Agency, M/s Unique Customs Clearing Agency and Asmatullah & Rehmat Customs Agency on behalf of M/s Khawaja Customs Agency and M/s Khawaja Brothers (exporters), it was confirmed by the concerned banks that all the Forms-E were fake.

Moreover, post verification of Forms-E pertaining to export made by M/s Adnan Customs Clearing Agency on behalf of M/s Ibrahim Subhani Traders (Exporter), it was confirmed by the bank that all Forms-E were fake.

This act on the part of Exporters and Clearing Agents manifest malafide intention to commit fiscal fraud as the accused have made exports against Fake Form-Es depriving the State Bank of Pakistan of foreign exchange, and also caused huge loss to the revenue of the state in terms of export development surcharge (EDS) and withholding tax (WHT).

M/s Khawaja Brothers (Exporters) and M/s Ibrahim Subhani Traders in connivance with aforementioned Customs Clearing Agents deliberately managed to export goods against fake Form-Es. FIRs are lodged and investigation is underway.

It may be mentioned here that Chief Collector Asif Jah has also ordered scrutiny and investigation into the exports of wheat and sugar.

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