FBR orders inquiry regarding smuggling through trains

KARACHI: The Federal Board of Revenue FBR has taken action on the complaint of I.G Railway Police, and advised Customs Intelligence and Investigation to submit a report in this regard.

I.G Railway Police had received a complaint regarding involvement of Policemen and Customs officials in facilitating, aiding and abetting smuggling of goods through railway. The complaint requested scrutiny of assets of a large number of officials of Railway Police and Customs.

Deputy Collector FBR (HQ) Asim Rehman has advised Customs Intelligence and Investigation Karachi, Hyderabad and Lahore to investigate the case and submit a report in 7 days.

The city has become home to the sale of smuggled goods, which are being brought by trains from Lahore and Peshawar.

According to a local trader, the government has been suffering a loss of millions of rupees because of the Customs’ officials malpractice.

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