LAHORE: Customs Enforcement Central Region has collected Rs 4.172 billion Customs duty, which is more than double than the assigned target of Rs 1.891 billion in June 2020. The collection in June is also double than the last year’s collection of Rs 2.072 billion.
Probably it’s the only Region of Customs as well as Inland Revenue in Pakistan which has registered an increase of 101% over the last year customs duty collection. Equally or more important is that Customs Enforcement Central Region has also surpassed the assigned Custom duty collection target for June 2020 by achieving 221% of the monthly target.
This is an unprecedented achievement by any Customs or Inland Revenue Region for revenue targets assigned by FBR to various Customs Regions or Inland Revenue Units.
Chief Collector Enforcement Central Region Faiz Chadhar has attributed this historic achievement to the new Customs leadership of Tariq Huda and exemplary team work of officers as well as all ranks of Customs Enforcement Central Region.
Officers of Customs have displayed courage, determination and devotion to national cause of resource mobilisation by always leading from the front, laying their lives by performing beyond the call of duty against all odds and challenges emanated from Covid -19 pandemic .
He duly acknowledged the critical contribution and support of Collectors and Additional Collectors without whose support this all time highest comparative increase in Custom duty collection during last month of fiscal year would not have been possible.
It may be mentioned here Chief Collector Enforcement (Central) Faiz Chadhar had advised the field formations to gear-up the anti-smuggling activities.
A field formation meeting was held early this month under the chair of Chief Collector Central Faiz Ahmed, and was attended by Collector AFU Lahore Azmat Tahira, Collector Preventive Lahore Basit Abbasi, Collector Multan Muneeza Majeed and others.
Faiz Ahmed issued the directives to further strengthen the intelligence network and launch a crackdown on smuggled goods whether at warehouses, markets or being transported.