MCC Preventive Quetta posts 258% increase in value of seizures in June 2020

QUETTA: MCC Preventive Quetta has posted a 258% increase in value of seizures in June 2020 viz-a-viz June 2019.

In June 2019, the value of seizures was Rs. 182.45 million whereas they substantially increased in June 2020 to Rs. 651.61 million.

It is imperative to mention that this quantum of seizures is higher than any other month of financial year 2019-20 (except November 2019) and is much higher than the monthly target of Rs. 340 million.

In line with the policy of Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) to substantially enhance the anti-smuggling and enforcement initiative, Collector MCC Preventive Quetta Irfan Javed has embarked upon a proactive approach to bring tangible, quantitative and qualitative results.

Resultantly, there has been a substantial improvement in the performance, and a number of initiatives have been taken in a short span of time, that is, in June 2020.

Mobile squads have been activated with strict instruction of vigilance, transparency and efficiency. Mobile squads had remained inactive during financial year 2019-20.

Last auction of goods was conducted on 29.02.2020. Subsequently no auction was held from Feb-June, 2020. However, in order to liquidate stuck up government revenue three auctions have been held during the month of June, thereby bringing in considerable revenue. In order to address the issue of rationalization of Reserve Prices letters to Collector (Appraisement & Facilitation) & Director Intelligence & Investigation have been written with the request to form a committee duly headed by an Additional Collector and consisting of representatives of Collectorates and Directorate of Intelligence & Investigation for transparency.

Meetings with Inspector General of Police, Baluchistan, Inspector General Frontier Corps Baluchistan and Chief Secretary Baluchistan were held. Consequently as an immediate step, officials of this Collectorate have been nominated for Joint Anti-smuggling operations with Police.

Furthermore, Commandant Frontier Corps Battle School, Quetta have been requested to train newly recruited Customs Sepoys. This training is being reinitiated after 2017.

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