KARACHI: Principal Appraiser Customs Intelligence and Investigation has approached Federal Tax Ombudsman requesting review of FTO decision/recommendation in a complaint, highlighting the biased role of the Advisor to FTO Shahid Ahmed, criminal activities of complainant Muhammad Abdullah and patronage of fiscal frauds by some officers of Customs, FBR, NAB and Police.
Dost Muhammad submitted that he was quite confident and satisfied about genuineness of his detected KEPZ mega scam involving fiscal fraud running into billions of rupees committed by Muhammad Abdullah and his associates with the evident collusion and patronage of concerned officers of Customs and others.
Dost Muhammad mentioned Advisor to FTO Shahid Ahmed in misuse of his official position malafidely concealed and misreported the fact of the case to help illegal release of the detained consignments despite being smuggled. Moreover, Shahid Ahmed was harassing dedicated and efficient officers of FBR.
Dost Muhammad mentioned that it was interesting to note the FTO’s fresh non-speaking order reached in the hands of Muhammad Abdullah within few minutes of the issuance and Abdullah claimed that he had purchased the order from his friends in high positions to teach Muhammad Abdullah a lesson.
Dost Muhammad noted due to malafide conduct of Advisor, unscrupulous elements were misusing FTO forum for their anti-state activities to push the country towards a total disaster.
The review application noted that former DG NAB Sindh Brig (Retd) Farooq Nasim Awan, former Customs expert NAB Qamaruddin Samejo, Incharge CTD Raja Umar Khattab and representatives of some sensitive institutions are patronizing corrupt and criminal Customs officers for their organized fiscal crimes and tarnishing bright face of the concerned state institutions actually created for anti-corruption/anti-crime and security related activities.
Muhammad Abdullah is a habitual hard criminal and mastermind of fiscal frauds in Customs and FBR. Abdullah is regularly nominated in different criminal cases after short intervals of time by different collectorates and directorates.
Dost Muhammad said Muhammad Abdullah could not be properly punished yet due to the reason that his patrons in Customs/FBR always helped him by deliberately damaging the departmental cases for obvious reasons.
He said several officers were also destroying KEPZ mega scam and other cases detected by Dost Muhammad.
It may be mentioned here, Muhammad Abdullah along with his associates is involved in money laundering and tax evasion of billions of rupees since long with the collusion of concerned staff of Customs and KEPZA under the garb of imports into Pakistan.
Providing complete details of the wrong doings of Muhammad Abdullah and officers of Customs/FBR and other sensitive institutions, Dost Muhammad has requested FTO to allow the review application in the best interest of justice and set aside the findings/ recommendations of FTO passed on the basis of fake and false and baseless investigative report of biased Advisor Shahid Ahmed concealing crucial facts of the case.