QUETTA: MCC Quetta has set a new record and collected historic revenue amounting to Rs.27 Billion in FY 2020-21 which is Rs.6 billion above than the revenue of Rs.21 billion collected during the previous FY 2019-20 resulting in 29% increase in revenue collection.
Collectorate collected Customs Duty amounting to Rs. 6.8 billion against FBR’s assigned target of Rs. 4.5 billion thus collecting Rs. 2.3 billion (51%) over and above the target.
Besides above, the Collectorate has also achieved the following miles stones during the FY 2020-21:
i. Average realization of duty and taxes per container has increased from Rs.400,000 to Rs.2.8 million for dry fruits and other major imports.
ii. The Collectorate was facilitating import and export of goods from Iran through Custom House. Taftan via Intra Port Movement to Railway Dry Port and NLC Dry Port, Quetta as per Standing Orders/Public Notices issued from time to time by the erstwhile Model Customs Collectorate, Quetta since 2002. However, the Collectorate has now implemented the automated Intra-port Movement Module in WeBOC, which will ensure swift and transparent transportation of goods from Customs Station, Taftan to NLC Dry Port, Quetta.
iii. During the shortage of tomatoes in the country, the timing of clearance at Taftan was increased and clearances were made till 11 pm, 7 days a week to ensure timely supply to the end consumer.
iv. Insertion of chassis number of vehicles in Goods Declaration besides vehicle registration number has led to increased vigilance and strengthened controls at all Customs Stations.
v. Reconciliation of Imports and Exports of Customs with NLC and FC at border stations improved transparency to ensure that all goods are safely cross bordered.
vi. A Focal person has been nominated (24/7) for verifications of Goods Declaration required by Customs & other law enforcement agencies for better inter agency coordination.
vii. The Collectorate in co-ordination with other sister agencies and stakeholders is constantly trying to increase legal trade to boost economic activities in the jurisdiction of MCC Quetta and to ensure that no leakage of revenue occurs at any stage.
viii. Keeping in view the requirements of the Customs Stations, merit-based transfer and postings of the staff has been made.
The Collectorate performed exceptionally well under the guidance and supervision of Mr. Gul Reitman, Chief Collector of Customs, Balochistan. The efforts of the Collectorate were acknowledged and recognized by FBR (Customs) and special reward for rendering meritorious services was awarded to Mr. Abdul Waheed Marwat, Collector of Customs, Mr. Aftab Ullah Shah, Additional Collector of Customs, Mr. Shoukat Hayat, Deputy Collector of Customs, Mr. Mustafa Zamir, Deputy Collector of Customs, Ms. Eesha Rahim, Assistant Collector of Customs and Mr. Attaullah, Assistant Collector of Customs.
An official said MCC Quetta led by Collector Abdul Waheed Marwat increased vigilance and controlled mis-declaration as well as under-invoicing thus securing government revenue in line with the policy of PM Imran Khan.