Customs Quetta seizes smuggled Irani goods

QUETTA: Customs Quetta has seized a large quantity of Irani dried milk at Rakhni check post worth millions of rupees.

Information was passed through Collector Irfan Javed to Additional Collector Yasir Wahab Kalwar and Deputy Collectors Akbar Jan and Malik Ahmed regarding movement of Irani smuggled goods.

Assistant Collector Muhammad Yousaf Mari formed a team comprising Superintendent Aslam Makhdoom, Inspectors Rafiq, Zaman Mazari and Mir Kalam to take action.

Anti-smuggling focus is now on Irani diesel, white spirit, dried milk and confectionary. PM Imran Khan and COAS Qamar Bajwa sealed the borders with Iran and Afghanistan to curb smuggling.

A very little quantity of Irani diesel and petrol is being smuggled now. In past, billions of rupees of goods were smuggled from Afghanistan and the smugglers had established a ‘pool’ of which money was distributed to Coast Guard, FC, Rangers, Customs, Police and other agencies for safe passage and distribution of smuggled goods. Sources said the said ‘Pool’ ran into billions of rupees.

But now, smuggling is almost eliminated, and the revenue stream for Iran is choked. There are many sanctions on Iran, therefore Iran’s economy is largely dependent on smuggling of fuel products and other goods to neighboring countries.

For the first time, Pakistan look after its own interest and cracked down on smuggling from Iran, which has enraged the neighbor.

Moreover, Hazara and Shias were not given any representation in the federal government of Taliban, due to which Iran is also not happy with Pakistan. Taliban says that all communities will be given representation in governments in their provinces and areas.

Due to these reasons, Irani is peddling the Indian agenda and trying to defame Pakistan.

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