KARACHI: With reference to government of Pakistan instructions conveyed by HOCAA regarding submission of Custom Declaration (includes currency declaration) by all inbound/outbound International Passengers, a meeting has been chaired by Chief Operating Officer/APM and participated by all airlines, and ground handling agencies to discuss the subject instructions.

For Inbound Flights, airlines are required to ensure in-flight announcement by the flight crew for every inbound flight for submission of subject declaration wherein the passengers will mention the currency under the regulatory requirements of FATF The airline crew will distribute the declaration during the flight to all the passengers, irrespective of their nationality.

The said declaration will be deposited at the customs counter before the immigration desks at International Arrival.

For outbound flights, airlines may also direct their staff/travel agents to ensure that they provide a copy of the declaration at the time of booking of ticket. At check-in counters, airlines are directed to issue boarding pass only once the passengers have deposited the declaration with them.

Pakistan Customs are required to deploy their staff along with airline staff to supervise/assist the passengers at the dedicated facilitation counter inside the check-in hall.

The airline staff will collect the declarations and hand over the same to the customs staff after the closure of the flight along with the passengers manifest.

CAA will provide space and counters for the collection of all declaration forms