QUETTA: Customs Baluchistan celebrated World Customs Day with zeal and fever. Speaking on the occasion, Chief Collector Baluchistan Abdul Qadir Memon said Customs Baluchistan is committed to facilitate business and trade utilizing cutting edge technology. And at the same time, new officers are being provided better opportunities.

He said with the cooperation of traders community, Customs had been collecting revenue for the national kitty surpassing monthly assigned targets.

He said traders in Baluchistan are playing their role in promoting legal trade as well as contributing the most through taxes.

Chief Collector Baluchistan announced launching of Green Channel facility in Quetta to further facilitate trade. He said the Police, Levies and Customs comprising 100,000 persons were not enough to control smuggling. He also said creation of check posts was not important adding Customs would now focus on borders to control smuggling and anti-smuggling activities in cities will be minimized.

Collector Appraisement Agha Saeed Ahmed, Director I&I Quetta Chaudhry Javed, Additioanl Collector Moeen Afzal, Assistant Collector Shafiullah and PRO Dr. Ata Muhammad and several others were present on the occasion.

Collector Enforcement Samiul Haq said Customs Enforcement Quetta is committed to eliminate smuggling and facilitate legitimate trade.

Advisor to FTO Tauseef Ahmed Qureshi, President Quetta Chamber of Commerce and Industry Abdullah Achakzai also spoke on the occasion.

Chief Collector also distributed commendation certificates among the officers and officials. Superintendent Shahzad Akhtar is also nominated for the International Award for showing exemplary performance.