QUETTA: The Collectorate of Customs Enforcement in Quetta has begun offering relief to the general public of Baluchistan by establishing a sale point in the “Sasta Bazar” at the Sunday Bazaar in Quetta. Confiscated or seized goods are being sold at subsidized rates to the general public.

Under the guidance of Collector Mohammad Ismail and with the dedicated supervision of Additional Collector Omar Shafique, along with the tireless efforts of field enforcement units and mobile squads led by Deputy Collectors (DCs) and Assistant Collectors (ACs), operations against smugglers have been carried out in the post two months.

Chief Collector of Customs (Enforcement) in Quetta, Abdul Qadir Memon, has reiterated that this effort will continue in the future. The entire system of providing the seized smuggled products to general public on subsidized rate has been done in a fair and transparent manner leaving no room for any controversy in this regard going forward.

Similar “Sasta Bazaars” will be set up in all major cities of Baluchistan to provide maximum benefits to the general public. He further added that these steps were taken in accordance with the directives of Member Customs, Mrs. Zeba Hai Azhar, who has consistently supported such relief efforts.

He also expressed gratitude to the Corps Commander 12 Corps, Balochiston, and the Balochiston Government for their effective participation in the anti-smuggling drive and the establishment of these “Sasta Bazars.”

Collector Mohammad Ismail also emphasized that all efforts have been made in collaboration with the provincial government to conduct this “Sasta Bazar” and expand it to other cities upon the successful implementation of the current one.

He added that this strategy has been adopted to provide direct relief to the general public and eliminate the transportation costs and other benefits for traders, which are typically part of the auction process. Customs is directly providing relief to the general public. He commended the efforts of his team and other concerned agencies and expressed hope that this collaborative initiative will significantly benefit the people of Balochistan.”