Quetta: Collector Customs Muhammad Ismail said that the Customs Collectorate Enforcement has made cases worth approximately 16 billion rupees during the current year’s last 6 months and made seizures worth 5 billion 30 crore rupees during the month of December, setting a new record in the history of Pakistan Customs.

Due to the anti-smuggling operations of Customs, people are now inclined towards legal business in the province, due to which Customs Appraisement has collected record revenue. Revenue has been collected and deposited in the national treasury. They expressed these views while expressing their views at a ceremony held at the Customs Office Quetta on the occasion of World Customs Day. They said that Customs alone cannot do anything against smuggling. For this, every person, including the traders’ community, has to play their role.

They said that smuggling is the biggest reason for the backwardness of Balochistan and Balochistan cannot progress without stopping smuggling. Legal trade will increase only by stopping smuggling and tax collection is increasing due to the increase in legal trade and business activities. The Collector said that all the stakeholders have decided to end smuggling and those involved in smuggling should come to legal trade. Pakistan Customs is also grateful to its other friendly agencies, including FC, Police, Levies, IB and sensitive agencies, who have fully supported Customs in anti-smuggling and will continue to cooperate with them.