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Customs authorities seized smuggled goods worth Rs.55.5m

PESHAWAR: Customs Collectorate Peshawar in different activities foiled the smuggling bids of illegal items worth Rs.55.2 million.

The seized goods were included non-duty paid vehicles, foreign manufactured cloth, bed sheets, mobile-chargers, tyrs, cigarettes, wielding rods and other items.  According to a press release, on the directives of the Collector Customs, Peshawar Gul Rehman, the customs authorities had tightened the noose around smuggling and accelerated operation in this regard.

According to a weekly report of the collectorat, customs authorities in raids against different parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa including Peshawar in first action smuggled goods worth Rs.28.7 million were taken into possession. The seized goods were included non-duty paid vehicles.

Similarly, in the second and third actions, illegal goods worth Rs.15.4 million and Rs.11.1 million were confiscated respectively.

3 FBR officers promoted to BS-22

ISLAMABAD: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has promoted three Inland Revenue Service officers to BS-22.In a notification, Khawaja Tanveer Ahmad, Raana Ahmed and Rehmatullah Khan Wazir were promoted to BS-22 on regular basis with immediate effect.

If the officers are drawing performance allowance prior to issuance of this notification, they will continue to draw this allowance on their promotions. Khawaja Tanveer Ahmad is currently giving his services as Member (IR-Operations) at Federal Board of Revenue (HQ), Islamabad.

Raana Ahmed, at the disposal of Law and Justice Division, Islamabad, is posted as Accountant Member in the Appellate Tribunal-IR, Bench-VI, Lahore on deputation basis. Rehmatullah Khan Wazir is doing job as Member (Taxpayers Audit), Federal Board of Revenue (HQ), Islamabad.