Collector assures customs clearance six days a week

Staff Reporter


Collector Customs, Peshawar Gul Rehman Marwat has assured the continuation of the process of Customs clearance at Peshawar Airport for six days a week after inclusion of Saturday adding there will be no delay in the renewal of the Customs licenses while the Shaheen Cargo at Peshawar Airport will remain open till 6 pm. He was talking to a 12-ember delegation of clearing agents led by President, Frontier Customs Agents Group (FCAG) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pakistan and senior vice president Pak-Afghan Joint Chamber of Commerce and Industry(PAJCCI) Zia-ul- Haq Sarhadi, which called on him here at Model Customs Collectorate here. Additional Collector Customs, Faiz Ali, Deputy Collector Customs Headquarters, Zakir Mohammad, Khalid Shehzad, Imtiaz Ahmad Ali, Faiz Mohammad Faizi were also present on the occasion.
The Collector Customs said that so far an amount of Rs 80 million have been paid in head of the payment of Customs rebate while the remaining rebate amounting to Rs120 million would also be paid soon.
During the meeting, the delegation of the Frontier Customs Group and Collector
Customs agreed on bringing improvement in import/export process at Peshawar Dry Port, airport and Torkham Customs Stations and resolution of the problems of Customs clearing and forwarding agents.
Briefing the Collector Customs, President FCAG, Zia-ul- Haq Sarhadi informed about harassment of Customs agents and reservations over the effects of it on the process of exports and called for the removal of the hurdles through mutual consultations.
Sarhadi also highlighted matters relating to lack of facilities at Customs stations, operationalizing of Azakhel Dry Port, provision of facilities at Peshawar Dry Port.

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