FBR launches anti-smuggling drive

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has launched an anti-smuggling drive today to counter rampant smuggling in the country.

Chairman FBR Syed Shabbar Zaidi tweeted on Sunday the campaign will start on September 2 and will disseminate the message ‘Let Us Stop Buying Smuggled Goods’. He further added that “Smuggling hurts local manufacturing industry, local employment and government revenues.”

Special teams of FBR will conduct inspection at major shopping centers around the country for proper documentation of imported goods.

According to a statement by FBR, the campaign does not “represent ‘raid’ on the premises or any coercive action against the traders. The purpose of this exercise is only to ensure that relevant import documents are available and foreign goods available for sale are properly backed by documents.”

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“Let all of us commit to boycott purchase of smuggled goods,” added the chairman in his tweet.


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