PM Imran orders massive crackdown against smuggling

 ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has ordered authorities concerned to hold massive crackdown against smuggling in the country.

Chairing a high-level meeting in Islamabad the other day, he said the government would not tolerate elements involved in smuggling of food items, resulting in artificial inflation across the country.

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The prime minister directed the Ministry of Interior to prepare and present a report containing details of anti-smuggling measures within 48 hours. Imran Khan also directed that short, medium and long-term measures be taken keeping in view proposals of Anti-Smuggling Task Force.  

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Similarly, other institutions, including IB, ISI, and FIA, have been directed to present regular monitoring report on measures against smuggling.

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