Islamabad: Federal Minister for Interior, Senator A. Rehman Malik has taken notice of recent row between Pakistan Customs and FIA Officials and ordered a high powered Committee to look into the dispute between Pakistan Customs and FIA Officials on the issuance of FTA Clearance Certificates. On the directions of Minister for Interior, a Committee has constituted which comprise of the following:
(i) Mr. Shahid Hameed, Chairman
Additional Secretary, Ministry of Interior.
(ii) One Senior Representative of Member
Federal Board of Revenue
(iii) Ch. Manzoor Ahmed, Member
Additional Director General, FIA, HQ
(iv) Vice President, Member
Chamber of Commerce and Industries, Karachi
2. The terms of reference of the Committee will be as under:
(i) Have any fake FTA Certificates been issued by the Custom authorities? If so, how many?
(ii) How many clients got their goods cleared on alleged fake certificates?
(iii) To determine the level of involvement of Appraisement staff of the Customs department.
(iv) Measures to stop such malpractice in future.
(v) Remedial and retributary recommendations / measures against those found responsible for commission of crimes.
3. The Minister for Interior has further been pleased to direct that the Inquiry Committee shall visit Customs House, Karachi at once, conduct the inquiry and submit its report within three days.
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