202122 Feb
FBR seizes smuggled goods worth Rs35 billion in seven months
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ISLAMABAD-The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) seized smuggled goods worth Rs35 billion during the first seven months of the current fiscal year (July-January 2020-21). According to a press statement issued by the board on Sunday, this shows an increase of 59 percent when compared to the corresponding period (Jul 2019-Jan 2020) of the last financial year during which smuggled goods worth Rs22 billion were seized. It is permanent to mention that the FBR in line with the vision of Prime Minister has taken concrete steps to curb the menace of smuggling. In addition, Pakistan Customs also played a vital role in seizure of 6 million tons of Iodine used in manufacturing of an illicit drug methamphetamine which was also appreciated by International Agencies like UNODC and US DEA Office. The statement said that due to such landmark steps, local industry is gaining ground as the flow of smuggled goods has decreased drastically during the financial year.

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