TORKHAM: Newly posted customs collector Enforcement Peshawar visited Torkham border on Tuesday and inspected various customs sections, officials said.
Torkham customs official Wajid Khan told The Daily Vendor correspondent that customs collector enforcement Khuwaja Naeem inspected the Torkham customs house and checked declarations disk, passengers’ Hall, arrival and departure scanners, import gate-in and gate out, export in and out and other checking points. He said the official instructed the customs staff that provision of facilities for traders and transporters was the moto of Pakistan customs to facilitate traders. He said every customs employee must work hard to help improve bilateral business with Afghaniatan and central Asian countries.
Additional collector Zakir Muhammad, deputy collector Ali Hassan Raza and other offices were also accompanied the DC collector custom Peshawar during the Torkham visit.
Talking to media, collector enforcement said that they have adopted zero tolerance policy against all kinds of smuggling especially currency smuggling, narcotics and other contraband.
He said that they have prepared a plan against smugglers who would soon be put behind the bars. He directed the officials concern to immediately provide all possible facilities to passengers who cross the border from and to Afghanistan.
He also stressed upon the provision of physical and moral assistance to patients,elderly passengers,children and women so that they could cross the border without and delay and hindrance.
The official also directed the customs officials to ensure expedite trucks documentation process to enhance trade with Afghanistan.