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Pakistan Customs Seizes Rs156m Smuggled Cigarettes

Pakistan Customs seizes Rs156m worth of 8.16 million cigarettes, October 30 to November 5, 2023.

Special teams were formed by Pakistan Customs to launch anti-smuggling operations against cigarettes with foreign origins that are being smuggled into the nation.

According to today news headlines in addition, directives have been sent to anti-smuggling units, such as mobile units stationed at different collectorates and airports, directing them to remain vigilant about the unauthorized transportation of cigarettes throughout the nation.

Pakistan Customs stated that it is reaffirming its commitment to stop smuggling.

An official statement stated that all IREN hubs stepped up their operations against companies selling non-duty paid and counterfeit cigarettes as part of the ongoing nationwide campaign against the illicit cigarette trade in order to prevent revenue losses for the national exchequer.

The Track & Trace System (TTS) will be implemented nationwide, according to FBR Chairman Ashfaq Ahmed. The government of AJK has also requested that the TTS’s scope be expanded to include cigarette manufacturing facilities situated within AJK borders.

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