ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has directed customs authorities to step up their efforts to check smuggling of essential commodities in line with the directives of Prime Minister Imran Khan.

The Director General of Customs Intelligence, Chief Collectors of Customs North and Balochistan have been instructed to utilise all resources at their disposal to curb smuggling of food items out of the country in coordination with other institutions.

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The FRB said the federal government brought an anti-smuggling ordinance to check such illegal activities amid the coronavirus pandemic and empowered law enforcers through the law to act against smuggling.

Originally Posted on Abbtak TV

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