World Customs Day celebrated at MCC Quetta
Pakistan Customs, being the member of World Customs Organisation (WCO), celebrated International Customs Day, on January 26. WCO slogan for the year is “Smart Border Swift and smooth Cross-Border movement of goods, People and means of Transport”. The celebrations of International Customs Day began at the Custom House Quetta with the hoisting of flag followed by parade, thereafter a function was held at the premises of the office. Wherein, speeches of the distinguished officers were held.
The chief guest of the celebrations was Dr Zulfiqar Ali Chudhry, Chief Collector (Enforcement) Quetta Customs, who distributed certificates of appreciation to the officers/officials. He also distributed shields and certificate among the top import and export and clearing agents.
Chief Collector during his speech well come both Quetta and Chaman chambers and the notable. He assured them to solve their issue on priority basis. He cleared them tat the government brought new changes in Quetta Collectorate and post chief collector post which once was posted at Karachi in order to meet and solve the issue of the Customs staff and business community on priority and urgent basis.
He stated that “Customs Day celebration give us message that economically zone or borders are the sole of economic stability.” He offered full support to solve the chronic of promotion of MCC Quetta Staff issue. Ashraf Ali Collector of Customs, in his opening remarks, welcomed the participants and briefly explained the concept of “SMART Borders for seamless trade travel and transport”.
He stated that MCC Quetta had taken many measures to work towards achieving SMART borders. Despite considerable emphasis by higher authorities, Customs could not launch the Web-Based One-Customs WeBOC System at Chaman. He stated that customs plays vital role in the economic development of the country.-PR