Gold, currency smuggling: Customs tightens screws at airports 

Government has already launched a crackdown against illegal money changers at the airports


Our Correspondent December 13, 2016
A salesman helps a customer (R) to select gold bangles at a jewelry showroom in Mumbai, India, May 21, 2015. PHOTO: REUTERS

MULTAN: On the special instructions of Federal Finance Minister Ishaq Dar and FBR Chairman Nisar Muhammad Khan, all the customs collectorates and directorate general of Customs Intelligence have taken foolproof measures to check the smuggling of gold and US dollars. Collector of customs Multan Sarfraz Ahmed Waraich said that Airport security force, FIA, customs and other law enforcing agencies have been alerted at Multan international airport to foil any attempt to smuggle currency and gold. He said that the government has already launched a crackdown against illegal money changers at the airports. As a result of this crackdown against unscrupulous elements, the rupee-dollar parity has improved by rupee one in the last 48 hours, he mentioned.

Published in The Express Tribune, December 14th, 2016.

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