Goods clearance: FIA-customs tussle to be probed

The inquiry team has been asked to submit its report within three days.


Express August 08, 2011

ISLAMABAD: Two separate joint investigation teams were formed on Sunday to investigate the alleged row between officials of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) and Pakistan Customs and a scuffle between two law-enforcement groups in the Qasba Colony area in Karachi. Taking notice of the row, the probe teams were formed by federal Interior Minister Rehman Malik, who ordered the probe team to determine if the customs authorities had issued any fake Free Trade Agreement (FTA) certificates. It will also determine the number of clients using such fake certificates for clearing their goods. The inquiry team has been asked to submit its report within three days. The other team has been directed to  submit its report within two days to the interior minister.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 8th, 2011.

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