Pakistan’s govt vows strict action against smuggling of essential items

Canada Global (Web News) On Wednesday, the administration committed to take tough punishment against anyone involved in the smuggling of necessities, as well as to beef up border security and monitor inter-provincial travel.

These choices were made in the meeting that reviewed the steps taken to prevent the smuggling of wheat, sugar, fertilizer, and other necessities and was co-chaired by Federal Interior Rana Sanaullah Khan and Minister for Defense Khawaja Muhammad Asif.

Asif Ahmed, the chairman of the Federal Board of Revenue, Interior Secretary Ali Murtaza, Minister for Commerce Syed Naveed Qamar, Minister for National Food Security Tariq Bashir Cheema, Minister for Industries Makhdoom Murtaza Mehmood, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Revenue Tariq Mehmood Pasha, and representatives of federal and provincial institutions also attended the meeting.

Mr. Sanaullah reaffirmed the government’s intention to punish severely those responsible for smuggling as well as those who facilitate it. He gave instructions to make sure a track-and-trace system was put in place for vital commodities so that the people involved in their smuggling could be checked.

He gave instructions to stop the overstocking of necessities in the border districts and to take legal action against individuals responsible. The minister promised that cops and anyone involved in smuggling would face harsh punishment. He emphasised the importance of beginning collaborative operations and institutional intelligence sharing for this goal.

He claimed that urgent action was needed to stop the exportation of crucial goods illegally. He requested that institution authorities ensure harsh punishment for individuals who participated in this criminal behaviour as well as their enablers.

The minister advised ensuring the establishment of joint patrols and checkpoints as soon as possible. He claimed that in order to prevent the smuggling of necessities, it was necessary to increase the activity of the border control system and keep an eye on interprovincial traffic.

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