Chairman FBR visits Torkham to assess cross border trade facilitations 

Islamabad, September 25, 2021 (PPI-OT):Chairman Federal Board of Revenue, Dr.Muhammad Ashfaq Ahmad accompanied by Syed Tariq Huda Member(Customs Operations) and Mr. Saeed Jadoon Member (Customs Policy) today visited Torkham Border and reviewed the pace and quality of services being provided by Pakistan Customs to facilitate trade between Pakistan and Afghanistan. Immediately after his arrival, he ensured the clearance of about 1400 trucks loaded with fruit from Afghanistan which had got stuck at the border. The Customs staff assured him to accelerate the process of 100 more trucks awaiting clearance.

Earlier, he held an important meeting with traders from both sides of the border and assured them of every possible assistance by FBR in ensuring smooth and easy flow of bilateral trade. He positively hoped that the Customs staff posted there will maintain the highest standards of professional conduct in discharge of their official duty.

It is pertinent to mention that on Friday FBR had issued an important circular granting special exemption from Sales Tax to the import of fresh fruit from Afghanistan. This rare concession by FBR is being appreciated by traders from both sides as a landmark decision which will certainly promote trade between the two neighbouring countries.

For more information, contact:
Second Secretary (Public Relations)
Federal Board of Revenue (FBR)
FATE Wing, Federal Board of Revenue,
Constitution Avenue, Sector G-5,
Islamabad, Pakistan
Phone: +92-51-9217267
Fax: +92-51-9208456