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FBR to introduce new border management plan.

Byline: Irshad Ansari

ISLAMABAD -- The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has decided to introduce a new border management strategy to strengthen regular checking and monitoring at the Torkham border and Kartarpur corridor to curb money laundering and smuggling.

The decision is aimed at achieving the goals set by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF). In this regard, the FBR has demanded the allocation of budget in order to introduce new field formations of the Customs and generate employment opportunities. The institution has prepared the border management strategy paper and has sent it to the government for approval besides requesting intervention from Adviser to Prime Minister for Establishment Shehzad Arbab.

According to documents available with The Express Tribune, a meeting has been sought between the FBR, Establishment Division and Finance Division for discussing matters pertaining to the implementation of border management strategy.

The meeting would discuss in detail the activities on the Torkham border and Kartarpur corridor, monitoring and checking as per directives and creation of new employment opportunities.

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Publication:The Express Tribune (Karachi, Pakistan)
Date:May 23, 2019
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