*ISLAMABAD - Federal Board of Revenue launches nationwide anti smuggling crackdown in big cities.*
In a bid to discourage smuggling, special joint teams of the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) will begin conducting inspections of all the markets across the country from Monday (today) wherein import documents of all foreign products/items will be checked.
The special teams have been set up on the directions of the FBR chairman. The chairman had tweeted on Saturday that an anti-smuggling campaign was being launched.
In his anti-smuggling slogan, he said that this illegal activity affected the local manufacturing industry as well as cast negative effects on domestic employment and government revenue.
“We all should stop purchasing smuggled products,” he added.
The teams comprise officials from Directorate of Customs Intelligence and Directorate General Intelligence and Investigation Inland Revenue and other departments.