Customs Act imposed in Tribal Areas to curb smuggling 

PESHAWAR: Pakistan Customs Act was imposed by provincial government here in the tribal areas to curb smuggling of non-custom paid vehicles. Customs Act was extended by government to tribal areas after that people will have to pay custom duties.


As per details, government decided to impose Customs Act in order to stop smuggling of non-custom paid vehicles. After the implementation on this Act, payment of custom duty will be compulsory in the entire Malakand Division including Swat.


This Act will be helpful to curb the smuggling of non-customs paid vehicles in Malakand Division from Afghanistan. Non-custom paid vehicles are not only being used in 7 districts of Malakand but this division was included in tax free zone.


According to officials, over 4 lakh and 55 thousand non-custom paid vehicles are present in Malakand Division and if government annually receive Rs. 2 thousand tax then Rs. 91 crore tax will be collected by government while  billions will also be received from custom payments.


Non-custom paid vehicles were also being used in terrorism activities so Police also requested government to take action in this regard.