In latest news, the Pakistani Embassy in Tokyo has released an official statement stating that the Japanese government is taking all necessary measures to stop the clearance of imported cars in Pakistan that have fake or forged documents.
It has been reported that Pakistani Customs in Karachi has discovered various cases that involve forged documents of imported vehicles.
The embassy issued an official statement which said, “On December 24, 2020, Trade and Investment Counsellor (TIC) reported to the relevant authorities in Pakistan – Chief Collector Customs (Appraisement) Karachi, Federal Board of Revenue and Ministry of Commerce, submission of fake/forged documents for clearance of a vehicle in Karachi bearing fake seals/stamps of the embassy and forged signatures of TIC.”
The statement further said, “As a result of an inquiry initiated by FBR/Customs on this incident report, additional cases of fraud have also been unearthed by the authorities for which legal action has already been initiated by Pakistan Customs in Karachi in the form of FIRs against customs clearing agents involved.”
The current import policy states that the cars can be imported to Pakistan as a gift to a resident Pakistani or as personal baggage. The authorities, previously, have failed to enforce this policy, that resulted in illegal trade of cars.
The customs officials in Karachi have now assured the embassy about detailed checks so no vehicles are imported with forged customs.