Law proposed to end corruption in Pakistan Customs

KARACHI: The government has decided to take stern action against officials of Pakistan Customs, who are involved in corruption or corrupt practices.

A new section 156A to the Customs Act, 1969 has been proposed through Finance Bill, 2019 to initiate criminal proceedings against officials involved in accepting bribe or corruption.

According to EY Ford Rhodes Chartered Accountants Firm said that the Finance Bill 2019 seeks to insert a new Section 156A in the Act whereby the FBR may prescribe rules to initiate criminal proceedings against its officials who willfully and deliberately commits or omits an act which results in personal benefit or undue advantage to the officials or the taxpayer or both.

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