ISLAMABAD: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) on Friday directed customs collectorates to observe normal working hours during Eid Holidays in order to facilitate trade and industry to clearance their goods.
The FBR directed the customs station to observe normal working days on May 08, May 10 and May 11 of 2021. The FBR said that the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) had already issued instructions to banks to open their branches on the dates mentioned above.
The customs field offices had been instructed to issue duty schedule during Eid holidays to their officers in order to ensure consignment clearance during these days, especially those consignments having perishable items.
The FBR said that port authorities, terminal operators and dry ports had been informed about the customs operations during Eid Holidays. Further, trade and industries have also been informed about the decision.
The FBR said that the decision has been taken to ensure timely customs clearance of imported goods so the industrialists meet their export orders extended Eid holidays that were announced to prevent spread of coronavirus.