Customs officers are exempted from service on jury or inquest or as assessors under Section 8 of Customs Act, 1969.
The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) issued updated Customs Act, 1969 up to June 30, 2021. The act has been updated by making amendments brought through Finance Act, 2021.
Following is the text of section 8 and 8A of the Customs Act, 1969:
Section 8. Exemption from service on jury or inquest or as assessors.- Notwithstanding anything contained in any other law, no officer of the Board or Collector of Customs and no other officer of customs whom the Board or Collector of Customs deems it necessary to exempt on grounds of public duty, shall be compelled to serve on any jury or inquest or as an assessor.
Section 8A deals with uniform of customs officers and officials.
8A. Uniform.- The Board may, with approval of the Federal Minister-in-charge and by notification in the official Gazette, prescribe rules for wearing of uniform by officers and staff of Customs Service of Pakistan.
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