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Govt. announces release of seized mobile phone

Karachi, February 20, 2019: The federal government has announced to release seized mobile phones on payment of taxes and penalty.

These mobile phones were seized and voluntarily presented to Customs authorities after the 15′” January, 2019 as the government imposed massive duties on import of mobile phones in any shape i.e. through personal baggage or directly import.

According an notification, the Federal Board of Revenue has announced that mobile devices with SIM or IMEI functionality brought into Pakistan in violation of the provisions of clause (s) of section 2 of the Customs Act, 1969 (IV of 1969), which have been seized or voluntarily presented to Customs authorities after the 15′” January, 2019, will be released on payment of applicable duty and taxes alongwith with imposition of fine equivalent to ten percent of the amount of duty and taxes involved thereon.

According to FBR for the adjudication of cases, the Additional Collector of Customs, Model Customs Collectorates and the Deputy Collector and Assistant Collector of Customs, Model Customs Collectorates are authorized to resolve the cases.

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