PM Imran Khan and committee to amend existing laws to avert  smuggling and money transfer as FBR generates economy’s financial report

PM Imran Khan and committee to amend existing laws to avert smuggling and money transfer as FBR generates economy’s financial report

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ISLAMABAD: During a meeting in Islamabad, Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday directed certain organizations to avert smuggling and transfer of money through illegal methods like Hawala and Hundi.

Finance Minister Asad Umar, Minister of State for Interior Shehryar Afridi and top officials of different organizations were also present on this occasion.

The secretary commerce and the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) gave a detailed report to the prime minister on the ever-increasing losses incurred to national economy as a consequence of smuggling and illegal money transfer.

The meeting decided to draft existing laws more operative by making necessary amendments to prevent smuggling and Hawala and Hundi.

A committee was set up to talk about the desired amendments in existing laws that will be chaired by the attorney general and consist of representatives from the Customs, State Bank of Pakistan, FBR and Federal Investigation Agency (FIA).

The committee will present its report to the prime minister in a week.

PM Imran directed the interior ministry to present recommendations regarding a robust and organized course of action with regard to administrative steps within a week.

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