FAISALABAD - The Customs CARE System will be installed at all the dry ports of the country including Faisalabad Dry Port within next 12 months to facilitate the regional importers to deposit the duties and clear their cargo locally after its assessment through this system, said Abdullah Yousuf, Secretary General Revenue Division and Chairman Federal Board of Revenue. He was addressing the FDPT trustees, local importers/exporters and Custom Officials at Faisalabad Dry Port here last night. He told that a Kuwait based Company which had successfully installed the CARE system at Karachi Port had now given a Bid to installation of this System at all Dry Ports of the country. He further told that after installation of a big Scanner at Port Qasim, three Private Terminal Operators of Karachi have now decided to install the Big Scanners at KICT,PICT and KPT. Chairman, Faisalabad Dry Port Trust, Sheikh Ashfaq Ahmed while putting the demand for installation of Customs CARE system at Dry Ports had also diverted the attention of Chairman FBR that large quantity of Scrap and old Machinery Parts are lying at Faisalabad Dry Port seized by Customs as banned Item. Similarly, more than 100 Cut & Weld and Tempered Cars are also impounded by Customs which should be disposed off through early auction or sold out after receiving actual custom duty and penalty of 30 percent. He invited the attention of Chairman FBR toward the unwarranted order of the Karachi Customs that the Carriers lifting import cargo from Karachi have been bound to lift the cargo only for their respective Dry Port and they cannot lift the Import cargo from Karachi to other ports. He told that on the request of Pakistan Dry Ports Association, Chairman FBR had issued necessary instructions and Shahid Rahim Sheikh, Chief Collector Customs, had also issued a directive but Karachi Customs is not implementing these orders. He told the Chairman FBR that before inception of Faisalabad Dry Port, there were only a dozen Exporters here which have now been increased to 1100.He said that Faisalabad Dry Port,Custom Clearing Agencies, Import and Export Houses of Faisalabad have provided 50,000 Jobs to people, besides making a sizeable contribution in the social sector. He added that Faisalabad Dry Port has now emerged the biggest Dry Port of the country set up in Private Sector, which handles 33000 Export Cargo Containers and 5500 Import Consignments per annum having a value of over 80b Rupees. Chairman FBR ordered the Collector Customs, Faisalabad, to reduce the reserve prices of the seized vehicles and dispose them off through auction. He also ordered that the vehicles registered with any of the Bonded Carrier for lifting of Export Cargo should not be forced by the Karachi Customs for their registration there and directed the Collector Customs,Faisalabad,Fazal Yazdani Khan to pass on these orders to Karachi Customs for strict compliance. He also ordered that Karachi Customs should not create hurdle for lifting of Import Cargo by registered transporter of any Bonded Carrier for any Dry Port. He also announced that Faisalabad Dry Port will be given due representative in the Advisory Committee of the FBR. Chairman FBR fully agreed with the demand of Chairman FDPT that the seized Scrap/old Machinery Parts and impounded Vehicles by customs lying at Faisalabad Dry Port should be disposed off through Public Auction. He also agreed to reduce the Reserve Price of the seized Vehicles to give an impetus for their early sale. Before conclusion of the Meeting, Vice Chairman, Muhammad Saeed Sheikh, presented the Shield to Chief Gust while Chairman Export Committee, Mian Muhammad Latif, gave a vote of thanks to Abdullah Yousuf for his visit to Faisalabad Dry Port. Prominent among those who attended the meeting were: Trustee Syed Faheem Mehmood Shah, Malik Muhammad Anwar, Tausif Bari, Muhammad Saeed Sheikh,Ch Muhammad Siddique, Ch.M Boota,Chairman,Custom Agents Group and Muhammad Saleem Akhtar,Sr.Vice Chairman,FCCI.