ISLAMABAD: Model Customs Collectorate and federal capital’s police are reportedly in a dispute over the ownership of highly expensive smuggled vehicles worth more than Rs 200 million while the vehicles are being parked under open sky which can render them worthless.
Senior officials of Pakistan Customs have been trying their utmost for the past several months to obtain possession of 27 smuggled luxurious motor vehicles including Land Cruisers, Prado, Lexus, Toyota and Honda.
As per the judgement of Supreme Court of Pakistan and the Customs Act, the seized smuggled motor vehicles can be disposed of by customs department through open and transparent auction.
The auction of these 27 luxurious motor vehicles parked now in Sabzi Mandi and Margalla Police Stations in Islamabad may bring more than Rs 200 million to the national exchequer. If the vehicles remained parked in the open sky, they will surely become junk after few months.
It is learnt that Federal Board of Revenue Chairman Tariq Bajwa is likely to bring this matter into notice of the Federal Interior Secretary Shahid Khan.