KARACHI – The pending Transit Trade modules in the Web Based One Customs (WeBOC), the online automated system of Pakistan Customs, at the Wagha border would be installed within next two weeks, Director General of Reforms and Automation (R&A) in the FBR Tariq Ahad Nawaz said.
In an exclusive interview with Customs Today at Customs House, Karachi, on Monday, Tariq Nawaz, who is also Member Federal Board of Revenue said that Pakistan Revenue Automation (Pvt) Ltd ( PRAL) is busy in developing the remaining WeBOC as per the specific designing specifications provided by the R&A. All infrastructure, connections and the gates to install the remaining transit trade modules have been made available at the Wagha border, he added. However, the staff has yet to be imparted the required training, he maintained.
“We are meeting all our targets on schedule as per timeline but we are feeling handicapped due to the shortage of technical staff at private software company PRAL,” he held. The DG R&A said that he met Abdul Majid Yousfani, Director R&A at Karachi’s Directorate and Director Internal Audit Rubina Wasti and discussed the status of relevant WeBOC modules with them. “I also met and discussed relevant R&A issues with the Additional Director Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) who is holding the additional charge of DG IPRs”, he said.