Govt mulls amending anti-smuggling act


ISLAMABAD:

In order to curb smuggling, the government has decided to take several proactive measures were proposed.

These include amendments to the Anti-Smuggling Act, the expansion of specialised courts in Lahore, Multan, and Balochistan dedicated to handling smuggling cases, and enhanced monitoring of court performance by the law ministry.

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The decisions were taken in meeting chaired by Law Minister Senator Azam Nazeer Tarar on Thursday.

The meeting, attended by key figures including Attorney General of Pakistan Mansoor Usman Awan and representatives from the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR), addressed significant delays and shortcomings within the prosecution system concerning anti-smuggling cases.

 

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