Islamabad, 14 May 2020:
The meeting was attended by Minister for Industry Muhammad Hamad Azhar, Minister for National Food Security Syed Fakhr Imam, Finance Advisor Dr Abdul Hafeez Sheikh, Trade Adviser Abdul Razzaq Dawood, Home Secretary, Finance Secretary, Food Security Secretary and Chairman FB.
The four provincial chief secretaries, home secretaries and IGs also attended the meeting through video link
It was informed in the meeting that the government has implemented an ordinance to make the law more effective in curbing smuggling, in which the law has been tightened to deal with elements involved in smuggling of currency and essential commodities. Has gone At the same time, law enforcement agencies within five kilometers of borders and at airports have been empowered to take action against smuggling. Under the new law, the relevant law enforcement agencies have been given the task of smuggling. I have also been given the authority to take into custody the elements involved. As well as the district administration,