In a series of raids conducted by the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) in Karachi, over 307,000 non-duty paid cigarettes were seized from various markets and shops. The raids, executed by 38 FBR teams, targeted areas including Saddar, Jamsheed Town, Liaquatabad, Baldia, and SITE as part of an ongoing initiative to crack down on non-paid cigarettes.

The spokesperson for FBR reported that significant quantities of non-duty-paid cigarettes were recovered during the operations. This action is part of a broader effort to curb the illegal trade of such products and enforce tax regulations.

This recent seizure adds to the government's commitment to tackling the issue of tax evasion and smuggling. In a related incident on August 23, 2023, Pakistan Customs successfully thwarted an attempt to smuggle non-duty-paid goods from Quetta to Karachi. The smuggled items, being transported via a passenger bus through Hub River Road, were intercepted, reflecting the authorities' determination to curb illicit trade.

Moreover, in a separate operation in Quetta, Pakistan Customs impounded 67 non-duty paid vehicles, along with sugar and fertilizer, amounting to an estimated value of Rs336 million. These actions align with the Prime Minister's vision to combat smuggling and promote compliance with customs and tax regulations.

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