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PM Imran directs to prevent smuggling, money laundering

ISLAMABAD: In a high-level in Islamabad, Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday directed the relevant organisations to prevent smuggling and transfer of money through illegal methods like Hawala and Hundi.

Finance Minister Asad Umar, Minister of State for Interior Shehryar Afridi and top officials of different organisations were also present on this occasion.

The secretary commerce and the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) gave a detailed briefing to the prime minister on losses incurred to national economy as a result of smuggling and illegal transfer of money.

The meeting decided to make existing laws more effective by making necessary amendments to prevent smuggling and Hawala and Hundi.

A committee was set up to bring required amendments in existing laws that will be chaired by the attorney general and consist of representatives from the Customs, State Bank of Pakistan, FBR and Federal Investigation Agency (FIA).

The committee will present its report to the prime minister in a week.

PM Imran directed the interior ministry to present recommendations regarding a robust and organized course of action with regard to administrative steps within a week.

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