On 15 January, Pakistan Today reported that a recent scandal regarding the ‘use of fake stamps of Pakistan’s Embassy in Japan to import used cars’ is a clear example of how importers are damaging Pakistan’s progress in tackling issues pertaining to money laundering.  According to sources, the Customs Appraisement Department had recently started an investigation wherein it was unearthed that a used luxury car was imported from Japan on a ‘fake clearance certificate’ of Pakistan’s embassy, and it was revealed that a number of vehicles have already been imported on fake documents of Pakistani Embassy in Japan.

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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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