From Our Correspondent
SIALKOT: Ahmed Rauf, Collector Customs, Sialkot Dry-port Trust yesterday appreciated the role of local business community to introduce two mega projects Sialkot Dry-port Trust and Sialkot International Airport on self-bases. The Collector Customs expressed these views while addressing a gathering during a reception, hosted by SIAL in his honor at Sialkot International Airport. Ahmed Rauf said that custom department would provide all-out support to local business community and remove all hurdles in this regard. He expressed pleasure over the services of Custom Official, Yaseen Tahir who played a key role for establishment of Sialkot Dry-port Trust and gave the idea of Sialkot International Airport. While announcing to start Green Chanel at Sialkot International Airport, to redress the grievances of exporters, the Collector said Rs.1.3 billion cheques of rebate have also been given to exporters. Khawar Anwar Khu-waja, Chairman SIAL, while addressing the gathering, said Custom Department should play a key role in enhancing imports and exports of Sialkot region. He said that Sialkot International Airport situated at very important place for Europe and Far East and after completion of Shahbaz Pur Bridge and Motorway, the airport would get more importance.