The Customs agents started the strike against the newly developed online Customs system by the Customs department yesterday, the trade activities were curbed at Pakistan-Afghanistan border due to the strike entering the second day.
Pakistan Customs is ready to launch its new WeBOC online customs system on March 15 which was announced on Monday. The system allows users to pay their taxes and duties online and get their goods cleared in an easy and swift way.
The clearing agents association is against the newly launched Web-based One Customs system and announced an indefinite strike, the clearing agents say they would not end the strike until their demands are fulfilled.
The angry mob chanted slogans against Pakistan customs and implementation of the new WeBOC system, they were carrying black flags. The mod also blocked the main road of Torkham border and suspended the traffic movement.
The clearing agents are demanding fast internet connection, provision of the training facility to clearing agents as well as customs officials, uninterrupted power supply and the user IDs of WeBOC system from the management.
They said they are unable to resume their clearing activities and they will not put an end to strike until their conditions are met, these demands would allow them to work properly in an organized manner and if not met the system would affect their work adversely.