Peshawar Customs launches WEBOC at Torkham on
International Custom day
PESHAWAR: Peshawar Custom Tuesday launched the WEBOC
(Web Based One Custom) system at Torkhem border post in abid to
comply with this year’s theme of World Custom Day of `Digital
Customs, Progressive Engagement’.
Collector Custom Peshawar, Qurban Ali Khan performed the
inauguration of WEBOC at a ceremony held at Torkhem.
The installation of computerized system at Torkem for checking
imports items including cotton and mineral coal is a step towards
Digitalization of Custom as envisioned in World Custom Day theme of
this year, said Qurban Ali while addressing a ceremony held in
connection with observance of International Custom Day.
Collector Custom said initially the WEBOC is limited to clearance
of imported items including cotton and mineral coal. With the
passage of time more items would be included in it to expedite
clearance of truck loaded with goods.
Qurban Ali said the new era of Digital Customs has transformed the
way that customs operate. Digitalization would ensure ultimately
the enhanced ability of Custom administration to communicate,
process goods and information, coordinate border management
collaborate on law enforcement actions and promote transparency.
He also announced that soon the WEBOC system would be launched at
new established Custom Posts in Kurram Agency.
He said the Custom Department has embarked upon a policy of
facilitating business community of the country by providing them
maximum facilities besides generating revenue for the official
The whole custom department has been computerized ensuing in speedy
processing of documentations relating to clearance of goods for
imports and exports.
Qurban Ali Khan said about 20 years ealier in Custom deparment
there was only one Collector for whole KP, FATA and Gilgit
Baltistan, but now there are around 1000 officials in the whole
Now Custom Collectorate has become a progressing organization where
no one can fleece the traders in name of documentation, he
He apprised participants that Pakistan Customs has made phenomenal
progress in the use of technology in recent years. Presence of an
updated website of customs having all relevant information has
facilitated all stakeholders including officials.
We have installed digital cameras at various customs stations and
offices for better monitoring and enforcement, he said and added
that several other projects like the digitalization of office
record and an automated Human Resource Management System shall be
completed during current fiscal year.
Later Collector Customs also distributed commendation certificates
among some retired and serving officials of Custom department.
Heirs of martyred custom employees were also awarded with Honor