ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (PCAA) has enforced the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) standards and directed all the inbound and outbound passengers of international flights to mention details of their currency, jewelry, diamonds and restricted goods such as narcotics, weapons, satellite phones, etc.
The PCAA has directed the Pakistan Customs to depute its staff at all international airports to facilitate inbound/outbound passengers of all international flights and monitor FATF standards enforcement.
According to PCAA, the airlines’ crews will distribute the customs’ declaration forms during the flights among all inbound passengers, irrespective of their nationality, to declare items mentioned above.
The declaration forms will be submitted at the customs counters before the immigration desks at all airports.
A PCAA spokesperson said that all international passengers coming to and going from Pakistan will have to fill a Customs’ declaration (including currency declaration) form.
He said the issuance of the boarding passes to passengers going abroad from Pakistan was subject to the submission of Customs’ declaration forms.