Independence necessitated a new set of priorities and requisites which led to the repeal of the Sea Customs Act 1878 and to the birth of the Custom Act of 1969,The Custom Department apart from collection of duties on import and export, facilitates international passenger traffic into and out of Pakistan, contributes to industrial production and export promotion through incentives. Its watchword is efficiency, courtesy and integrity.
Today, as may be seen from the map, there are over 24 Custom Establishments allover the country, protecting the nations economic and fiscal frontiers from the beaches of Gwadar and Karachi, to the planes of Lahore and the rugged mountains of the Khyber.
To commemorate one hundred years of Customs Services Pakistan Post Office is issuing a postage stamp of Re. 1/- denomination on 10-12-1979.