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Customs Appraisement West asked to recover Rs 243.515m evaded duty/taxes from KICT

KARACHI: The Customs Collectorate Appraisement West has been asked to recover Rs 243.515 million evaded duty and taxes from the Karachi International Container Terminal (KICT) Limited at the earliest, it is learnt. The sources told Customs Today that Deputy Director of Post Clearance Audit (PCA) Karachi Sajid Ali Baloch has forwarded a letter to Deputy Collector, Recovery Cell of the ... Read More »

Customs Preventive directed to recover Rs 21.848m evaded taxes from M/s Warid Telecom

KARACHI: The Customs Collectorate of Preventive has been asked to recover Rs 21.848 million evaded duty and taxes from M/s Warid Telecom (Private) Limited, it is learnt here. According to sources, the scrutiny of import data relating to telecommunication companies revealed that M/s Warid Telecom had imported Cisco ASR 5000 Multimedia Core Platform via Air Freight Unit, Customs Collectorate Preventive ... Read More »

Customs Preventive to get patrolling boats to curb smuggling through sea routes: Collector Junejo

KARACHI: The Collectorate of Customs, Preventive Karachi, will receive two patrolling boats within a few months that would help further enhance monitoring and enforcement activities in its territorial waters, said Collector Preventive Dr Saifuddin Junejo. In an exclusive interview with Customs Today, the collector said that the patrolling boats would cost Rs 290 million and the boats would be delivered ... Read More »

Post Clearance Audit detects duty, taxes evasion of Rs 1,370,312 by M/s Kinjhar International

KARACHI: The Directorate of Post Clearance Audit (PCA) Karachi has detected tax and duty evasion of Rs 1,370,312 allegedly by M/s Kinjhar International on import of LED panel lights, LED flood lights etc. According to sources, during scrutiny of the import data, it was found that M/s Kinjhar International, Karachi, imported consignment of “LED panel lights, LED flood lights and ... Read More »

Interior Ministry unlikely to recognize Customs as ‘law enforcing agency’

KARACHI: The Ministry of Interior is unlikely to recognize Pakistan Customs as the mainstream law enforcing agency and it is said that the customs would remain in its bucket for future. The request to this effect was forwarded to the Ministry of Interior by the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) a couple of months ago. However, no response has so ... Read More »

Post Clearance Audit detects taxes evasion by M/s Bhutta International

KARACHI: The Directorate of Post Clearance Audit (PCA) has detected evasion of duty and taxes by M/s Bhutta International on import of “LED / SMD emergency / penal lights/ strip light”. According to sources, on scrutiny/audit of import data it has been found that M/s Bhutta International imported a consignment of “LED / SMD Emergency / Penal Lights/ Strip Light” ... Read More »

DGTR soon to start Chinese language course for customs officers, says DG Rubina Wasti

KARACHI: The Directorate General of Training and Research (DGTR) will soon to start a Chinese language course for the customs officials, Director General DGTR Rubina Wasti has said. Talking to Customs Today exclusively, she said that starting of Chinese language course would help facilitate the Chinese who are dealing with the customs authorities under multi-billion China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). ... Read More »

PCA detects Rs 20.516m evasion of duty, taxes by M/s Pakistan Telephone Cables Limited

KARACHI: The Directorate of Post Clearance Audit (PCA) has detected evasion of duty/taxes of Rs 20.516 million allegedly by M/s Pakistan Telephone Cables Limited by way of mis-declaration. According to sources, during the audit of import data related to imports/clearances of ‘copper rods/strips in coils/rolls 8.00 mm’ correctly classifiable under PCT heading 7408.1100 chargeable to customs duty @ 10%, it ... Read More »

Post Clearance Audit serves three contravention reports upon M/s BM Technologies

KARACHI: The Directorate of Post Clearance Audit (PCA) has issued three contravention reports against importer M/s BM Technologies for evasion of duty/taxes to the tune of around Rs1 million on import of Sulphur Bentonite. According to sources, M/s BM Technologies imported consignments of ‘sulphur bentonite’ under PCT Heading 3105.9000 and cleared the same with active connivance of their clearing agent ... Read More »

Misuse of petro-money

According to newspaper reports, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was given cold reception by the royal family in Saudi Arabia in utter disregard to the traditional Arab hospitality and norms of international diplomacy. No matter how ordinary Saudis see and behave with South Asian workers and hurl slurs of ‘rafique’ and ‘maskeen’ on them, the uncalled for behavior with the prime ... Read More »

PCA detects tax evasion of Rs 3.1m by M/s Ekada Corporation

KARACHI: The Directorate of Post Clearance Audit (PCA) has detected tax and duty evasion of Rs 3,19 million by M/s Ekada Corporation on import of shredded/grated cheese, it is learnt. In this regard, a contravention report has been issued against the importer. According to sources, during the audit of import data of “shredded/grated cheese”, it has been observed that M/s ... Read More »

PCA detects Rs6.8million duty evasion by M/s Intrachem

KARACHI: The Directorate of Post Clearance Audit (PCA) has detected evasion of duty/taxes worth Rs6.8million by M/s. Intrachem on import of shredded/grated cheese, it is learnt. In this regard, a contravention report has been issued to the said importer. According to sources, during the audit of import data of “shredded/grated cheese”, it has been observed that M/s Intrachem imported 11 ... Read More »

Customs Preventive recovers another 700 grams heroin from PIA aircraft

KARACHI: Though the inquiries into recovery of 29 kilogram heroin from PIA aircrafts are underway, the customs, in yet another major action, has recovered 700 grams heroin from a parked PIA aircraft. Following a tip-off, the staff of Customs Preventive thoroughly checked the PIA aircraft parked at Bay-2 inside Isphahani Hanger, old Terminal of Karachi airport for maintenance. The customs ... Read More »

FBR suspends perks, privileges of IO Munir Chandio

KARACHI: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has suspended the perks and privileges being claimed by the Intelligence Officer, Intelligence and Investigation-FBR Hyderabad under charges of inefficiency and misconduct. According to sources, the disciplinary proceedings under Government Servants (Efficiency & Discipline) Rules, 1973 were initiated against Munir Ahmed Chandio, Intelligence Officer, Directorate of Intelligence & Investigation FBR Hyderabad vide charge ... Read More »

Customs Appraisement East collects Rs 30,674m duties, taxes in January 2017

KARACHI: The Model Customs Collectorate Appraisement East has collected Rs 30,674 million taxes and duties under the heads of customs duty, sales tax, income tax and federal excise duty during January 2017. According to sources, the Customs Appraisement East collected Rs 30,674 million taxes and duties, including Rs 10,583 million customs duty, Rs 14,994 million sales tax, Rs 4,929 million ... Read More »

Customs Preventive collects Rs 10,795m duties, taxes during January 2017

KARACHI: The Model Collectorate of Customs (MCC) Preventive has collected Rs10,795 million under the head of customs duty, sales tax, income tax and the federal excise duty during the month of January 2017. The official sources told Customs Today that Customs Preventive collected Rs 10,795 million in the whole month of January 2017 that included Rs 2,496.26 million customs duty, ... Read More »

Customs Appraisement West collects Rs 25,037 m duties, taxes in January 2017

KARACHI: The Model Customs Collectorate Appraisement West has collected Rs 25,037 million duty and taxes under the heads of customs duty, sales tax, income tax and federal excise duty during the month of January 2017. The official sources told Customs Today that the Customs Appraisement West collected a total of Rs 25,037 million as duties and taxes in the month ... Read More »

Pakistan Customs destroys 85,749 bottles liquor, 9672 kg Chars, 5kg heroin on Int’l Customs Day

KARACHI: The Pakistan Customs celebrated the World Customs Day by destructing a huge quantity of narcotics, contrabands etc worth billions of rupees. A large number of customs officers headed by Chief Collector Enforcement South Zahid Khokhar, Collector MCC Preventive Dr Saifuddin Junejo, Additional Collector Preventive (Headquarters) Dr Muhammad Nadeem Memon, Deputy Collector Yasser Wahab Kalwar, senior preventive officers, preventive officers and foreign delegates witnessed the ceremony. While ... Read More »

Global digitalization brings about remarkable changes in customs worldwide: Chief Collector Zahid Khokhar

KARACHI: It gives me pleasure to write a few warm sentences for the Customs fraternity on the occasion of January 26, 2017 the “International Customs Day”, Chief Collector Zahid Khokhar has said . In his message on the International Customs Day, he said that the global digitalizing has brought remarkable changes in customs operations worldwide in data collection and its ... Read More »

WCO Data Model – an effective data analysis tool for effective border management: DG Customs Valuation

KARACHI: Director General of the Customs Valuation Syed Tanvir Ahmad says the growth in bilateral or multi-lateral trade is directly proportional to trade facilitation and effective enforcement. With the passage of time the trade of Pakistan with other countries is increasing and is expected to increase manifold. The need of effective border management has never been so important in Pakistan’s ... Read More »