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NAB Karachi recovers Rs134.339m acting upon Customs Today article, distributes to FBR

KARACHI: Customs Today had published a series of stories including on 16th Sept. 2019 https://customstoday.com.pk/nab-takes-action-on-green-channel-mega-scam-after-customs-todays-extensive-coverage/ and further on 19th Sept. 2019 unearthing the scam of clearing goods in green channel under the garb of Iron/ steel re-meltable scrap. The articles also had names of culprits upon which action was initiated and the inquiry culminated into arrests and recoveries of Rs134.339 ... Read More »

More than 50 Murder FIRs against DP World, Sultan Sulayem, Junaid Zamir, 65 officials and Maersk Soren Skou, Aruna, 51 officials demanded

KARACHI: Traders demanded lodging of more than 50 murder FIRs against DP World chairman Sultan Sulayem, benaami owner Habibullah Khan, QICT CEO Junaid Zamir, GM Cyrus Khursigara, its 65 officials and Maersk Line CEO Soren Skou, Vice CEO Claus V. Hemmingsen, Maersk Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd MD Aruna Hussain and its 51 officials for causing death of more than 50 persons ... Read More »

Maersk CEO Soren, MD Aruna, DP World chairman Sultan Sulayem, CEO Junaid continue to bleed Pakistan

KARACHI: Traders, Importers, and Customs Agents have not been extended any relief in demurrage and detention charges despite the government has been repeatedly reminded of the high-handedness of port terminals DP World / QICT and shipping lines Maersk Pakistan Pvt Ltd amid Covid-19 which has destroyed the entire fabric of national economy. Maersk Shipping Line’s CEO Søren Skou, Maersk Pakistan ... Read More »

Rs400b cases against Maersk CEO Soren, MD Aruna, DP World chairman Sultan Sulayem, CEO Junaid: President urged to intervene

KARACHI: Maersk Shipping Line’s CEO Søren Skou, Maersk Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd MD Aruna Hussain, DP World / QICT Chairman Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, CEO Junaid Zamir and GM Cyrus Khursigara are allegedly involved in multi-billion dollars demurrage and detention scam case and they are bleeding the countrymen with additional demurrage and detention charges. They are reportedly facing Rs 400 billion ... Read More »

Clarification: ‘NAB has no affiliation with any party, individual or group’

ISLAMABAD: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) issued a press release to clarify its position on an editorial published on May 15, 2020, by the Daily Dawn newspaper hereinafter referred to as “NAB’s politics” wherein a malicious attempt was carried out to malign the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) by casting aspersions over its excellent workings and on-going inquiries and investigations. The context used ... Read More »

DP World Chairman Sultan Sulayem, CEO Junaid, GM Cyrus challenge writ of Pakistan state, bleed nation

KARACHI: DP World Chairman Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, CEO Junaid Zamir, GM Cyrus Khursigara along with QICT benaami owner are openly challenging writ of Pakistan state and bleeding the importers through sheer violation of section 14-A of the Customs Act, 1969 and other relevant laws. DP World / QICT are allegedly involved in multi-billion dollars demurrage scam case where they ... Read More »

DP World exposed, PM action on Customs Today report: After Rs4tr IPP grab, IK now face off with Rs400b catch of mighty Sultan Sulayem

KARACHI: Despite orders from the FBR, maritime affairs minister and the ECC of the Cabinet, in the backdrop of Covid-19, to allow 15 days of free storage to importers of all cargo, the terminal operators are adamant to provide relief for only five days. In line with section 14 A of the Customs Act 1969, the Ministry of Maritime Affairs ... Read More »

DP World stocks may plummet if Chairman Sultan Sulayem, CEO Junaid, GM Cyrus get arrested in Pakistan

KARACHI: DP World stocks may plummet if its Chairman Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, CEO Junaid Zamir and GM Cyrus Khursigara get arrested in criminal case lodged against them in Pakistan. DP World controlled QICT terminal in Pakistan is allegedly involved in multi-billion dollars demurrage scam case where they blackmailed and harassed genuine importers to pay illegal charges for clearance of ... Read More »

DP World, QICT officials Sultan, Junaid, Cyrus, others hiding dismissal of SHC 14A case to keep looting Pakistan

KARACHI: Senior officials of DP World / Qasim International Container Terminal (QICT) including Chairman Sultan Bin Sulayem, CEO Junaid Zameer, GM Cyrus Khursigara and others are hiding dismissal of the 14A case petition in the Sindh High Court (SHC) to keep looting importers and traders of Pakistan. According to details, DP World / QICT Pakistan and other shipping companies and ... Read More »

NBP staff test COVID-19 positive: Action against NBP president for not heeding Customs Today warning?

KARACHI: Three employees of NBP Customs House Branch tested positive for Covid-19 and the branch remained closed on 27th April 2020 for collection of duties and taxes. NBP President was alerted several times by different bodies of traders and customs agents including KCAA and FPCCI, but he did not implement social distancing measures at the branch. Customs Today also covered ... Read More »

After sugar and wheat, Imran Khan unearths another big scam of Rs4tr in power sector

ISLAMABAD: After sugar, wheat inquiry reports, new revelations were made in the inquiry ordered by Prime Minister Imran Khan into the power sector, which showed that the national exchequer faced a loss of over Rs 4 trillion caused by wrong policies and measures. According to available copy of inquiry report, a committee formed to probe the losses in the power ... Read More »

NAB asked to arrest QICT CEO Junaid Zameer, GM Cyrus Khursigara and benaami Habibullah

KARACHI: According to a complaint lodged with the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), immediate arrest was sought of DP World / Qasim International Containers Terminal (QICT) high-ups including CEO Junaid Zameer, GM Cyrus Khursigara and its alleged benaami owner Habibullah Khan. Acting on the complaint, NAB is said to have expedited inquiry against Habibullah Khan and other 65 officials of QICT ... Read More »

Shipping Alert! Maersk shipments en route may not reach Pakistan in case of blocking of user ID

KARACHI: Shipping company Maersk shipments en route may not reach Pakistan in case of blocking of its user ID by the FBR and the Customs Department due to noncompliance of advise issued by the govt department. FBR and Customs Department advised shipping lines and terminal operators to waive demurrage and detention charges and give free extra time at ports due ... Read More »

QICT, Maersk case: Customs Dept. not able to implement law, NAB asked to intervene

KARACHI: Traders, Importers and Customs Agents said FBR and Customs Department miserably failed to implement the existing laws regarding demurrage and detention charges as companies like DP World / Qasim International Containers Terminal (QICT) and Maersk Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd have become a ‘shipping mafia’, only working to take benefit of these difficult times and looting the nation on Covid-19 disaster. ... Read More »

Petroleum Division removes DGPC, decides repatriation of other companies’ officers

ISLAMABAD: Petroleum Division has swung into action and removed Director General Petroleum Concession (DGPC) Imran Ahmed besides ordering repatriation of the officers of the companies/attached departments to their parent department/organization within a period of three months. Interestingly, after NAB’s action against DGPC Imran Ahmed and other officers for causing around $ 50 million loss to national exchequer, the petroleum division ... Read More »

Habibullah, Junaid, Aruna CEOs of QICT, Maersk, shipping a ‘mafia’ in COVID disaster?

KARACHI: Traders Associations, Importers and Customs Agents are demanding waiver of demurrages, detention and port charges to avoid the economic system from further collapse as ‘shipping mafia’ and private terminals are said to be looting the nation due to non-implementation of existing laws. Importers are demanding 100% waiver of demurrage and detention charges and extension in free time till the ... Read More »

Habibullah, Junaid, Aruna CEOs of QICT, Maersk looting nation on coronavirus tragedy?

KARACHI: CEOs and high-ups of DP World / Qasim International Containers Terminal (QICT) and Maersk Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd including Habibullah Khan, Junaid Zamir and Aruna Hussain are allegedly looting the nation on coronavirus tragedy. In line with section 14 A of the Customs Act 1969, the Ministry of Maritime Affairs has reportedly decided to waive port demurrages and extend free ... Read More »

Habibullah, Junaid, Aruna, 65 officials of QICT, Maersk claim to hide Rs 610 billion worth NAB files?

KARACHI: Inquiry against Habibullah Khan, alleged owner of the DP World / Qasim International Containers Terminal (QICT), Junaid Zameer, Aruna Hussain and other 65 officials of DP World / QICT and Maersk, in country’s biggest ports and shipping scandal, is reportedly facing delay and these officials are said to have claimed hiding Rs 610 billion worth NAB files. According to ... Read More »

NAB expedites inquiry against Habibullah Khan and 65 officials of QICT, Maersk in multi-billion scam case

KARACHI: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) is said to have expedited inquiry against Habibullah Khan, alleged owner of the DP World / Qasim International Containers Terminal (QICT) and other 65 officials of QICT and Maersk, in country’s biggest ports and shipping scandal. According to details, the inquiry was approved by the NAB’s Executive Board meeting held under the Chairmanship of ... Read More »

Maersk, UMA offices raided; CEO in hiding to evade arrest

KARACHI: Authorities raided offices of Maersk Lines and United Marines Agency (UMA) to arrest their high-ups but could not apprehend anyone from their premises. Sources said NAB authorities had raided offices of the UMA to arrest their high-ups in tax evasion and illegal demurrage and detention scam cases. These both above-mentioned companies are allegedly involved in multi-billion dollar corruption, tax ... Read More »