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DGPC allegedly involved in discouraging local gas production

ISLAMABAD: Directorate General Petroleum Concession (DGPC) Imran Ahmed has so far allegedly created hindrances towards injecting 30 million cubic feet per day (MMCFD) of gas from Badin IV South gas fields and caused approximately $ 50 million dollar loss to the country, Customs Today has learnt. According to documents available with Customs Today 30 million cubic feet per day (MMCFD) ... Read More »

FIA arrests accused involved in illegal access to remittance information of ABL

RAWALPINDI: Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) cyber crime circle arrested accused Mohammad Arslan who is involved in illegal unlawful and unauthorized access to the remittance information of Allied Bank Limited (ABL). According to the details, consequent upon conclusion of Enquiry No: RE-716/2019, it transpired that Muhammad Arslan son of Muhammad Mukhtar having CNIC No. 61101-9556148-7 is involved in illegal, unlawful and ... Read More »

Under supervision of Shahzad Saleem, NAB Lahore shows 700% increase in housing sector recoveries

LAHORE: Under the dynamic leadership of Chairman NAB Justice (R) Javed Iqbal, the Lahore National Accountability Bureau (NAB) performed exceptionally well as its three-year comparative performance report showed a 700% increase in recovery in cases related to the housing sector and a 500% increase in recovery in all corruption scams. NAB Lahore DG NAB Lahore Major (R) Shahzad Saleem said ... Read More »

Under dynamic leadership of Chairman NAB, Sukkur and Lahore Bureaus Make Record Recoveries

SUKKUR: Under the dynamic leadership of Chairman NAB Justice (R) Javed Iqbal, the Lahore National Accountability Bureau (NAB) showed a 700% increase in recovery in cases related to the housing sector and a 500% increase in recovery in all corruption scams. Similarly NAB Sukkur has made record recoveries of around Rs 11 billion in a single case against officers of ... Read More »

Another FIR lodged against UMA, shipping agent of KMTC

KARACHI: Appraising Intelligence Branch (AIB) Customs House Karachi has lodged an FIR against M/s M.M. Trading Karachi and others who attempted to clear high tariff/restricted goods through mis-declaration with active connivance of Sohail Shams of M/s United Marine Agencies (UMA), an agent of shipping line KMTC. MCC East and Preventive also lodged FIRs recently against the UMA for attempting to ... Read More »

NAB strictly follows its policy of indiscriminate accountability: chairman

SUKKUR: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) chairman Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal said on Thursday that the institution is strictly following the policy of indiscriminate accountability. He expressed these views during his visit to NAB Sukkur where he reviewed the performance of the bureau. Director-General NAB Sukkur Mirza Mohammad Irfan Baig gave detailed briefing to him. Addressing the officers. he said ... Read More »

Commerce Division committed to foster collective economic growth

Reforms carried out by Razak Dawood led to many achievements in export promotion, trade balance and digitalization of various sectors   ISLAMABAD: Reforms carried out by Commerce Division under supervision of Advisor to PM on Commerce Mr. Razak Dawood during last six months have led to many achievements in export promotion, trade balance and digitalization of various sectors. Under leadership ... Read More »

FIR lodged against management of QICT terminal, where is Junaid Zameer?

KARACHI: Collector MCC Port Qasim Mumtaz Ali Khoso lodged an FIR against management of Qasim International Container Terminal (QICT) and others involved in an organized illegal removal of the auction cargo from port area by presenting fake and forged documents. According to details, Collector Mumtaz Khoso who was acitvely following such cases of illegal import, clearance and removal of restricted ... Read More »

QICT involved in collecting illegal scanning charges from importers?

ISLAMABAD: Ministry of Maritime Affairs has directed Karachi Port Trust (KPT) and Port Qasim Authority (PQA) to immediately stop private container terminals including QICT from collecting scanning charges on containers which are not selected for scanning. Customs Today has been reporting on the issues of misuse of yellow and green channel facilities and putting of burden of extra illegal charges ... Read More »

Country heading in right direction as PM Imran Khan, Chairman NAB firmly take on corrupt elite

Under dynamic leadership of Justice Javed Iqbal, NAB ready to file 16 references against corrupt politicians, businessmen   ISLAMABAD: Under dynamic leadership of Justice (retired) Javed Iqbal, National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has actively pursued mega corruption cases in an attempt to eradicate this menace from the country. The Bureau has decided to file 16 references against the accused in mega ... Read More »

DG NAB Farooq Naser Awan takes on mega corruption cases in Customs

Customs Today played crucial role to expose these culprits through its investigative reports on misuse of yellow and green channel facilities at Karachi ports   KARACHI: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Karachi under supervision of DG Brig. (R) Farooq Naser Awan has geared up its operations against the corrupt and has been performing exceptionally well. Under the dynamic vision and guidance ... Read More »

NAB asked to arrest UMA CEO Sohail Shams, shipping agent of KMTC

  KARACHI: Business community asked the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to take action in a mega mis-declaration scam by M/s Al-Aswed Associates and M/s Facilities Shipping Agency with active connivance of Sohail Shams of M/s United Marine Agencies (UMA), an agent of shipping line KMTC. Business community also sought arrest of UMA CEO Sohail Shams and high-ups of UMA, shipping ... Read More »

NAB arrests Iqbal Z. Ahmed in Rs 100 billion money laundering case

KARACHI: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has arrested Iqbal Z. Ahmed, Chairman and Co. founder of Associate Group, CEO M/s JJVL and M/s Lub Gas (Pvt) Ltd and others, in a mega money laundering case. Sources said Chairman NAB Justice Javed Iqbal issued arrest warrant of the accused and DG NAB Karachi Brig (R) Farooq Naser Awan was following the case. ... Read More »

DG Bashir Memon seeks more investigative & administrative powers for FIA

  ISLAMABAD: Director-General (DG) FIA, Bashir Ahmed Memon said the government should give more investigative and administrative autonomy to the agency to increase its efficiency and improve its performance. The DG briefed a parliamentary committee on performance of the FIA and presented the recommendations to the government to bring structural reforms in the agency. He said FIA should be given ... Read More »

Big diplomatic victory for Pakistan, UNSC nullifies Indian claim on Occupied Kashmir

UNITED NATIONS: For the first time since 1965, the UN Security Council (UNSC) held a meeting exclusively on occupied Jammu and Kashmir on Friday, nullifying India’s claim that this was an internal matter. China’s UN Ambassador Zhang Jun summed up the discussions, expressing serious concern over the situation. “The UNSC members are concerned about the human rights situation there and ... Read More »

Under IGP Aamir Zulfiqar’s supervision, Islamabad records major fall in crime rate in 8 months

ISLAMABAD: Inspector General of Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) Police Muhammad Aamir Zulfiqar Khan said Islamabad Police during last eight months have done very well in achieving the targets of crime reduction and maintenance of public order and with continuous close interaction with the public and in pursuance of our motto “Service to the people”, it will achieve more lofty goals ... Read More »

Syed Hassan Nasir Shah assumes charge of PQA Chairman after Asad Chandna’s removal

KARACHI: Rear Admiral (R) Syed Hassan Nasir Shah has assumed the charge as Chairman Port Qasim Authority (PQA), replacing Asad Chandna as its chairman, who had allegedly allowed the Qasim International Container Terminal (QICT) to hire Indians at key posts. Customs Today exclusively reported on the issue and exposed major irregularities committed by the QICT high-ups in connivance with the ... Read More »

Hussain Nawaz offered me ‘Rs500m bribe’ to resign after Al-Azizia verdict: Arshad Malik

ISLAMABAD: Accountability judge Arshad Malik has claimed that he was offered a Rs500 million cash bribe by the son of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, Hussain Nawaz, who demanded that the judge resign on the grounds that he “could no longer deal with the guilt of having convicted” Nawaz under duress in the Al-Azizia/Hill Metal Establishment reference. According to an ... Read More »

QICT, Maersk evading billions of rupees sales tax with SRB connivance?

KARACHI: Top officials of Sindh Revenue Board (SRB), Qasim International Container Terminal (QICT) and M/s Maersk Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd are allegedly involved in country’s biggest ports and shipping scandal worth billions. SRB’s active connivance with QICT and Maersk is suspected as it is not taking any action against these companies for evading billions of rupees sales tax. Sources said QICT ... Read More »

PQA, SECP keep mum over dangerous developments at QICT

KARACHI: The Qasim International Containers Terminal (QICT) has violated the agreement with Port Qasim Authority (PQA) by appointing Indian officials at key posts through a foreign holding company without the approval of the Ministry of Interior (MoI). Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) and PQA chairman Asad Rafi Chandna also failed to take any action against QICT senior officials ... Read More »