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Sialkot Customs confiscates cloth worth Rs 1.5m

SIALKOT: The Customs Intelligence and Investigation has seized 147 cartons of Indian origin cloth worth Rs 1.5 million during a raid. According to the details, Deputy Director Salman Afzal received information that a huge quantity of smuggled Indian cloth is being transport from Peshawar to Sialkot, Gujrat, Mandi Bhauddin, Hafizabad, Gujranwala, Lahore and Narrowal. The deputy director formed a team ... Read More »

Gujranwala Excise launches crackdown against property tax defaulters

SIALKOT: The Excise and Taxation (ET) Department has initiated a massive crackdown against property tax defaulters in the region. A senior official of the excise told Customs Today that the department was taking special interest in recovery of property tax, as it is the largest source of revenue for the Punjab Excise. He added that special instructions have been sent ... Read More »

Sialkot Customs marks World Customs Day

SIALKOT: Chief Guest, Deputy Collector Waheed Anwar Abro has inaugurated the opening ceremony to mark the World Customs Day with hoisting of flag at Customs House in Sambrail. Assistant Collector Palwasha Saeed, Asghar Ali, Muhammad Hanif and other staff were present on the occasion. While speaking on the occasion, Deputy Collector Waheed Anwar Abro said that the basic purpose of ... Read More »

Impediments to trade between Pak-German being removed: Ina Lepel

SIALKOT: Efforts are being made to strengthen the bilateral economic relations between Pakistan and Germany, besides eliminating the hurdles that are hampering the growth of trade. German Ambassador Ina Lepel stated this while giving an interview to Customs Today, here at Sialkot Chamber of Commerce and Industry, adding that being a gateway to European markets, Germany was ready to assist and ... Read More »

Sialkot ASO recovers smuggled auto parts

SIALKOT: The Anti-Smuggling Organization ( ASO) has seized foreign origin new auto parts in Sialkot city. The market value of the seized auto parts is Rs 50,000. Sources told Customs Today that Additional Collector Customs Sialkot Palwasha Saeed received information regarding the smuggling of foreign origin new auto parts. The ASO team comprising Deputy Superintendent Irfan, Inspector Muhammad Mansha and ... Read More »

Sialkot ASO seizes 20 cartons of smuggled soap, shampoo

SIALKOT: The Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO) of the Model Customs Collectorate has seized 20 cartons of imported soaps and shampoo worth Rs 300,000. As per details, the ASO received information through Sialkot Customs Collector Ahmad Reza regarding the smuggling of imported soap and shampoo through a bus. The ASO team established picket near Pindi Bhattian Road and intercepted a passenger bus coming ... Read More »

Sialkot Customs Intelligence confiscates 10,000 litres diesel, petrol

SIALKOT: The Customs Intelligence and Investigation has seized 10,000 litres of Iranian diesel and petrol worth Rs 800,000, besides arresting a suspect during an operation. The Customs Intelligence team, following information regarding the storage of smuggled diesel and petrol, raided a godown near Alia Pur Chowk. The officials recovered 100 drums of petrol and diesel. Following the recovery of the items, the officials ... Read More »

Sialkot FIA arrests two persons involved in hundi/hawala business

SIALKOT:The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) arrested two accused who are involved in doing illegal business of hundi/hawala. Sources told Customs Today that FIA team conducted a operation under the supevision of Inspector Khizar Hayat  in China Chowk and arrested two accused persons The FIA arrested persons are identified as Saleem Sarwar and Iqbal, allegedly involved in running the illegal business ... Read More »

Sialkot Customs to gain more ground in New Year: Ahmad Reza

SIALKOT: Being optimistic and hopeful of the start of new calendar year 2016, Model Customs Collectorate Collector Ahmad Reza Khan has said that the collectorate would achieve many positive developments in terms of increased revenue, enhanced exports and improved trade facilitation. The collector expressed this during an interview with Customs Today. Khan said that revenue collection was improved by almost Rs ... Read More »

Sialkot ASO seized red chilli seeds worth Rs 1 million

SIALKOT: The Customs Anti-Smuggling Organisation (ASO) has confiscated red chilli seeds worth Rs 1 million , besides impounding a truck being used for the transportation of the smuggled item valued at Rs 1.6 million. As per details, Assistant Collector ASO Sialkot Ahmed Reza Khan, received information regarding smuggling of red chilli seeds. He formed a team to foil the smuggling ... Read More »

Sialkot ASO confiscates smuggled black tea

SIALKOT: The Customs Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO) has seized foreign origin black tea worth Rs 50,000 during an operation. Sources told Customs Today that Model Customs Collectorate Collector Ahmed Reza Khan received information regarding smuggling of black tea. A raiding team comprising Deputy Superintendent Muhammad Erfan, Inspector Muhammad Manshah and others conducted a raid near GT Road, Sialkot and recovered black ... Read More »

Sialkot RTO creating awareness about WHT

SIALKOT: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Regional Tax Office (RTO) is creating awareness among taxpayers about the imposition of withholding taxes (WHT) on banking transactions through advertising. The RTO is educating people that WHT is not imposed on the tax return filers while transacting amount through bank accounts. It has displayed the messages on the flex boards to inform ... Read More »

Member Operation Dr Irshad assures Sialkot traders for uniform policy on tax refunds soon

SIALKOT: A delegation of the Sialkot Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) led by SCCI President Maj (r) Mansur Ahmed held an important meeting with the visiting  Federal Board of Revenue Member (IR Operations) Dr Muhammad Irshad, and discussed in details the matters of mutual interest relating to export industry of Sialkot. During the meeting, The SCCI president especially highlighted ... Read More »

Sialkot ASO seizes non-duty paid vehicle during routine search

SIALKOT: The Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO) Sialkot has seized a non-duty paid Mitsubihsi Pajero worth Rs 600,000 in the market. Sources told Customs Today that the ASO team intercepted the vehicle near GT Road Sialkot. When the ASO team asked the driver to produce legal proof of the ownership, he failed to provide necessary documents. Thee ASO team impounded the vehicle and registered a case ... Read More »

Sialkot ASO seizes huge quantity of non-duty paid foreign rims, tyres

SIALKOT: The Anti-Smuggling Organization of Customs recovered a large quantity of smuggled, non-duty paid foreign rims and tyres. Sources told Customs Today that the Anti-Smuggling Organization received information about smuggling of foreign origin tyres and rims of assorted sizes and brands and disposing of the same in open market by mixing them with tyres and rims of assorted sizes imported through authorized ... Read More »

Sialkot ASO seizes smuggled mobile accessories worth Rs 1 million

SIALKOT: The Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO) Sialkot has confiscated smuggled mobile accessories worth Rs 1 million. Sources told Customs Today that the ASO has captured small cartons of different mobile phone accessories worth Rs 1 million during an operation supervised by deputy superintendent Erfan and inspector Mansha. The smuggled items were being brought from Quetta to Sialkot. As per details, an ASO ... Read More »

Sialkot ASO seizes black tea worth Rs 100,000

SIALKOT: The Anti-Smuggling Organization ( ASO) has seized black tea worth Rs 100,000. Sources told Customs Today that Model Customs Collector Ahmed Reza Khan received a credible information regarding smuggling of black tea. After receiving the information, Collector Ahmed Reza Khan constituted a raiding team comprising Muhammad Erfan (deputy superintendent), Mehmood Mansha (inspector) and others.  The customs team conducted a ... Read More »

Sialkot ASO seizes smuggled readymade garments worth Rs 1 million

SIALKOT: The Anti-Smuggling Organization Sialkot (ASO) has seized ready made garments in different operations worth Rs 1 million. As per the details, the ASO team acting upon information received through Customs Collectorate Sialkot Collector Ahmed Reza Khan intercepted different vhicles loaded with China made readymade garments. Following the directions of Assistant Collector Palwasha Sayed and Chaudhry Fahad Bashir, Addtional Collector ... Read More »

Customs Sialkot impounds Pajero worth Rs 1.3m

SIALKOT: The Customs Sialkot Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO) has impounded a Pajero worth Rs 1.3 million on Main Road, sources told Customs Today on Wednesday. The ASO team received secret information through Customs Sialkot Collector Ahmed Reza Khan. Following the directions of Assistant Collector Palwasha Sayd and Chaudhry Fahad Bashir, Additional Collector Faiz Ali conducted the operation. The ASO team comprising Deputy ... Read More »

ASO Sialkot confiscates smuggled mobile accessories worth Rs 150,000

SIALKOT: The Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO) Sialkot has confiscated smuggled mobile accessories worth Rs 1,50,000. As per details, the ASO team following the directions of Collector Customs Sialkot Ahmad Reza Khan intercepted a car and found Mobile accessories. ASO Officials asked the accused to produce the legal documents for the import of the said items but he failed to produce the ... Read More »