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Peshawar customs seizes black tea, betal nuts from Hayatabad

PESHAWAR: Collectorate of Customs has seized smuggled black tea and betal nuts along other non-duty paid goods at Hayatabad check post. Customs Inspector Wajid Khan told Customs Today that NDP goods were being smuggled from Kharkhano market Peshawar to other parts of the province. According to the details, Customs Preventive team deputed at Hayatabad check post intercepted a car bearing ... Read More »

Peshawar I&I impounds huge quantity of pomegranate & hashish

PESHAWAR: Customs Intelligence and Investigation impounded 14110 kilograms pomegranate and 4800 gram hashish. Deputy Director I&I Najib Arjumand told Customs Today that a truck loaded with pomegranate was intercepted after receiving credible information at Kharkhano check post which arrived from Torkham border. The customs squad detected that GD shown by the truck driver is fake upon which he was arrested ... Read More »

Preventive Peshawar generates Rs595m through seizures: Collector Asif Saeed Khan

PESHAWAR: Collector of Customs Preventive Asif Saeed Khan said that smuggled goods and vehicles worth Rs 595 million were seized in the month of November 2019. Collector Asif Saeed Khan told Customs Today on Thursday that most of the seizures were carried out by intelligence based operations in October and November 2019. All the anti-smuggling units performed very well and ... Read More »

Implementation of BMI to help curb smuggling through Torkham, Iran Borders

PESHAWAR: Pakistan customs at Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is facing difficulties in safeguarding economic borders due low number of manpower. The Model Customs Collectorate has only 900 staff members for whole of the province protecting three international border lines. According to details, Peshawar Customs seized smuggled goods worth Rs 14.291 billion during 2018-19 which can further be increased if better management facilities ... Read More »

Peshawar Customs transfers 8 inspectors

PESHAWAR: Transfers and Postings of customs staff continued in Customs House Peshawar as eight more inspectors were posted at Customs Collectorate of Preventive and Appraisement Peshawar. Three new inspectors of customs are posted at Customs Collectorate Preventive.  Inspector Jehan Zeb on joining was posted at Anti Smuggling Unit (ASU) Karak while Naimatullah on joining at ASU DI khan. Qazi Zahid ... Read More »

Customs Preventive Peshawar seizes smuggled goods worth Rs 79.4m: Collector Asif Saeed

PESHAWAR: The Customs Collectorate (MCC) Preventive Peshawar has seized Non Duty Paid (NDP) goods worth Rs 79.4 million in first week of October. Collector customs Preventive Peshawar Asif Saeed Khan Lughmani at Customs House Peshawar informed Customs Today that in a daring operation Customs mobile squads seized NDP truck loaded with smuggled goods worth millions of rupees. The Customs Preventive ... Read More »

Peshawar Preventive generates Rs454m in September: Collector Asif Saeed Lughmani

PESHAWAR: Collectorate of Customs Preventive seized non-duty paid (NDP) goods worth Rs 454 million during the month of September 2019. Customs Collector Preventive Asif Saeed Khan during an interview with Customs Today said that Preventive Peshawar seized huge quantity of smuggled and non-duty paid goods including vehicles, narcotics, currency and gold during September 2019 of current Financial Year. All 9 ... Read More »

Probationary officers of PITD visits Customs House Peshawar

PESHAWAR: A delegation of Pakistan Institute of Trade and Development (PITD) consisting of probationary officers of commerce and trade group (CTG) visited Customs House Peshawar on Tuesday. The delegation led by Director (PITD) Nazim Latif was received by Ihsan Ali Shah Collector Appraisement Customs Peshawar. The visiting officers were thoroughly briefed about 24/7 customs clearance operations at Torkham Border. The Collector ... Read More »

Peshawar Preventive seizes 1200 NDP mobile phones

PESHAWAR: Collectorate of Customs Preventive Khyber Pakhtunkhwa seized a car and 1200 mobile phones in a successful search operation. Inspector Ilyas Iqbal of Customs Preventive informed Customs Today that 1200 non customs paid smartphones at Nowshera were seized during search of a suspected car. The phones were being smuggled in a car ABW-745 from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to Punjab. The driver of vehicle ... Read More »

Peshawar DG ATT chalking out plan for utilising services of Pakistan Railway

PESHAWAR: Directorate of Transit Trade Peshawar is working with Pakistan Railways and business community to chalk out a plan for transporting Afghan transit goods from Karachi to Torkham Border. Till October 15, after taking all stakeholders on board, operations will be initiated for transit of goods through carriage of Pakistan Railways from Karachi to Peshawar and then to Torkham Border. This ... Read More »

Peshawar Preventive earns Rs525m through anti-smuggling activities

PESHAWAR: Collectorate of Customs Preventive seized goods worth Rs 525 million till August 2019 through different enforcement raids. The MCC Preventive Peshawar committed to curb smuggling and loss to national exchequer,  collector Asif Saeed Khan said while talking with Customs Today, and added that customs preventive staff must be lauded for outstanding performance. Goods are seized due to particular circumstances ... Read More »

Illegal holding of goods by QICT, Maersk inflicting huge loss on importers: Saad Khan

PESHAWAR: The establishment of an independent regulatory authority to resolve problems being faced by the importers of the country is mandatory to curb illegal holding of consignments at Qasim International Port Terminal by shipping lines to demand extra demurrage and detention charges. Illegal holding of imported goods continues without hesitation at Port Qasim, as importers are being allegedly “conned” in the ... Read More »

Sarfraz Warriach presides over Pak-Afghan Transit Trade liaison committee meeting

PESHAWAR: Pakistan-Afghan transit trade Liaison Committee meeting held in the conference room of Customs House Peshawar. Director-General Transit Trade Karachi Sarfaraz Ahmad Waraich chaired the meeting. The meeting was attended by Faiz Ali, Director Transit Trade Peshawar, Syed Faisal Bukhari, Jehan Bahadur, Muhammad Tayyab Additional Directors Transit Trade Peshawar, Inamullah Wazir Deputy Director Transit Trade Torkham. Safi Commercial Attache Afghan Consulate General ... Read More »

Torkham Border starts operations 7 days a week

PESHAWAR: Federal Board of Revenue and Pakistan Customs fulfilled promise of Prime Minister Imran Khan to open Torkham Border 7 days a week. Customs House Peshawar started round-the-clock operationalization of Torkham Border station from 6am to 8pm from this week. The Collectorates of MCC preventive and Appraisement have expanded operations to 7 days a week, sources at MCC Peshawar informed. Collector ... Read More »

‘QICT, Maersk tactfully delay consignments to demand extra demurrage, detention charges’

PESHAWAR: The shipping company Maersk Pakistan Pvt Ltd and Qasim International Container Terminal (QICT) deliberately delay the clearance of goods to collect extra demurrage and detention charges and destroy domestic business. The importers in Peshawar condemned the brutal attitude of Maersk company and QICT for looting them by different tactics. Peshawar based importer Asif Khan, managing director Abdul Samad Group, said this ... Read More »

Peshawar Customs foils bid to smuggle goods worth Rs12.48m

PESHAWAR: The Customs authorities thwarted big attempt of smuggling of goods at Cashma customs check post DI Khan. The Customs staff seized the contraband goods with total worth of Rs 12.48 millions. The Collector Customs Preventive has lauded the Customs squad of DI Khan for thwarting third attempt in last 7 days. Acting upon prior tip-off passed by high-ups of ... Read More »

Imported goods worth billions missing from EPZ Risalpur

PESHAWAR: Imported goods worth billions are missing from Export Processing Zone (EPZ) at Risalpur, revealed by investigation conducted by assistant collectors dry port Peshawar Ms Sadaf Ali Shah and Ms Jawairia. The ground staff operation found M/s Kyoto Impex Pvt Ltd guilty for misuse of EPZ facility and illegal removal of duty free imported goods from EPZ at Risalpur worth Rs ... Read More »

Customs Appellate Tribunal sets aside 200,000 Saudi riyal confiscation order

PESHAWAR: Customs Appellate Tribunal set aside a confiscation order of 200,000 Saudi riyals. Appellant Muhammad Sabir from Landi Kotal was allegedly in possession of 200,000 Saudi riyals which were seized from him on Torkham border. Proceedings were initiated by Collector Adjudication and order of confiscation was passed against him. He filed appeal against confiscation order of Collector Adjudication which was passed ex parte ... Read More »

All arrangements finalised to open Torkham border round-the-clock: Member Customs Jawwad Agha

PESHAWAR: Member Customs Dr. Jawwad Owais Agha said Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) and Pakistan Customs successfully completed the task to open Torkham border round-the-clock. He deployed additional staff at Torkham border to activate round-the-clock operations to facilitate trade activities. Delegation led by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mehmood Khan along with officials of federal and provincial government visited Customs Station ... Read More »

Peshawar ASU seizes 190 bags of coal, vehicle worth Rs39.6m

PESHAWAR: Collectorate of Customs anti-smuggling unit of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa customs foiled another bid to smuggle 190 bags of coal worth Rs39.6 million from Daraband Road DI Khan. Sources told Customs Today that credible information was received that a truck loaded with betel nuts and crushed coal will pass through Dera Ismail Khan. Pursuing the information, the Customs anti-smuggling squad enhanced checking ... Read More »