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Importers suffering delay in customs clearance due to Web Based Customs System

PESHAWAR: The importers are facing delay in the customs clearance under the Web Based One Customs System on Torkham border. Earlier, the Customs Department imposed the Web OC service in order to digitalize the customs procedures but the system came under criticism due to poor internet and electricity facilitation. A Torkham Based importer Ahmad Nawaz informed Customs Today that my ... Read More »

NAB Court approves five days remand of CEO of M/s Jan Builders

PESHAWAR: The National Accountability Court has approved the CEO of M/S Jan builders on five days remand for interrogation to NAB officials. The CEO of M/s Jan Builders Jameel Khan was arrested by NAB officials on charges of violating imports policy. Jameel Khan imported spare parts of heavy and light machinery despite ban on such imports. According to NAB officials ... Read More »

NAB Khyber Pakhtunkhwa arrests CEO of M/s Jan Builder in Rs 9 billion scam

PESHAWAR: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Thursday arrested the chief executive officer of M/s Jan Builders in the billion rupees corruption scam. The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa NAB has already arrested Principal Appraiser Shahid Akbar, Appraiser Abdul Hadi and Appraiser Hidayat Ullah of Customs Dry Port Peshawar and Muhammad Arafat Vice President JS Bank Karachi in the instant case and their ... Read More »

Huge quantity of imported cloths dumped in secret godown confiscated by ASU Peshawar

PESHAWAR: The Anti-Smuggling Units of the Customs House Peshawar has raided a Godown situated at the Kharkhano Market and seized six truckloads of foreign origin cloths worth millions of rupees on Tuesday. The customs sources informed Customs Today that raid was conducted after Collector Customs Mohammad Saeed Jadoon received secret information that some smugglers have dumped the contraband item in ... Read More »

Customs Peshawar begins collection of info about dual nationality of officers

PESHAWAR: The Customs House Peshawar has started collecting information about the nationality of the officers serving in the department in order to validate their citizenship. The sources informed Customs Today  that the high-ups in the Customs Department have started collecting the data of officers serving on higher posts at the Customs House Peshawar and have the dual nationality. The investigation ... Read More »

Pakistan Customs in trouble for plugging leakages to kitty made by importers & exporters

PESHAWAR: The Pakistan Customs is in hot water for detection of leakages to the national exchequer by large importers and exporters through trade via various routes on the borders lines. For better surveillance of trading courtiers, it’s important to share big data information for effective facilitation of the trade activities between Pakistan, Afghanistan, China and Iran. On the other side, ... Read More »

Customs Peshawar impounds two truckloads of black tea being smuggled from China

PESHAWAR: The staff of the Model Customs Collectorate Peshawar has taken into possession two trucks loaded with black tea on GT Road at Chamkani area of Peshawar on Sunday, customs officials told Customs Today. The trucks bearing registration Nos: RIR-2375 Rawalpindi and PIR-5467 impounded with bags of Chinese tea were taken into possession by the Customs Mobile Squad posted at ... Read More »

Five trucks loaded with bananas & peanuts impounded by Customs nowshehra

PESHAWAR: The customs officials at the Customs House Peshawar took into possession four truckloads of bananas on Monday at Nowshehra. The customs staff also impounded one truckload of 15000kg of peanuts at Pabbi area of Nowshehra. The customs official informed Customs Today on Monday that four trucks of bananas were taken into possession in a routine checking carried out by the ... Read More »

Customs Dept only to clear goods thru WEBOC after March 12

PESHAWAR: The Customs Department has notified that all the customs clearance of imports and exports along the Torkham Border will be carried out through WEBOC Service from March 12, 2018. Earlier, the importers have protested the unavailability of internet facilities in Torkham region for which several meetings were held with Collector Customs Mohammad Saeed Jadoon. Assistant Collector Customs at Torkham ... Read More »

Jadoon orders customs staff to curb smuggling of NDP vehicles & items

PESHAWAR: Collector Customs Mohammad Saeed Jadoon has directed the customs staff at the Customs House Peshawar to curb the menace of Non-Duty-Paid vehicles and goods through better surveillance. The collector customs said this while meeting with the customs officers at his office at the Customs House Peshawar on Friday. He also ordered the officers to strictly observe the transfer of ... Read More »

NSW system to modernize trade with paperless procedure for saving time & cost

PESHAWAR: The Customs Department of Pakistan under the Federal Board of Revenue is working hard for the establishment of a National Single Window (NSW) for trade throughout its borders. The NSW will allow the parties involved in the trade and transport to file the standardized information and documents at a single point of entry for all the imports, exports, and ... Read More »

Pakistan reopens Ghulam Khan Border, closed in June 2014, for commerce trial

PESHAWAR: The Government of Pakistan has reopened the Ghulam Khan Border with Afghanistan on Friday for testing the trade potential. Ghulam Khan Border, the third major crossing point with Afghanistan in North Waziristan tribal region, was closed in June 2014 after the security forces launched a major operation against Taliban militants and their foreign hosts in the area. An official ... Read More »

Misuse of green channel facility at Port Qasim causing losses to national exchequer: Shinwari

PESHAWAR: Sarhad Chamber of Commerce and Industries (SCCI) President Zahid Ullah Shinwari has alleged that some importers use green channel facility in cahoots with customs officials to avoid taxes and duties. Talking to Customs Today, Shinwari said that the officials who facilitate ‘smuggling’ through green channel bring bad name to the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR). He said that the ... Read More »

Customs Peshawar fetches Rs264m thru auction of vehicles & items in February

PESHAWAR: The Customs House Peshawar has auctioned off during February the Non-Duty-Paid vehicles and goods worth Rs264millions. The Customs House Peshawar has impounded 35 vehicles and NDP items during different raids. These cars were of different models which include Toyota, Mercedes, Vitz, Mehran, Cultus and XLI motor cars. The use of NDP cars has been strictly discouraged for which special ... Read More »

Accused smuggler set free after submission of genuine receipt and loader’s documents

PESHAWAR: The Customs Tribunal Court has accepted the bail of one Irshad Nabi and set him free from the charge of smuggling of Non-Duty-Paid goods and a vehicle on Tuesday. Accused Irshad Nabi was intercepted by the customs staff posted on the Torkham Border on the charges of smuggling a vehicle loaded with LEDs, cloths and other electronics brought into ... Read More »

Accused smuggler set free after submission of genuine receipt and loader’s documents

PESHAWAR: The Customs Tribunal Court has accepted the bail of one Irshad Nabi and set him free from the charge of smuggling of Non-Duty-Paid goods and a vehicle on Tuesday. Accused Irshad Nabi was intercepted by the customs staff posted on the Torkham Border on the charges of smuggling a vehicle loaded with LEDs, cloths and other electronics brought into ... Read More »

Ghulam Khan Border’s stations to be operational for trade by March 7

PESHAWAR: The customs stations on the Ghalam Khan Border will be operationalized for trade activities from March 7, 2018. Political administration and traders have reached an agreement after the completion of construction work. The trade activities with Afghanistan will be increased which will result in more revenue generation, said Collector Customs Mohammad Saeed Khan Jadoon. The customs check-post and the ... Read More »

Peshawar Customs collects Rs1974.57m revenue during February

PESHAWAR: The Customs House has collected Rs 1974.57 million revenue during the  month of February against Rs1611.78 million collected during the same period of FY 2016-17. The Customs House Peshawar generated Rs 362.79 million more revenue in February of Y which predicts that the tax collection has been on rise and customs department has not only achieved target but also ... Read More »

701 illegal consignments cleared through Customs Dryport from 2015 to 2017

PESHAWAR: Customs Dry Port has cleared 701 illegal consignments from 2015 to 2017 revealed through documents and caused loss of billions to customs exchequer. According to documents received by Customs Today that a high level interrogation has been carrying on to trace the corruption been done to clear consignments as amnesty to import old and used cars. Customs Today has ... Read More »

Torkham importers & exporters stage demo against Web Based One Customs Service

PESHAWAR: The importers and exporters on Torkham Border have staged a protest demonstration against the clearance of exports and imports through Web Based One Customs Service on Tuesday in Khyber Agency. The importers also showed their concerns about the blackmailing and fraud being done at the Qasim Port by the customs officials which has increased the worries of importers who ... Read More »