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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 »

Peshawar AFU arrests bootlegger for smuggling foreign brands of liquor

PESHAWAR: The Air Freight Unit at Bacha Khan International Airport foiled attempt of smuggling foreign origin liquor to Peshawar and arrested a bootlegger. Collector Customs Asif Saeed Khan Lughmani lauded AFU Peshawar Airport for thwarting possible attempt of smuggling. The collector further said that no effort will be spared to mend the ways of smugglers. The collector directed to further ... Read More »

SRB keeps ‘criminal silence’ over huge ST evasion by QICT, Maersk: Advocate Abdul Basit

PESHAWAR: Sindh Revenue Board’s criminal silence over sale tax evasion by M/s Maersk Pakistan Private Limited inflicted at least Rs 20170 billion loss on the national exchequer. Sale tax evasion by M/s Maersk shipping line in connivance with Qasim International Containers Terminal (QICT) operator and some officials of Sindh Revenue Board caused serious loss to the national exchequer. Advocate at Peshawar ... Read More »

Peshawar customs foils attempt to smuggle betel nuts, tyres worth Rs30.7m

PESHAWAR: Collectorate of Customs squad deputed at DI Khan thwarted an attempt to smuggle 9800 kilograms betel nuts and truck tyres worth Rs30.7 million. According to details, credible information was received that some unscrupulous elements were transporting substantial quantity of betel nuts from Karachi to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa under the guise of some exportable vegetables. Collector Preventive Asif Saeed Khan Lughmani ... Read More »

Peshawar Customs foils bid to smuggle gold bar from Bacha Khan Airport

PESHAWAR: Collectorate of Customs Air Freight Unit (AFU) has foiled a bid to smuggle 10 tola gold bar from Peshawar to Dubai through Bacha Khan International Airport. Sources told Customs Today that Customs Inspector Safdar Hussain was performing his duty at departure hall of Peshawar Airport along Sepoy Abdur Rehman when gold bar weighting ten tola was detected. The net ... Read More »

Kidnapped Assistant Commissioner Riaz Miyani recovered from South Waziristan

PESHAWAR: The abducted assistant commissioner Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Riaz Miyani has been recovered from clutches of militants at South Waziristan. The assistant commissioner was taken away from his home town Tank along with other family members including one soldier of FC in April this year. The sources informed that the assistant commissioner Riaz Miyani who was kidnapped from ... Read More »

Torkham Border to remain functional round-the-clock: Taimur Saleem Jhagra

PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa finance minister said that work was underway to fulfill promise of Prime Minister Imran Khan to keep open Torkham Border round-the-clock for 24 hours. In pursuance of Prime Minister Imran Khan directives issued earlier in January 2019 to open Pak-Afghan border crossing round-the-clock, a high level meeting of all the Federal and Provincial stakeholders to take stock ... Read More »

Peshawar Customs foils bid to smuggle foreign currency to Dubai

PESHAWAR: Customs Air Freight Unit (AF) team deputed at Bacha Khan International Airport thwarted attempt of foreign currency smuggling from Peshawar to Dubai. Sources told Customs Today that the customs team recovered 51,500 UAE dirhams from the luggage of a passenger who was departing to Dubai from a private airline’s flight. The passenger taken into custody by the customs team ... Read More »

Peshawar Customs foils attempt to smuggle 225 cartons of cigarettes

PESHAWAR: The Customs Collectorate Preventive squad seized 225 cartons of contraband cigarette papers by following special directives of Collector Asif Saeed Khan Lughmani. The estimated worth of smuggled cigarette papers is Rs30 million, sources told Customs Today. Sources told that the contraband goods were seized along a Hino dumper bearing registration no 3184. Value of the seized contraband is estimated ... Read More »

Peshawar Customs seizes foreign origin clutch discs

PESHAWAR: Collectorate of Customs Preventive seized non-duty paid clutch discs worth Rs 5 million. The Collector Preventive lauded the enforcement activity done by Customs squad. Sources told Customs Today that Collector Customs Preventive Asif Saeed Khan Lughmani received credible information about smuggling of auto parts. He deputed Customs Mobile Squad No.2 which recovered 330 foreign origin Aisin clutch discs. The ... Read More »

Govt must take action against QICT, Maersk for looting importers: Senator Bahramand Khan

PESHAWAR : The Pakistan Tehrek Insaf led federal government must do justice with importers by taking action against financial crimes committed by Qasim International Port Terminal (QICT) and Maersk Pakistan without further delay. The QICT and shipping lines for years kept on taking extra demurrage and detention charges even after issuance of delay certificate by authorities. This was said by Senator Bahramand ... Read More »

Peshawar Customs generates Rs26.2m during Jan-July 2019: Collector Ihsan Ali Shah

PESHAWAR: Collectorate of Customs Appraisement generated Rs26.2 million revenue from January-July 2019 of current Fiscal Year. The Collector said this while meeting with journalists on Tuesday to discuss matters related to importers based in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The Collector further said that following directives of federal government, Customs authorities have ensured round the clock opening of Torkham border to facilitate import, ... Read More »

Peshawar Customs generates Rs20m through auction

PESHAWAR: Collectorate of Customs generated Rs 20 million through auction of seized goods during the month of June 2019. According to the details, Customs Preventive auctioned goods/clothes worth Rs20 million seized from godowns. Pakistan Customs fulfills objectives of controlling goods crossing frontiers in order to collect duties and taxes. Customs Preventive also implements trade policy to combat smuggling to protect business and ... Read More »