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Date expires for Pak transporters to travel to Afghanistan thru Torkham border

PESHAWAR: The date expired for Pakistani transporters to travel to Afghanistan through Torkham border on original Computerized National Identity Card (CNIC). Hundreds of transporters remain stranded in Afghanistan. On April 1st authorities have allowed transporters to cross the Torkham border into Afghanistan by showing their original CNICs at the border crossing. The deadline expired on Monday. The MCC Peshawar said ... Read More »

Parachinar customs stations still waiting for reopening of border for trade

PESHAWAR: The Customs Stations at Parachinar still await the order to reopen the border for trade with Afghanistan after the closure announced by the Government of Pakistan. The sources at custom station Parachinar informed the scribe on Tuesday about the closure of the trade activities between Pakistan and Afghanistan through the gate of Kurram agency at Parachinar station. There has ... Read More »

Peshawar MCC makes a difference of 28pc between collection of March 2016 & March 2017

PESHAWAR: The net taxes collection for the month of March 2017 in respect of Model Customs Collectorate Peshawar poses a difference of 28.07 percent as compared to the duties collected by the MCC Peshawar during March 2016. The MCC Peshawar collected net amount of Rs1510.76million last year in March while in current year it collected net amount of Rs1086.74million with ... Read More »

ANF arrests seven drug smugglers at Peshawar Airport

PESHAWAR: The Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) Airport Team arrested a passenger, Taj Wali, a resident of Charsada, at Peshawar Airport and recovered 960 gram amphetamine concealed in his bag. The accused was to board for Taif via Doha by Qatar Airways Flight No: QR-601. The sources told Customs Today on Monday about the raids conducted by the ANF during the last ... Read More »

Computer industry for abolition of 17pc sales tax on parts assembled in computers

PESHAWAR: The computer industry has proposed the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) to abolish 17 percent sales tax on component parts assembled inside the computers in the budget 2017-18 to practically benefit from last year’s concessions of zero-sale tax regime on imports and supply of computer/laptops. According to the budget proposals of the Pakistan Computer Association (PCA) submitted to the ... Read More »

FBR proposes changes in procedure of tax’s collection

PESHAWAR: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has proposed some changes in the procedure for collection/deduction of tax by a person other than the federal/provincial governments under section 160 and Sixth Schedule of the Income Tax Ordinance 2001. The SRO 206 (1)/2017 issued the other day stated that the FBR has issued draft of certain amendments in the Income Tax ... Read More »

About 70% Afghan food imports predict its economic bow to Pakistan

PESHAWAR: The Government of Afghanistan imports 70% of its food through Pakistan which predicts the economic bow of Afghanistan towards Pakistan. Zia-ul-Haq Sarhadi, Senior Vice-President of the Pakistan-Afghanistan Joint Chamber of Commerce and Industry, said while talking to Customs Today on Saturday about the losses to the economics of both countries from the closure of Torkham border. The Government of ... Read More »

Auction of holders’ goods to be held on Friday

PESHAWAR: The State Warehouse Peshawar issued an order for the auction of holders’ goods which belong to the Directorate of Intelligence & Investigation (Customs) FBR Peshawar through customs’ auctioneer at Model Customs Collectorate (MCC) Peshawar on Friday. The auction of the confiscated vehicles and goods under schedule No: 01/2017 at State Warehouse Peshawar will be held on 29.03.2017. Intelligence Officer ... Read More »

Peshawar customs informs authorities of implication of new prices of shoes

PESHAWAR: The Directorate General of Customs and Evaluation revised the prices of leather shoes in the month of March and notified the competent authorities of implication of new prices. The exercise of the powers conferred under Section 25-A of the Customs Act-1969, the Customs values of men/women leather shoes were determined. The sources said on Wednesday that after disappointment from ... Read More »

Peshawar customs announces plan FY2016-17 for possession of several items

PESHAWAR: The Directorate of Intelligence & Investigation (Customs), FBR Peshawar, under the Rule 8 & 9 of the Public Procurement Rules 2004, announced a plan FY2016-2017 for possession of several items. The Model Customs Collectorate Peshawar on Wednesday said that I & I Customs Peshawar issued a notice in February last month for the possession of necessities for which contracts ... Read More »

Hashish, opium, smuggled mobiles recovered in March at BKIAP

PESHAWAR: The customs officials have recovered hashish, opium and smuggled mobile phones in the month of March at the Bacha Khan International Airport in Peshawar. There were 35 passengers rejected by the custom officials for incomplete documents while five suspects were arrested for smuggling. The sources on Wednesday told Customs Today that an official in-charge duty has also foiled an ... Read More »

PADAMA welcomes additional registration tax on transfer of new cars

PESHAWAR: The Chairman Pakistan Automobile Assemblers Dealer Association (PAMADA) welcomed the additional registration tax on transfer of new cars within three months imported in Pakistan in personal capacity. Early delivery demanded by customers encourages investors to exploit customers by offering vehicles on premium payments, and if customers book their vehicles and secure delivery as per schedule offered by companies, no ... Read More »

Customs police abort mobiles smuggling bid at Peshawar airport

PESHAWAR: The Customs Police foiled a bid of smuggling of mobile phones at the Jinnah International Airport on Friday. According to sources, the Customs officials searched the bags of a passenger and recovered 1200 mobiles phones. The sources added that all the parts of phones were kept in the bags filled with clothes and other things of daily use. When ... Read More »

ANF apprehends seven drug peddlers in eight March’s operations

PESHAWAR: The Anti-Narcotics Force Peshawar arrested seven suspects on the charge of drug trafficking during eight operations in the first half of March. The sources told Customs Today on Thursday that the ANF intercepted a Suzuki Mehran car near Tarnab Forms, GT Road, Peshawar, and recovered 3.6 kg hashish worth $2000. A person on board named Saim Khan, a resident ... Read More »

FBR sets up Inland Revenue Service to collect IT, ST, FED

PESHAWAR: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) established the Inland Revenue Service (IRS) to collect Income Tax, Sales Tax and Federal Excise Duty as Pakistan Customs also serves as guardian of Pakistan borders against the movement of contraband trade. These were the views of an official Inland Revenue Service Peshawar on Tuesday when he talked to Customs Today at the ... Read More »

Peshawar customs holds auction of impounded cars in presence of collector

PESHAWAR: The Model Customs Collectorate (MCC) Peshawar carried out an auction of impounded cars at the Customs House Peshawar on Monday in the presence of Collector of Customs Qurban Ali Khan. Collector of Customs’ PRO Fazal Bacha told Customs Today that the collector himself went to the auction site and spent time to observe the situation of the activity. He ... Read More »

Now customs officials to approve import of vehicles after issuance of Form-E

PESHAWAR: The customs officials will approve the import of vehicles only after the issuance of complete Form-E for certification of goods from commercial banks about the detail of the goods. The official of Customs House Peshawar informed Customs Today about the recent development on the directives of the State Bank Pakistan to commercial banks’ branches to show complete details of ... Read More »

Peshawar customs earns Rs496.12m with a vow to increase inland revenues

PESHAWAR: The Model Customs Collectorate (MCC) Peshawar collected Federal Excise Duty (FED) of Rs496.12millions with a commitment to increase the sources of inland revenues. The official MCC Peshawar said the other day that the collection was lower than the target of Rs585.00million but there were various issues and the fall was obvious. He added the MCC Peshawar surpassed Sales Tax ... Read More »

NAB arrests fraudster who gulls millions of rupees from masses

PESHAWAR: The National Accountability Bureau, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (NAB KP), took actions against Jamal Khan Khattak, Ex-Area Sales Manager Peshawar, Nestle Pakistan Limited, involved in gulling money at large. The official NAB KP told Customs Today on Friday that inquiry against the said manager was initiated on the complaints received by the NAB which conducted investigation few days ago. The case ... Read More »

Peshawar customs offers auction of impounded cars

PESHAWAR: The customs authorities presented cars for auction through the Government Auctioneer in different state warehouses under the Model Customs Collectorate Peshawar. The Customs Act-1969 describes the domain of the customs authorities to dispose of non-duty paid vehicles, both tampered and non-tampered, in the province recycled from different departments after the use. The official at the Model Customs Collectorate Peshawar ... Read More »