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Brother of Collector Ihsan Ali Shah passes away

PESHAWAR: Syed Muzafar Ali Shah brother of Collector Customs Appraisement Peshawar Ihsan Ali Shah died the other day due to which customs officers all over Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) gathered at Customs House Peshawar to offer ‘Fatiha’ for his departed soul. Syed Muzafar Shah died in Karachi while Collector Ihsan Ali Shah was at Peshawar. Collector Customs Preventive Asif Saeed Khan ... Read More »

Peshawar Customs generates Rs454.15m customs duty

PESHAWAR: Collectorate of Customs Appraisement has successfully generated Rs454.15 million under the head of customs duty during first 25 days of June of current Financial Year. The CD generated in June is Rs55 million more than customs duty collected during previous FY. Sources informed Customs Today that the Collectorate collected Rs351.23 million as sales tax in June. The Collectorate is ... Read More »

Collector Appraisement Ihsan Shah chairs meeting to discuss amendments in customs act

PESHAWAR: Collectorate of Customs Appraisement Collector Ihsan Ali Shah lauded changes in customs rules in budget recommendations and directed customs authorities to work hard for achievement of next year’s financial goals. Collector Ihsan Ali Shah stressed upon the need to implement Customs regulations during budget FY 2019-20. He presided over a meeting in Customs House which was also attended by ... Read More »

QICT, Maersk show criminal intent by taking illegal demurrage & detention charges: Faiz Mohammed

PESHAWAR: The Federal Government should force provincial government of Sindh and law enforcement agencies to stop extra demurrage and detention charges taken by M/s Maersk Pakistan shipping line and QICT officials even after clearance of legally imported consignments by Customs. Importers have approached FIA and NAB against the corruption by these entities causing loss of billions to the national exchequer. ... Read More »

Customs Preventive foils bid to smuggle auto parts worth Rs10m

PESHAWAR: Collectorate of Customs Preventive squad deputed at Customs Station Torkham thwarted an attempt of smuggling auto parts worth Rs10 million. Sources told Customs Today that used/new, auto parts for LTV/HTV, worth Rs10 million approximately were seized by the customs staff at Customs Station Torkham. The Customs Preventive staff posted at Customs station Torkham received a tip-off which led to ... Read More »

Peshawar Customs to hold auction of confiscated goods & vehicles on June 30

PESHAWAR: Collectorate of Customs will hold auction of impounded vehicles and goods on June 30 at Customs House. Collectorate of Customs Preventive seized a good number of vehicles which will be auctioned to earn revenue for the Customs exchequer. According to details, 17 confiscated cars have been parked at State warehouse Peshawar and 7 cars at State warehouse frontier corps ... Read More »

Peshawar Preventive earns Rs274m through raids & enforcement activities

PESHAWAR: Collectorate of Customs Preventive showed outstanding performance by earning Rs274 million by seizures of non-duty paid items in operations across the province during past forty days. According to the details, Customs Preventive impounded smuggled goods and vehicles worth Rs274 million during the month of May 2019 in different raids and enforcement activities. Under the supervision of Collector Asif Saeed ... Read More »

Only goods cleared thru WeBOC will be allowed to cross border at Torkham: Asma Paracha

PESHAWAR: Customs station Torkham stopped clearance of trucks which do not fulfill criteria of clearance through Web Based One Customs (WeBOC) system. Assistant Collector Asma Javid Paracha said that Customs authorities rejected clearance of loaded vehicles until thoroughly checked and cleared through WeBOC system to eliminate the risk of fake declaration and leakage to customs exchequer. Only those trucks will be ... Read More »

Peshawar Customs recovers narcotics from consignment booked by M/s MTF Traders Hangu

PESHAWAR: The consignment of M/S MTF traders Hangu was detained at Peshawar Airport after recovery of drugs from the goods. Sources informed Customs Today on Wednesday that an attempt was foiled to smuggle 510 gram hashish to Doha from Peshawar through an export consignment. According to sources at Bacha Khan International Airport, Cargo Terminal detected 560 grams of charas which ... Read More »

Customs faces revenue collection loss due to leakage at Customs Station Torkham

PESHAWAR: Exporters with help of some customs officials deputed at Customs Station Torkham are earning millions of illegal money through fake declarations of exports to Afghanistan. Some corrupt customs staff posted at Torkham Customs station is causing serious loss of millions to the exchequer through fake declarations in clearance of goods to Afghanistan. Sources at Customs station Torkham informed Customs ... Read More »

Peshawar Customs starts crackdown against private warehouses

PESHAWAR: Collectorate of Customs started crackdown against private warehouses for keeping non duty paid goods. Sources informed Customs Today on Saturday that anti-smuggling unit seized smuggled dry fruit from the godown belonged to son of Senator Mohsin Aziz at Peshawar. According to details anti-smuggling squad received a tip off from the Collector Preventive Asif Saeed Khan Lughmani that huge quantity ... Read More »

Customs Preventive seizes 1kg gold platinum at Torkham

PESHAWAR: Collectorate of Customs Preventive Collector Asif Saeed Khan Lughmani lauded the role of Customs Preventive staff deputed at Torkham Customs station for seizing 1 kilogram and twenty six gram gold platinum from a passenger. Sources told Customs Today, Customs Preventive staff deputed at Customs Station Torkham is performing duty at most sensitive border with Afghanistan. The local villagers cross the ... Read More »

Smuggling of non-customs paid goods decreased drastically: Collector Asif Saeed Lugmani

PESHAWAR: Collectorate of Customs Preventive Collector Asif Saeed Khan Lughmani said smuggling of non-customs paid goods has decreased in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa during last couple of months due to hard work of Customs officials. The Customs Collector was presiding over a meeting of deputy collectors, assistant and additional collectors at Customs Preventive Collectorate in Customs House on Wednesday. The Collector Customs ... Read More »

Businessmen of KPK laud appointment of Shabbar Zaidi as FBR chairman

PESHAWAR: The business community and members of Sarhad Chamber of Commerce and Industries (SCCI) welcomed the appointment of Shabbar Zaidi as chairman of the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR). While talking with Customs Today, they said Shabbar Zaidi’s posting as FBR chairman is a very good decision as he could make it a more organized and influential tax collecting agency. ... Read More »

Peshawar Customs forms 13 seizure cases worth Rs82m

PESHAWAR: The Customs House collectively made 13 seizures cases worth Rs 82 million during the month of April of current fiscal year 2018-19. According to sources, the Directorate I&I with inadequate resources has shown unprecedented performance by establishing 13 cases of seizures worth Rs 82 million during ongoing fiscal year, which is almost 100 percent higher than the preceding period. ... Read More »

Peshawar AFU foils bid to smuggle 342 smart phones worth Rs15.7m

PESHAWAR: The Air Freight Unit (FIU) of Customs Preventive posted at Bacha Khan International Airport (BKIA) thwarted an attempt of smuggling 342 smart phones from baggage of a passenger traveled through Gulf Air flight GF 786 to Peshawar. The Customs sources disclosed that following a tip-off received from Additional Collector Customs, Preventive Customs staff of Bacha Khan International Airport Peshawar ... Read More »

Peshawar Customs seizes Chinese ceiling fans worth Rs1.3m near Kohat Tunnel

PESHAWAR: Collectorate of Customs Preventive team posted at Kohat seized Chinese origin ceiling fans worth Rs1.3 million near Kohat Tunnel. Sources told Customs Today that a vehicle loaded with Chinese origin ceiling fans was seized during a routine checking. The non-duty paid goods worth Rs. 1.3 million have been seized by Customs Preventive staff of Kohat Tunnel check post. The ... Read More »

FBR Assistant Commissioner Riaz Miyani kidnapped from Tank

PESHAWAR: Unidentified gunmen kidnapped an official of the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) along with his three relatives, police and the family sources told Customs Today. They said the incident took place in Murtaza village, located in the north-west of Tank, late Wednesday night. Police sources said Muhammad Ejaz, a resident of Murtaza, reported to the Gomal Police Station that ... Read More »

Participants of 25th SMC visit Customs House Peshawar

PESHAWAR: Group of 25th Senior Management Course of National Institute of Management College Lahore visited Customs Collectorate of Appraisement and Preventive in Customs House. The sources informed Customs Today on Tuesday that the delegation was received by Collector Appraisement Syed Ihsan Ali Shah and Collector Preventive Asif Saeed Khan Lughmani. The group consisted of officers from Pakistan Administrative Service, Police ... Read More »

Chinese company hands over Customs building at Gwadar port to Pakistani authorities

QUETTA: The newly constructed building of Customs Collectorate Gwadar port handed over to Collector Yaqoob Makko by Chairman China Overseas Ports Company Zhang Baozhong on Thursday. Deputy Collector Jam Imran informed Customs Today that the chairman China Overseas Ports  Company Zhang Baozhong and CEO Capton Dai Xiaolong, Gwadar International Terminals Limited (GITL) handed over Gwadar Customs Collectorate Building to Collector ... Read More »