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Peshawar RTO arrests accused in Rs 10m tax evasion

PESHAWAR: Regional Tax Office (RTO) started stern action against tax defaulters and arrested accused Suleman Irshad for not paying outstanding arrears. Assistant Commissioner RTO Peshawar Usman Asif informed Customs Today that on the directives of chief commissioner Inland Revenue, Qaiser Iqbal, recovery campaign against tax defaulters has been expedited. In this regard Assistant Commissioner, Inland Revenue Usman Asif while using ... Read More »

Peshawar Collector Asif Saeed visits Khurram & Kohat Customs to review clearance procedure

PESHAWAR: A delegation of Customs Collectorate led by Collector Asif Saeed Khan Lughmani and Collector Appraisement Ihsan Ali Shah visited Customs Station Khurram and Kohat to review the procedure of Customs activities. Both the Collectors Asif Saeed Khan Lughmani and Ihsan Ali Shah planted trees at both Customs stations. The delegation thoroughly checked the installations at both Customs Station and said ... Read More »

Issues being faced by importers relating to Afghan trade will be solved: Collector Ihsan Ali Shah

PESHAWAR: Customs Collectorate of Appraisement Collector Syed Ihsan Ali Shah assured importers to address their reservations over valuation of imports from Afghanistan. Collector Appraisment Syed Ihsan Ali Shah said that issues faced by importers relating Afghanistan will be solved and no query will be left unsolved. Collector Appraisement Syed Ihsan Ali Shah presided over meeting with local valuation committee to ... Read More »

Peshawar Customs foils bid to smuggle 5kg gold from Dubai

PESHAWAR: Collectorate of Customs Air Flight Unit (AFU) team deputed at Bacha Khan International Airport thwarted attempt to smuggle 5 kilogram gold from Dubai through Emirates Airline. Official sources informed Customs Today that a passenger Asad Mansoor  was arrived from Dubai through Emirates Airline. Gold was detected at the scanner. Initially he said it is 50 tola but eventually it ... Read More »

Director Transit Trade Faiz Ali presides over Pak-Afghan Liaison body meeting

PESHAWAR: Pak Afghan Liaison Committee meeting was held at Customs House in which stress was given to eliminate the concerns of trade community over Pak Afghan Trade and Transit route. According to the details, liaison committee consisted of Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) member, representative of Pakistan Afghan joint chambers, officials of Afghan government, importers of Pak Afghan Trade and ... Read More »

Peshawar Customs impounds smuggled cloth near Karkhano Market worth Rs60m

PESHAWAR: Collectorate of Customs Collectorate Preventive team recovered huge quantity of non-duty paid cloth near Karkhano Market. Sources told Customs Today that Collector Customs Preventive Asif Saeed Khan received information about the presence of huge quantity of non-duty paid goods upon which deputy collector anti-smuggling unit was made in charge to take action against the smugglers on non-duty paid cloth. ... Read More »

Chief Collector North Asif Mehmood Jah directs to facilitate importers at Pak-Afghan Transit & Trade route

PESHAWAR: Chief Collector Customs North Region Dr Asif Mehmood Jah visited Customs Collectorate with a delegation and directed to facilitate importers at Pak-Afghan Transit & Trade route. Sources in Customs House informed Customs Today that after assuming the charge of chief collector North, it was Asif Jah’s first visit to Customs House. Flanked by Collector Customs Preventive Asif Saeed Khan ... Read More »

AFU foils bid to smuggle crystal meth worth Rs96m from Peshawar airport

PESHAWAR: Collectorate of Customs Preventive, Air Freight Unit (AFU) posted at Bacha Khan International Airport foiled an attempt of smuggling 950 gram ice to Saudi Arabia on Wednesday. The sources informed Customs Today that during checking of accompanied baggage of passengers departing for Saudi Arabia flight no G9825(32A). An individual, identified as Jamshed from Swabi, was caught trying to smuggle ... Read More »

Peshawar Customs recovers smuggled goods worth Rs3.5m near Nowshera

PESHAWAR: Collectorate of Customs anti-smuggling unit foiled an attempt to smuggle non duty paid goods at Nowshera worth Rs 3.5 million. Sources told Customs Today that the Customs Inspector Ilyas Khan intercepted a Mazda truck bearing registration no: LES/4398 loaded with 137 pairs of tyres and 658 rims. The accused driver Taj Ali was asked about the purchasing documents of ... Read More »

Peshawar Customs thwarts attempt to smuggle foreign origin goods

PESHAWAR: Collectorate of Customs Collector Asif Saeed Khan lauded customs mobile squad for thwarting big attempt to smuggle non-duty paid goods. Sources told Customs Today that anti-smuggling squad intercepted Mazda truck bearing registration no: LES-15-8595 while performing routine duty. When the customs staff inquired about any document of purchase from the driver but he failed to provide any proof for ... Read More »

Peshawar Customs to introduce Customs Border Force to curb smuggling

PESHAWAR: Government should take steps for modernizing customs patrolling services to curb smuggling from borders with Afghanistan, Iran and India. Sources told Customs Today that this has been said in a draft prepared by FBR to reconcile the customs patrolling services for curbing smuggling and safeguarding economic activities along the borders. FBR has urged the government to create a new ... Read More »

Peshawar Customs seizes huge quantity of contraband goods

PESHAWAR: Collectorate of Customs recovered huge quantity of contraband and smuggled goods during first fourteen days of February. Customs sources informed Customs Today that during the month of January and 14 days of February, customs anti-smuggling squads thwarted several attempts of smuggling which will add millions to the revenue collection of Customs exchequer. According to details, the anti-smuggling unit operated ... Read More »

Customs seizes Indian origin tomatoes near Abbottabad

PESHAWAR: The staff of Customs mobile squad Abbottabad impounded truck loaded with Indian origin tomatoes near Sabzi Mandi Main Sinkari Road. Sources told Customs Today customs mobile squad have arrested the driver who failed to produce any proof about the tomatoes and also impounded the truck bearing number NWFP -Z-5841- Peshawar. The owner of goods who was identified as Zaheer ... Read More »

Peshawar ASO foils bid to smuggle fireworks near Hayatabad

PESHAWAR: The Customs staff posted at Hayatabad check-post foiled an attempt to smuggle fireworks from Khyber to Peshawar city. Sources informed Customs Today that a vehicle bearing registration no: LX913 Honda Civic was intercepted for checking purposes which was arrived from Industrial Estate Hayatabad area adjacent to Khyber. The Customs staff recovered 21100 boxes of fireworks and explosives worth millions ... Read More »

Customs anti-smuggling squads should enhance patrolling to eradicate smuggling: Collector Asif Saeed

PESHAWAR: Collectorate of Customs newly posted Collector Asif Saeed Khan assumed the charge of his new responsibilities at Customs House and paid visit to memorial yard of Customs officials died while performing their duties. The collector took charge of Customs House Peshawar yesterday along with Collector Appraisement Syed Ihsan Ali Shah. They presided over a meeting with customs officials and ... Read More »

Asif Saeed Khan Lughmani to take charge as Collector Customs Peshawar

PESHAWAR: Asif Saeed Khan Lughmani will take charge of Collector Customs Collectorate  Peshawar soon. Sources informed Customs Today that prior to his current assignment Asif Saeed Khan Lughmani was performing his responsibilities at FBR Islamabad. The sources informed that the Collectorate’s staff used good words for outgoing Collector Saeed Jadoon and expressed best wishes to the newly-appointed collector. It is ... Read More »

Peshawar AFU recovers hashish hidden in fruits

PESHAWAR: The Air Freight Unit (AFU) team deputed at Bacha Khan International Airport thwarted an attempt of smuggling of hashish through oranges on Thursday. Sources of airport told Customs Today that an attempt of smuggling was foiled when drugs were found instead of oranges in the bags. The AFU apprehended the smuggler and registered FIR against smuggling charges. The sources ... Read More »

President SCCI hails PM Imran for directing authorities to open Torkham Border 24 hours

PESHAWAR: Business community appreciated Prime Minister Imran Khan for taking bold steps to increase net revenue generation of Customs House and directing the authorities for preparations to keep open the Torkham Border 24 hours a day. President Sarhad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) Faiz Mohammad Faizi while talking with Customs Today said that Prime Minister Imran Khan took great initiative ... Read More »

Peshawar Customs working to facilitate Pak-Afghan trade & transit route: Collector Saeed Jadoon

PESHAWAR: International Customs Day was celebrated by Pakistan Customs and national flag was hoisted by Collector Mohammed Saeed Jadoon. The collector was accompanied by deputy collector Customs and staff of Customs House Peshawar. On the special day, proper arrangements were carried out and short ceremony was arranged in which customs police performed the prade. The Customs officials saluted to national flag on ... Read More »

Indians working at QICT without MOI clearance pose security risk: Qazi Jaffar

PESHAWAR: The Indians working unlawfully at Qasim International Container Terminal (QICT) without the issuance of No Objection Certificate (NOC) by the Ministry of Interior (MOI) might be a national security risk. The law enforcement agencies must hold the license of M/s QICT due to its operations without clearance of MOI. Talking with Customs Today, advocate Peshawar High court Qazi Jaffer expressed shock ... Read More »