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Peshawar I&I detects tax evasion of Rs4.3m by M/s Brother Exporters

PESHAWAR: Directorate of Customs Intelligence and Investigation (I&I) detected tax evasion of Rs4.3 million by M/s Brother Exporters. According to detail on the directions of Director I & I Dr. Arsalan Subuctageen a committee was formed to investigate record of M/s Brother Export Processing Zone Risalpur. It was revealed by the investigative team that the corresponding unit has no running ... Read More »

Mardan I&I foils attempt to smuggle 20kg hashish

MARDAN: Directorate of Customs Intelligence and Investigation foiled an attempt to smuggle twenty kilograms of hashish. Sources told Customs Today that the seizure carried out at Canal Road mardan when a vehicle was intercepted by Customs I&I team. Upon checking the car, the customs team recovered 20 kilograms fine quality hashish packed in hidden portion of the car. The Customs inspector ... Read More »

Peshawar Customs transfers 16 inspectors & 4 superintendents

PESHAWAR: Customs Collectorate on Monday transferred 16 inspectors and 4 superintendents along 80 customs officials to different customs stations and dry ports within Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. According to details, Superintendent Azim Marwat and Asim Zaman transferred to Peshawar from Directorate of Transit and Trade Peshawar while Alhaj Gul and Mumtaz posted at the Collectorate. Inspectors Ihtesham Khursheed, Sufaid Allah, Mohammad Faiz ... Read More »

Peshawar Customs foils another attempt to smuggle foreign origin cloth

PESHAWAR: Directorate of Customs of Intelligence and Investigation thwarted yet another attempt of smuggling non-duty paid clothes loaded in two trucks. Sources told Customs Today, that the attempt of smuggling was foiled by special tip off given to the staff on duty on Friday by Director I&I Customs Dr. Arsalan Subuctageen. During the course of investigations it was revealed that ... Read More »

QICT, Maersk shipping line cause loss of billions to national economy: Faiz Mohammed

PESHAWAR: Corruption by QICT and shipping lines Maersk haunted national economy and caused loss of billions to the national exchequer. The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) and the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) received a complaint seeking probe to ascertain role of 65 employees of QICT / DP World and Maersk in country’s biggest shipping scandal involving 610 billion rupees. The FIA and the ... Read More »

Six more sepoys attached with Customs GB

PESHAWAR: The office of Chief Collector Customs North has attached six more sepoys with Customs Collectorate Gilgit-Baltistan with immediate effect. According to notification issued Ahmed Bilal has been transferred from Islamabad Collectorate to Customs Gilgit-Baltistan where Muhammad Waseem Khan has been posted in MCC Gilgit-Baltistan from MCC Islamabad. Muhammad Ahmed has been transferred to MCC Gilgit from MCC Islamabad whereas ... Read More »

Peshawar Customs thwarts attempt of smuggling weapons

PESHAWAR: Collectorate of Customs team foiled an attempt of smuggling weapons to Punjab from Dera Adam Khel on Wednesday. Additional Collector Dr. Mohammad Ahsan told Customs Today that anti-smuggled squad posted at Chamkani thwarted the attempt while acting on tip off given by high ups. The weapons include 22 pistols, 20 rifles and 83 magazines. The ASO team also recovered ... Read More »

Peshawar Customs foils attempt of money laundering

PESHAWAR: Customs team deputed at Bacha Khan International Airport thwarted an attempt of money laundering into Pakistan on Tuesday. Deputy Collector Najib Arjumand told Customs Today, that the accused Mohammed Ali Tai has been official of Malik Exchange Registered with State Bank of Pakistan. The accused was taking 20 crore illegal money including US dollars and Saudi Riyals. According to ... Read More »

Assistant Collector Ashraf Shah transfers 4 superintendents & 22 inspectors

PESHAWAR: Assistant Collector Headquarters Ashraf Ali Shah issued notification for transfer and posting of executed staff at Customs House Peshawar. According to notification, customs superintendent will also look after  the work of State Warehouses Peshawar.  Superintendent, Imtiaz Ahmad Afridi has been posted at Dry Port Peshawar. Superintendent Syed Nasir Bukhari has been transferred from Air Port to Customs Division Khyber. ... Read More »

WeBOC service declared mandatory at Ghulam Khan Border

PESHAWAR: The mutual trade with Afghanistan through Ghulam Khan border once again halted due to imposition of WeBOC service. Assistant Collector Kohat Customs Station Tahir Iqbal informed Customs Today that for mutual trade the importers must have to fill EIF form without which no passage will be given to import and export vehicles loaded with goods. Customs department has termed ... Read More »

Pak-Afghan Trade Transit lost 70pc business to Iran

PESHAWAR: The Pakistan Afghanistan Trade Transit route lost 70 percent of trade to Chabahar and Port Abbas of Iran in recent past. The sources in Directorate of Pakistan Afghanistan Trade and Transit Customs Collectorate informed Customs Today on Monday that import of Afghanistan now carried out mainly through Iran which has baldly hit the horizon of Pak-Afghan mutual trade strategies. ... Read More »

Torkham Customs thwarts attempt of smuggling Indian urea

TORKHAM: Indian goods are smuggled to Afghanistan via Pakistan Afghanistan Trade and Transit route in close containers of wheat through Torkham Customs Station. Sources informed Customs Today that recently Customs Collectorate has lodged FIR against several persons including an Afghan national for involvement in unauthorized export of non-duty paid goods to Afghanistan. Collector Saeed Jadoon directed the Customs officers to curb ... Read More »

Effective steps must be taken to resolve issues being faced by genuine importers: Collector Saeed Jadoon

PESHAWAR: Collectorate of Customs committed to curb smuggling and loss of revenue due to malpractices, said by Collector Mohammad Saeed Jadoon. Talking to customs officials at Customs House, Collector Saeed said that effective steps should be taken to communicate with genuine importers in order to remove the hurdles being faced by them. The collector said that Pakistan Afghanistan Transit Trade ... Read More »

Torkham Customs foils attempt to smuggle gold, narcotics

TORKHAM: The Customs team deputed at Torkham border foiled two attempts of smuggling and seized gold and ice drug from the possession of accused smugglers on Friday. According to sources at Customs Station Torkham first attempt of smuggling was foiled when a man coming from Afghanistan was intercepted. During checking process two kilograms of ice drug was recovered from his ... Read More »

Torkham Customs foils bid to smuggle mobile phones from Afghanistan to Pakistan

TORKHAM: The Torkham Customs have thwarted an attempt of smuggling of more than 2500 mobile phones from Afghanistan to Pakistan. The Customs authorities told Customs Today on 8.9.2018 that a tip up was given by Assistant Collector Sajid Momand to customs stuff about the activity of smuggling of mobile phones across the border. The assistant collector constituted team under the ... Read More »

Peshawar Customs foils several attempts of smuggling in August

PESHAWAR: Customs Collectorate foiled several attempts of smuggling and earned Rs3.5 million in last ten days of August. Sources confirmed Customs Today on Monday that prior tip ups were given by high ups of anti- smuggling unit to customs officials posted at different customs check posts that activities will be carried out to smuggle foreign origin goods. First attempt was ... Read More »

99 ships with 1.439 million ton cargo unloaded at Gwadar Port

ISLAMABAD: Ministry of Maritime has submitted a report in Senate that during the last five years, 99 ships loaded with cargo from seven different countries were anchored at Gwadar Port. The weight of shipments at port is 1.439 million tons. Aaccording to report, seven countries including Australia, Saudi Arabia, China, Kuwait, Egypt, Russia and Ukraine are using Gwadar Port from ... Read More »

Shipping Cos should be brought to justice for looting importers from Karachi to Khyber: Noor Alam

PESHAWAR: The importers have appealed to the newly-appointed FBR chairman, Jahanzeb Khan, to take strict action against those shipping lines, their agents and terminal operator which caused loss of billions to Pakistani importers. These views were expressed by senior Advocate of Peshawar High Court (PHC) Noor Alam Khan while talking to Customs Today. Advocate Noor Alam Khan said that the shipping companies ... Read More »

Fraudsters of KMTC, Evergreen, GreenPak, United Marine, PICT must be dealt with iron hands: President WCCI

  PESHAWAR: President Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Women Chamber of Commerce and Industry Fauzia Inayat said that the shipping companies and terminal operators should be treated with iron hands in order to stop billions of rupees losses to importers. The President WCCI said this while talking with Customs Today in Peshawar. Fauzia Inayat said that the loss of importers money at hands ... Read More »

Strict actions must be taken against shipping lines, agents: PAJCCI President Sarhadi

PESHAWAR: President of Pak-Afghan Joint Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PAJCCI) Zia ul Haq Sarhadi has received several complaints regarding cases of corruption by shipping companies, their agents, and terminal operator, causing loss of billions of rupees to importers and the national exchequer. Sarhadi while talking to Customs Today in Peshawar said that in many ways, the shipping industry is ... Read More »