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Customs shipping cars damaged after trailer faced incident

PESHAWAR: A vehicle loaded with shipping cars faced accident due to which several valuable cars had been badly damaged. The Customs authorities have confirmed the incident and said that due to unknown reasons the vehicle had faced incident due to which the hybrid imported cars have been damaged. The sources informed Customs Today on Friday that the owners of cars ... Read More »

Torkham customs seizes 1641 grams gold from Afghan lady on Friday

PESHAWAR: The Customs staff deputed at Customs Station Torkham on Friday have seized 1641 gram gold from Afghan lady Gulla on Friday at crossing point from Afghanistan to Pakistan. Sources told Customs Today that the customs team intercepted a lady at and diverted her at scanner room at Torkham Customs check post Gold was recovered from possession of the lady ... Read More »

Offices of Customs at Torkham will remain functional round the clock to facilitate traders

PESHAWAR: The Government of Pakistan has decided to keep offices of Customs at Torkham border open 24 hours, all seven days of the week to promote bilateral trade with Afghanistan. The decision was announced during a visit of Corps Commander Peshawar Lt Gen Nazir Ahmad Butt to Torkham border the previous day. He was accompanied by Inspector General Frontier Corps ... Read More »

Assistant Collector Asma Javid Paracha approves transfers of 20 inspectors & 52 sepoys

PESHAWAR: The Customs House has issued a notification to transfer 20 inspectors and 52 sepoys to different customs stations with immediate effect. These transfers were approved by Assistant Collector Asma Javed Paracha on Wednesday through a notification. According to detail, Inspector Rehmat Ali will be in-charge of the Customs station Angoor Ada. Inspector Akbar will take charge from Inspector Saleem ... Read More »

Importers protest against WeBOC services continues at SUST border

PESHAWAR: Trade with China through the Khunjerab Pass, a key part of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), has been halted for more than a month over objections to the existing clearance system of WeBOC. According to customs officials deputed at Sust Dry Port, the clearance of goods through WebOC service has been prime need of the time for which the ... Read More »

Customs high-ups must break criminal silence over corruption of Dost Mohammad: Advocate Qazi Issac

PESHAWAR: Principal Appraiser Dost Muhammad is illegally operating smuggling networks for clearance of contraband items upon which the criminal silence of Customs high-ups is causing huge loss to national exchequer. The Principle Appraiser allows clearance of contraband goods like Indian gutka, banned medicines and betel nuts which not only causes loss to the customs revenue collection but also earns bad ... Read More »

Peshawar Customs confiscates NDP goods worth Rs2570.89m in two months

PESHAWAR: The Peshawar Customs has impounded non-duty paid goods worth Rs 2570.89 million in last two (March-April) months of current financial year 2017-18. The sources in the Customs Collectorate informed Customs Today on Thursday that upon prior tipoffs from Deputy Collector Obaid Khan, anti-smuggling units of Torkham Customs foiled an attempt to smuggle foreign-origin weapons into Pakistan and arrested the ... Read More »

KPK importers demand stern action against Principal Appraiser Dost Mohammad

PESHAWAR: The importers based in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa are worried about the betel nuts cases coming to lime light at Karachi. The importers expressed that in many cases misunderstanding has increased worries of importers because their legal cleared consignment have been seized by customs officers. The owner of Zhong Pak Facilitators alleged that Collectorate of Customs Appraisement East R&D section Principal ... Read More »

FBR directs customs officers to surrender leisure vehicles

PESHAWAR: The Supreme Court of Pakistan has took notice of using confiscated and impounded vehicles by the customs officers at different customs Collectorates throughout Pakistan. The sources informed Customs Today that upon the direction all such vehicles which were under use of customs officers will be handed over back to the customs ware house with immediate effect. The sources further ... Read More »

Customs officials snatch car of Pakistani Spanish world traveler for bribe on Taftan border

PESHAWAR: Pakistan Customs officials have taken into possession a car of a Spanish world traveler Awais Ahmad on the Pakistan-Iran Taftan Border the other day. Awais is a Spanish Pakistani traveler who has traveled all over the world. Awais said he has traveled to 13 nations, seen the world and, as he came to Pakistan through Iran, the customs officials ... Read More »

Peshawar Customs proposes reduction in CD & RD for next budget

PESHAWAR: Collector Customs Collectorate of Saeed Jadoon has said that customs department has recommended certain reductions in the duties. Talking to Customs Today the collector said that the reduction of duty from 11% to 3% and removal of 5% RD on grandparent and parent stock of chicken has been suggested in the next budget. Reduction of duty on import of ... Read More »

Release of proscribed items by Customs Dept annoys SCCI manufacturers & importers

PESHAWAR: The release of banned goods by the Customs Department not traced on Research and Development (R&D) data has irked the manufacturers-cum-importers of the Sarhad Chamber of Commerce and Industries. The first clearance of goods through green channel created doubts in the minds of trading community. Now the corruption made by the R&D Wing at the Port Qasim has further ... Read More »

Customs House Peshawar impounds NDP items & vehicles worth millions of rupees during 20 days

PESHAWAR: The Anti-Smuggling Units of the Customs House Peshawar has taken into possession Non-Duty-Paid goods and vehicles worth millions of rupees in 20 days of April 2018. Deputy Collector, Anti-Smuggling Units Customs FBR Peshawar, Obaid Khan in meeting with the customs officers directed strict action against the smugglers of NDP items and vehicles. The sources informed Customs Today that NDP ... Read More »

Customs Dept abolishes taxes on 38 items in FATA

PESHAWAR: The Customs Department in consultation with the political administration of Federally Administrated Tribal Areas has abolished taxes on 38 items. The customs sources informed Customs Today on Tuesday that the step was taken in view of the economic interests of the people living in FATA. The tax has been exempted on the food items along with other goods of ... Read More »

WeBOC’s implementation turned down by Pak-China Border importers due to no internet facility

PESHAWAR: The implementation of Web Based One Customs service was rejected by the importers on Pakistan-China Border due to lack of internet facilities at the Khunjerab Pass in Gilgit. Importers and exporters on Friday didn’t allow trade with China through the Khunjerab Pass in protest against the introduction of WeBOC (Web-Based One Customs) for goods clearance at the Sost Dry ... Read More »

Accused officers of Customs Department still serving in collusion

PESHAWAR: Officers from the top Customs Department, including Deputy Collector Athar Naveed facing inquiries on the charges of corruption and inefficiency, are still serving at key positions in the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR). The inquiry against Deputy Collector Athar Naveed was initiated after the arrest of appraisers for clearing illegal consignments in 2015. After a complete proof against the ... Read More »

BKIA Customs Staff annoying passengers with unauthorized checking

PESHAWAR: The Pakistan Customs Staff at the Bacha Khan International Airport Peshawar is annoying the passengers by demanding the physical checking of their luggage and travel documents which does not fall in their domain of duty. The customs officials posted at the Bacha Khan International Airport often remain busy in interviewing the passengers and physical checking of their luggage despite ... Read More »

Zahid Shinwari flays imports of betel nuts through green & yellow channels

PESHAWAR: President Sarhad Chamber of Commerce and Industry has strongly condemned the imports of betel nuts through illegal channels to Pakistan and said that hazardous goods must be scrutinized before clearance. The SCCI President while talking to Customs Today on Friday said that the clearance of contraband items from green and yellow channels have increased the worries of importers. Zahid Shinwari ... Read More »

Peshawar Customs arrests four accused car smugglers from Khyber Agency

PESHAWAR: The Customs Anti-Smuggling Unit Peshawar has taken into possession a Non-Duty-Paid vehicle and apprehended four accused persons who were involved in the smuggling of NDP car from Khyber Agency into Punjab. The Non-Duty-Paid (NDP) vehicle, bearing registration No: BC-4387, was impounded when four accused smugglers named Adbur Rehman, Baghicha Gull, Baz Mohammad and Zahid Gull were trying to smuggle ... Read More »

Customs Intelligence seizes smuggled peanuts from Taxila

PESHAWAR: The Customs Intelligence and Investigation Wing seized the smuggled peanuts of over one thousand kilograms from Taxila on Thursday. A team of the Customs Intelligence along with the local police raided a warehouse located on Thatta Khalil Road and recovered the said huge quantity of smuggled peanut worth millions of rupees. The raid was carried out on the direction ... Read More »