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So far so quiet for corrupt officials of Customs Dry Port Peshawar?

PESHAWAR: The Customs Department has to suffer a loss of millions of rupees due to corruption and bribery done by the customs officals at the Customs Dry Port Peshawar for which no serious steps have been taken yet. A customs offical of the Investigation and Intellegence Wing informed Customs Today on Monday that the inquiry conducted against Deputy Collector Ather ... Read More »

Peshawar Customs impounds three dumper trucks after scuffle with smugglers

PESHAWAR: The Customs Anti-Smuggling Unit Peshawar on Friday took into possession three dumper trucks loaded with foreign origin cloths and cosmetics worth Rs160millions. The sources informed Customs Today that customs officials got injured in a fight with smugglers. The customs sources said that the Anti-Smuggling Unit Peshawar was on a routine duty near Peshtakhara area of Peshawar when three dumper ... Read More »

Peshawar Dry Port earns Rs141m more revenue in March

PESHAWAR: The Customs Dry Port Peshawar has generated Rs141million extra revenue in the month of March of current Financial Year. The dry port collected a total revenue of Rs486.2million in the month of March of current Financial Year against Rs345million collected in March of previous FY2016-17. The Dry Port earned Rs206million of Customs Duty and an amount of Rs169.91million has ... Read More »

Peshawar Dry Port earns Rs141m surplus revenue against past year’s collection

PESHAWAR: The Customs Dry Port Peshawar earned Rs141million more revenue in the month of March than the collection of the same month of yesteryear. The Customs Dry Port Peshawar has generated Rs486.2million revenue in the month of March of current Financial Year against Rs345million collected in March of previous FY 2016-17. The Dry Port received Rs206million under the head of ... Read More »

Peshawar Dry Port earns Rs141m relative extra revenue in March 2017-18

PESHAWAR: The Customs Dry Port Peshawar has generated Rs141million more revenue in the month of March of current Financial Year than an allocated revenue in March of previous FY2016-17. The dry port generated a total revenue of Rs486.2million in the month of March FY2017-18 against the collection of Rs345million in the previous month of March 2016-17. The Dry Port earned Rs206million ... Read More »

Torkham Customs falls Rs101.76m short of yesteryear’s collection

PESHAWAR: The Torkham Customs Station has collected Rs298.24million revenue in March of current Financial Year against Rs400million revenue generated in March of previous FY2016-17. The Torkham Customs Station showed Rs101.76million of shortfall in the revenue collection. The Customs Station Torkham generated Rs59.78million revenue of Customs Duty and an amount of Rs159.62million was done thru collection of Sales Tax in March ... Read More »

Peshawar NAB arrests auditor of tax office

PESHAWAR: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) arrested accused Yahya Khan, Senior Auditor Regional Tax Office and Akhtar Munir, Ex-Accountant Khurram Steel Castings (Pvt) Ltd involved in misappropriation of tax money causing loss of millions of rupees to national exchequer. The accused person Akhtar Munir in his capacity as accountant at Khurram Steel Castings (Pvt) Ltd Hayatabad was ... Read More »

Seizure of contraband goods increases during past three months

PESHAWAR: The Directorate of Anti-Smuggling Unit, Customs House Peshawar, has confiscated Non-Duty-Paid goods worth Rs610million during the past three months. Knowing that the Model Customs Collectorate Peshawar lacks modern technology and trained officers, Pakistan Custom’s Directorate of Anti-Smuggling Unit Peshawar Deputy Collector Obaid Ullah Khan is committed to eliminating the menace of smuggling in the region. This was stated by ... Read More »

Arrested Additional Collector shifted to Khyber Teaching Hospital over ill-health

PESHAWAR: The Customs Collectorate Additional Collector Salman Yaqub has been shifted to hospital from police station owing to his ill-health. The Town Police sources informed Customs Today that when Salman Yaqub killed his wife the police arrested him with weapon and he was shifted to jail. The health condition of Customs officer was not satisfactory at the time of his ... Read More »

Peshawar Customs collects Rs1223.63m in 28 days of March

PESHAWAR: The Customs Collectorate has collected Rs1223.64 million revenue during first 28 days of March of current Financial Year 2017-18 against Rs 876.98 million generated in previous Fiscal Year 2016-17. In this way the Customs Collectorate collected Rs 346.66 million more revenue in March against of previous FY 2016-17. Statistical department of Customs Collectorate informed Customs Today that the Customs ... Read More »

Customs officers should be held accountable for clearing illegal consignments: Peshawar Tax Bar lawyers

PESHAWAR: The corruption at the Peshawar Dry Port has caused the customs exchequer a big loss at a time when it needed to generate more revenue. The clearance of illegal consignments is a serious crime for which the officers along with the customs staff need to be held accountable, said Peshawar Tax Bar lawyers while commenting on the scandal of ... Read More »

Non-building of promised customs station in Mamond area raises concern for businessmen

PESHAWAR: The Customs Department earlier issued a tender for constructing a customs station at Mamond area in Bajour Agency to facilitate the trade with Afghanistan has not been made possible yet which raises concern for the businessmen. To customize the trade with Afghanistan more customs stations are needed to be constructed on Afghanistan border. This was stated by industrialists and ... Read More »

Non-building of promised customs station in Mamond area raises concern for businessmen

PESHAWAR: The Customs Department earlier issued a tender for constructing a customs station at Mamond area in Bajour Agency to facilitate the trade with Afghanistan has not been made possible yet which raises concern. To customize the trade with Afghanistan more customs stations are needed to be constructed on Afghanistan border. This was stated by industrialists and importers of the ... Read More »

Corrupt customs officers arrested by NAB disclose their more criminalities

PESHAWAR: The Customs Appraisers and Superintendents held on the charges of corruption at the Dryport Peshawar by the National Accountability Bureau revealed further wrongdoings. The record reflects that accused importers entered into agreement with Al-Khair Metal Trading, FZC Sharjah, UAE, in 2015 for import of the vehicle mounted construction machinery. The investigation divulged that the LC amounting to $3200000 was ... Read More »

Peshawar Customs shuffles nine Superintendents & eight Inspectors

PESHAWAR: The Model Customs Collectorate Peshawar has issued transfer and posting orders of 17 officers with immediate effects. Nine superintendents and eight inspectors were reshuffled from Model Customs Collectorate Peshawar to other customs stations and from other customs stations to Collectorate Peshawar. According to details, transfer orders of Superintendent Noor-ul-Amin, Javed Akhter and Gull Saeed, Syed Nasir Bukhari, M Imtiaz ... Read More »

KP NAB submits final reference against illegal clearance of consignments at dry port

PESHAWAR: The NAB final reference against Deputy Collector Athar Naveed has been submitted in the accountability court. The Deputy Collector Athar Naveed has been accused in the scam of illegal clearance 488 containers of a single importer while three appraisers when Ather Naveed was deputy collector dry port Peshawar misused and cleared 701 illegal consignments. NAB has been investigating the ... Read More »

German made landmine detectors impounded on Torkham Border

PESHAWAR: The officials of the Customs Check-Post of Torkham Border thwarted an attempt of smuggling of German origin landmine detectors into the country from Afghanistan the other day. The customs officials informed Customs Today on Wednesday that they received a tip-off that some smugglers will try to smuggle landmine detectors into Pakistan from Afghanistan. Following the secret information passed by ... Read More »

Customs agents arrested for clearing illegal consignments at Dry Port Peshawar

PESHAWAR. Customs clearing agents have been arrested for facilitating clearance of illegal consignments worth millions at Peshawar Dry Port. The names of Customs Clearing agents and sub agent were mentioned in inquiry conducted at Customs House Peshawar after the scam was detected by customs department in which deputy collector Athar Naveed was also accused, sources at Customs House Peshawar revealed. ... Read More »

No effort will be spared to stamp down corrupt practices at Peshawar Dry Port: Collector Saeed

PESHAWAR: Collector Saeed Jadoon said that no effort will be spared to stamp down corrupt practices at Peshawar Dry Port. The clearance of machinery older than five years is banned and confiscation is mere treatment of it. Collector Mohammad Saeed Jadoon endorsed the inquiry carried out by Customs Department against the scam of illegal clearance of consignments at Dry Port ... Read More »

‘Investigations’ expose corrupt practices of DC Athar Naveed at Peshawar Dry Port

PESHAWAR: The Customs House obstructed nefarious attempt of illegal clearance of 1450 vehicle mourned construction machinery consignments at Dry Port Peshawar. The investigations against the Deputy Collector Customs Athar Naveed revealed that departmental inquiry conducted by officers of Peshawar customs recommended an inquiry against accused person to Federal Board of Revenue. The record transpires that import of machinery at Dry ... Read More »