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Customs I&I facing space shortage for seized items & vehicles

LAHORE: Directorate of Customs Intelligence and Investigation (I&I) facing short of place for parking the seized goods and items. The place in the Customs I&I office has gone insufficient to park further confiscated items and vehicles as the cases of the goods and vehicles impounded by Customs Intelligence and Investigation have taken long time. Over five containers are parked outside ... Read More »

Pakistan Customs will be supported with all necessary resources: Governor Ch. Sarwar

LAHORE: Punjab Governor Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar said the Pakistan Customs will be supported with all necessary resources as the department had a greater role in imports and exports. He made this assurance while speaking as the chief guest in the narcotics bulldozing and burning ceremony held in connection with the World Customs Day here at Wagha border. At the ceremony, ... Read More »

Customs officers ordered to adhere with uniform code

LAHORE: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has ordered all the officers of Pakistan Customs Services (PCS) to adhere to the rules of wearing uniform without distinction chief collectors, collectors on International Customs Day on January 26, sources told Customs Today Earlier, superintendents of customs and inspectors were observed in uniforms on major occasion and in the fields. The sources said ... Read More »

AC Salman Javaid assigns special duties to inspectors on Int’l Customs Day

LAHORE: Collectorate of Customs Enforcement and Compliance Assistant Collector Salman Javaid assigned special duties to following inspectors of Allama Iqbal International Airport (AIIA) on International Customs Day to be celebrated on January 26, 2020 at Wagha. Inspector M. Anwar Niazi of administration branch Inspector Zafar Iqbal Sani of Air Freight Unit (AFU) Inspector Arif Mehmood ICG (Gerry+SAPS) Inspector Intaza Shahid ... Read More »

Customs Preventive assigns special duties to superintendents, inspectors on Int’l Customs Day

LAHORE: Collectorate of Customs Preventive assigned special duties to superintendents and inspectors on International Customs Day which will be observed on January 26, 2020. According to office order, Superintendent Shahid Nasim Joyia will perform his duties as Land Freight Unit (LFU) Wagha as incharge while Inspector Muhammad Khalid, Inspector Mohammad Yasir, Inspector Asim Qamar, Inspector Abdul Hameed Bhatti and Inspector ... Read More »

Economy cannot run around with high mark-up rate: Punjab Governor Ch Sarwar

LAHORE: Punjab Governor Ch Muhammad Sarwar has said that economy cannot run around with high markup rate and expensive energy. The Governor expressed these view while addressing a grand reception hosted by the Pakistan Industrial and Traders Associations Front in honour of Mian Anjum Nisar for being elected as Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) president the ... Read More »

FBR lauded for convening traders’ moot

LAHORE: Progressive Group in the Lahore Chamber of Commerce & Industry (LCCI) has welcomed the Federal Bureau of Revenue (FBR) for convening a traders’ moot in the federal capital for discussing issues with the Prime Minister Imran Khan. Progressive Group’s President Khalid Usman, Vice President Muhammad Arshad Chaudhry and Deputy Secretary Muhammad Ejaz Tanveer in a joint statement issued here ... Read More »

JIT formed to investigate customs corruption case of Rs140m

LAHORE: Additional Director General Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has formed a special joint investigation team to investigate into embezzlement of Rs 140 million in the wake of currency at Customs ware house. Earlier in December 2019 the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) registered a case against Pakistan two Customs officials for embezzling Rs140 million worth of foreign currency. FIA officials said ... Read More »

Customs Preventive posts 24pc growth during 1H of F2019-20

LAHORE: Collectorate of Customs Preventive showed outstanding performance during first six months (July to December) Fiscal Year 2019-20. The performance of Customs Collectorate of Preventive remained commendable. The Collectorate during this period, in light of Chief Collector (Enforcement) Zeba Hai Azhar, and supervision of Collector Ahmad Rauf made 115 seizure of smuggled goods worth Rs668 million which is 24 percent ... Read More »

Customs AIIA recovers liquor from 9 passengers

LAHORE: Collectorate of Customs team deputed at Allama Iqbal International Airport recovered 33 bottles of liquor from 9 incoming passengers in early hours of Thursday. Sources told Customs Today that Collector Customs Airport Basit Maqsood Abbasi received credible information that some passengers carrying foreign origin liquor are arriving at Allama Iqbal International Airport. He directed Deputy Collector Zainab Mehmood Khawaja ... Read More »

Customs Preventive recovers smuggled sofa cloth worth Rs20m

LAHORE: Collectorate of Customs Preventive anti-smuggling squad recovered huge quantity of non-duty paid sofa cloth from Gowalmandi. Sources told Customs Today that Collector Customs Preventive Ahmad Rauf received credible information that huge quantity of non-duty paid cloth is dumped in a godown. He directed Additional Collector Ashfaq Ahmad Khan and Assistant Collector Salman Javed to take action. Assistant collector constituted ... Read More »

POS will help retailers to prepare sales tax returns without hassle: FBR Member IT Asim Ahmad

LAHORE: A seminar on “Point of Sales (POS) Integration of Tier – 1 Retailers, jointly organized by the Lahore Chamber of Commerce & Industry and Federal Board of Revenue held at Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry. LCCI President Irfan Iqbal Sheikh, Vice President Mian Zahid Jawaid Ahmad, Member IT FBR Asim Ahmad, Chief Commissioner Inland Revenue Ahmad Shuja Khan, ... Read More »

Customs I&I impounds Rs5m illegally imported vehicles

LAHORE: Directorate of Customs Intelligence and Investigation (I&I) has impounded over Rs5 million illegally imported vehicles. Sources told Customs Today that Director Sadia Munib received credible information that some non-duty paid vehicles are plying in Lahore. She immediately directed I&I teams to enhance patrolling to intercept non-duty paid vehicles. Sources told that I&I team intercepted Mercedes Benz and Toyota Primo. ... Read More »

Customs I&I seizes Rs 40m illegally imported tin plates

LAHORE: Directorate of Customs Intelligence and Investigation (I&I) has confiscated tin plates sheets and carbon steel wire worth over Rs 40 million. Sources told Customs Today that Director Customs Intelligence and Investigation Sadia Munib received credible that wire was illegally being transported to Misri Shah. It was informed that the plates were illegally imported in Lahore under garb of Afghan ... Read More »

Pakistan as logistics hub for transit trade to bring prosperity to South Asia: DG Sarfraz Warriach

LAHORE: Directorate-General Customs Transit Trade Director General Sarfraz Ahmad Warriach has said that Pakistan, as an important logistics hub for transit trade, will undoubtedly bring prosperity to South Asia along the trade routes and beyond, as nothing opens up an area to economic development better than good transportation networks with good transit rules and an ability to transport goods and ... Read More »

FBR chairman assures maximum possible cooperation for facilitating import of quality paper

LAHORE: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Chairman Shabbar Zaidi has assured the publishers and printers of Holy Quran that he would extend maximum possible cooperation for facilitating the import of best quality paper on cheap rates and solve the problems faced by them. He was talking to a delegation led by chairman Quran Board Punjab, Ghulam Muhammad Sialvi and comprising ... Read More »

Customs AIIA foils bid to smuggle heroin

LAHORE: Collectorate of Customs team deputed at Allama Iqbal International Airport foiled bid to smuggle heroin abroad. Sources told Customs Today that Collector Basit Maqsood Abbasi received information about smuggling of heroin. He directed customs staff to enhance checking of the passengers. The joint customs and ANF team was constituted which intercepted a passenger who was identified as Iqbal Khan ... Read More »

Collector Preventive files FIR against customs staff involved in embezzlement of foreign currency worth Rs820m

LAHORE: Collectorate of Customs Preventive Collector Abdur Rauf has filed FIR against customs’ staff involved in embezzlement of seized foreign currency worth Rs820 million. Lahore Customs Preventive Collector Abdur Rauf has started an audit of all the money laundering cases as well as the recovered amount. As per details, a new customs collectorate has been established after which it was ... Read More »

Customs authorities carrying out multiple checking of imported goods

LAHORE: Traders of Progressive Group (TPG) has drawn attention of the Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry President Irfan Iqbal Sheikh, what it said unjustified checking of imported goods by the customs authorities during transportation and impounding imported items after breaking locks of closed shops at night. It urged the LCCI chief to take up the issue with the authorities ... Read More »

Customs ASO impounds Rs5m non-duty paid vehicles

LAHORE: Collectorate of Customs Preventive Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO) has seized two illegally imported vehicles worth Rs5 million. Sources told Customs Today that the impounded vehicles were inscribed with the fake number plates of World Bank. The owners of the vehicle have attempted to make fool of the Customs authorities, however, they failed in their attempt and were caught by them. ... Read More »