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Govt appealed to waive detention, demurrage charges for next two months

LAHORE: Pakistan FMCG Importers Association (PFIA) has appealed to the government and the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) to waive, all demurrages/detention charges and penal interest for next two months, levied on imported goods kept in bonded warehouses due to the lock down clamped by different provincial governments due to Corona Virus attack. Lockdown, delays in clearance of cargo and ... Read More »

Customs House, ASO to remain operational for 15 days

LAHORE: Custom House as well as Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO) shall remain open for official work as per instructions circulated by the federal government from time to time with effect from 24.03.2020 for next fifteen days. According to the details, keeping in view the current emergency situation due to spread of Corona Virus causin8COVID-19 disease and in line with the policy ... Read More »

Customs Appraisement to auction M/s Alshmshare Engineering property on March 28

LAHORE: Collectorate of Customs Appraisement has announced to conduct auction of M/s Alshmshare Engineering property located at Din Road Industrial Area Badami Bagh on March 28 at 11 a.m. Sources told Customs Today that total market value of the property is over Rs150 million. Sources further told that property is being auctioned as the owners of the property have failed ... Read More »

Collector Appeals Naureen Tarar clears 300 pending cases within three months

LAHORE: Collector Appeals Naureen Ahmad Tarar has cleared the backlog of pending cases in Customs Appeals Department as she decided over 300 cases including 150 of customs appeals and 150 of customs adjudication within three months from December 2019 to February 2020. She decided all the cases on merit either they were belonged to the department or the public. Collector ... Read More »

ASO recovers Rs500m illegally imported goods & vehicles in 20 days: Basit Maqsood Abbasi

LAHORE: Customs Anti Smuggling Organization (ASO) recovered Rs 500 million illegally imported smuggled goods and vehicles during 20 days of current month March 2020. ASO official sources told Customs Today the Collectorate has planned to achieve the set target of Rs 800 million during the month of March 2020. The sources said that said that on directions of Collector Customs ... Read More »

FTO assures redressal of tax related issues on priority basis

LAHORE: Fazal Yazdani Khan Advisor Customs of the Federal Tax Ombudsman visited Lahore Chamber of Commerce & Industry (LCCI) and made a presentation of services provided by FTO to the business community of Pakistan to speedily address their problems without fear and favour. Irfan Iqbal Sheikh President, Main Zahid Sheikh Vice President with Rehmatullah Javed were the prominent in this ... Read More »

Customs ASO seizes Rs400m smuggled goods, vehicles in 10 days: ADC Saeed Wattoo

LAHORE: Collectorate of Customs Preventive Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO) have seized over Rs 400 million illegally imported smuggled goods and vehicles and planned to achieve the set target of Rs 800 million during the month of March 2020. This was stated by Additional Collector Customs Muhammad Saeed Wattoo while talking to Customs Today in his office. He said that on directions ... Read More »

Customs AIIA staff holds protest against ASF

LAHORE: Collectorate of Customs Allama Iqbal International Airport staff staged protest against inappropriate behavior of Airport Security Force officials at Allama Iqbal International Airport. Sources told Customs Today that customs officials halted routine work for some time and held rally against ASF. Sources further told that the dispute erupted when ASF cancelled customs officials entry passes. ASF barred shift In-charge ... Read More »

ASO seizes smuggled betel nuts worth Rs120m from Sundar

LAHORE: Collectorate of Customs Preventive Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO) recovered huge quantity of non-duty paid betel nuts. Sources told Customs Today that Collector Customs Preventive Basit Maqsood Abbasi received credible information about smuggling of betel nuts. He immediately constituted a anti-smuggling squad under the supervision of Assistant Collector Salman Javed and Ali Tauqir. The anti-smuggling squad raided a godown located in ... Read More »

Customs Preventive arrests accused involved in 6.5kg heroine smuggling case

LAHORE: Collectorate of Customs Preventive Investigation and Prosecution (I&P) branch has arrested main accused who is involved in Rs65 million after a lapse of one year. Sources told Customs Today that Customs Investigation & Prosecution branch has registered FIR no 6/2019 and nominated Asad Ferzand Ali and Shnawar Ali for smuggling of 6.5 kilograms heroine while the bid was foiled ... Read More »

Customs I&I foils attempt to smuggle cigarettes & betel nuts worth Rs33m

LAHORE: Directorate of Customs Intelligence and Investigation (I&I) foiled an attempt to smuggle foreign origin cigarettes and betel nuts. Sources told Customs Today that credible information was received through the Director I&I-Customs that a huge quantity of foreign origin goods are being smuggled and the same are loaded on trucks which are parked outside main gate of Niaz Aarhat. Accordingly ... Read More »

Customs I&I seizes smuggled carbon steel wire worth Rs5.7m from Mominpura

LAHORE: Directorate of Customs Intelligence and Investigation (I&I) has seized Rs5.7 million smuggled carbon steel wire during crackdown. Sources told Customs Today that Customs Intelligence and Investigation Director Sadia Muneeb received credible information that huge quantity of non-duty paid carbon steel rods are dumped in a godown located at Mominpura Road . She immediately constituted a customs I&I squad under ... Read More »

Customs AIIA foils bid to smuggle 11kgs of katamine

LAHORE: Collectorate of Customs team deputed at Allama Iqbal International Airport and arrested two passengers who were attempting to smuggle 11 kilograms of katamine. Sources told Customs Today that Collector Customs Allama Iqbal International Airport Azmat Tahira directed to enhance monitoring of all passengers who were departing from Lahore after receiving credible information about smuggling of narcotics. The customs team ... Read More »

Customs AIIA foils bid to smuggle liqour & cigarettes during operations

LAHORE: Collectorate of Customs Allama Iqbal International Airport team has foiled bids to smuggle liqour and cigarettes from Lahore to Manchester and from Bangkok to Lahore. Sources told Customs Today that Deputy Collector Customs Zainab Mehmood supervised the entire operation. The Customs authorities after seizing the liqour and cigarettes have stated investigations. As per details, a passenger who was coming ... Read More »

SAVDEX 2020: Suppliers & Vendors Defence Exhibition is in progress

LAHORE: The 2nd edition of Suppliers and Vendors Defence Exhibition, SAVDEX 2020 is in progress at Lahore Expo Centre. The exhibition is being organized as a joint venture of Defence Export Promotion Organization (DEPO) and Lahore Chamber of Commerce & Industry(LCC&I).  General Nadeem Raza, NI (M), Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee inaugurated the SAVDEX. During his inaugural address, the ... Read More »

Lawyers hold protest demonstration in front of Customs House 

LAHORE: Pakistan Customs Lawyers Forum (PCLF) Tuesday held protest demonstration against the alleged inappropriate attitude of Collector Appeals Lahore. The lawyers chanted slogans and displayed banners at the main gate of Customs House describing their demand of immediate transfer of Noreen Tarar from her posts as Collector Adjudication and Collector Appeals. They chanted slogans in front of the Collector Appeal’s ... Read More »

Customs AIIA foils bid to smuggle respiratory masks to Thailand

LAHORE: Collectorate of Customs Allama Iqbal International Airport (AIIA) on Wednesday thwarted a bid to smuggle respiratory masks to Thailand at the Lahore Intentional airport. Sources told Customs Today that as many as five packets of respiratory mask weighting 60kg, were recovered from two passengers namely Aziz Akbar and Rehan Azhar, who were flying to Thailand via flight no TJ-346. ... Read More »

Customs UDCs, LDCs for reversion of scales as per govt’s grades

LAHORE: Customs House Upper Division Clerks (UDCs) and Lower Division Clerks (LDC) have urged the federal government to revise their scales as per provincial grades. On the condition of anonymity the Customs UDCs and LDCs told Customs Today that provincial governments have revised the scales of their staff from BS-11 into BS-14. Over 500 UDCs and LDCs are awaiting for ... Read More »

ADC Saeed Wattoo transfers three superintendents

LAHORE: Collectorate of Customs Enforcement and Compliance Additional Deputy Collector Muhammad Saeed Wattoo has issued orders for transfer and posting of three superintendents with immediate effect and until further orders:- Superintendent Faizur Rehman is transferred from Land Freight Unit Wagha and posted at Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO). Superintendent Mahmood Saeed is transferred from State Warehouse and posted at Investigation and Prosecution ... Read More »

FBR to consider transfer back customs inspectors posted out-station subject to genuine reason

LAHORE: Following intense opposition of transfers and postings of customs inspectors at the out-stations, Federal Board of Revenue has decided to consider the transfer back of inspectors posted out-station subject to genuine reason. In a letter addressed to Director General of Intelligence & Investigation-Customs, Chief Collector of Customs (North), Islamabad, Chief Collector of Customs (Enforcement) Central, Lahore, Chief Collector of ... Read More »