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FBR removes RD on cotton import

LAHORE: In compliance with the government’s decision, the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has withdrawn five per cent regulatory duty on the import of cotton yarn. The FBR issued SRO 1352(I)/2020 on Wednesday to amend SRO 680(I)/2019 dated June 28, 2019, to withdraw the regulatory duty on import of cotton yarn till June 30, 2021. The Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) ... Read More »

FBR chairman urged to extend date of filing returns up to Jan 31, 2021

LAHORE: Pakistan Tax Bar Association (PTBA) has urged the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) to extend the date of filing returns up to 31” January 2021 without penalty in all the cases of individual/ AOP as well as in the cases of companies. PTBA President Aftab Hussain Nagra, General Secretary Ferhan Shehazad and SVP Qari Habibur Rehman in a joint ... Read More »

Govt urged to stop FBR from harassing taxpayers 

LAHORE: Chairman All Pakistan Textile Mills Association (APTMA) Adil Bashir has urged the government to stop FBR from harassment of taxpayers and withdraw all FIRs lodged against genuine manufacturers and exporters. Addressing a press conference along with Abdul Rahim Nasir, Chairman Punjab and Kamran Arshad, Vice Chairman Punjab at the APTMA House, he said in case any agency of FBR ... Read More »

Decline in trade of smuggle-prone items outcome of strict enforcement: Member Customs Tariq Huda

LAHORE: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Member Customs Operations Tariq Huda has said that the decline in transit trade of smuggle-prone items is the outcome of strict enforcement and border management in coordination with law enforcement agencies. “We struggled on the border as well as in other areas which led to a decline in smuggling”, he said this while talking ... Read More »

Customs AIIA foils bid to smuggle heroin

LAHORE: Collectorate of Customs team deputed at Allama Iqbal International Airport (AIIA) with the assistance of Airport Security Force (ASF) foiled a drug smuggling bid. Sources told Customs Today, that Collector Azmat Tahira directed customs teams to adopt zero tolerance policy against smuggling of narcotics. The customs team started checking of passengers who were being departed for Qatar. Sources told ... Read More »

Collector AIIA Azmat Tahira transfers 5 superintendents

LAHORE: Collectorate of Customs Allama Iqbal International Airport (AIIA) Azmat Tahira has issued order for transfer and posting of following superintendents with immediate effect and until further orders:- Malik Javaid Iqbal, Superintendent is transferred from Royal/PIA examination and recovery to recovery cell. Javed Iqbal Mian, Superintendent is transferred from PMDU, ACCU, SAPS & Gerry examination, export and I&P to PMDU, ... Read More »

Public can complain against customs, Inland Revenue officials involved in corruption

LAHORE; Now members of the public can complain against tax officials including customs and Inland Revenue involved in corruption and maladministration. In this regard, the FBR website icon now reads: “For Immediate Redressal of Complaints, Press Button”. Members of the public can now use this option to file complaints for the first time in the nation’s history without having to ... Read More »

Customs I&P lodges another FIR as Rs 68.8m petroleum jelly stolen from godown sealed by ASO

LAHORE: Another Rs68.8 million petroleum jelly is reported to have been stolen from a godown sealed by the Customs Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO) Collectorate of Customs Enforcement and Compliance Lahore, an FIR lodged by Investigation and Prosecution (I&P) early this month disclosed Monday. As per details, the godown was sealed by the Customs ASO during the month of October this year ... Read More »

PM attention for primary food industry survival sought

LAHORE: The Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) has invited Prime Minister attention towards the Primary Food Industry as Corona (COVID-19) specially its second wave, apart from health concerns, has adversely affected the already struggling industry, leading to its potential lockdown. In a letter to Prime Minister Imran Khan, the LCCI President Mian Tariq Misbah said that Post-covid economic ... Read More »

Pakistan FMCG Importers Association condoles death of Siraj Qasim Teli

LAHORE: Pakistan FMCG Importers Association (PFIA) has expressed its heartfelt sorrow and grief over the sudden demise of Siraj Qasim Teli, a leading name of the business community. In a condolence message, Vice Chairman PFIA and Convener LCCI Standing Committee for FMCG Sector Muhammad Ejaz Tanveer said that Siraj Qasim Teli had become a strong voice of business community in ... Read More »

Smugglers slip away with huge quantity of non-duty paid millions of rupees tyres

LAHORE: Smugglers slipped with huge quantity of non-duty paid millions of rupees tyres of assorted types, an FIR lodged against the smugglers at Ravi Road Police Station disclosed. As per details, Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO) of Collectorate Customs Enforcement and Compliance received a secret information that a huge quantity of smuggled tyres was being unloaded at a goods’ ada located at ... Read More »

Customs AIIA foils bid to smuggle expensive shawls

LAHORE: Customs team deputed at Allama Iqbal International Airport (AIIA) foiled a bid to smuggle expensive shawls by a woman, sources reported. According to details, the customs officials recovered 240 expensive shawls from the baggage of a woman during the checking process. Deputy Collector of Customs Saqib Warraich said that a woman who travelled from a private airline flight from ... Read More »

Rs10m non duty paid bitumen rolls stolen from customs-sealed godown at Mominpura

LAHORE: A Rs 10 million non-customs paid Iranian originated 2151 bitumen rolls have been stolen from a customs-sealed godown located at Mominpura Road, Slamat Pura, Daroghe Wala, an FIR lodged by Collectorate of Customs Enforcement and Compliance Investigation and Prosecution Cell, indicated. The FIR registered on 14/11/2020, said that during a routine check-up of the customs authorities, the godown which ... Read More »

FBR & PRA pushing manufacturers to submit toll manufacturing sales tax, workers welfare fund

LAHORE: The Friends of Business and Economic Reforms (FEBR) President Kashif Anwar has said that the FBR and the PRA simultaneously have been pushing the manufacturers to submit ‘toll manufacturing sales tax’ and ‘workers welfare fund’. He said this in a meeting here the other day. He said that the dispute had arisen out of different interpretations of toll manufacturing ... Read More »

Customs I&I Lahore Gujranwala impounds Rs2210.971m goods & vehicles

LAHORE: Directorate of Customs Intelligence and Investigation (I&I) has impounded over Rs2210.971 million goods and vehicles from July to November 2020-21, The sources said that the anti-smuggling performance of the Directorate during the current Financial Year surpasses all previous achievements by framing 107 seizures involving an amount of Rs2210.971 million. It was mentioned that the Directorate rendered unremitting and strenuous ... Read More »

Faisalabad Customs seizes huge quantity of smartphones from airport

FAISALABAD: Collectorate of Customs team deputed at Faisalabad International Airport have recovered millions of rupees illegally imported smart phones from passengers coming from Dubai at the Faisalabad international Airport. Sources said that on suspicion the customs team searched two passengers who later identified a Umair Baber and Naeem Baber and recovered the latest mobiles worth millions of rupees and accessories. ... Read More »

FBR confiscates 300 cartons of non-duty paid cigarettes

FAISALABAD: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has confiscated around 300 cartons of non-duty paid cigarettes in Faisalabad region. According to officials, the Directorate of Intelligence & Investigation Inland Revenue has seized 300 cartons (3,000,000 sticks) of non-duty paid cigarettes of different brands from multiple locations/stock-houses of traders in Faisalabad. In the first raid, tobacco squad of I&I Inland Revenue, ... Read More »

Faisalabad ASO impounds smuggled Iranian dry skimmed milk near Kamalpur

FAISALABAD: Collectorate of Customs Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO) recovered a huge quantity of Iranian dry skimmed milk which was being smuggled from Quetta to Lahore, sources said. The sources said that the total value of the milk is over Rs5 million while the ASO has also detained the truck which was being used to transport the milk. The sources said that ... Read More »

Customs ASO seizes Rs2089.44m smuggled goods, vehicles from July to November

LAHORE: Collectorate of Customs Enforcement and Compliance Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO) has seized huge quantity of smuggled / non-duty paid goods and vehicles during July,2020 to November, 2020 worth Rs2089.44 million. Sources told that Anti-Smuggling Organization of Customs Collectorate Enforcement & Compliance on the directions of Basit Maqsood Abbasi, Collector of Customs headed by Muteen Alam, Additional Collector, Ali Tauqir, Assistant ... Read More »

Pakistan Customs clears 603 Sikh Yatrees at Wagha Border

LAHORE: Pakistan Customs has cleared over 603 Sikh Yatrees at Wagha Border here Friday. Sources told Customs Today that Customs Wagha Superintendent Miss Hira Khan, Principal Appraiser Shahid Joiya and Muhammad Shabir and others completed the clearance process of the Sikh Yatrees. Sikh Yatrees have arrived in Pakistan from India through the Wagha Border to attend the 551st birth anniversary ... Read More »