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Central Region posts 24pc growth in collection of customs duty: Zeba Hai Azhar

LAHORE: The Customs Central Region collected Rs82,831 million in the fiscal year 2018-19 against the set target of customs duties of R 82,409 million, showing a growth of 24 percent as compared to last year’s collection. Under the leadership of Chief Collector of Customs (Central), Zeba Hai Azhar, the Central Region of Pakistan Customs, comprising the Customs Collectorates of Appraisement ... Read More »

ASO car cell impounds Rs10m non customs paid vehicles

LAHORE: Collectorate of Customs Preventive car cell impounded non-customs paid luxury cars worth Rs10 million during the month of July. Thd ASO Car Cell impounded the three vehicles of Toyota brand including Vego from various places in the city. The ASO sources said that the cars have been confiscated due to non-payment of duty and taxes on the vehicles. Sources further ... Read More »

PRA is working closely with FBR: Chairman Javed Ahmed

LAHORE: Punjab Revenue Authority (PRA) is working closely with FBR and the other four provinces in the development and implementation of a single portal / single sales tax return. These views were expressed by PRA chairman Javed Ahmed in an interview to Customs Today here at his office. “The project is expected to be completed within this calendar year, and ... Read More »

Customs ASO confiscates NDP cloth from GT Road

LAHORE: Collectorate of Customs Anti Smuggling Organization impounded over six tons of imported cloth from GT Road. Sources told Customs Today that Collector Ahmad Rauf received credible information about smuggling of cloth through GT Road. He immediately constituted anti-smuggling squad under the supervision of Deputy Collector Naveedur Rehman Bhugvi. The team enhanced checking on GT Road. During patrolling the ASO team ... Read More »

Customs I&I impounds air-filters, LEDs near Sagian Bridge

LAHORE: Directorate of Customs Intelligence and Investigation (I&I) team seized millions of rupees illegally imported air filters and auto parts near Sagian Bridge. Sources told Customs Today that Deputy Director Customs Intelligence and Investigation Usman Tariq received credible information about smuggling of goods. He immediately constituted a team which raided Al Raheem Goods Transport ‘adda’. The sources said that the ... Read More »

Customs Preventive recovers narcotics worth Rs15m near Railway Station

LAHORE: Collectorate of Customs anti-smuggling squad recovered huge quantity of narcotics from Toyota Corolla car near Railway Station. Sources told Customs Today that Collector Preventive Ahmad Rauf received credible information about the smuggling of narcotics. He immediately constituted anti-smuggling squad under the supervision of Inspector Muratib Mushtaq which also included Mohammad Imran, Abdul Najeeb Khan, Nasir Mehmood, Tariq Mehmood and ... Read More »

1st module of Mandatory Capacity Building Training for BS17-19 officers held

LAHORE: The first module of Mandatory Capacity Building Training for BS 17-19 officers was conducted in Directorate General of Training and Research Customs, Lahore from 8-12 July, 2019. The training was attended by senior officers of Pakistan Customs Service including Assistant Collectors, Deputy Collectors and Additional Collectors from Lahore, Multan, Sialkot and Faisalabad. The Director of DGTR, Customs, Lahore inaugurated ... Read More »

LCCI & SL High Commissioner organize Catalogue Show to promote interaction

  LAHORE: The Lahore Chamber of Commerce & Industry in collaboration with Sri Lankan High Commission organized a Catalogue Sow at its premises on Monday. They very objective of Catalogue Show was to promote interaction between the business community of the two countries and to give boost to two-way trade and joint ventures. Over a dozen Sri Lankan companies took ... Read More »

Customs Central Region divided into Enforcement & Appraisement Collectorates

LAHORE: In order to cope up with the rising menace of smuggling in Punjab, the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has restructured Customs Central Region, establishing new regions including Customs Central Region Appraisement and Customs Central Region Enforcement. The FBR has made amendment in SRO 607 (I) 2019 by issuing SRO 753 (I) 2019 which said that Chief Collector of ... Read More »

Customs ASO recovers non-duty paid cloth from Badami Bagh

LAHORE: Collectorate of Customs Preventive team during ongoing anti-smuggling drive initiated on directions of Member Customs (Operations) Jawwad Awais Agha raided a godown in area of Badami Bagh and recovered smuggled goods worth Rs25 million. The recovered goods included smuggled tyres, auto parts, betel nuts, gutka, bags of smuggled Chinese salt. Sources told Customs Today that smugglers dumped these goods ... Read More »

ASO impounds NDP vehicles of renowned brands worth Rs54.60m

LAHORE: Collectorate of Customs Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO) has seized, detained and impounded over Rs54.60 million worth non-customs paid luxury imported vehicles of renowned brands. Sources said the market value of the vehicles is Rs54.60 million while carriage and freight value of the vehicles is Rs33.80 million. The sixteen non-customs paid vehicles involved Rs20.80 million duty and taxes to be paid ... Read More »

Customs Central Region collects customs duty of Rs82,409m in FY2018-19

LAHORE: The Central Region of Pakistan Customs comprising Customs Collectorate of Appraisement, Preventive Lahore, Multan and Faisalabad as a whole strove above and beyond the call of duty to not only meet assigned revenue collection targets but surpass them as well. Chief Collector Customs Central Region Zeba Hai Azhar convened a special meeting of all officers and staff of the ... Read More »

Green Channel ratio will be enhanced to 60pc to facilitate businessmen: FBR Chairman Shabbar Zaidi

LAHORE: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Chairman Shabbar Zaidi has said that main theme of the Federal Budget 2019-20 is the development of industrial sector and to generate employment opportunities. He was speaking at the Lahore Chamber of Commerce & Industry. The LCCI Acting President Faheem-ur-Rehman Sehgal, Minister of State for Revenue Hammad Azher, Provincial Minister for Industries Mian Aslam ... Read More »

Collector Basit Maqsood lauds services of outgoing Superintendent Yousaf Khan

LAHORE: Collector Customs Basit Maqsood Abbasi has lauded the services and performance of out-going Superintendent Wharehouse Lahore Yousaf Khan. He was addressing a farewell gathering in honor of out-going superintendent Yousaf Khan on Tuesday. Abbasi said that Yousaf has brilliantly served the Customs Department and worked wonderfully for the progress and good image of the department. He said that whatever the ... Read More »

FBR Commissioner Noreen Zahra appeals holders of undeclared assets to avail golden opportunity

LAHORE: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) CRTO Zone II Commissioner Noreen Zahra has asked the holders of undeclared assets to avail the golden opportunity of declaring undeclared assets. While addressing a meeting on Tuesday, Noreen Zahra said that the government has attained the data of all the undeclared assets in Pakistan and abroad. “This is a golden opportunity and everyone ... Read More »

Stern action will be taken against tax evaders: Nadeem Rizvi

LAHORE: A capacity building conference was held in the Conference Room of the Corporate Regional Tax Office, Lahore which was presided over by Chief Commissioner Inland Revenue, Corporation Regional Tax Office (CRTO) Syed Nadeem Hussain Rizvi, in order to apprise the salient features of the Assets Declaration Scheme, 2019 to the esteemed members of Lahore Economics Journalists Association and office ... Read More »

Customs Preventive foils bid to smuggle heavy ammunition

LAHORE: Collectorate of Customs Preventive Thursday foiled a bid to smuggle heavy ammunition from Allama Iqbal International Airport (AIIP). Sources told Customs Today that Collector Ahmed Rauf received credible information that an attempt would be made to smuggle some contraband items. He immediately passed on instructions to Additional Collector Tayyaba Kiyani regarding strict vigilance. Sources told that at around 5am, ... Read More »

Businessmen should avail help desk facility for Asset Declaration Scheme

LAHORE: The Lahore Chamber of Commerce & Industry has urged the business community to avail Help Desk facility for Asset Declaration Scheme. Talking to media, the LCCI President Almas Hyder, Senior Vice President Khawaja Shahzad Nasir and Vice President Faheem-ur-Rehman Saigal said that the Lahore Chamber of Commerce & Industry has established Help Desk with the objective to provide guidelines ... Read More »

FBR to hold “Asset Declaration Scheme 2019” seminars

LAHORE: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Corporate Regional Tax Office (CRTO) has started awareness campaign on “Asset Declaration Scheme 2019”. According to details, Regional Tax Office (CRTO) asset declaration team comprising Deputy Commissioner Umer Zeb Khan and others under the leadership of Commissioner Syeda Noreen Zahara has started sensitization on the Asset Declaration Scheme 2019. In this regard the team ... Read More »

Customs Preventive busts smuggled cloth worth Rs100m from Delhi Gate

LAHORE: Collectorate of Preventive recovered huge quantity of smuggled cloth worth Rs100 million in a successful raid. According to the details, in pursuance of policy lines given by Chairman Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Shabbar Raza Zaidi and the directives of the Member Customs Operations Jawwad Owais Agha, Customs Preventive has intensified the information based operations against transportation and trade ... Read More »