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Customs Airport foils bid to smuggle gold from Lahore Airport

LAHORE: Collectorate of Customs Preventive team deputed at Allama Iqbal International Airport has foiled an attempt of smuggling gold and recovered 5 gold biscuits of 24 karat. Sources told Customs Today that customs team intercepted two ladies passengers who were later identified as Asmat Zahoor Ahmad and Nabeela Naveed. Both ladies were ready to depart to Istanbul via Turkish Airlines. ... Read More »

FTO orders audit of non-customs paid vehicles auction

LAHORE: The Federal Tax Ombudsman (FTO) has ordered the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) and customs authorities to complete audit of the auction of vehicles which were impounded from different people on allegations of illegal import and non-customs paid. Sources told Customs Today the FTO Mushtaq Ahmad Sukhera has ordered inquiry of the matter and audit from 2013 to 2019. ... Read More »

8 cases transferred to customs court after amendment in NAB ordinance

LAHORE: After amendment in National accountability ordinance of Pakistan 8 cases have been transferred to special customs court from accountability courts of Lahore. According to details available to Customs Today cases of different types were in process in accountability courts. Now after amendment in accountability ordinance 8 cases have transferred to the special federal court of customs taxation and smuggling ... Read More »

Pakistan Customs to deploy 24 officers at Kartarpur Corridor

LAHORE: Prior to the inauguration of Kartarpur Corridor, the authorities has deployed customs officers to facilitate Sikh pilgrims. Sources told Customs Today that Pakistan Customs has issued notification of deployment of two superintendents 10 inspectors and 24 sepoys for duties at Kartarpur. Superintendent Muhammad Javed Iqbal will take charge as in charge administration. Superintendent Habib Tanveer Bhatti will take charge ... Read More »

Customs I&I generates Rs20m through auction of NDP goods

LAHORE: Directorate of Customs Intelligence and Investigation has auctioned the confiscated vehicles, dry batteries, cosmetics and other items and generated Rs20 million revenue. Auction was conducted under section 2/205 of Afghan transit trade at warehouse on Multan Road. Sources told Customs Today that seized items including impounded cars, spare parts, CCTV cameras, wood, fabrics, floating glass, ball bearings, wires, polypropylene, ... Read More »

Illegal demurrage & detention charges by Maersk, QICT creating hurdles for importers: Raza Hashmi

LAHORE: Leader of the Pakistani exporters’ community in Japan, Raza Hasmi has said that the illegal demurrage and detention charges by the shipping lines including M/s Maersk Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd and terminal operator QICT have increased problems for overseas Pakistanis exporting cheap vehicles and spare parts to Pakistan. Raza Hashmi who is visiting Pakistan nowadays has told Customs Today that ... Read More »

Trade war: Pakistan bans import of 90 Indian items

LAHORE: Pakistan has devised a strategy to give India a befitting reply for its ‘trade terrorism’, according to which Pakistan will immediately put 90 Indian trade items in negative list and impose 200 percent regulatory duty on its products as well. Final approval will be given by the national assembly of Pakistan, a trade ministry official confirmed to Customs Today. Pakistan ... Read More »

Will raise voice against illegal appointment of Indian at QICT: Rana Qadeer

LAHORE: Senior Lawyer of Sheikhpura Bar Association Rana Qadeer has said that even in this worst condition between Pakistan and India, where the latter is threatening the former on daily basis, alleged working of Indian citizens in Pakistan at sensitive and strategic places is dangerous and it is a security risk as well. While talking to Customs Today Rana Qadeer ... Read More »

India to face loss of $5m after ban on export of tea to Pakistan

LAHORE: Importer and member of Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industries (LCCI) Sheikh Masood Sultan has said that India will face a revenue shortage of $5 million after ban on tea export to Pakistan because Pakistan is importing huge quantity of tea from India since 2007. While exclusively talking to Customs Today, Sheikh Masood Sultan said that in 2018, Pakistan ... Read More »

Will file petition against illegal appointment of Indians at QICT: Imran Bhutta

LAHORE: President of Jinnah Lawyers Association Imran Bhutta has announced to file a petition in the Lahore High Court against ‘illegal’ alleged appointment of Indian citizens at Qasim International Containers Terminal (QICT) Karachi. While talking to Customs Today, senior lawyer Lahore High Court and president (JLA) Imran Bhutta who is also a foreign qualified legal expert, said that Indians are ... Read More »

Interior Ministry, NAB should take action against illegal appointment of Indians at QICT: Barrister Ejaz

LAHORE: Barrister Ejaz Ali Bhatti has urged the Ministry of Interior and National Accountability Bureau to take stern action against illegal appointment of Indians at Qasim International Containers Terminal (QICT) Karachi. While talking to Customs Today, senior lawyer Lahore High Court (LHC) Barrister Ejaz Ali Bhatti who is also a foreign qualified legal expert, said that Indians allegedly working unlawfully ... Read More »

Maneuvers of Maerk, PIL, Pacific Delta can be dangerous for economy of country: Mian Islam

LAHORE: Shipping industry in developing countries like Pakistan is very important for development of the country and when these companies start blackmailing of the importers through its agents and dealers, it can destroy the economy of the country. This was stated by PVC scrap importer and senior member of All PVC Pipes Manufacturing Association Lahore Mian Islam while talking with ... Read More »

Lahore traders happy on govt economic reforms

LAHORE: The finance minister presented the Finance Supplementary Second Amendment Bill, 2019 (also called the mini-budget) during the National Assembly session amid jeers and shouts from the opposition. “The federal government led by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf has so far failed to show any direction in terms of economic policies, but the mini budget has clearly defined the direction,” member Lahore ... Read More »

Customs foils falcons smuggling attempt at Lahore airport

LAHORE: The Pakistan Customs team at Allama Iqbal International airport foiled an attempt to smuggle precious falcons but failed to arrest the accused. According to details available to Customs Today, the customs officials Tuesday foiled a bid to smuggle two falcons from Abu Dhabi to Pakistan. However, the suspected smuggler managed to escape. According to initial investigations, the said accused Abdul Wahab ... Read More »

Customs seizes smuggled pigeons at Lahore airport

LAHORE: Collectorate of Customs Preventive team deputed at Allama Iqbal International Airport, with the help of Directorate General Wildlife & Parks Punjab officials, recovered 60 pigeons which were illegally brought from Jeddah to Lahore. Sources told Customs Today that customs team intercepted one passenger Mujahid Abbas for bringing 60 pigeons illegally from Jeddah by PIA flight PK-784. The raiding team, ... Read More »

Customs Court approves remand of accused involved in mobile phones smuggling

LAHORE: The Special Court of Customs Taxation and Anti-Smuggling handed over an accused to customs investigation team to dig out into the matter regarding smuggling of huge quantity of mobile phones. On 16.1.2019 customs investigation and prosecution team presented the accused before the court and asked for five days physical remand to investigate the case of 1305 mobile phones smuggling. ... Read More »

Customs Airport foils attempt to smuggle 1305 mobile phones

LAHORE: Customs Preventive team at Allama Iqbal International Airport foiled an attempt to smuggle mobile phones and some other items including accessories of mobile phones. Sources told Customs Today on 14.1.2018 that customs team intercepted a passenger Muhammad Nadeem who was arrived from Dubai and recovered 1305 costly mobile phones, mobile accessories and some other items from his possession. Customs ... Read More »

Customs foils bid to smuggling of foreign currency from Lahore airport

LAHORE: Collectorate of Customs team at Allama Iqbal International Airport foiled a bid to smuggle a huge amount of foreign currency and arrested a Chinese national and a Pakistani citizen. Sources told Customs Today that during checking of passengers who were going to depart for Bangkok through Thai Airways, Customs Airport team intercepted a passenger who was later identified as Leronui ... Read More »

Customs Appraisement issues notices to three defaulter companies

LAHORE: Collectorate of Customs Appraisement Mughalpura Dry Port issued recovery notices to three companies involved in non-payment of dues. According to sources of Customs Today, office of the assistant collector customs recovery has issued notices to M/s Aeco International, M/s KK Traders and M/s Fara Agro Pvt Ltd. All of the companies are a defaulter of millions of rupees in ... Read More »

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