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Ministry of Maritime Affairs ready to introduce VMS technology soon

KARACHI: Ministry of Maritime Affairs all set to harness potential in deep sea fishing by providing access to cost effective and state of the art equipment to Pakistani fishermen Fisheries Development Commissioner Dr. Safia Mushtaq gave a detailed presentation to Federal Minister for Maritime Affairs Syed Ali Haider Zaidi on Vessel Monitoring Systems (VMS) which is an integral element of ... Read More »

ASO impounds huge quantity of contraband goods worth more than Rs43m

KARACHI: Collectorate of Customs Preventive Anti Smuggling Organization (ASO) apprehended huge quantity of smuggled goods worth millions of rupees in the International market. According to the details, in the ongoing operation against smuggled goods, Anti Smuggling Organization conducted two raids in different part of the City and recovered the contraband items in huge quantity. During the raid the staff of ... Read More »

Govt declares port operations, Pakistan Customs, PNSC services as essential

KARACHI: Port Operations, Customs and Pakistan National Shipping Corporation (PNSC) services have been declared as ‘essential services’ despite lock down throughout the province to avoid spread of COVID-19. According to the details, in accordance with the Government policy and the communication vide Home Department, Government of Sindh, notification no: (Jud-1)HD/8-1(04)/2020-Corona dated 22-03-2020 to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the lock ... Read More »

Customs Preventive recovers smuggled betel nuts worth Rs150m from SITE area

KARACHI: Collectorate of Customs Preventive Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO) recovered huge quantity of smuggled betel nut worth millions of rupees. According to the details, Collector Saqif Saeed received credible information about the ASO squad conducted a successful raid at a godown in SITE area and recovered around 160 tons of betel nut which worth Rs150 million in the international market. The ... Read More »

Customs Preventive seizes Indian origin smuggled katha in Shershah

KARACHI: Collectorate of Customs Preventive apprehended huge quantity of smuggled Indian prohibited katha worth millions of rupees. According to the details, Collector Preventive Saqif Saeed received credible information regarding the presence of the smuggled Indian origin katha in huge quantity at a godown in Shershah over which a team was constituted to take rapid action. Taking leads the staff of ... Read More »

Customs Preventive foils attempts to smuggle betel nuts, diesel in separate raids

KARACHI: Collectorate of Custom Collectorate Preventive Anti Smuggling Organization (ASO) has busted huge quantity of smuggled betel nuts worth millions of rupees. According to the details, Collector Customs Preventive Saqif Saeed received credible information about some smuggling attempts. He immediately altered anti-smuggling squads to enhance checking. The ASO team intercepted a passengers bus and recovered 1400 kilograms of smuggled betel ... Read More »

KPT chairman rejects news of poisonous gas leakage from any vessel

KARACHI: Chairman Karachi Port Trust Rear Admiral Jameel Akhtar has categorically rejected the news from poisonous gas leakage from any vessel at the Karachi Port Trust (KPT). According to the details, speaking to the media at the KPT head office Chairman Karachi Port Trust Rear Admiral Jameel Akhtar said that after the incident of gas leakage all out effort were ... Read More »

Customs Preventive keen to root out smuggling: Collector Saqif Saeed

KARACHI: Collectorate of Customs Preventive Collector Muhammad Saqif Saeed has said that Pakistan Customs is playing vital role against the smugglers but after the directive of the Prime Minister Imran Khan the department is working round the clock to root out the menace of smuggling. Addressing a press conference in Keamari Customs Club the Collector Customs Preventive Muhammad Saqif Saeed ... Read More »

1290kg narcotics recovered in joint operation handed over to Customs Preventive

KARACHI: Pakistan Customs has unearthed smuggling of huge quantity of smuggled narcotics worth millions of rupees through sea route in a successful raid. According to the details, narcotics handing over ceremony were held at the headquarters of the Pakistan Maritime Security Agency where the officials of the Pakistan Navy and the officers of the Pakistan Customs were also present. During ... Read More »

Customs I&I personnel found dead at Manghopir

KARACHI: A two days old dead body of a Custom Intelligence and Investigation (I&I) personnel found in a government vehicle near the area of Manghopir. According to the details, a suspect dead body was found to the team of the Manghopir Police station which has been identified with the name of Fida Muhammad Khan from a government vehicle near the ... Read More »

Meeting held at KPT to discuss issues related to congestion

KARACHI: Member National Assembly Maritime Standing Committee Abdul Qadir Patel chaired a high level coordination meeting at KPT head office to review progress made concerning parking issues of trucks around port areas. According to the details, a meeting was called by Minister Maritime Affairs, Ali Haider Zaidi KPT Head Office which remained focused on finding solutions to resolve the traffic ... Read More »

Pakistan Customs playing vital role to strengthen economy: Hafeez Shaikh

KARACHI: Adviser to Prime Minister on Finance and Revenue Dr. Abdul Hafeez Shaikh has said that Pakistan Customs is playing a role in lifting up the country’s economy. According to the details, to commemorate the efforts of Pakistan Customs, a glorious ceremony was held at Customs House, Karachi. The commencement of the event was marked by flag hoisting ceremony. Chief ... Read More »

FPCCI-KCCI joint meeting held over APGTA strike

KARACHI: Imports and Exports from Pakistan disturbed after the country wide strike of All Pakistan Goods Transport Association (APGTA) against their demands. According to the details, All Pakistan Goods Transport Association (APGTA) started strike against the implementation on the law of Axel load, increased licensed fee and other demands on Monday. Due to the strike the import and exports consignment ... Read More »

Governor Sindh assures to take up traders issues with PM, chairman FBR

KARACHI: The traders of the famous market Tariq Road have resumed their activities after the Governor Sindh Imran Ismail promised them to raise the issue with Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan and the Chairman Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Shabbar Zaidi. According to the details, Governor Sindh Imran Ismail over the looming crisis and protest of the Tariq Road ... Read More »

Transporters strike: Tyre association joins hands, KPT-PQA activities distrubed

KARACHI: Country wide strike of All Pakistan Goods Transport Association (APGTA) has created an alarming situation after the sea ports activities has badly got disturbed. According to the details, the country wide situation is posing threat as the All Pakistan Goods Transport Association strike has entered the second day over the demands which have not been addressed till yet by ... Read More »

Customs Preventive recovers smuggled cloth from Tariq Road market worth Rs20m

KARACHI: Collectorate of Customs Preventive team seized huge quantity of smuggled cloth worth millions of rupees after conducting a successful raid at the famous Tariq road market in Karachi. According to the sources, on authentic information the raid was conducted by the customs team at Tariq road market on the night of 5th January during which huge quantity of smuggled ... Read More »

Customs Preventive forms body to investigate 465kg narcotics seizure case

KARACHI: Pakistan Customs and Pakistan Maritime Security Agency (PSMA) has unearthed smuggling of huge quantity of narcotics in a combine operation. Additional Collector Customs Preventive Haroon Waqar Malik said that crimes with regards to the narcotics are very unique and the investigations against these crimes are held deeply. He said a special investigation committee has been form which is given ... Read More »

KPT handles largest ever container vessel COSCO Belgium

KARACHI: Karachi Port Trust (KPT) has achieved another milestone while handling a giant container vessel COSCO Belgium at its SAPT terminal in South Wharf of Karachi Port. According to the details, a largest ever vessel handled for the very first time at Karachi Port Trust (KPT) with length overall (LOA) of 366 meters, highest gross registered tonnage (GRT) of 153,666 ... Read More »

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