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Customs Intelligence stepping up efforts to impound non-duty paid vehicles

KARACHI: The Directorate General of Customs Intelligence and Investigation and Anti-Smuggling Organisation is working hard to check and impound non-duty paid vehicles. Sources said that Deputy Director Muhammad Azam Khan was personally taking keen interest and pursuing the officials for taking action against the culprits. The source said that Deputy Director Muhammad Azam Khan travelled from Karachi to Sukkur by ... Read More »

DG Custom Valuation appeals local manufacturers to get valuation of goods

KARACHI: Spending a very busiest day of the first day of Ramazan at the office, Director General Custom Valuation Syed Tanvir Ahmed heard and concluded different cases. The Director General Custom Valuation informed Customs Today that the Valuation Department has started a campaign for securing the local manufacturers. He said that at the initial stage the Valuation Department has written ... Read More »

Customs values of automotive bulbs revised

KARACHI: Directorate General of Custom Valuation has revised the customs values of automotive vehicle and motorcycle bulbs vide Valuation Ruling  No.865/2016 under the section 25-A of the Customs Act 1969. The customs values of automotive bulbs were determined earlier vide Valuation Ruling No.661/2014 and superseded by an amendment. A representation was received that the values of Chinese origin bulbs was ... Read More »

Directorate General Intelligence and Investigation Sukkur auctions perishable items

KARACHI: Directorate General Customs Intelligence and Investigation anti-smuggling cell successfully auctioned different items at Sukkur. According to the source, the Directorate General Intelligence and Investigation Customs anti-smuggling cell Sukkur presented perishable items worth millions of rupees for auction including China made cosmetics items. The seized and confiscated item and other perishable goods include different brands of cigarettes and China made ... Read More »

Directorate of Intelligence and Investigation to auction non-duty paid vehicles, goods

  KARACHI: The Directorate of Intelligence and Investigation is presenting confiscated vehicles and goods for the auction. The vehicles and goods, stored in the State Warehouse, are worth millions of rupees. According to the detail, the anti-smuggling cell of the department will auction old and used Toyota Hilux Surf model 1996, Mitsubishi model 1994, Toyota Corolla car model 1994 and ... Read More »

Customs Intelligence curbs 70pc smuggling in borders areas

KARACHI: Directorate of Customs Intelligence and Investigation, taking lead, has managed to curb smuggling in border areas by boosting the security and surveillance. According to the source, the higher authorities are very eager to stop smuggling whereas more than 70 percent smuggling through border areas has been reduced. Due to smuggling of various goods that are being smuggled through different ... Read More »

ANF recovers 700kg hashish in raid, arrests three suspects

KARACHI: The Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) recovered 700 kilogram hashish during a raid at Sohrab Goth whereas three culprits involved in smuggling were also nabbed. According to the details, the ANF intercepted a truck bearing registration no PKS-346 at the Super Highway. During the search of the truck the ANF officers found 700 kilogram fine quality hashish which was kept in ... Read More »

ANF foils bid to smuggle drugs at Karachi airport

KARACHI: The Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) has foils a bid to smuggle 950 grams of potent drugs to the foreign country at Jinnah International Airport . According to the details, the ANF officers at the departure section of the Jinnah International Airport intercepted a passenger travelling to Saudia Arabia. During the search of the passenger’s luggage, the officers found 950 grams ... Read More »

Customs foils bid to smuggle heroin to foreign country

KARACHI: Customs officials checked the flight no 761 of the Pakistan International Airlines and foiled a bid to smuggle one kilogram of heroin to foreign country. According to the details, the customs officers deputed at Jinnah International Airport raid the hanger and sealed the flight no PK761. During the search of the flight, the custom officers found one kilogram of ... Read More »

Shoes importers plan to go to court if custom rejects review petition

KARACHI: The shoes importers in the country will go to the court if the Director General Custom Valuation rejects their petition against the higher valuation. According to the sources, the importers have not provided the satisfactory reason for lowering the valuation of the imported shoes. On the other hand, the Pakistan Footwear Traders Association has planned to knock the door ... Read More »

Footwear traders demand withdrawal of newly issued valuation ruling on imported shoes

KARACHI: The Pakistan Footwear Traders Association has asked the Director General Customs Valuation to withdraw the valuation ruling on the imported shoes. Addressing a press conference at Karachi Press Club, Pakistan Footwear Traders Association President Muhammad Sajid said that 300 percent increase in duty on the imported shoes was unacceptable. He said that after the increase of 300 percent duty, ... Read More »

Govt considering to exempt Gwadar Port from sales tax, excise duty

KARACHI: Government is planning to exempt Port Gwadar from sales tax and excise duty as well as facilitating the Chinese ships for forty years in excise duty in the upcoming budget 2016-2017. Gwadar Port and free business zone are being developed as part of the greater China-Pak Economic Corridor (CPEC). According to the source, the government has already approved 23-year ... Read More »

Govt plans to increase 2pc FED on cosmetics items in budget

KARACHI: The government has planned to increase the Federal Excise Duty (FED) on the imported cosmetics, makeup as well as toiletries items in the upcoming budget 2016-2017. According to the source, it is expected that the government may increase 2 percent federal excise duty on the imported perfumes, creams, shampoos, face powder, lips sticks, eye liner, nail polish, shaving creams ... Read More »

FBR releases DMCs’ funds amounting to Rs 66m

KARACHI: The issues between the Federal board of Revenue (FBR) and District Municipal Corporations (DMCs) have been settled over the withholding tax after a long run. According to the source, the FBR has released the funds and will unfreeze the accounts of the all six District Municipal Corporations (DMCs) soon. The FBR had frozen 32 bank accounts of all six ... Read More »

FBR chief submits revenue collection status, budget proposals to govt

KARACHI: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Chairman Nisar Mohammad Khan has submitted various proposals regarding the upcoming budget and statistics of revenue collection to the Finance Ministry. According to source, the chairman updated the Ministry of Finance over the current status of the revenue collection, showing firm believe to successfully meet the given target. In line with the instructions given ... Read More »

ANF thwarts attempts to smuggle 45.65kg heroin in different raids

KARACHI: The Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) has foiled smuggling attempts of drugs worth millions of rupees in different raids and arrested four suspects. According to the details, the ANF, on secret information, raided a house in Liyari and arrested a suspect involved in selling drugs. The ANF team recovered 7.800 kilogram of opium, 2.500 kilogram of heroin and 200 kilogram of ... Read More »

Customs Preventive foils bid to smuggle 28kg heroin at Karachi airport

KARACHI: The Customs Preventive staff has foiled one of the biggest heroin smuggling attempt at Karachi airport. The price of the drug is in millions of rupees in the international market. On a tip-off, Enforcement-South Chief Collector Muhammad Zahid Khokhar and the Customs Preventive officers deployed at Jinnah International Airport sealed a Flight No PK 305 that reached Karachi from ... Read More »

ANF court jails two drug peddlers for 15 months

KARACHI: The special court for control of narcotics while hearing a case of drugs smuggling sentenced to two culprits. According to the details, culprit Jamal Nasir and Momin Khan was nabbed during a raid and two and half kilograms of drugs were recovered from their possession. The special court after hearing the arguments of the lawyers ordered to send the ... Read More »

Haroon Akhtan, Nisar Khan rubbish rumours of imposing new taxes

KARACHI: Advisor to Prime Minister on Revenue Haroon Akhtar Khan and Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Chairman Nisar Muhammad Khan held four hour long session with the panel of businessmen to discuss budget related issues. During the session both Haroon Akhtar Khan and Nisar Muhammad Khan rejected rumours of imposing worth Rs 400 billion new taxes in the upcoming budget ... Read More »

Director General FIA Muhammad Amlish resigns

KARACHI: Director General of Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Muhammad Amlish has resigned from his post. According to sources, Muhammad Amlish has resigned from his post amid rift with directors, especially against the the transfer of Director Mohsin Butt. Muhammad Amlish was appointed as FIA DG by Prime Minister  Nawaz Sharif in March this year. Prior to this, Muhammad Amlish had ... Read More »