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Peshawar ANF seizes 84kg hashish, arrests one

PESHAWAR: The Anti-Narcotics Forces (ANF) in crackdown confiscated 84 kilogram of hashish in Kohat area and arrested a person Ahsanullah resident of Kohat. ANF Peshawar on pursuance of information intercepted a Nissan Truck near Afridi Hotel, Indus Highway, Kohat and recovered 84 Kg hashish concealed inside the truck. An occupant of the vehicle named Ahsanullah resident of Kohat was also ... Read More »

Additional Collector Fazal Samad inaugurates WeBOC system at Peshawar Dry Port

PESHAWAR: Additional Collector Custom Syed Fazal Samad inaugurated Web Based One Custom (WebOC) system at Peshawar Cantonment Dry Port. The system has started functioning and the Peshawar Dry Port will be linked with other units of the country. The system will facilitate the business community to clear their goods and save their valuable time. Meanwhile, Peshawar customs has burnt explosives ... Read More »

Pak-Afghan Joint Business Council meeting still in doldrums

PESHAWAR: The Afghan authorities appeared to have lost interest in pushing forward any trade related agreement with Pakistan with the alternative route via Iran close to being finalised, sources said. Last week, on April 11, Iran, Afghanistan and India finished negotiations on the trilateral transport and transit pact, meant to provide legal framework to operate trade corridors via Iran’s Chabahar ... Read More »

Extension of custom act to Malakand division likely to be withdrawn

PESHAWAR: Owing to the possible reaction and public outrage of the people of Malakand division, the federal government is likely to withdraw extension of controversial Custom Act, 1969 to Malakand division and PATA. Parliamentarians of PTI and PML-N informed that the federal government has sought opinion of the Law Ministry to discuss its repercussions and legal complications in case of ... Read More »

ANF foils bid to smuggle huge cache of hashish from Jamrud to Peshawar

KHYBER AGENCY: A bid to smuggle a huge quantity of hashish from Jamrud to Peshawar was foiled by the Anti-Narcotic Force (ANF) and Khasadar force at Sakhee Bridge area of tehsil Jamrud of Khyber Agency. An official of the Jamrud administration told Customs Today that an ANF and Khasadar party, under the head of naib line officer Haji Shoab, adopted ... Read More »

Additional Director Tariq Khan calls corruption as impediment in way of prosperity

PESHAWAR: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has termed corruption poison for the nation and stressed the need for fighting against it. A seminar held at University of Engineering and Technology Peshawar Campus-III, district Bannu on Professional Ethics and Anti-Corruption Theme. NAB Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Additional Director (Awareness and Prevention) Tariq Khan was the chief guest while officers of all district government ... Read More »

NAB arrests three accused involved in corruption, kickbacks

PESHAWAR: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) arrested Muhammad Ilyas Patwari, Raza Shah son of Zahir Shah and Muhammad Idrees who are involved in corruption and kickbacks commission in acquisition of 500 kanal land for Worker Welfare Board at Mouza Shahi Bala district Peshawar. As per details Muhammad Ilyas Patwari of Mouza Shahi Bala, Peshawar in connivance with others ... Read More »

ANF recovers huge quantity of narcotics, arrests 10 persons

PESHAWAR: The Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) has arrested 10 persons during various operation carried out in different areas of Peshawar and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa while recovering a huge catch of narcotics. In the first incident, the ANF Peshawar arrested a person namely Hazarat Ali, a resident of Khyber Agency near Sheno Pump, Faqirabad, and recovered 10 kilograms of hashish from his possession. ... Read More »

Pakistan, Afghanistan to sign treaty to avoid double taxation

PESHAWAR: Pakistan and Afghanistan will initiate negotiations for signing a treaty to avoid double taxation, improve bilateral trade and curb smuggling. Sources told Customs Today that a six-member Afghan delegation is expected to meet tax authorities to begin negotiations for signing convention on the avoidance of double taxation and prevention of fiscal evasion between Pakistan and Afghanistan. Afghan delegation will consist ... Read More »

KP govt to increase limit of professional tax to enhance revenue

PESHAWAR: To generate more revenue for provincial kitty, the  Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has decided to increase the limit of professional tax which has not been increased for the last 15 years. According to article seven of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Finance Act 1990 professional tax belonged to those individual who are working with government on regular pay scale. According to article 163 ... Read More »

Peshawar Customs seizes smuggled items worth Rs 200m in 80 raids

PESHAWAR: The Customs Department, during its ongoing anti-smuggling operation, has seized non-duty paid goods worth Rs 200 million in more than 80 raids. The Model Customs Collectorate, in collaboration with Customs Intelligence and Investigation, has started a grand blockade and surveillance operation at main arteries of Peshawar in order to check smuggling of contraband goods to other parts of the ... Read More »

ANF foils hashish smuggling bid in Jamrud

PESHAWAR: The Anti-Narcotics Forces (ANF) and Khasadar have recovered 27 kg hashish from a car at Bagyari check post of tehsil Jamrud, Khyber Agency. Sources told Customs Today that during the routine checking, the Anti-Narcotics Force and Khasadar force intercepted a Peshawar bound car bearing registration No.P-6859 for checking and found 27 kg fine quality hashish concealed in various cavities ... Read More »

Govt decides to upgrade Chaman, Torkham transit trade terminal

PESHAWAR: The government has decided to upgrade Chaman and Torkham transit trade terminal by providing state of the art facilities at the cost of millions of rupees, funded by Asian Development Bank (ADB). Official sources said that the terminal under one roof will consist of the Pakistan Custom, the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), immigration and NADRA offices which will facilitate ... Read More »

Collector Qurban Ali’s Customs collects Rs 13.8 billion in 8 months

PESHAWAR: The Model Custom Collectorate collected Rs 13.831 billion as duty and taxes during the last eight months (July-February) of the ongoing financial year 2015-16, surpassing the Rs 12.189 billion collected during the same period of the last year. The Peshawar Customs under the head of customs duty collected Rs4.985 billion against Rs 4.047 billion collected last year and surpassed ... Read More »

Peshawar Customs collects Rs 2.3 billion in Feb

PESHAWAR: The Model Custom Collectorate Peshawar has collected Rs 2.387 billion under head of duty/taxes during February, 2016 as compare to Rs 1.377 billion collected during the same period last year. The Peshawar Customs collected Rs 541.55 million as customs duty against the previous year’s collection of Rs 468.18 million with difference of Rs 73.50 million, showing 15.7 percent growth. ... Read More »

Peshawar Customs seeks assistance from provincial agencies to curb smuggling

PESHAWAR: The Customs Collectorate has sought assistance from provincial police and the Excise and Taxation Department to prevent smuggling through rickshaws, motorcycles and cycles from Karkhano Market to other parts of the country. For this purpose, the local customs authorities have written formal letters to provincial agencies. Sources told Customs Today that following the directives of the Federal Board of ... Read More »

Peshawar Customs Intelligence foils bid to smuggle drugs worth Rs 130m

PESHAWAR: Directorate of Customs Intelligence and Investigation thwarted a smuggling bid and seized narcotics worth Rs 130 million, besides arresting an alleged smuggler in Nowshera. Sources said that Customs Intelligence Director Mohammad Asghar Khan received credible information regarding major consignment of charas to be shifted to Punjab via Peshawar-Nowshera road. A team comprising Additional Director Ziaullah Shams, Intelligence Officer Faiz ... Read More »

NAB re-arrests ex-DG FDMA allegedly involved in accumulation of assets

PESHAWAR: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has re-arrested Arshad Khan, ex-Director General of FATA Disaster Management Authority (FDMA) along with his partner and front man Dr Muhammad Arif. The suspects are allegedly involved in accumulation of assets worth millions of rupees. It is clarified that the later is real brother of the accused, Arshad Khan. As per details, the matter ... Read More »

Peshawar RTO form teams to ensure compliance of amnesty tax scheme

PESHAWAR: The Regional Tax office has nominated inspection teams and assigned them targets in various areas of Peshawar to ensure compliance of the amnesty tax scheme. Sources in RTO Peshawar informed Customs Today that the first team comprising Harood Hussain and Safeer Ahmad has been assigned the area of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The second team is ... Read More »

DG Intelligence Imtiaz Ahmad to coordinate with FC, police, to curb smuggling in KPK

PESHAWAR: In order to step-up coordinated effort against smuggling, Director General Intelligence and Investigation will soon hold meetings with the Inspector General (FC) and Inspector General (Police), Khyber Pakhtonkhawa for seeking assistance in anti-smuggling operations. Sources informed Customs Today that it has been decided in a meeting held at Directorate General of Intelligence and Investigation –FBR chaired by Director-General Intelligence ... Read More »