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KP business community urges federal govt to issue relief package

PESHAWAR: Business community of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) on Tuesday urged the federal government to announce a new fiscal relief package to revive terrorism-stricken businesses and to give a much-needed boost to the economy of the province. The businesses and industries have been adversely affected due to deteriorating law and order coupled with a growing tendency of extortion in KP. The ... Read More »

ANF nails three with 5-kg hashish, heroin

PESHAWAR: The Anti-Narcotic Force continued crackdown on drugs peddlers and nabbed three accused with five kgs of chars and heroine in different raids conducted in Peshawar and Mansehra. Spokesman for Anti-Narcotics Force Mr Saeed Ahmad told Customs Today that the force had been striving hard to root out the menace of narcotics and always act swiftly whenever get tip-off. He ... Read More »

Cross-border smuggling making big hole in exchequer

PESHAWAR: The rampant smuggling of auto parts and Nato forces equipment from Afghanistan into Pakistan has been going on unnoticed, depriving the national exchequer of huge revenue to the tune of billions of rupees. Informed border areas goers and residents of Khyber Agency divulged to Customs Today that auto parts and others goods were being trafficked from Afghanistan through horses ... Read More »

Sit-ins induced spiraling losses draw concerns

PESHAWAR: The trading community from across the province has expressed concern over the ongoing sit-ins by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) in Islamabad, regretting that the prevailing political impasse has been affecting businesses and national economy adversely. Representative bodies of traders and businessmen from different cities including Peshawar, lamented that the marches had hindered economic progress ... Read More »

Ambitious targets: KPRA collection increased by 300pc

PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Revenue Authority (KPRA) is committed to executing the provincial government directives for broaden the base of sales tax on services in the province as the authority has already registered a 300 percent increase in the collection of Sales Tax on service in the last financial year. It is to be noted that the KPRA has been ... Read More »

ANF Peshawar arrests 5 drug smugglers, recovers 2,600 gram opium

PESHAWAR: ANF Peshawar arrested five persons including three women smugglers in separate crackdowns against narcotics in various parts of Peshawar and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and recovered 2,600 grams opium. According to spokesman Anti Narcotics Force Peshawar, the first raid was carried out in Haji Camp area of Peshawar where a person identified as Muhammad Nadeem Shahid s/o Muhammad Ilyas resident of ... Read More »

FBR withdrawal of duty on steel sheet plunges fans’ price

PESHAWAR: The prices of electric homemade room coolers and fans in Peshawar dropped after Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has withdrawn 10 percent Customs duty on the import of electrical silicon steel sheet. Afghan refugees who were residing in Peshawar Khyber Pakhtun-khwa have also developed their local industry of electric rooms coolers which were widely popular on low rates as ... Read More »

50 percent increase in FED rates irks air passengers

PESHAWAR: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has enhanced Federal Excise Duty (FED) rates by 50% replacing the fixed FED rates with already existing standard rate of 16 percent on tickets issued to passengers travelling aboard. National and domestic travelers flared at FBR after the decision of increase in FED on domestic and international flights. The decision has arrived after the ... Read More »

WBDC plans to establish Eid Bazar

PESHAWAR: Women Business Development Center (WBDC) Peshawar is going to organize a 10-day long Eid Bazaar in order to ensure provision of Eid clothes, shoes and gifts at reasonable prices upon at the advent of Eid-ul-Fitar. As per details, WBDC’s Eid fair will start from the evening of July 19 and will continue till July 28. The bazaar has been given the name ... Read More »

Peshawar dry port lacks basic facilities

PESHAWAR: Despite massive burden of importing and exporting goods, Peshawar dry port still lacks basic facilities of shelter for customers, customs agents and labourers who keep waiting for loading and unloading process of containers in raging heat under open sky. It has been witnessed at Peshawar dry port that labourers and customs agents wait in scorching Sun having no shelter to ... Read More »