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Smuggled cigarettes ruining local manufactures

  FAISLABAD: The illicit trade of smuggled cigarettes is affecting the local cigarettes manufacturers who pay heavy taxes to the government. According to the high officials of Customs Department, they are making best efforts to stop the illicit trade of cigarettes in the country by seizing thousands of smuggled cigarettes. The margin to sale the smuggled cigarette is very high ... Read More »

Faisalabad Customs seizes vehicles, goods worth Rs 78.2m in Oct

` FAISALABAD: The Anti-Smuggling Department of MCC Faisalabad seized non-customs paid vehicles and goods worth Rs 78.2 million in October 2014, according to official date available with the Customs Today. As compared with the corresponding period of the last year, the Anti-Smuggling Department seized the vehicles and goods worth Rs 29.1 million. In October, the Anti-Smuggling Department seized 9 vehicles worth Rs ... Read More »

Faisalabad Customs seizes Rs 9m bitumen

FAISALABAD: The Anti-Smuggling Department of Model Custom Collector Faisalabad has seized a huge quantity of smuggled bitumen loaded on a trailer from Jhang. The value of the seized substance is Rs 9 million. Senior Customs Inspector Tanveer Ahmad said, “We have seized the trailer loaded with bitumen from Jhang. The worth of 56,000 kg bituminous is Rs 9 million.” He ... Read More »

DGTO will leave no stone unturned to serve traders and industrialists

  FAISALABAD: The Directorate General of Trade Organisations (DGTO) will leave no stone unturned in serving trade and industrial bodies in the larger interest of Pakistan’s economy, said Sajid Hussain, Director General, Regulator Trade Organisations. Addressing the members of Pakistan Textile Exporters Association, Hussain valued the role of PTEA in national economy and said that although under Trade Organisations Act ... Read More »

Anti-Smuggling Department MCC seizes non-custom paid vehicle

FAISALABAD:  The Anti-Smuggling Department of Model Customs Collector (MCC) has seized a non-customs paid vehicle worth Rs 1 million from Millat Road, Faisalabad. Tanveer Ahmad, Senior Custom Inspector, told Customs Today, “We were on patrolling duty when we recovered the three-door Toyota Prado model 1993.” He added that the department has taken the vehicle into custody and registered a case. Read More »

Faisalabad Customs foils bid to smuggle cigarettes

LAHORE: Directorate of Customs Intelligence and Investigation Faisalabad has foiled a bid to smuggle foreign cigarettes and arrested the accused. As per details, on a tip-off, the customs I&I established a check post to stop smuggling of cigarettes. At the check post the customs officers intercepted a car and a bus and found foreign cigarettes worth Rs 6.5 million. An ... Read More »

Customs seizes 5064 imported wrist watches

FAISALABAD: The Customs Intelligence and Investigation Department Faisalabad has seized a truck of wrist watches from Faisalabad. According to the details, Customs I&I Intelligence Officers Tahir Iqbal lead the team which seized about 5064 wrist watches worth Rs 0.6 million. Read More »

Faisalabad Anti-Smuggling dept seizes over Rs18.8 million goods

FAISALABAD: The Anti-Smuggling department of MMC, Faisalabad has seized the loader truck of Afghan transit Pinus Gerardiana (Chilgoza) worth Rs 10 million from Jaranwala Road, Faisalabad. Pinus Gerardiana weighing 9,500 kilograms was loaded on Hino truck which was smuggled from Wana. The Anti-Smuggling squad seized the truck and registered a case. Meanwhile, the anti-smuggling department of MCC, Faisalabad has seized ... Read More »

Faisalabad anti-smuggling dept seizes two vehicles

FAISALABAD: The Anti-Smuggling department of Model Custom Collector (MCC), Faisalabad has seized two non- custom paid vehicles worth Rs 3 million from Sargodha division. According to an official source, both vehicles were non-custom paid; one is Toyota Surf value Rs 1.7 million and the other is Toyota Corolla X value Rs 1.3 million. Read More »

Anti-Smuggling Dept seizes two non-customs paid vehicles

  FAISALABAD: The Anti-Smuggling department of MCC, Faisalabad seized the two non-customs paid vehicles from Mianwali. The customs team was on a patrolling duty when it recovered the vehicles, including Toyota Corolla X worth Rs 1.5 million and Toyota Vitz new model worth Rs 1.2 million. The Anti-Smuggling department officials seized both the vehicles. Read More »

Govt pressed to provide gas, power to textile industry

FAISALABAD: Pakistan Yarn Merchants Association Central Chairman Khalil Qaisar Shams, Zonal Chairman Akram Pasha and Zonal Vice Chairman Adnan Zahid Butt demanded that the government ensure continuous supply of electricity and gas to textile industry to boost the country’s exports. They said that the textile industry was the backbone of Pakistan’s economy which earned 60 percent of foreign exchange and ... Read More »

50% raise in property tax: Faisalabad Excise collects additional Rs 160 million

  Director Excise and Taxation Rana Intikhab Hussain says complaints would be addressed within three days   FAISALABAD: The Directorate of Excise and Taxation Faisalabad has collected Rs 430-440 million after a 50 percent increase in property tax which is Rs 160 million more than the last year’s recovery, said Director Excise and Taxation Rana Intikhab Hussain. He was addressing ... Read More »

FPCCI VP Naima Ansari urges women entrepreneurs to make strong bonds

  FAISALABAD: Women entrepreneurs should be encouraged to establish close links among themselves to increase export of nontraditional items and exotic handicrafts from Pakistan, said Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) Vice President Naima Ansari. She was addressing a meeting in the FCCI on Thursday. She said that women chambers have been established to tap the potential ... Read More »

Businessmen won’t be harassed, FIA director assures FCCI president

FIA Director Chaudhry Ashfaq says no case would be registered against any FCCI member without bringing it to FCCI president’s notice   FAISALABAD: Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Director Chaudhry Ashfaq said there would be no harassment of business community. He was talking to Faisalabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FCCI) President Rizwan Ashraf during his visit. Ashfaq, accompanied by his ... Read More »

‘Emirates ready to start 3-4 weekly flights from Faisalabad’

FCCI president says spacious runway and modern airport terminal imperative to meet future needs of vibrant city of Punjab     FAISALABAD: The Emirates Airline has given its consent to start 3-4 flights per week from Faisalabad provided these were found economically feasible, said Faisalabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FCCI) President Rizwan Ashraf. He was talking to a delegation ... Read More »

Faisalabad Customs I&I seizes smuggled cigarettes

Faisalabad: Customs Intelligence and Investigation Faisalabad raided a warehouse located at Kamalia Bypass and recovered foreign brand cigarettes -the Benson & Hedges and Dunhill. The amount of confiscated cigarettes is Rs 7 million, according to Saad Atta Rabbani, Deputy Director of the Customs Intelligence and Investigation Faisalabad.   He added that the quantity of smuggled cigarettes is 5, 50,000. This is ... Read More »

PTEA rebuffs suspension of gas to industries for 13 days

FAISALABAD: Pakistan Textile Exporters Association (PTEA) have rejected the sudden suspension of gas supply to industries on account of annual maintenance of Qadirpur Gas Field and termed SNGPL’s move unilateral, arrogant and expressed fear that present curtailment of gas would lead to huge production loss to the textile industry. Resenting on gas supply cut, Sohail Pasha, Chairman and Rizwan Riaz, ... Read More »