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ANF registers 1337 smuggling cases during 2014-15

ISLAMABAD: The Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) has registered 1,337 smuggling cases and registered 1,642 smugglers including 71 foreigners during 2014-15. According to sources, ANF has also destroyed 42 local and international networks involved in drugs smuggling during this period while a number of smugglers are sentenced to imprisonment. Sources also added that ANF is keen to work honestly and efficiently to curb drugs ... Read More »

FBR posts 10 officers at Sialkot Customs to overcome shortage of staff

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has posted 10 more officers at Model Customs Collectorate (MCC) Sambarial to overcome the shortage of staff. Superintendent Aftab Husain Shah, Deputy Superintendent Amjad Mehmood and Deputy Superintendent Muhammad Akmal have been transferred from Islamabad while Superintendent Muhammad Zahid, Superintendent Musa Khan and Deputy Superintendent Nazir Muhammad have been transferred from Peshawar. Meanwhile, Inspector ... Read More »

SC directs FBR to settle 3,350 pending appeals within three months

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court has directed the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) to settle 3,350 pending appeals within three months. The FBR’s Chief Law Officer, Muhammad Akram, and Law officer Habib Qurashi appeared before the three-member bench to submit the report regarding the pending appeals. Chief Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali asked why the commissioner of Inland Revenue (IR) Appeals and collector of ... Read More »

FBR to introduce E-Enrollment system for taxpayers

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has decided to introduce E-Enrollment system for the taxpayers of all categories. According to sources, FBR has decided to amend Income Tax Rules 2002 for introducing E-Enrollment system for companies, individuals and associations. Sources told Customs Today that FBR has sent a draft to the bodies concerned and asked their suggestions and objections for the ... Read More »

Customs Court grants bail to alleged corrupt official of customs

ISLAMABAD: Customs Taxation and Anti-Smuggling Court granted bail to customs inspector, allegedly involved in taking bribe while clearing the consignments at Islamabad Dry Port. According to the details, Customs Court Judge Rana Aftab Ahmed Khan heard the case of accused Inspector Abdul Hafez. The suspect has been alleged that he assessed the import consignment at lesser rates to facilitate the ... Read More »

Customs Islamabad transfers two officials of BS-18

ISLAMABAD: The Model Customs Collectorate (MCC) Islamabad has transferred Deputy Collector Benazir Bhutto International Airport  (BBIAP) Islamabad Naveedur Rehman Bugi to Deputy Director IPR Enforcement North. Sources told Customs Today that Deputy Director Customs Intelligence and Investigation (I and I) Rawalpindi Shahid Jan has been transferred and posted as Deputy Collector Benazir Bhutto International Airport (BBIAP) Islamabad. Sources further said Customs Today that Deputy ... Read More »

FBR selects companies for audit using computerized balloting system

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has selected different companies for audit of tax year 2014 by using computerized balloting system. Sources told Customs Today that five sugar mills are selected for audit including JDW Sugar Mill of Jahangir Tareen, Alnoor Sugar Mill, Thal Industries Corporation Limited, Ittehad Sugar Mill and Indus Sugar Mill. According to sources, the FBR ... Read More »

ECP to suspend membership of 374 parliamentarians for failing to submit tax returns

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan is considering suspending the membership of 374 parliamentarians who have failed to submit their tax returns, it is learnt here. Sources told Customs Today that Election Commission of Pakistan will issue a notification for suspension of membership of these parliamentarians today. Sources added that according to Public Representatives Act, every member of the parliament is ... Read More »

Customs Adjudication Islamabad hears 20 cases

ISLAMABAD: Collector, Model Customs Collectorate Adjudication (MCC) Islamabad Muhammad Ali Raza has heard eight Anti-Smuggling cases, including food, clothes, tea, auto parts and offending vehicles. After hearing the arguments of the counsels of both sides, the Collector Adjudication Muhammad Ali Raza has adjourned the cases till the next hearing and ordered to the counsels of the said cases to submit ... Read More »

Islamabad Customs setting records under Collector Zeba Hai’s leadership

ISLAMABAD: The Model Customs Collectorate Islamabad has shown remarkable performance since the appointment of Collector Zeba Hai Azhar. According to the details, Collector Zeba Hai was appointed at the Islamabad Customs on March 31, 2014. The collector has second longest tenure at the same place while showing 100 percent achievement in tax collection. Earlier, Chief Collector Nadir Khan Hoti had ... Read More »

FBR refuses to provide ITA on local coal production

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has refused to provide Input Tax Adjustment (ITA) on the production of local coal production. According to sources, Engro Thar-coal has demanded ITA on the production of coal under the said project but the FBR has refused saying the board is not authorised to provide ITA on local coal production. Sources added that FBR has ... Read More »

Court sentences drug smuggler to over four years in jail

ISLAMABAD: The Special Court of Anti-Narcotics has sentenced four years and eight months imprisonment to drug smuggler, Muhammad Naseer, besides imposing a fine of Rs 20,000 on him. According to the details, the ANF team had arrested the culprit and recovered 1.5 kilograms of high quality heroin from his possession at Benazir International Airport Islamabad while searching his baggage. The ... Read More »

Public Accounts Committee recovers Rs 100 billion in 21 months

ISLAMABAD: Public Accounts Committee (PAC) recovered Rs 100 billion in 21 months by resolving 5,000 audit observations. Sources said that during the period, the PAC was sent almost 18,000 observations out of which 5000 have been settled. The sources added that 87th meeting of the committee was held during this time period to review the performance of different ministries. While the reports of ... Read More »

Senate body to discuss FBR’s anti-smuggling measures, border security, promotion policy

ISLAMABAD: The Senate Committee for Finance, Revenue & Economic Affairs under the chairmanship of Saleem Mandviwala will discuss and finalise Anti-Money Laundering Amendment Bill 2014 in its meeting on October 20. According to sources, the committee will consider matters relating to Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) like anti-smuggling measures and border security at Chaman, Torkham and Pakistan-Iran border and performance of ... Read More »

Customs Islamabad converts termination into retirement

ISLAMABAD: Model Customs Collectorate Islamabad has terminated the services of a sepoy due to his unlawful absence from duty for more than six months. According to details, Deputy Collector Yawar Nawaz stated in a notification that a major penalty of dismissal from service was imposed upon sepoy Hassan Raza of Model Customs Collectorate but he filed an appeal in the appellate ... Read More »

ANF foils bid to smuggle heroin, arrests Nigerian citizen

ISLAMABAD: The Anti-Narcotic Force (ANF) has foiled an attempt to smuggle heroin to Nigeria at Banazir Bhutto International Airport Islamabad and arrested a Nigerian citizen on the spot. According to details, the Anti-Narcotic Force recovered capsules full of heroin from the Nigerian citizen who was identified as Meko Madu Peter. Sources told that ANF personnel got suspicious when the passenger arrived ... Read More »

FBR appoints 2 new officials for Economic Corridor

ISLAMABAD: Federal Board of Revue (FBR) has appointed 2 focal persons of secretary level for China Pak Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects. According to sources, FBR on the request of Ministry of Power and Electricity has appointed these focal persons. FBR also started implementation of withholding tax exemption on import under CPEC through Port Qasim (PQ). As per details, FBR has ... Read More »

FBR to revise Customs Act-1969

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has decided to revise the Customs Act-1969 while National Evaluation Data Base (NEDB) is going to be established for revaluation of customs duty of imported items. According to sources, FBR had decided to revise the Customs Act 1969 and remove drawbacks from it while making it applicable with today’s circumstances. Sources added that World ... Read More »

Customs appoints attachment officer in Silver Oil Mills case

ISLAMABAD: The Model Customs Collectorate (MCC) Islamabad has appointed Superintendent Muhammad Siddique as Attachment Officer (AO). According to details, Deputy Collector Headquarters Yawar Nawaz has issued notification no. Cus/appointed A.O/36/2015/9965 in which the DC ordered that Muhammad Saddique has been opinionated as an attachment officer in the terms of Customs Recovery Rules (CRR) issued Vide SRO 450(I) 2001 to attach ... Read More »

Customs to get support from traders, businessmen to curb smuggling

ISLAMABAD: Customs authorities have decided to coordinate with traders and businessmen to curb smuggling activities in the country. According to sources, during anti-smuggling drives, traders and trade unions create hurdles in the way of customs officials when they take action against ‘smugglers’. Sources added Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO) is also focusing on courier companies as some courier companies are playing a role of ... Read More »