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Customs Adjudication orders to release consignment after payment of fine

ISLAMABAD: Additional Collector Customs Adjudication Peshawar, Karam Elahi, has issued orders for the release of two trailers loaded with electronics and other items after payment of 20 percent of value of seized goods for each as fine. Additional Collector Elahi issued two separate Order-in-Originals (ONOs) No. 37/2015 and 40/ 2015 in this regard. As per details, the Customs Investigation and ... Read More »

PCA officials directed to follow office timings

ISLAMABAD: Directorate General of Post Clearance Audit (PCA) has directed all the officers and employees to mark their attendance up to 9:15am to avoid disciplinary action against them. According to the details, Deputy Director PCA, Lubna Shamshad has issued an office order regarding the employees’ attendance. As per office orders, the director has observed that the officials are not marking ... Read More »

Customs deploys three inspectors as vigilance officers

ISLAMABAD: The Model Customs Collectorate Islamabad has deployed three more inspectors of the collectorate as duty/vigilance officers in the field, says an order issued by Deputy Collector headquarters Yawar Nawaz. According to the notification, three inspectors, Saeed Ahmed, Asif Nazir and Maqsood Qureshi, have been deployed at Preventive division, Islamabad dry port and Benazir Bhutto International Airport Islamabad as duty/vigilance ... Read More »

Alleged smuggler killed in shootout with ANF, another arrested

ISLAMABAD: A smuggler was shot dead while other was arrested by Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) during an encounter near Chach Interchange in Attock city. According to sources, the ANF received an information that some smugglers making attempt to smuggle cloths and drugs from Peshawar to Rawalpindi. After receiving the information, the ANF team intercepted a car near Chach Interchange for checking ... Read More »

Customs Intelligence to curb smuggling with cooperation of LEAs

ISLAMABAD: Directorate of Customs Investigation and Investigation Islamabad has formed a new anti-smuggling strategy to curb smuggling in the country with cooperation of other law enforcement agencies (LEAs). Deputy Director Headquarters Khaldunul Haq told Customs Today that Customs Intelligence held various meetings with the LEAs to develop a close liaison in order to eradicate the menace of smuggling in the ... Read More »

FBR directs withholding agents to accept business names of taxpayers  

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has directed the withholding agents to accept the NTN, CNIC and business name which are shown in declaration and put it in the activated taxpayers’ list. According to sources, the FBR has noticed that withholding agents are not accepting business names which are different from the owners’ names and are facing problems which one ... Read More »

FIA arrests three alleged human traffickers, recovers fake currency

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has arrested three suspect who are allegedly involved in human trafficking and recovered fake currency from their custody. According to details, an FIA team raided a house in Rawalpindi and recovered fake currency of local and foreign countries, chemicals and plates which were being used for making fake currency and 17 passports. The names of accused persons are ... Read More »

Customs Adjudication issues show-cause notice to Hamida Sports for tax evasion of Rs 4.6m

ISLAMABAD: The Collector Model Customs Collectorate Adjudication Islamabad has issued a show-cause notice to M/s. Hamida Sports for tax evasion of  Rs 4.6 million. According to details, PCA  unearthed Rs 4.6 million tax evasion in Hamida Sports Lahore during the audit process and forward the case to Model Customs Collectorate Adjudication Islamabad to adjudicate the case accordingly. During the processing ... Read More »

Peshawar Customs Intelligence holds 11kg charas, a vehicle

ISLAMABAD: The Directorate of Investigation and Intelligence, Customs Peshawar, has seized 11 kilogram of charas and impounded a vehicle, Honda Civic and arrested a suspect. According to the details, the Customs Intelligence Peshawar received information regarding the smuggling of drugs. Therefore, a customs team was formed which stopped a Honda Civic car bearing Registration No. LOZ-4322 model 1996 at a ... Read More »

ANF recovers drugs amounting to Rs 10m, arrests two suspects

ISLAMABAD: The Anti-Narcotics Force has recovered drugs worth Rs 10 million and arrested two suspects. According to details, the ANF team raided a house in Rawalpindi and recovered 5 kilograms of heroin and 10 kilograms of hashish while arrested a woman with accused Zulqarnan during the raid.  The sources added that the drugs having worth of Rs 10 million in market, ... Read More »

Customs seizes hashish worth Rs 0.66m during checking

ISLAMABAD: The Directorate of Customs Intelligence and Investigation Peshawar has seized 11 kilograms of hashish and Honda Civic car and arrested a suspect. According to details, the Customs authorities received information that an attempt will be made to smuggle drugs. Meanwhile, the customs staff stopped a Honda Civic car bearing registration no. LOZ-4322 chassis no. PK 65101435 model 1996 on a check point on Peshawar GT ... Read More »

Renovation started at Islamabad Customs House

ISLAMABAD: The renovation work at Model Customs Collectorate (MCC) Islamabad has been started in order to more beautify the customs building and provide more facilities to officials. Deputy Director MCC Islamabad, Yawar Nawaz while talking to Customs Today told that boundary wall of the Islamabad Customs will be reconstructed, while the issues regarding sanitation and water supply will also be ... Read More »

Customs Adjudication issues notice to suspect in vehicle seizure case

ISLAMABAD: Customs Adjudication Islamabad has issued a show cause notice to Ikhlaq Sani in a vehicle seizure case. According to the details, the Customs officials have impounded a non-duty paid Toyota Corolla car worth Rs 1.2 million near Dera Ismail Khan during routine checking and registered a seizure case No. 02/2015 against the owner namely Ikhlaq Sani, resident of Saeyab Raod ... Read More »

Rawalpindi Customs Intelligence showed 91pc growth in anti-smuggling activities in FY2014-15

ISLAMABAD: Directorate of Investigation and Intelligence Rawalpindi has showed 91 percent growth in wake of seizure of smuggled items during last fiscal year 2014-15 over preceding year 2013-14. This was stated by Deputy Director Customs Intelligence Rawalpindi, Shahid Jan, while talking to Customs Today. He said that the smuggled items valued at Rs 42 million were seized during the said period, while ... Read More »

Court grants bail to drug smuggler

ISLAMABAD: The Lahore High Court Rawalpindi bench has accepted the bail plea of suspect who had already served two years and 9 months jail, and ordered his release. According to details, Lahore High Court Rawalpindi bench has heard the case of smuggler Muhammad Altaf who was arrested by Anti-Narcotics Forces while 1500 gram marphiune was recovered from him and registered a ... Read More »

DG ANF to chair meeting of educational institutions

ISLAMABAD: Anti-Narcotics Force has called a meeting of the vice chancellors, principals and heads of the Rawalpindi and Islamabad private and public sector educational institutions on August 26, 2015. According to sources, Director General ANF Major General Khawar Hanif will preside over  the meeting. Sources also added that it is part of the ANF policy to eliminate drugs from educational ... Read More »

Customs seals guest house involved in tax evasion

ISLAMABAD: Directorate General Intelligence and Investigation Inland Revenue has sealed a guest house allegedly involved in million of rupees sales tax evasion . According to sources, Directorate General Intelligence and Investigation Inland Revenue has received an information that a first class guest house which is situated at Jinnah Super Market Islamabad has dozens of first class air-conditioned rooms and charging rent of Rs ... Read More »

Customs foils currency smuggling attempt at Islamabad airport, recovers $20,000

ISLAMABAD: Customs officials have foiled an attempt to smuggle foreign currency to Bangkok at Benazir Bhutto International Airport Islamabad and arrested the accused on the spot. As per details, the customs officials deputed at Islamabad airport held a passenger namely Ismail Khan who was going to Bangkok through a private airline flight No. PG-350 in departure lounge. The customs officials conducted ... Read More »

FBR to establish National Valuation Database

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has decided to establish National Valuation Database. Sources told Customs Today that the FBR has decided to review the Customs Act 1969 and to revise the customs duty value perfectly of imported goods for which the FBR is going to establish National Valuation Database. The National Valuation Database will review the Customs Act 1969 ... Read More »

Excise official asked to verify property tax amount on challan duly

ISLAMABAD: Excise and Taxation Rawalpindi Director Tanveer Abbas Gondal has directed all inspectors to distribute property tax challans among citizens after proper verification of the tax amount. According to the details, a high level meeting of the Rawalpindi Excise officials was held in order to discuss the matters of property tax challans. Director Tanveer said that tax challan must be ... Read More »