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Court to start proceedings of Ayyan Ali money laundering case today

ISLAMABAD: A three-point charge-sheet has been prepared against super model Ayyan Ali in currency smuggling case, it is learnt. According to sources,  Lahore High Court Rawalpindi bench will start proceedings against super model Ayyan Ali in currency smuggling case on August 21, 2015 (today). In the charge-sheet the accused was charged with attempting to smuggle $500,000 to Dubai. While sources added ... Read More »

ANF recovers 2.23kgs of heroin, arrests Norwagen smuggler

ISLAMABAD: The Anti-Narcotics Force has recovered 2.23 kilograms of heroin and arrested a Norwagen citizen. According to details, the ANF has received an information about the smuggling activities in Rawalpindi area on which the ANF team raided a residential area and recovered 2.23 kilograms of heroin from a foreigner and arrested him. Sources added, that the accused is a citizen ... Read More »

Govt imposes Rs 5,000 air travel tax on pilgrims

ISLAMABAD: The federal government has withdrawn tax exemption on intending pilgrims and has imposed Rs 5,000 tax on each pilgrim.  All the field formations and airline have been directed to collect this tax from the pilgrims. After receiving these directions from the Federal Board of Revenue, all the airlines have started collecting Rs 5,000 tax from pilgrims. It is important to mention here, that hajis were ... Read More »

Customs deploys 3 inspectors as vigilant officers

SLAMABAD: The Model Customs Collectorate Islamabad has deployed three inspectors of the collectorate as duty/vigilant officers in the field, says an order issued by Deputy Collector headquarters Yawar Nawaz. According to the notification, three inspectors, Akhtar Zaman, Muhammad Hassan and Shahrukh Butt, have been deployed at preventive division, Islamabad dry port and AFU import to work as duty/vigilant officers. These officers will ... Read More »

Court awards death sentence to narcotics smuggler

ISLAMABAD: Special Court of Anti Narcotics has sentenced a smuggler to death and imposed a Rs 200,000 fine on him for smuggling of heroin and hashish. According to details, the ANF team has arrested Zafarullah and recovered 3320 kilograms of hashish and 2 kilograms of heroin from his possession and registered a case of smuggling against him. Anti Narcotics Special ... Read More »

PAC hails performance of FBR during last two years

ISLAMABAD: Public Accounts Committee’s sub-committee on revenues has appreciated the performance of the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) during the previous two years in which 33 percent increase were witnessed in the tax revenue. According to details, proceedings of the sub-committee was held under the chairmanship of Rohail Asghar. In which chairman FBR Tariq Bajwa, senior member Inland Revenue (Policy) Shahid ... Read More »

Jarar Shah appointed as attachment officer

ISLAMABAD: The Model Customs Collectorate Islamabad has appointed Superintendent Customs Jarar Ali Shah as attachment Officer. According to details, Jarar Shah as attachment officer has been directed to seize the moveable/immoveable properties of Shakeel, a resident of Model Town Islamabad, Syed Akhtar Husain, a resident of Charbagh Swat, Dadullah Siafuddin, a resident of Qilla Abdullah, Amjed Perviz, a resident of ... Read More »

Peshawar Customs Intelligence seizes drugs worth Rs 3m

ISLAMABAD: The Directorate of Investigation and Intelligence, Peshawar Customs, has seized 33 kilogram charas and 11 kilogram opium worth Rs 3 million, besides arresting a suspect in the operation. According to the details, the Custom Intelligence, acting upon credible information regarding the smuggling of contraband items from Peshawar to other cities of Pakistan, had conducted the operation Customs Intelligence team intercepted ... Read More »

World Bank terms FBR’s IRIS system ineffective

ISLAMABAD: The World Bank mission has declared the computerized system, Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS), introduced by Federal Board of Revenue as ineffective, adding that it was old and traditional system. The World Bank mission has told the FBR officials that the tax system must be integrated for the collection of revenue. The mission added that the IRIS system is based on 20 years ... Read More »

Customs nominates Naveedur Rehman as focal person for Hajj

ISLAMABAD: Model Customs Collectorate Islamabad has nominated Deputy Collector Naveedur Rehman as the focal person for Hajj operations at Benazir International Airport Islamabad. According to office order, it has been notified for the information of all concerned that Naveedur Rehman Bugvi, Deputy collector AB, BBI Airport Islamabad is hereby designated as the focal person to coordinate with all other agencies ... Read More »

FBR to start campaign against non-taxpayers of electronics dealers

ISLAMABAD: Directorate of Intelligence and Investigation Inland Revenue of Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has decided to start campaign against non-taxpayers of electronics dealers . According to sources, Directorate of Intelligence and Investigation Inland Revenue has received information that most of the electronic dealers are involved in tax evasion, these dealers has large scales of electronic businesses but they submit ... Read More »

Islamabad Customs Collector Zeba goes on leave until August 21

Adjudication Collector Seema assigned additional charge of Islamabad Collectorate ISLAMABAD: Collector Customs Adjudication Islamabad, Seema Raza Bukhari, has been assigned additional charge of Collector Model Customs Collectorate Islamabad as the collector concerned is on leave until August 21. According to the details, Collector Model Custom Collectorate Islamabad, Zeba Hai, has gone abroad after taking leave until August 21. Therefore, Collector Seema Raza ... Read More »

Islamabad Customs plans officials’ duties to handle Hajj operation, 2015

ISLAMABAD: Model Customs Collectorate Islamabad has chalked out a duty plan for customs officials deputed at Benazir International Airport Islamabad to handle the Hajj operation, 2015 in order to tighten the vigilance and facilitate the performers. In this regard, an office order C.No.-Estt.Hajj operation 30/2015/7404 has been issued by Deputy Collector MCC Islamabad, Yawar Nawaz which is effective for operation of ... Read More »

Customs seizes mobile phones worth Rs 0.5m

ISLAMABAD: Customs staff has successfully seized mobile phones amounting to Rs 0.5 million at Bacha Khan International Airport Peshawar. According to details, customs staff were scanning the luggage of passengers who had arrived via Air Blue Flight no. PA 0611. During the scanning, a passenger put his baggage on the scanning machine which reflected smart phones of different types. A detailed search ... Read More »

Eight inspectors facing inquiry for attempting to commit fraud in property tax

ISLAMABAD: Eight inspectors of Excise and Taxation Department Rawalpindi appeared in the office of director excise Rawalpindi for explaining their position. These inspectors are facing inquiry under the charges of fraud as they had sent property tax notices to the citizens of Rawalpindi with illegal amounts. According to sources, eight inspectors of Excise and Taxation Department Rawalpindi, including Riaz Virk, Chaudary Khalid, Raza ... Read More »

FBR to introduce new audit policy soon

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has almost completed its working on making a new audit policy draft which will be presented before the board council of FBR soon. Official sources told Customs Today that the FBR would audit the record of the past five years pertaining to the large taxpayers, three years record of medium level taxpayers and ... Read More »

Draft of new audit policy will be presented before FBR’s board council soon

ISLAMABAD: New audit policy draft is in final stages of completion and soon it will be presented to the board council of Federal Board of Revenue it is learnt here. According to sources, the FBR has decided to developed a new audit policy to conduct audit of previous five years of heavy taxpayers, 3 years of medium taxpayers and 2 ... Read More »

Adjudication Deputy Collector Kaukab recovers Rs 8m as penalty in July

ISLAMABAD: Deputy Collector Customs Adjudication, Kaukab Farooq, has decided 12 cases and recovered Rs 8 million as a penalty in July 2015. According to the details, Deputy Collector Kaukab Farooq heard different types of anti-smuggling cases including electronics, tea, cloths, vehicles and others. He decided almost 12 cases out of all during the first month of the current fiscal year ... Read More »

Customs seizes goods worth Rs 1.03b in July, registers 96 cases

ISLAMABAD: The Directorate General Customs Intelligence and Investigation Islamabad has seized Rs 1.03 billion smuggled goods and has registered 96 cases against the smugglers during July 2015. According to details, Deputy Director headquarter Khaldunul Haq told Customs Today that during the course of anti-smuggling activities in July 2015 Directorate General Customs Intelligence and Investigation Islamabad has seized goods amounting to ... Read More »

FBR announces deadlines for filing tax returns

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has announced August 31 as last date for the salaried persons and September 30 for non-salaried persons to file their tax returns. Official said that the deadlines for filing the tax returns are for all existing and new tax filers. He said the FBR was committed to broadening the tax net for strengthening ... Read More »