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Customs Intelligence seizes items worth Rs 396m from April, 2014 to June, 2015

ISLAMABAD: The Directorate General Intelligence and Investigation Rawalpindi region has seized smuggled goods worth Rs 396 million involving duty/taxes amounting to Rs 138 million, arrested 23 accused and registered 104 cases from April 2014 to June 22, 2015 under supervision of DG Lutfullah Virk. Deputy Director Headquarters, Khaldunul Haq told Customs Today that Customs Intelligence confiscated foreign origin cloth worth ... Read More »

Customs Adjudication Peshawar collects Rs 569.8m during fiscal year 2014-15

ISLAMABAD: The Model Customs Collectorate Adjudication Peshawar region has collected Rs 569.8 million in financial year 2014-15 while heard and decided 1,421 anti-smuggling cases during the current fiscal year. These cases are related to the smuggling of food, clothes, tea, auto parts and mobile phone. The above said revenue recovered through imposing penalties on accused persons. According to Adjudication Collectorate ... Read More »

Court rejects bail plea of suspect involved in tax evasion since 2012

ISLAMABAD: The Lahore High Court Rawalpindi bench has rejected bail application of accused Hammad Akbar Khan who was arrested by customs authorities at Banazir Bhutto Shaheed Airport. According to details, Hammad Akbar Khan was involved in case of customs duty evasion. The authorities lodged an FIR against him and presented a complete challan in the court while the accused has ... Read More »

Court awards jail term, fines to accused involved in drug smuggling

ISLAMABAD: The Special Court of Anti-Narcotics has heard different smuggling cases and announced sentence of jail imprisonment and fine to four accused, including a foreigner drug smuggler. According to details, Judge of Special Court of Anti-Narcotics Chaudhary Anwer Ahmad Khan has heard different smuggling cases. While announcing its verdict the Court sentenced a foreigner lady smuggler named Jastena who is ... Read More »

Govt revises rate of regulatory duty on imported goods

ISLAMABAD: The regulatory duty of different imported products/goods has been revised by the government. According to the details, 15 percent regulatory duty has been imposed on the import of products under PCT heading 69.07 and 69.08 like tiles, cubes and similar articles. Import of waste and scrap of compressor under PCT heading 7204.4940 would also be subject to a regulatory ... Read More »

ANF foils bid to smuggle heroin to Sri Lanka

ISLAMABAD: Anti-Narcotics Force has thwarted an attempt to smuggle heroin to Sri Lanka at Benazir Bhutto Shaheed Airport Islamabad during operation. According to details, Anti-Narcotics Force received an information that an attempt is being made to smuggle heroin to Sri Lanka from Benazir Bhutto Shaheed Airport Islamabad. During the process clearance of the passengers, the ANF team recovered one kilogram ... Read More »

FBR introducing Urdu version of income tax returns form to facilitate taxpayers

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) will issue for the first time income tax returns form in Urdu along with the English form to facilitate the taxpayers. According to the details, the FBR has completed the Urdu version of the form and after the consultation of the law ministry the form will be uploaded today on the website to ... Read More »

FBR lodges FIR against furniture company for millions of rupees sales tax envision

ISLAMABAD: The Directorate of Intelligence and Investigation, Inland Revenue, of the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has caught millions of rupees sales tax evasion in Islamabad. According to details, the Directorate of Intelligence and Investigation has caught a furniture supplier company, Fort Associates, which has business volume of Rs 465 million, is not paying sales tax. The directorate has lodged ... Read More »

ANF seizes drugs worth Rs 26 billion during seven operations this month

ISLAMABAD: The Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) has seized drugs worth Rs 26 billion and arrested 10 accused in seven operations until June 25, 2015. According to details, the Anti-Narcotics Force conducted seven operations and recovered drugs worth Rs 26 billion, including 10 tonnes of hashish, 517 kilogrammes of morphine and 55 kilogrammes of opium, while three vehicles were also impounded during the operation. Sources said that during ... Read More »

Bajwa directs Collector Faisalabad to clear 240 containers immediately

ISLAMABAD: Federal Board of Revenue Chairman Tariq Bajwa has directed Collector Customs Faisalabad Dry Port to clear 240 containers immediately. According to details, at least 240 containers at Faisalabad Dry Port have not been cleared for the last two months due to alleged cold war between two top officials. These 240 containers are full of goods of importers but due ... Read More »

Punjab govt provides motorcycles to Rawalpindi Excise officials

RAWALPINDI: The constables of Excise and Taxation Department have received motorcycles donated by the Punjab government. According to details, the Punjab government has asked the Excise and Taxation Department Rawalpindi to provide a list of constables who need motorcycles for performing their duties. The Excise and Taxation Department provided list of those constables who were working in the field. Meanwhile, ... Read More »

ANF Court awards 5-year jail term to drug smuggler

ISLAMABAD: The Special Court of Anti-Narcotics has sentenced a drug smuggler Muhammad Naseer, to five years imprisonment and imposed a fine of Rs 25,000 on him. According to details, ANF team had arrested Muhammad Naseer and recovered 4 kilograms of heroin and charas from his possession near Attock. His accomplice Bahadur Khan was on bail and now wanted by ANF. ... Read More »

Customs Adjudication hears 22 cases on Thursday

ISLAMABAD: Model Customs Collectorate Adjudication Islamabad heard 21 different types of Anti-Smuggling cases on June 25, 2015. According to details Model Customs Collectorate Deputy Collector Adjudication Court Islamabad has heard 21 different types of anti-smuggling including food, clothes, tea, auto parts, mobile phone cases in which Deputy Collector Adjudication Miss Kaukab Farooq reserved judgment on 9 cases and will issue ... Read More »

Customs seizes smuggled goods worth Rs 151.1m in June

ISLAMABAD: Directorate General Intelligence and Investigation Islamabad has successfully seized smuggled goods worth Rs 151.1 million and arrested seven suspects in June 2015. Deputy Director Headquarters Khaldunul Haq told Customs Today that during the course of anti-smuggling activities in June 2015, the Directorate General Intelligence and Investigation Islamabad has seized and recovered Rs 151.1 million smuggled goods. The seized items, ... Read More »

Customs foils bid to smuggle antique, counterfeit statues

ISLAMABAD: The Model Customs Collectorate Islamabad has thwarted an attempt to smuggle antique/ counterfeit statues at Benazir Bhutto Airport Islamabad. According to details, the Model Customs Collectorate Islamabad received an information that an attempt to smuggle antique/ counterfeit statues would be made through Turkish Airways on flight no. TK-711 bound for Istanbul from Benazir Bhutto Airport Islamabad. During the clearance ... Read More »

ANF foils bid to smuggle 1.2kg heroin to Dubai

ISLAMABAD: The Anti-Narcotic Force foiled an attempt of smuggling and recovered more than a kilo of heroin from a passenger at the Benazir Bhutto International Airport Islamabad and arrested the accused on the spot. According to details, the Anti-Narcotic Force recovered heroin from a passenger Adnan Shah during search of his luggage. The drug was recovered from the secret cavities ... Read More »

Customs confiscates 170 sets of cell phones at Islamabad airport

ISLAMABAD: The Model Customs Collectorate Islamabad has foiled an attempt to smuggle mobile phones including iPhone 5 and Samsung Notepad 3 during and operation at Benazir Bhutto Shaheed International Airport Islamabad. According to the details, the Model Customs Collectorate Islamabad received an information that an attempt to smuggle mobile phone would be made through a flight No. NL-224 on Benazir ... Read More »

Customs Intelligence seizes 130,000 litres of smuggled diesel

ISLAMABAD: The Directorate of Customs Investigation and Intelligence has seized 130,000 litres of smuggled high speed diesel worth Rs 4.5 million, besides arresting 10 suspects. According to the details, the Pakistan Customs with other law enforcement agencies participated in field operation 40 kilometer away from the border of Balochistan and held five oil tankers loaded with smuggled diesel worth Rs 4.5 ... Read More »

Customs Preventive seizes smuggled items worth Rs 8.13m

ISLAMABAD: The Model Customs Collectorate Islamabad Preventive has seized contraband items worth Rs 8.13 million till today of June, 2015. Deputy Collector headquarter Yawar Nawaz told Customs Today that during the course of anti-smuggling activities in June 2015, Islamabad Preventive has held various illegally imported goods including two units of air conditioner with offending vehicle bearing Registration No. K-4105 worth ... Read More »

Customs Appellate Tribunal rejects Jaffar Brothers refund claim

ISLAMABAD: The Customs Appellate Tribunal has declared inadmissible and rejected the M/s Jaffer Brothers Private Limited refund claim.  The company had submitted that they mistakenly claimed inappropriate PCT heading, which attracted higher rate of duty and taxes. According to the details of the case, M/s Jaffer Brothers imported a consignment declared to consist of parts for earth moving machinery from ... Read More »