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Gwadar Customs torches narcotics worth Rs700m in May: Collector Tahir Qureshi

ISLAMABAD: Collectorate of Customs Gwadar Collector Dr. Tahir Qureshi, has said that after a halt due to COVID19 Pandemic, the Iran border has now opened and clearance of essential food commodities is taking place with a special schedule and timing issued by Ministry of Interior (MOI), in coordination with Frontier Corpse (FC) Baluchistan, district administrations of the Panjgur, Gwadar and ... Read More »

Customs ASO surpasses assigned revenue target despite lockdown: Collector Seema Bokhari

ISLAMABAD: Collectorate of Customs Collector Seema Raza Bokhari t has said that due to COVID19 the FBR has revised revenue collection target under head of customs duty. While talking exclusively with Customs Today she said that due to prevailing pandemic of COVID19 situation there is no economic activity shown at Islamabad dry port nor at AFU (Air Freight Unit) situated ... Read More »

Covid-19: Collectorates trying to generate maximum revenue thru different measures: Asif Jah Mehmood

ISLAMABAD: Chief Collector Customs North Region Dr. Asif Mehmood Jah said that the Torkham inquiry is still being conducted by the JIT as well as the FIA and no final report has so far been compiled by any of these two agencies till date. Talking with Customs Today during an exclusive interview the Chief Collector North said that inquiry report ... Read More »

Senior FBR official tested positive for COVID-19, Board closed till Monday

ISLAMABAD: FBR Secretary Projects Anwar Zeb tested positive for COVID-19 and Board’s headquarters closed down till Monday for disinfection. The official of FBR who found positive of Coronavirus was working on 7th floor of FBR building so the high authorities ordered for fumigation/disinfection of whole building today (Thursday). When FBR’s spokesman was contacted for comments, he said that suspected case ... Read More »

Peshawar Customs using all available resources against smuggling: ADC Faysal Bokhari

PESHAWAR: Faysal Bokhari the Additional Director Customs Intelligence Peshawar said that Anti Smuggling Organization of this Collectorate is doing their job efficiently to cope with the notorious elements. According to details told by Faysal Bokhari while talking with Customs Today during exclusive talk, anti smuggling organization of I&I (Intelligence and Investigation) Peshawar is working 24/7 to control smugglers and tax ... Read More »

Customs Adjudication imposes fine on M/s Malika Traders for exporting face masks: Collector Iram Amir

ISLAMABAD:  Collector Customs Adjudication Iram Amir has said that the Collectorate has imposed penalty of Rs 1 million against M/s Malika Traders Lahore for attempting to export face masks worth Rs 15 million via Islamabad International Airport during this time of crisis. “My job is to do public dealing and it is very important to do the job as a ... Read More »

COVID19: State Warehouse Islamabad reluctant to park costly seized smuggled goods in open yards

ISLAMABAD: The State Ware house Islamabad is reluctant to park costly seized smuggled goods in open yards because of suspension of public auctions due to pandemic of COVID19. According to details the Collector Islamabad reminded the Chairman CDA (capital development authority) for allotment of land urgently required to build a State warehouse complex building for sake of safety and security ... Read More »

Customs Intelligence Directorate taking all measures against Coronavirus: DG Zahid Khokhar

ISLAMABAD: Directorate of Customs Intelligence and Investigation (I&I) Director-General Zahid Kokhar has said that the PDMA provided disinfecting spray facility to make the building of Directorate of Islamabad and Lahore virus-proof. Talking with Customs Today during an exclusive interview, the Director General I&I (Intelligence and Investigation) said that it is important to make all possible preventive measures against the infectious ... Read More »

Customs ASO earns extra revenue of Rs100m during March: Seema Bokhari

ISLAMABAD: Collectorate of Customs Collector Seema Raza Bokhari said that the Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO) earned extra revenue of Rs100 million against allocated target of Rs115 million. Overall Customs ASO collected Rs204 million during the month of March 2020 while it impounded 135  NDP vehicles during first three quarters of current Fiscal Year. Talking with Customs Today she said that due ... Read More »

Peshawar I&I seizes smuggled cigarettes & dry fruit worth Rs50m near Bannu

PESHAWAR:  Directorate of Customs Intelligence and Investigation (I&I) Additional Director Faysal Bokhari has said that due to current corona virus, Customs I&I enhanced vigilance in the jurisdiction to thwart any attempt of smuggling. Talking with Customs Today Faysal Bokhari said that Director Customs I&I Rashid Habib received credible information about some smuggling attempts taking the advantage of current situation of ... Read More »

Customs ASO shows outstanding performance in curbing smuggling attempts: Collector Seema Raza Bokhari

ISLAMABAD: Collectorate of Customs Collector Seema Raza Bokhari has said that customs staff of the Collectorate seized 456500 masks during the month of March 2020 from unknown export consignments at Islamabad airport while 72000 masks were seized by passenger’s baggage who tried to smuggle masks abroad while the country was facing huge shortage of medical masks due to CoronaVirus. Talking ... Read More »

ASO recovers NDP tyres worth Rs80m from godown near Tarnol

ISLAMABAD: Collectorate of Customs Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO) raided a gadown near Tarnol and seized different quality tyres worth Rs80 million. Sources told Customs Today that Chief Collector North Dr. Asif Jah Mehmood received credible information that huge quantity of non-duty paid tyre are dumped in a godown located near Tarnol. He immediately directed Collector Seema Raza Bokhari to take necessary ... Read More »

DGTR holds workshop on “AML Detection & Investigation”

ISLAMABAD: Directorate-General of Training and Research (DGTR) Director Iram. M. Aamir emphasized on a joint struggle of various Law Enforcement Agencies to curb Money Laundering and combating financing of terrorism She expressed these views during a “One-Day Seminar on Anti Money Laundering (AML) Detection & Investigations” for the officers of Pakistan Customs Service (PCS) as well as Islamabad Capital Terriority ... Read More »

Latest technology being used to curb smuggling attempts: ADC Faysal Bokhari

PESHAWAR: Directorate of Customs Intelligence and Investigation (I&I) Additional Director Faysal Bokhari has said that after assuming charge of the Directorate, he used information technology to curb tax evasion and smuggling. During this period from October 2019 till date, the Directorate made enormous cases of multiple smuggled goods along with NDP vehicles and narcotics worth Rs 1 billion and surpassed ... Read More »

FBR Member Legal Dr. Arslan to head JIT to probe Customs Torkham scandal

ISLAMABAD: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Member Legal Dr. Arslan Subuctageen has been appointed chairman of JIT constituted for investigation of mega fraud at Customs Station Torkham. According to FBR letter C.No.3(24)E&C/2018, the Board has been pleased to appoint Dr. Arslan Subuctageen (Member Legal and Accounting Customs) of FBR as chairman of the joint investigation team constituted under instructions of ... Read More »

Customs, NLC to strengthen coordination at Torkham to curb smuggling: Assistant Collector Ali Asif

PESHAWAR: The Customs Collectorate Peshawar has posted assistant collector at Torkham permanently and has been given additional charge of Torkham. Talking with Customs Today Assistant Collector Ali Asif said that 8 inspectors are posted and strength of sepoys has also been increased. He said that the Gate out in imports is now on real time basis and arrangements are underway ... Read More »

No case of money laundering, gold smuggling reported after establishment of CNTC: Sana Ullah Abro

ISLAMABAD: Collectorate of Customs Additional Deputy Collector Sana Ullah Abro has said that due to tight vigilance at the New Islamabad International Airport (NIIA) no case of money laundering, gold smuggling or narcotics has reported while customs staff has been covered all gates and scanners with proper checking. Talking with Customs Today during an exclusive interview Sana Ullah Abro said ... Read More »

Illegal clearance of containers: Torkham Customs files FIR against NLC staff, clearing agents & others

TORKHAM: Collectorate of Customs Preventive   have registered FIR against the staff of terminal operator NLC, customs clearing agents and others subsequent to Customs I&I Peshawar lodged FIR against 197 out of 355 people and vehicles cleared via international Pak-Afghan border carrying import without paying duty taxes. According to copy of FIR No.10/2020 available with Customs Today a complainant Dehmash Tahir ... Read More »

Pakistan Customs using latest technology to curb smuggling: Collector Iftikhar Ahmad

QUETTA:  Collectorate of Customs Preventive Collector Dr. Iftakhar Ahmad has said that Pakistan Customs along with International Customs fraternity celebrated International Customs Day (ICD) on 26 January 2020 with the slogan “Customs fostering sustainability for people, prosperity and the planet”. Talking with Customs Today during an exclusive interview on the subject of ICD, he said that the commemorations for the ... Read More »

Quetta Customs shows outstanding performance to curb smuggling: Zulfiqar Ch.

QUETTA: Chief Collector Customs Zulifaqar Ali Chaudhary  lauded the efforts of Customs  staff of Balochistan  for efficient vigilance at country’s borders to curb illegal trade of contraband goods. Pakistan Customs Quetta celebrated International Customs Day with enthusiasm at Customs House Quetta. This day was dedicated by the World Customs Organization (WCO) to be celebrated every year. The theme set by ... Read More »