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Customs employees should work with full dedication: Chief Collector Asif Jah

ISLAMABAD: Chief Collector North Region Asif Mehmood Jah has said that he is proud on retired officers of Customs department who successfully completed 35 years in serving the country. He was addressing a farewell ceremony which was organized in honor of customs superintends who were retired during month of May 2019. The Chief Collector North region who was chief guest ... Read More »

DG I&I Zahid Khokhar seeks early installation of CCTV cameras in all state warehouses

ISLAMABAD: Directorate-General Customs Intelligence & Investigation (I&I) Zahid Khokhar has said that there should be a module for registering of seized smuggled goods which enter and exit from SWHs and module should be attached with WeBOC system so in and out of goods could be visible to all relevant agencies. He said that Directorate General of Customs I&I has started ... Read More »

Abdul Waheed Marwat to head newly formed Directorate of Cross Border Currency Movement

ISLAMABAD: Directorate of Intelligence & Investigation Additional Director Abdul Waheed Marwat who is part of team working on anti-money laundering in FATF matters is transferred as Director Operations at newly formed Directorate of Cross Border Currency Movement. Abdul Waheed Marwat is a Customs officer of PCS/BS-19 who is presently working as part of Anti money laundering team on those matters ... Read More »

Islamabad Customs impounds eight non-duty paid vehicles during April

ISLAMABAD: The Customs car cell of MCC Islamabad impounded eight non-duty paid vehicles worth Rs 9.87 millions during month of April FY18-19. According to documents provided to Customs Today, during the month of April, car cell of Customs Collectorate showed outstanding performance and impounded 8 non-duty paid vehicles on secret information of Collector Seema Raza Bokhari. During April Financial Year (FY) 2018-19, ... Read More »

Quetta Customs impounds smuggled diesel & goods worth Rs70m

QUETTA: Collectorate of Customs teams deputed at various check posts have seized 1,00,000 liters of smuggled POL products carrying in ambulance and Indian goods loaded in other vehicles worth Rs70 million. Sources told Customs Today that pursuing the secret information shared by Collector Preventive Iftikhar Ahmad the Customs staff intercepted various vehicles on GT Road and Lak Pass check post. ... Read More »

Hyderabad I&I adopts zero tolerance policy against smuggling: Director Sadiqullah Khan

HYDERABAD: Directorate of Customs Intelligence and Investigation Director Saddiqullah Khan said that the Directorate launched the biggest crackdown on illegally imported POL products during 3rd Quarter of current financial year where the Directorate seized 366370 liters of Iranian origin smuggled diesel which could cause huge loss to the national exchequer. Sadiqullal Khan, the first ever Director posted at Customs Intelligence ... Read More »

FBR Legal Dept wins 7676 cases involving revenue of Rs76484m

ISLAMABAD: The legal wing of FBR has won 7676 litigation cases involving Rs 76484 million revenue from different courts during current financial year 2018-19. According to details provided to Customs Today, the legal department of Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has triumphed 755 number of cases worth Rs 2766 million in Supreme Court of Pakistan during current FY18-19 (July to April) ... Read More »

Customs I&I seizes smuggled goods worth Rs12641m till April

ISLAMABAD: The Directorate General of Customs Intelligence and Investigation seized 60% extra smuggled goods and NDP vehicles till April 2019 as compared with same period of last year. Talking with the Customs Today, the official spokesperson of DG Customs Intelligence and Investigation (I&I) Zahid Khokhar said that the Customs I&I seized Rs12641 million of smuggled goods during current FY2018-19 while ... Read More »

Customs BKIA foils bid to smuggle foreign currency worth Rs5.2m, 2 passengers arrested

PESHAWAR: Collectorate of Customs staff deputed at Bacha Khan International Airport (BKIA) seized foreign currency worth Rs5.2 million and arrested two passengers. Sources told Customs Today that Assistant Collector Muhammad Asif received credible information that some smugglers will try to smuggle foreign origin currency. He alerted customs staff to enhance checking of passengers. The Customs team intercepted two passengers who ... Read More »

Kohat Customs seizes smuggled cloth & cigarettes worth Rs4m

KOHAT: The Customs staff deputed at Kohat Tunnel Check Post seized huge quantity of foreign origin smuggled cloth and cigarettes worth Rs4 million. Sources told Customs Today that Kohat Customs, functioning under jurisdiction of Customs Peshawar, received secret information about smuggling of cloth and cigarettes through G.T. Road towards Kohat Tunnel. Sources told that pursuing the said information the Customs ... Read More »

Customs I&I detects tax evasion of Rs246.77m by M/s Pak Telecom Mobile Ltd

KARACHI: Directorate of Customs Intelligence and Investigation detected tax evasion worth Rs246.77 million by M/s Pak Telecom Mobile Ltd Islamabad while the consignment was released against the BG. Talking with Customs Today the sources of I&I said that in pursuance of specific information to the effect that M/s Pak Telecom Mobile Ltd (PTML) Islamabad has been involved in evasion of ... Read More »

Customs ASO impounds Indian smuggled goods near Kahuta Road

ISLAMABAD: Customs Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO) seized 8390 kilograms Indian perishable smuggled goods worth Rs2.5 million along with truck from Kahuta Road. The case was registered against the accused who successfully fled away from the scene. Sources told Customs Today that ASO staff acting upon the direction and secret information received from Azmat Tahira, made a ‘naka bandi’ at Kahuta Road and ... Read More »

DG I&I Zahid Khokhar lauds services of Deputy Director Khaldoonul Haq

ISLAMABAD: Directorate-General Customs Intelligence and Investigation (I&I) DG Mohammad Zahid Khokhar has lauded the outstanding performance of Deputy Director Khaldoonul Haq during his three and a half year tenure as deputy director Customs I&I. DG Zahid Khokhar awarded honorary shield to Khaldoonul Haq in a ceremony held in the headquarters. On the occasion, the DG said that hardworking and honest ... Read More »

New policy should be introduced for tampered vehicles: ADC Wajid Ali

PESHAWAR: Directorate of Customs Intelligence and Investigation Additional Director Wajid Ali said that the Customs Department has not adopted any clear policy regarding tampered vehicles so the department must look into it and devise a solid policy in this regard. Additional Director Wajid Ali was talking with Customs Today during an exclusive interview here at Directorate of Customs I&I Peshawar. Answering a ... Read More »

Customs I&I detains two containers of old spare parts cleared by IDP

ISLAMABAD: Directorate-General Customs Intelligence and Investigation (I&I) DG Zahid Kokhar has said that on credible information his staff has detained two containers of old spare parts cleared by Islamabad dry port. While talking with Customs Today, he confirmed that he received credible information by his sources that Islamabad dry port has cleared two containers carrying foreign origin spare parts which ... Read More »

Chairman FBR briefs officers of 25th SMC about policies to overcome systemic tax impediments

ISLAMABAD: The trainee officers of 25th Senior Management Course, National Management College, Lahore visited FBR on Wednesday and got a detailed briefing on the functioning and performance of Federal Board of Revenue. Later, the participants were given a detailed presentation by Member, Facilitation and Taxpayers Education (FATE) Mustafa Sajjad Hassan who briefed about the functioning of FBR and highlighted the ... Read More »

Customs I&I using all resources to curb smuggling: Deputy Director Khaldoonul Haq

ISLAMABAD: Directorate of Customs I&I Deputy Director Khaldoon ul Haq has said that each Customs officer of grade 17 and above is required to enhance capacity to curb the menace of smuggling. Talking with Customs Today during an exclusive interview Deputy Director Directorate of Intelligence and Investigation (I&I), Khaldoon ul Haq said that he spent a long period of 4 ... Read More »

Quetta Customs impounds smuggled goods worth Rs20m from Yaroo & Khuzdar check posts

QUETTA: Collectorate of Customs team recovered foreign origin goods and offending vehicles worth Rs20 million from Yaroo and Khuzdar customs check post. Sources told Customs Today that Collector Iftikhar Ahmad received information through his own sources that few smugglers intend to smuggle foreign origin goods in clandestine way. He passed special instructions to Additional Collector Jameel Baloch and Deputy Collector ... Read More »

FBR shows displeasure on poor performance regarding foreign currency seizures

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) expressed displeasure on poor performance of foreign origin currency seizures worth Rs 28.254 million made by various Model Customs Collectorates during first 9 months of FY18-19. According to details provided to Customs Today, it was clearly mentioned as subject that “currency seizures during July 2018 to March 2019 are unsatisfactory regarding FATF matters”. It ... Read More »

Islamabad Collectorate surpasses target of customs duty collection: ADC Ashfaq Khan

ISLAMABAD: Collectorate of Customs Additional Collector Ashfaq Khan said that MCC has achieved assigned revenue target of customs duty and taxes allocated for month of March FY18-19 while the Collectorate surpassed assigned revenue collection target by 14% during first 9 months. Talking with Customs Today during an exclusive interview, he said that Model Customs Collectorate has enhanced its vigilance to ... Read More »