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Peshawar I&I seizes narcotics worth Rs 18.7m

PESHAWAR: Directorate of Customs Intelligence and Investigation team seized 16 kilogram of foreign origin opium and chars worth Rs18.7 million. Deputy Director Rashid Habib told Customs Today that information was received that a Suzuki Mehran motor car will be tried to smuggle foreign origin narcotics from Peshawar side to Punjab. He said that information was forwarded to Additional Director Faysal ... Read More »

MoC holds meeting to review bilateral & transit trade with Afghanistan

ISLAMABAD: In order to discuss the issues of resumption of Pakistan’s imports from Afghanistan and demurrage charges being incurred on the Afghan Transit Trade cargo, an inter-ministerial meeting was held in the Ministry of Commerce, the meeting was chaired by Additional Secretary (Trade Diplomacy) Ministry of Commerce and was attended by the representatives of Federal Board of Revenue , Ministry ... Read More »

FBR pays tribute to late Zahid Khokhar for his outstanding services for Pakistan Customs

ISLAMABAD: Federal Board of Revenue has expressed deep grief on the sad demise of senior Customs Officer Muhammad Zahid Khokhar due to Covid-19. Muhammad Zahid Khokhar was recently promoted in Grade-22 and he was appointed as Director General Afghan Transit Trade.  He belonged to 13th Common Training Program of Civil Service of Pakistan. Earlier, he had also served as Collector ... Read More »

Kohat ASO seizes smuggled crushed betel nuts worth Rs44m

KOHAT: Deputy Collector Customs station Kohat Mehmood Khayal has said that that anti-smuggling squad seized smuggled crushed betel nuts Concealed under mineral coal dust worth  Rs44 million. Sources told Customs Today that an information was shared by the Additional Collector Muhammad Khayal that an attempt of smuggling of foreign origin betel nut from Daraban Quetta Road towards Punjab. Following the ... Read More »

ICCI slams shipping companies for not implementing govt directions regarding detention & demurrage charges

ISLAMABAD: President of Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI) Muhammad Ahmad has said that all detention and demurrage charges imposed by the shipping companies on importers should be waived off till 30th of June. Talking with Customs Today during an exclusive interview president ICCI said that after clear directions of the federal Government shipping companies should waive off charges ... Read More »

FBR should implement their relief orders for shipping companies amid COVID-19: Asad Mashadi

RAWALPINDI: Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI) ex-President Asad Mushadi has said that FBR have to implement their relief orders issued due to Covid 19 situation for shipping companies. Talking with Customs Today during an exclusive talk he said that the Government and FBR have to implement their relief orders issued due Covid 19 situation, he added that banks, ... Read More »

Scanner should be installed at Torkham export terminal: ADC Shahid Jan

TORKHAM: Collectorate of Customs Additional Collector Shahid Jan has said that National Logistics Cell (NLC) should provide Personal Protection Equipment (PPEs) kits to the customs staff who are performing their duties during COVID-18. Talking with Customs Today during an exclusive interview Shahid Jan said that entire exports have started through Afghan border since 4th May 2020 where approximately 35 trucks ... Read More »

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 »