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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 »

Customs taking all measure to facilitate businesmen: FBR Chairman

ISLAMABAD: A big event was held to celebrate International Customs Day in Customs House which was chaired and addressed by FBR Chairman Syed Shabbar Zaidi. Member (Customs Policy) Muhammad Javed Ghani, also addressed the Customs officers and officials. International Customs Day is celebrated by 183 Customs Administrations of the World on 26th January of every year under the auspices of ... Read More »

99pc GDs processed through WeBOC at GB: ADC Shahid Jan

GILGIT BALTISTAN: Additional Collector Shahid Jan has said that the Customs Collectorate of GB will start working again in April 2020 and the Customs staff of the GB is partly working at Sost dry port. Talking with Customs Today the Additional Collector GB said that through all the Collectorates working under the Chief Collector North Region the collection of the ... Read More »

Kohat Customs seizes smuggled goods, vehicle Rs6.7m

KOHAT: Collectorate of Customs Peshawar Deputy Collector Mehmood Khattak has said that the customs team deputed at Kohat Tunnel check post seized huge quantity of smuggled items along with offending vehicle worth of Rs6.7 million. Deputy Collector said that information was received by the Additional Collector Khayal Muhammad that huge quantity of smuggled goods will be transported via Kohat Tunnel ... Read More »

Customs I&I using all available resources to curb smuggling activities: Ali Akbar Zaidi

ISLAMABAD: Directorate of Customs Intelligence and Investigation (I&I) Headquarters Deputy Director Syed Ali Akbar Zaidi has said that Customs I&I is using all available resources to curb smuggling activities. Talking with Customs Today during an exclusive interview, he said that under supervision of Director-General Zahid Khokhar, the Directorate showed enormous performance and launched heavy crackdown against the smugglers, tax evaders ... Read More »

Quetta Preventive impounds 10 non-customs paid vehicles from showroom

QUETTA: Collectorate of Customs Preventive team impounded 10 non-customs paid vehicles last night during crackdown against non-duty paid vehicles. The market value of seized vehicles is Rs20 million. Sources told Customs Today Chief Collector Dr. Zulfiqar Ali Chaudhary received credible information that some non-duty paid vehicles are parked in a showroom located near Kuchlak area. He immediately directed Collector Customs ... Read More »

Gwadar Customs posts 35pc growth during 1H of FY2019-20

GWADAR: Collectorate of Customs Gwader have made 35 percent extra growth under head of sales tax and 38% growth under head of customs duty during first half of current financial year against same correspondence period while seized above four lacks smuggled diesel with assistance of FC during month of December 2019-20. The sources of Gwader told Customs Today that during ... Read More »

Customs ASO seizes 54 bottles of foreign origin liquor

ISLAMABAD: Collectorate of Customs Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO) squad seized A 54 foreign origin Absolute Vodka and Sumernof Vodka bottles including offending vehicle. Talking with Customs Today Collector Seema Raza said after receiving credible information about smuggling of liquor, an anti-smuggling squad was constituted under the supervision of Superintendent Malik Abid Hussai. The anti-smuggling squad established a check post near Tramri ... Read More »

CBCM detects cases of money laundering amounting to Rs1b: Director Waheed Marwat

ISLAMABAD: The Directorate of Cross Border Currency Movement detected new cases of money laundering amounting to Rs1 billion during its initial period of three months. Talking with Customs Today Director of Cross Border Currency Movement (CBCM) Waheed Marwat said that money laundering act was introduced in 2010 and Directorate General of Customs Intelligence and Investigation was nominated for work under ... Read More »

Customs North Region surpasses revenue collection target during 1H of FY2019-20: ADC Arshad Khan

ISLAMABAD: Customs North Region Additional Collector Arshad Khan has said that the Customs North region has surpasses revenue target for first half of financial year 2019-20 by collecting Rs32,605 million against the assigned revenue target. Talking with Customs Today he said that in keeping up with the vision of current government to maximize revenue collection through concerted efforts and business ... Read More »

Customs Islamabad earns Rs173.78m extra revenue: Collector Seema Raza Bokhari

ISLAMABAD: Customs Collector Seema Raza Bokhari said that the Collectorate is following speedy clearances to encourage legal businesses, subsequently adopting all possible measures to discourage smuggling activities within its jurisdiction. Talking with Customs Today during an exclusive interview, Seema Raza Bokhari said that she has instructed her staff to maintain the surplus current revenue and anti-smuggling performance throughout the financial ... Read More »

Rawalpindi I&I earns Rs200m through auctions

ISLAMABAD: Directorate of Customs Intelligence and Investigation Rawalpindi earned Rs200 million of revenue by conducting public auctions of non-duty paid vehicles and miscellaneous seized smuggled goods from January to December 2019. Sources told Customs Today that from January to December 2019 the Directorate of Customs Intelligence and Investigation held four auctions of smuggled goods and vehicles following the Customs Act ... Read More »

DGTR holds workshop to enhance coordination between Law Enforcement Agencies on financial crimes

ISLAMABAD: Directorate-General Training and Research (DGTR) Director Iram M Aamir said that the Directorate conducted one week workshop on financial crime and money laundering to improve coordination between Law Enforcement Agencies. Talking with Customs Today, the Director said that in collaboration with City of London Police, funded by the UK Government, the DGTR organized a “One-Week Training Session on Financial ... Read More »

ASO Islamabad impounds two motor cars carrying smuggled fabric n worth Rs5.5m

ISLAMABAD: The Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO) has seized two motor cars carrying smuggled fabric in worth of Rs.5.5 million. According to details told Collector Seema Raza Bokhari received credible information, that two Toyota Corolla vehicles carrying foreign origin smuggled fabric will attempt to enter in jurisdiction, this information was passed on to Additional Collector Ayesha Wani who made a squad led ... Read More »