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DI Khan ASU recovers smuggled almonds & red raisin worth Rs2.62m

DERA ISMAIL KHAN: Collectorate of Customs Anti-Smuggling Unit (ASU) Dera Ismail Khan has recovered smuggled foreign origin almonds and red raisin along with offending vehicle worth Rs2.62 million. According to details told by Deputy Collector Mehmood Khattak that in pursuance of information provided by Additional Deputy Collector Muhammad Khayal the ASU made tight vigilance at the road and intercepted the ... Read More »

Islamabad ASO posts 237pc growth till Dec: AC Rao Fahd Iqbal

ISLAMABAD: Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO) Assistant Collector Rao Fahd Iqbal has said that first time in the history of Islamabad Customs the ASO has conducted raids on several godowns including renowned pharmacists and seized huge quantity of cosmetics and food supplements and educated the people through media coverage regarding illegal activities of pharmacists. Talking with the Customs Today during an exclusive ... Read More »

99pc GDs processed through WeBOC at Sost Dry Port: Collector Tahir Qureshi

GILGIT BALTISTAN: Collectorate of Customs Collector Tahir Qureshi said that the Collectorate of Gilgit Baltistan achieved assigned revenue collection target of entire financial year 2019-20 till December 2019. Talking with Customs Today, Qureshi said that this success achieved due to full implementation of WeBOC at Sost dry port, adding that during current season “99% of GDs processed through WeBOC” whereas ... Read More »

Smuggled medicines: Collector Seema directs to seal 5 outlets of M/s D-Watson Chemists

ISLAMABAD: Collectorate of Customs Collector Seema Raza ordered Anti-Smuggling Organization to seal five outlets of renowned chemist, M/s D-Watson for selling sub-standard and smuggled medicines and cosmetics. Talking with Customs Today Collector Seema Raza Bokhari said that under direction of Member Customs Operations Jawwad Agha, the Customs squad with assistance of capital administration has been sealed five out lets of ... Read More »

ITTM will facilitate clearance of goods crossing border to Afghanistan & CARs: DC Tahir Khattak

TORKHAM: Collectorate of Customs Deputy Collector Tahir Iqbal Khattak said that the construction of Customs House Torkham under the ITTM (Integrated Transit Trade Management) programmed assisted by the ADB (Asian Development Bank) will be completed in next couple of years. Talking with the Customs Today during an exclusive interview he said that the state-of-the-art border complex under ITTM program is ... Read More »

Peshawar I&I seizes chars & opium worth Rs22.46m

PESHAWAR: Directorate of Customs Intelligence and Investigation has seized chars and opium from a Toyota Corolla GLI motor car at M-1 Peshawar motorways toll plaza in value of millions. According to details information was received by Director Rashid Habib that a huge quantity of contrabands narcotics will attempt to smuggled from Peshawar side, the Director ordered the drug cell to ... Read More »

Anti-smuggling management software to help curb movement of smuggled goods: Director Rashid Habib

PESHAWAR: Director Customs Intelligence and Investigation (I&I) Rashid Habib has said that a software known as “Anti Smuggling Management Software” should be implemented as soon as possible for getting complete profiling of repeated offenders, trends of smuggling and routs of smuggling as this data would assist Customs department in litigation and to curb and understand smuggling trends. Talking with Customs ... Read More »

Gilgit-Baltistan Customs surpasses assigned revenue collection target: ADC Shahid Jan

GILGIT BALTISTAN: Collectorate of Customs Gilgit-Baltistan Additional Collector Shahid Jan said that trade activity at Gilgit Baltistan could only be converted into round-the-year operations if roads are not blocked due to ice. Talking with Customs Today, he said that current season will end on 30th November 2019 when border would be closed, adding that it’s a gigantic task to continue work ... Read More »

DGTR holds seminar on “Financial Crime Intelligence, Investigation & Asset Recovery”

ISLAMABAD: Directorate of Training and Research (DGTR) Islamabad in collaboration with City of London Police held a “Two Weeks Second Train-The-Trainers Course on Financial Crime Intelligence, Investigation And Asset Recovery” for BS-17 to BS-20 officers of Pakistan Customs Service (PCS). DGTR Director Iram M Aamir while talking with Customs Today said that the Directorate of Training & Research (Customs), Islamabad  ... Read More »

Smuggled goods, vitamin supplements recovered from godown of M/s Sheheen Chemists

ISLAMABAD: Collectorate of Customs Anti-Smuggling Organization with coordination of local police seized high value smuggled goods, counterfeit food and vitamin supplements with M/s Sheheen Chemists stamps from a godown in Rawalpindi. Talking with Customs Today, Assistant Collector Fahad Iqbal said that after instructions from Member Customs, Jawwad Agha and Chief Collector Customs Dr. Asif Jah, a special anti-smuggling team was ... Read More »

DG Bashir Ullah starts campaign against owners of benami assets/properties

ISLAMABAD: Director-General Anti Benami Initiative Dr. Bashir Ullah kicked off a far-reaching campaign against corruption veiled in shape of benami assets/properties. With the enactment of access to information, Whistleblower Protection and Vigilance Commission Ordinance 2019 and Benami Transaction Prohibition Act (BTPA), Director General of Anti Benami Initiative has started full-fledged  campaign against people having Benami Assets/Properties. Sources said the government is fully ... Read More »

Collector Adjudication declares confiscation of 26 Qatari vehicles as legal

ISLAMABAD: Collectorate of Customs Adjudication Collector upheld outright confiscation of 26 seized Qatari vehicles and ordered to recover Rs3845 million under the head of customs duty and taxes including plenty of Rs50 million to respondents. According to case details, during the month of September 2018, the Customs I&I (Intelligence and investigation) Islamabad recovered 26 NDP (non-duty paid) vehicles from the ... Read More »

WeBOC Glow, National Single Window major achievements of Pakistan Customs: Jawwad Agha

ISLAMABAD: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Chairman Shabbar Zaidi presided over a seminar on the Pakistan Customs Strategic Plan 2019-2024 here at Customs House. The seminar was organized by the Customs Collectorate in collaboration with the Directorate General Training & Research (Customs), Regional Office Islamabad. The purpose of the seminar was to apprise the officers of Pakistan Customs working in ... Read More »

Bannu ASO impounds smuggled goods, vehicle

BANNU: Anti-Smuggling Organization have seized huge quantity of foreign origin ground nuts, apricot and Asfaen herbs along with Hino offending vehicle. A secret information was received by Additional Collector Muhammad Khayal that huge quantity of foreign origin smuggled dry fruit and herbs will be attempt to smuggle via Bannu, following said information Deputy Collector Mehmood Khattak with assistance of local ... Read More »

GB Customs surpasses assigned revenue collection target: ADC Shahid Jan

ISLAMABAD: Collectorate of Customs Gilgit Baltistan (GB) Additional Collector Shahid Jan has said that the Collectorate surpassed assigned revenue collection targets allocated for first four months of current financial year under all heads while the FBR has revised revenue collection target for financial year 2019-20 with extra amount of Rs1160 million. Talking with Customs Today during an exclusive interview, Shahid ... Read More »

IPR seizes huge consignment of dry battery cells of Tonosheba: Dr. Arslan Subuctageen

ISLAMABAD: Directorate-General Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Director-General Dr. Arslan Subuctageen said that on information of Customs Dry port Peshawar the IPR Enforcement seized huge consignment of contraband dry battery cells of Tonosheba brand which is deceptively similar to the registered trade mark of Toshiba Japan. According to details, an information of copyright violation was received by Peshawar Dry Port that huge ... Read More »

ASO seizes goods worth Rs416m during 1Q of 2019-20

ISLAMABAD: Customs Preventive will continue anti-smuggling drive against smugglers and tax evaders under directions of Collector Customs Seema Raza Bokhari. Assistant Collector ASO Fahad Khan told Customs Today that ASO Islamabad showed growth of 207 percent during first quarter (July to September) FY 2019-20 against the same corresponding period, adding that Customs ASO Islamabad adopted new technology to curb smuggling ... Read More »

DI Khan ASO seizes smuggled apples worth Rs15m

KOHAT: Anti-Smuggling Unit of Dera Ismail Khan have seized 5700 kilograms of smuggled apple worth of Rs.15 million along with six offending vehicles. According to details told by Deputy Collector Mehmood Khattak that in pursuance of information provided by Additional Collector Muhammad Khayal that huge quantity of apples will be smuggled. The anti-smuggling squad enhanced checking on exit and entry ... Read More »

ASO recovers non-duty paid goods worth R120m from three godowns in Rawalpindi

ISLAMABAD: Customs Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO) Assistant Collector Rao Fahad Iqbal said that Customs squad of Islamabad with assistance of Rawalpindi Police launched a huge crackdown on three godowns located at Gangmandi Rawalpindi and seized huge quantity of goods worth Rs120 million. Talking with Customs Today, he said that that secret information was forwarded by the Collector Seema Raza Bokhari that ... Read More »

International community should come forward in support of Kashmiri people: Chief Collector Asif Jah

ISLAMABAD: Chief Collector Customs North Region Asif Mehmood Jah said that Modi government of India has imposed unlawful and inhuman curfew since last 80 days where no food and medicines are available for people of held Kashmir which is condemnable while people of IOK do not know about whereabouts of their loved ones. He was addressing a gathering with renowned ... Read More »