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Excise & Taxation Dept cracking down on habitual tax evaders of Gujranwala Div

SIALKOT: The Special Recovery Teams of the Excise and Taxation Department have started crackdown on about 17,000 habitual tax evaders after compiling their fresh lists under the supervision of the local Excise and Taxation Officers (ETOs) in Gujranwala division’s six districts including Sialkot, Narowal, Gujrat, Mandi Bahaud Din, Hafizabad and Gujranwala. The senior E&T officials told CT that the E&T ... Read More »

Sialkot Customs, ASF foils bid to smuggle heroin to Saudi Arabia

SIALKOT: Customs team and Airport Security Force(ASF) foiled a major attempt of smuggling heroin from Sialkot to Saudi Arabia via Dubai at Sialkot international airport here. According to the Sialkot airport management, the customs and ASF officials checked a suspect Asif Butt (resident of Narowal) and recovered as many as 1.8 kilograms fine quality heroin, hidden in the secret portion ... Read More »

Tunisian envoy offers direct trade links to Sialkot exporters

SIALKOT: The Ambassador of Tunisia in Pakistan Adel Eiarbi has offered some direct trade links to the Sialkot exporters , besides, assuring them their easy access to the international trade markets of Tunisia and international trade markets of European Union (EU), African and Arab countries through the Tunisia. He said that Tunisia will play its a leading positive role of ... Read More »

APDPA chief demands quick govt’s patronage for uplift of all dry ports

SIALKOT: Chairman All Pakistan Dry Ports Association Muhammad Haneef Khan has sought an early governmental patronage for country’s dry ports sector saying the government should announce a development package for the uplift of this sector, which has been lying neglected by the government since long. He stated this while addressing an important meeting of the customs clearing agents held at ... Read More »

Sialkot ASO seizes Indian cloth, goods worth Rs30m near Chenab Bridge

SIALKOT: Customs Anti Smuggling Organization (ASO) squad of Sialkot has seized the different smuggled goods including Indian clothes , sarhies, 250 cartons of foreign made different juices and electronics from different vehicles during a special checking near River Chenab Bridge here. According to the senior officials of the Sialkot Customs Collectorate, the worth of these seized was stated to be ... Read More »

Sialkot Excise launches crackdown against token tax defaulters

SIALKOT: Excise and Taxation Department has launched a vigorus crack down against the thousands of the transport vehicles’ owners-turned-defaulters in Gujranwala Division’s all the six Sialkot, Narowal, Mandi Bahaud Din, Gujrat, Hafizabad and Gujranwala districts for ensuring the early recovery of the prolonged pending their outstanding arrears in shape of the token taxes as well. The senior E&T officials said ... Read More »

Sincere efforts are being made to strengthen direct trade ties between Iran and Pakistan

SIALKOT: Ambassador of Iran in Pakistan  Mehdi Honardoost has stressed the need of establishing durable and strengthened bilateral trade ties between Pakistan and Iran, saying that all out sincere efforts would be made to promote the direct trade between the two countries and increasing the mutual trade volume as well. He stated this while addressing an important meeting of the ... Read More »

IAF, PRGMEA taking sincere efforts to promote “soft image” of Pakistan

SIALKOT: Pakistan Readymade Garments Manufacturers and Exporters Association (PRGMEA) and International Apparel Federation (IAF) have started taking all out sincere efforts to promote the “soft image” of Pakistan around the globe, as the opening of IAF’s regional office at Sialkot-Pakistan has also ensured the easy access of Sialkot exporters to the European countries, the IAF member countries as well. Central ... Read More »

“Air Sial” to become fully operational  by January 2018

SIALKOT: The Sialkot exporters’ own private airline namely “Air Sial” will become fully operational by starting its regular domestic passenger flights within the country in January 2018. Chairman “Air Sial” airline Fazal Jillani disclosed this in a press release issued here on Tuesday. He said that the trendy Sialkot exporters have established their own private airline “Air Sial” on self ... Read More »

Gujranwala: PRA issues recovery notices to 500 big defaulters

SIALKOT, Sep 30: – Punjab Revenue Authority (PRA) has issued the recovery notices to as many as 500 big defaulters including government and private educational institutions,  industrial and trade organizations, ceramics factories, construction companies, beauty parlors,  travel agencies , marble factories catering companies, doctors, private clinics, hospitals , hotels, restaurants , property dealers, goods transporters and housing societies in Gujranwala ... Read More »

Sialkot exporters strengthening economy by earning $2b foreign exchange annually

SIALKOT: The National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Finance, Revenue and Economic Affairs has unanimously recommended the complete official patronage of the export sector. The committee stressed the need for making all out sincere efforts to halt the prevailing decline in national exports and give maximum boom to the export industries of Sialkot by removing all the seen and unseen hurdles ... Read More »

NA Standing Committee to hold meeting with Sialkot exporters today

SIALKOT: National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Finance will hold its meeting at the auditorium of Sialkot Chamber of Commerce and Industry(SCCI) here on Thursday (today). Taking to Customs Today , SCCI newly elected President Zahid Latif Malik said that it was the first time when this committee was holding this meeting at Sialkot to discuss in details the prolonged perturbing ... Read More »

IAF establishes office at Sialkot for enhancement of contacts among Pak-EU traders

SIALKOT: The Holland based  International Apparel Federation (IAF) has established its first every IAF regional office at Sialkot-Pakistan  for establishing strong business-to-business contacts among the Pakistani and European exporters and importers of textile and garments industry. Central Chairman of  Pakistan Readymade Garments Manufacturers and Exporters Association (PRGMEA) Ijaz A. Khokhar  stated this while talking to the newsmen at PRGMEA House  ... Read More »

Sialkot Excise & Taxation brings 25 towns under tax net

SIALKOT: The Excise and Taxation Department has brought as many as 25 towns under the tax net in Gujranwala Division for the collection of the property taxes from the local people. The senior E&T officials told that three towns Jaamkey Cheema-Daska, Kotli Loharaan and Begowala(in Sialkot district), Kunjah and Dinga(in Gujrat district), Qadirabad nad Mangat (in Mandi Bahaud Din district), ... Read More »

Sialkot exporters to establish their own bank

SIALKOT: The trendy Sialkot exporters now actively considering on a proposal of establishing Sialkot exporters’ own private bank at Sialkot for facilitating the Sialkot based SMEs besides giving the financial boost to Sialkot’s export industries as well. Central Chairman of Pakistan Readymade Garments Manufacturers and Exporters Association (PRGMEA) Ejaz A. Khokhar disclosed this while talking to the newsmen at his ... Read More »

Sialkot Excise to take action against illegal sale, purchase of vehicles, properties

SIALKOT: The government has decided to take stern legal action against the owners of all the showrooms of cars and motorcycles and property dealers involved in illegal sale and purchase of the cars, motorcycles and properties (commercial and non-commercial) across Punjab. According to the senior officials a vigorous crackdown was expected by the E&T Department within next couple of days, ... Read More »

Sialkot exporters express concern over delay in clearance of pending duty drawback, refund claims

SIALKOT: The Sialkot exporters have expressed grave concern over the inordinate delay in the clearance of prolonged pending duty drawback, refund, income tax and sale tax claims on top priority. Talking to the newsmen here, the exporters Abid Hussain, Arif Mehmood Sheikh, Umer Nawaz , Ejaz Hashmi, Rehan Ahmed , Bashir Mehmood, Ghulam Hussain and Muhammad Aslam said that the ... Read More »

SIMAP chief asks govt to plan out advance training for surgical instruments workers

SIALKOT: Chairman Surgical Instruments Manufacturers Association of Pakistan (SIMAP) Jehangir Bajwa has asked the government to announce the advanced training programmes and workshops of the essential skills for preparing and providing the skilled labour to the surgical industry of Sialkot. The surgical industry is suffering from the shortage of skilled labour. Addressing an important meeting of the Sialkot exporters, the ... Read More »

PRA assigns Rs2.55b revenue collection target to Sialkot Excise

SIALKOT: Punjab Revenue Authority (PRA) has given a fresh official target of recovery of Rs.2.55 billion to Excise and Taxation department in shape of different taxes from the people during the running fiscal year in Gujranwala Division’s all the six Sialkot, Narowal, Gujrat, Mandi Bahaud Din, Hafizabad and Gujranwala districts, besides, issuing the strict directions to the local E&T officials ... Read More »

Sialkot Excise adopts effective plan to recover Rs900m from 60,000 defaulters

SIALKOT: The Excise and Taxation Department has chalked out an effective plane to ensure the maximum recovery of the property taxes amounting to Rs900 million from more than 60,000 defaulters in Gujranwala Division. According to the senior excise and taxation officials, as many as 18 special recovery teams has also issued the final recovery notices to more than 10,000  defaulters ... Read More »