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Exporters should come forward to tap rice and textile markets worldwide: S.M. Muneer

SIALKOT: Chief Executive Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) S. M. Muneer has asked the exporters to come forward to tap the untapped international rice and textile markets, saying that there were bright opportunities of trade development as well. He also assured the Sialkot exporters to make all out sincere efforts for ensuring the early amicable solution to their al ... Read More »

Addidas Group launches Women Empowerment Programme in Sialkot

SIALKOT: A Germany based worldwide sports goods company namely “Addidas Group” has launched the first phase of its Women Empowerment Programme in Sialkot’s sports goods industry. During this prestigious launching ceremony, the senior officials of the Adidas Group-Germany announced their its full technical financial support for the betterment of the workers of Sialkot’s sports goods industry without any indiscrimination. Addressing the ... Read More »

Sialkot surgical instruments exporters should focus on advanced techniques: Dr. Quratul Ain

SIALKOT: Director General Pakistan Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (PCSIR) Lahore Dr. Quratul Ain has stressed the Sialkot based manufacturers and exporters of the surgical instruments to focus on the use of the advanced techniques to save the surgical instruments from rusting. She stated this while addressing the participants of an awareness-raising seminar held at the auditorium of Sialkot ... Read More »

Punjab govt restores Cutlery Institute Wazirabad after four years

SIALKOT: The Punjab government has restored and revived the Cutlery Institute of Pakistan after its four-year long closure at Wazirabad, which would restart regular functioning in April 01, 2017 under the joint supervision of Punjab Skill Development Fund (PSDF) and All Pakistan Cutlery Association. In 2001, the government had established this Cutlery Institute at Wazirabad with total cost of Rs.120 ... Read More »

Sialkot Customs foils bid to smuggle Indian cumin, foreign currency in different operations

SIALKOT: The Sialkot Customs officials foiled a bid of supply of smuggled Indian cumin in local markets of this region and seized as many as ten tons of the Indian cumin from a dubious truck , during a special checking on different points of the GT Road here. According to the senior Sialkot customs officials , during this special checking ... Read More »

Sialkot FIA arrests twenty human traffickers from different places

SIALKOT: During its ongoing crackdown against the human traffickers, their agents and sub agents, the special teams of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) have arrested as many as twenty human traffickers from Gujranwala division’s all the six Sialkot, Narowal, Gujrat, Mandi Bahaud Din, Hafizabad and Gujranwala districts here. According to the Divisional Deputy Director of FIA Khalid Anees the accused ... Read More »

Sialkot FIA nabs owner of illegal money exchange from airport

SIALKOT: A team of  Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) raided at Sialkot international airport and arrested accused Kashif for running an illegal money exchange in his tuck shop there. Khalid Anees (Divisional Deputy Director FIA) Khalid Anees told that the accused was running illegal money exchange in his tuck shop there at Sialkot international airport for the last several years. FIA ... Read More »

European businessmen pledges to bring more investment in soccer ball industry

SIALKOT: The visiting leading businessmen of different European countries have pledged to make all out sincere efforts to bring maximum foreign investment in soccer ball industry of Sialkot-Pakistan, besides, assuring their full support and technical cooperation to Sialkot based soccer balls manufacturers and exporters. They stated this while holding important meetings with their business partners Anwar Khawaja Industries (AKI) in ... Read More »

‘Foreign investors term Pakistan as ideal country for business & investment’

SIALKOT: A delegation of different European countries’ leading businessmen related to the soccer ball industry have termed Pakistan an ideal and safer place for direct foreign investment  and business, saying that Pakistan is a peaceful country and world should see it through the fresh eyes. The foreign leading businessmen led by Peter Knap Denmark said that they were very happy ... Read More »

Sialkot Excise issues notices to 10000 tax defaulters

SIALKOT: The Excise and Taxation Department , while tightening its circle around its  chronic defaulters, has issued the final recovering notices to around 10000 defaulters in Gujranwala division’s all the six Sialkot, Narowal, Gujrat, Mandi Bahaud Din, Hafizabad and Gujranwala districts, besides, issuing their arrest warrants ,advising the defaulters to ensure the early clearance of their prolonged pending arrears within ... Read More »

Sialkot exporters have written a golden history of self-help: Mayor

SIALKOT: Mayor of Sialkot Municipal Corporation Chaudhary Tauheed Akhtar has said Sialkot exporters have written a unique golden history of ‘self-help’. He said the industrialists and exporters of Sialkot had set a unique precedent for others by successfully launching a mega project on self-help basis. He stated this while addressing the participants of a welcoming luncheon ceremony hosted in his ... Read More »

Delay in issuance of duty draw back claims effects gloves exports

SIALKOT: The inordinate delay in the issuance of duty draw back claims to the Sialkot based gloves manufacturers and exporters has been resulted into as many as 12 percent visible decline in the exports of gloves from Sialkot , due to which the gloves exporters have been suffering from great financial crisis. In Sialkot, the gloves manufacturers and exporters have ... Read More »

FBR decides to monitor 100 big industrial units of Sialkot, Gujrat, Mandi Bahauddin, Hafizabad & Gujranwala

SIALKOT: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has decided to monitor the trade, business and industrial activities of as many as 100 big industrial units for being the chronic defaulters of the taxes in Sialkot, Narowal, Gujrat, Mandi Bahaud Din, Hafizabad and Gujranwala, district of Gujranwala Division. According to the senior FBR officials, the special teams of FBR would be deputed ... Read More »

SIAL playing vital role to enhance exports of Sialkot, Gujrat, Gujranwala

SIALKOT: Chairman Sialkot International Airport Limited Malik Muhammad Ashraf said that the grand project of Sialkot airport, set up by Sialkot exporters on self help basis, has been laying a pivotal role in opening the new vistas of socio-economic and human development in Pakistan’s first-ever “Golden Export Triangle” comprising Sialkot, Gujrat and Gujranwala districts, besides, helping a lot in boosting ... Read More »

Gujranwala FIA arrests human traffickers and recovers Rs.220m in 2016

SIALKOT: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) strongly suppressed human trafficking in Gujranwala division including Narowal, Gujrat, Mandi Bahaud Din, Hafizabad and Gujranwala districts in the year 2016. According to details, FIA arrested 952 human traffickers which includes 8 most wanted mentioned in FIA’s Red Book, 80 notorious proclaimed offenders, 46 court absconders during FIA’s vigorous crackdown launched against the human ... Read More »

FBR to take action against 300 govt employees for not declaring assets

SIALKOT: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has announced to bring as many as 300 government officials, belonging to different federal departments, to task for not declaring their assets as per the policy announced by the FBR. According to the senior FBR officials, these 300 senior officials (from Grade 11 to Grade 22) had been serving in different federal departments (including ... Read More »

Gujranwala FIA arrests 120 human traffickers

SIALKOT: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has arrested as many as 120 human traffickers, including three notorious smugglers named in FIA’s Red Book during its ongoing operation in Gujranwala Division’s all the six Sialkot, Narowal, Gujrat, Mandi Bahauddin, Hafizabad and Gujranwala districts here. FIA Deputy Director Khalid Anees  told that the agency has tightened its noose on the human traffickers, ... Read More »

Relatives ask govt to bring back bodies of drowned Pakistanis from Turkey

SIALKOT: Bereaved families of four persons, who had recently drowned in sea near Turkey while trying to go to Greece illegally, have strongly protested against the human trafficking. Muhammad Ismail, Bashir Ahmad, Allah Rakha, Muhammad Ishaq and others, while talking to the Customs Today said that about a month has passed and they had not received bodies of their relatives, ... Read More »

FTO Abdul Rauf for providing maximum relief to taxpayers, exporters

SIALKOT: Federal Tax Ombudsman Abdul Rauf Chaudhary has stressed the need for further improvement in tax payment and tax collection systems by providing maximum relief to the taxpayers and the exporters. He stated this while addressing an important meeting of the Sialkot exporters held at Sialkot Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) here. Chaudhry said that the Federal Board of ... Read More »

Gujranwala FIA seizes properties of 21 human traffickers

SIALKOT: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has confiscated the properties of as many as 21 fugitive human traffickers-turned-notorious proclaimed offenders (PO) in Gujranwala region. According to the senior FIA officials, the agency has confiscated the properties through the local courts.  These accused were also named into the Red Book of the FIA The FIA has also written to the Federal ... Read More »