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Dr Irshad says taxpayers deserve maximum facilities

SIALKOT: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Inland Revenue-Operations (IR) Member Dr Irshad Ahmed has said that the taxpayers were loyal to Pakistan and they deserved maximum facilitation regarding the tax payment and other related incentives as well. He stated this while addressing an important meeting of the senior officials held at the Regional Tax Office (RTO), Sialkot. IR Chief Commissioner ... Read More »

Gujranwala Excise assigned Rs 2.13b target for property, motor tax

SIALKOT: The Excise and Taxation Department has fixed Rs 2.13 billion target in the wake of property and motor tax for Gujranwala for the fiscal year 2016-17. According to senior officials, the excise teams will recover Rs 1.15 billion under the head of property tax and Rs 972 million as motor token tax. The officials added that Rs 463 million ... Read More »

Chief Commissioner Habibullah pledges to facilitate business community

SIALKOT: Inland Revenue (IR), Gujranwala, Chief Commissioner Habibullah Khan has pledged to provide maximum facilities to the traders, industrialists and exporter, saying that the FBR was striving to facilitate the traders’ community not to terrify them, in this regard. He stated this while addressing an important meeting of Gujranwala business community held at Gujranwala Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI). ... Read More »

FBR assigns returns collection targets to Gujranwala, Sialkot RTOs

SIALKOT: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has given an official target of 67,000 tax returns collection to the Regional Tax Office (RTO), Sialkot and 75000 tax returns collection target to RTO, Gujranwala, besides fixing September 30, 2016 as deadline. The FBR asked the taxpayers to ensure the early submission of their annual tax returns before this deadline in a ... Read More »

Collector Ahmed Reza settles duty draw back claims worth Rs 50m

SIALKOT: Model Customs Collectorate Collector Ahmed Raza has settled Sialkot exporters’ prolonged pending cases of duty draw back worth Rs 50 million. Sialkot Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) President Mansur Ahmed hailed the additional allocation of Rs 50 million for disbursement of duty drawback claims of the Sialkot exporters by the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR). Sialkot Customs Collector ... Read More »

PRGMEA urges govt release pending Rs 200 billion to SMEs

SIALKOT: Pakistan Readymade Garments Manufacturers and Exporters Association(PRGMEA) Chief Coordinator Ejaz A Khokhar has urged the federal government to ensure the early release of the prolonged pending liquidity of more than Rs 200 billion to the SMEs for jazzing up the pace of the export promotional activities in the country. He said that this prolonged blockage of Rs 200 billion ... Read More »

FBR plans to reintroduce ‘circle system’ in Gujranwala

SIALKOT: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has decided to revamp the organisational structure of Gujranwala Regional Tax Office (RTO) for increasing collective performance, as it is going to reintroduce circle system by abolishing town system, besides increasing the number of the zones from two to three. According to the senior FBR officials, this new system would be started at ... Read More »

Sialkot ASO seizes 10,000 smuggled cell phones

SIALKOT: The Customs Anti-Smuggling Organisation has seized as many as 10,000 smuggled mobile phones of assorted brands from a dubious truck during a special checking near Kamoke Toll Plaza, GT Road. According to the senior customs officials, the mobile phones were being smuggled from Mirpur Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) to Lahore, when the anti smuggling squad foiled this big ... Read More »

Gujranwala FIA launches crackdown on human traffickers

SIALKOT: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has tightened its noose around notorious human traffickers-turned-proclaimed offenders (POs), their agents and sub-agents, as special FIA teams have arrested as many as 152 human traffickers as well as electricity and gas pilferers. The FIA arrested the accused during a massive crackdown against human traffickers the last month in Sialkot, Narowal, Gujrat, Mandi Bahauddin, ... Read More »

Sialkot district govt announce Rs 12 billion development oriented budget

SIALKOT: The Sialkot district government has approved a Rs 12 billion tax free social welfare and human development oriented budget for fiscal year 2016-17, here. Neither any new tax has been levied nor the ratio of any old tax has not been increased. Sialkot District Coordination Officer (DCO) Dr Asif Tufail told Customs Today that Rs 11.29 billion have been ... Read More »

FIA arrests two human traffickers from Sialkot, Narowal

SIALKOT: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has arrested as many as two notorious human traffickers here. FIA Divisional Deputy Director Khalid Anees told Customs Today that the FIA has arrested Sheikh Javaid Murad from Sialkot and Babu Shafi from Narowal. He said that the accused had been running illegal business of sending innocent people abroad, especially to USA, UK, Spain, ... Read More »

FIA arrests two human traffickers-cum-proclaimed offenders from Sialkot

SIALKOT: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has arrested two notorious proclaimed offenders (POs)-cum-human traffickers here. Divisional Deputy Director FIA Khalid Anees told Customs Today that the FIA has arrested accused proclaimed offenders Naveed Tahir Mughal and his son Fahad Naveed from their residence at Sialkot city’s congested Nasir Road locality. He said that the accused were wanted by the FIA ... Read More »

Gujranwala: FBR plans to recover Rs 1.3b taxes from govt departments

SIALKOT: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has chalked out a special plan to recover taxes amounting to Rs 1.3 billion from the defaulter government departments during the current month. The FBR officials said that the FBR has jazzed up the pace of its ongoing recovery campaign against the different government departments, including Gujranwala Electric Power Company (Gepco), PTCL, SNGPL, ... Read More »

ANF seizes 1,500kg fine quality charas during crackdown in Sambrial

SIALKOT: The Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) has seized 1,500 kilograms fine quality charas worth millions of rupees from a house in Muhallah Rajputan in Sambrial city. The house is owned by alleged drug trafficker, Rana Shahid. According to the senior ANF officials, an ANF team raided the house and seized 1,500 kilogram charas. The ANF officials said that the accused had ... Read More »

FIA recovers Rs 17.7m from human traffickers, proclaimed offenders

  SIALKOT: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has tightened its noose around the neck of human traffickers and has arrested as many as 23 notorious human traffickers-turned-proclaimed offenders named in the Red Book of the FIA during the ongoing grand operation against the human traffickers in this region. Divisional Deputy Director FIA Ch Khalid Anees told Customs Today that the ... Read More »

Sialkot Export Processing Zone lying non-functional for last 16 years

lying non-functional for last sixteen years SIALKOT: The mega project of Sialkot Export Processing Zone (EPZ) has been waiting for the government attention as it had been neglected and left unattended for the last 16 years. The Export Processing Zone had been lying non-functional and could attract only eight Sialkot exporters to establish their factories there since its establishment. Most ... Read More »

FIA starts re-making of different styled sketches of wanted human traffickers

SIALKOT: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has started re-making of the fresh different styled sketches of all the 400 wanted fugitive notorious human traffickers-turned-proclaimed offenders, in a bid to update their data. According to the Deputy Director FIA Gujranwala Division Ch Khalid Anees, most of the 400 human traffickers-cum-POs have changed their get ups in a bid to avert their ... Read More »

Tajik envoy takes keen interest in importing surgical items from Pakistan

SIALKOT: Ambassador of Tajikistan in Pakistan Sher Ali Jononov has said that he will make all out efforts to import surgical instruments from Sialkot instead of purchasing these surgical instruments from the other countries at high prices. Talking to the leading surgical instruments manufacturers and exporters, the Tajikistan ambassador also stressed the need for strengthening of bilateral trade relations between ... Read More »

Punjab govt release Rs 80m grant for uplift of Small Industrial Estate

SIALKOT: Punjab Minister for Industries Chaudhary Muhammad Shafiq has released a special grant of Rs 80 million for the upgradation and development of Small Industrial Estate in Sialkot here. Local MPA Mansha Ullah Butt disclosed this while talking to a delegation of local traders and industrialists here today. He said that this grant would also jazz up the pace of ... Read More »

31pc decrease witnessed in exports of electrical fans from Pakistan

SIALKOT: A record 31 percent decline has been witnessed in the exports of electrical fans from Pakistan due to the prevailing social, political and economical crisis and war in Iraq and Yemen. Former chairman of the Pakistan Electrical Fans Manufacturers Association (PEFMA) Haji Muhammad Ilyas disclosed this while quoting the figures issued by the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics. Addressing an ... Read More »