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Habibullah Khan and 65 officials of QICT under NAB radar: Executive board approves inquiry

KARACHI: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has approved an inquiry against Habibullah Khan, alleged owner of the Qasim International Containers Terminal (QICT) and other 65 officials, in country’s biggest Ports and shipping scandal. NAB’s Executive Board meeting was held under the Chairmanship of Justice (r) Javed Iqbal in Islamabad where five inquiries were approved including inquiries against Habibullah Khan of ... Read More »

Another FIR lodged against UMA, shipping agent of KMTC

KARACHI: Appraising Intelligence Branch (AIB) Customs House Karachi has lodged an FIR against M/s M.M. Trading Karachi and others who attempted to clear high tariff/restricted goods through mis-declaration with active connivance of Sohail Shams of M/s United Marine Agencies (UMA), an agent of shipping line KMTC. MCC East and Preventive also lodged FIRs recently against the UMA for attempting to ... Read More »

FIU Sarai Muhajir seizes smuggled Afghani fresh apples

FAISALABAD: The Directorate of Customs Intelligence and Investigation (I&I) Field Intelligence Unit (FIU) Sarai Muhajir has foiled an attempt to smuggle 9385 kilogram fresh apples worth more than Rs 2.8 millions. FIU also impounded Hino truck worth Rs 1.5 million which was being used for smuggling purpose. Sources told Customs Today, the anti smuggling staff of Customs Intelligence received information that ... Read More »

Multan Customs Preventive generates Rs 16.351 million from auction

MULTAN: Multan Customs Collectorate (Preventive) generated Rs 16.351 million from the auction of the confiscated goods and vehicles lying at the State Warehouse. According to details, Multan Customs Collectorate held monthly auction for the month of October for confiscated vehicles and miscellaneous goods. Multan Customs displayed auction banners outside Multan Customs House and Dry Port to attract buyers. Customs Collectorate Multan conducted auction at Multan Dry Port near Sher Shah Bypass. Multan Customs Preventive has presented 18 various foreign origin ... Read More »

Gold trade: FBR representation against FTO’s recommendations rejected

ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi has rejected the representation filed by the FBR against the recommendations of Federal Tax Ombudsman (FTO) regarding illegal gold trade. The president in its decision states that “It has been observed that by taking up the matter in suo motu jurisdiction the learned FTO did not commit any wrong, rather the step is laudable, suggestive ... Read More »

Customs court approves charge sheet in 7000 liters Iranian origin HSD smuggling case

KARACHI: The Customs Court approved interim charge sheet against suspect Nakhuda Jamshad s/o Abdul Qadir, who was booked in a case of attempting to smuggle non-duty paid 7000 liters Iranian origin high speed diesel (HSD) through launch. On 22 October 2019, investigation officer submitted charge sheet which was taken into court record and court directed both parties to come prepare for ... Read More »

Commerce Division committed to foster collective economic growth

Reforms carried out by Razak Dawood led to many achievements in export promotion, trade balance and digitalization of various sectors   ISLAMABAD: Reforms carried out by Commerce Division under supervision of Advisor to PM on Commerce Mr. Razak Dawood during last six months have led to many achievements in export promotion, trade balance and digitalization of various sectors. Under leadership ... Read More »

Faisalabad Customs ASO seizes huge quantity of smuggled goods worth Rs 120 million

FAISALABAD: Faisalabad Customs ASO seized huge quantity of smuggled goods worth Rs 120 million. The Model Customs Collectorate (MCC) Multan Preventive field unit of Customs Anti Smuggling Organization (ASO) Faisalabad seized huge quantity of miscellaneous goods and two carrier vehicles worth Rs 120 million during a successful crackdown against non duty paid items and registered a case against smuggler. Sources told Customs ... Read More »

FBR starts stocktaking drive in steel sector to detect tax evasion

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has started a stocktaking drive in the steel sector to verify the reports that re-rollers/melting furnaces are involved in tax evasion through underreporting of production. Sources told that FBR initiated scrutiny of production in steel sector in order to plug revenue leakages. The FBR launched the scrutiny process on the complaint of steel ... Read More »

SHC calls comments on petition against detention of imported consignments

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) directed customs department and deputy attorney general to file their respective para wise comments on a petition filed by M/s A.H Pirani Enterprises and M/s Diamond Impex Corporation against detention of their imported consignments of PVC Tape log rolls due to disputed valuation. On October 9, 2019, a two-member bench, headed by Justice Aqeel ... Read More »

Multan Preventive foils smuggling attempt of NDP cigarettes under garb of Afghan Transit Trade

MULTAN: The Customs Collectorate of Preventive has foiled a smuggling attempt by seizing non-duty paid foreign origin cigarettes under the garb of Afghan Transit Trade from Dera Ghazi Khan. Sources told Customs Today that Deputy Collector Maqbool Ahmad Balouch received credible information that huge quantity of foreign origin smuggled goods would be transported through Quetta to Lahore on container truck via Dera ... Read More »

Peshawar Customs generates Rs1940.88m through duty & taxes

PESHAWAR: Customs Collectorate collected Rs1940.88 million against target of Rs1778.2 million with difference of 162.68 percent while the difference in percentage was minus 7.56 percent. In head of custom duty the Collectorate collected Rs728.08 against Rs831.60 with difference of minus Rs103.52 million while the difference in percentage was minus 12.45 percent.  In head of sale tax the house collected Rs620.98 ... Read More »

Plan to change law for the rich Sohail?

KARACHI: Some junior customs officials have allegedly planned to change law for the rich Sohail Shams, CEO of M/s United Marine Agencies (UMA) who is said to be involved in a huge scam of clearing 930 consignments through mis-declarations, causing heavy loss to the national exchequer. Sources have informed Customs Today that some junior customs officials have planned to delete ... Read More »

Chunian ‘serial killer’ Suhail Shehzad arrested: DPO Zahid Nawaz Marwat

KASUR: In an important development in child abuse cases in the Kasur district, the serial killer behind the rape-cum-murder of four minor boys in Chunian has been arrested. DPO Kasur Zahid Nawaz Marwat said 27-year-old Suhail Shehzad had been identified using polygraphic and DNA testing. Geo-fencing for 1,649 suspects was done and DNA samples of 1,543 were tested, adding that ... Read More »

Member Customs Jawwad Agha directs Chief Zeba to adopt zero tolerance policy against smuggling

MULTAN: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Member Customs (Operations) Jawwad Awais Agha directed Chief Collector Zeba Hai Azhar to adopt zero tolerance policy against smuggling in the territory to curb this menace through a robust, effective and coordinated strategy. Member Customs (FBR) Jawwad Awais Agha made his first visit to Customs Preventive and presided over a special meeting with Customs Collectorate Preventive ... Read More »

Member Customs Jawwad Agha lauds role of World Bank in development of Strategic Plan 2019-2024

  LAHORE: Member Customs (Operations) Dr Jawwad Uwais Agha emphasized the importance of reforms in light of changing socioeconomic environment and for better service delivery. Deployment of Information and Communication Technology, Artificial Intelligence and modern management techniques are essential for trade facilitation and effective enforcement of laws and rules. FBR Member Customs (Operations) Jawwad Agha presented a keynote address as ... Read More »

Faisalabad ASO conducts several raids, contraband goods worth millions of rupees busted

FAISALABAD: Under the supervision of Collector Muhammad Saleem, the Anti Smuggling Organization (ASO) Faisalabad has busted huge quantity of smuggled goods worth millions of rupees in successful raids during first half of September. Officials said that anti-smuggling teams following the directions of the collector foiled many attempts in the region. They added that the department was working by tooth and ... Read More »

FIR lodged against management of QICT terminal, where is Junaid Zameer?

KARACHI: Collector MCC Port Qasim Mumtaz Ali Khoso lodged an FIR against management of Qasim International Container Terminal (QICT) and others involved in an organized illegal removal of the auction cargo from port area by presenting fake and forged documents. According to details, Collector Mumtaz Khoso who was acitvely following such cases of illegal import, clearance and removal of restricted ... Read More »

QICT involved in collecting illegal scanning charges from importers?

ISLAMABAD: Ministry of Maritime Affairs has directed Karachi Port Trust (KPT) and Port Qasim Authority (PQA) to immediately stop private container terminals including QICT from collecting scanning charges on containers which are not selected for scanning. Customs Today has been reporting on the issues of misuse of yellow and green channel facilities and putting of burden of extra illegal charges ... Read More »

Country heading in right direction as PM Imran Khan, Chairman NAB firmly take on corrupt elite

Under dynamic leadership of Justice Javed Iqbal, NAB ready to file 16 references against corrupt politicians, businessmen   ISLAMABAD: Under dynamic leadership of Justice (retired) Javed Iqbal, National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has actively pursued mega corruption cases in an attempt to eradicate this menace from the country. The Bureau has decided to file 16 references against the accused in mega ... Read More »