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FBR decides not to extend final date of sales tax refunds

ISLAMABAD: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has decided not to extend the date of sales tax refund bonds from April 10. Official sources from FBR told Customs Today that the board had earlier extended the date of sales tax returns from March, 25 to April 10, 2019, in order to facilitate the taxpayers. The board has amended Section 67-A of ... Read More »

Jhang ASO impounds non-duty paid Toyota Corolla car

FAISALABAD: Collectorate of Customs Anti Smuggling Organization (ASO) impounded a non-duty paid Toyota Corolla Rs8 million. Sources told Customs Today that in pursuance of information the ASO team intercepted a Toyota Corolla car bearing registration number: ABW-281 having engine capacity 1300 CC model 1998 near Qaim Bharwana Multan Road Jhang. The ASO team asked the driver of the vehicle Abdul ... Read More »

Quetta customs starts crackdown against NDP vehicles

QUETTA: Collectorate of Customs started crackdown against non-customs-paid vehicles plying in the province. According to the details, Chief Collector Dr. Zulfiqar Ali Chaudhry strictly directed Customs Preventive to take stern action against owners of the non-duty paid vehicles. Collector Preventive Iftikhar Ahmed immediately directed anti-smuggling squads to enhance checking. Assistant Collectors Akmal Durrani and Eesha Rahim were directed to root ... Read More »

Pak Rupee ends with another gain against dollar

KARACHI: The Pak Rupee gained another 29 paisas against dollar on Friday owing to positive sentiments prevailed in currency market. The rupee ended Rs138.53 to the dollar as compared with previous day’s close of Rs138.82 in interbank foreign exchange market. Currency dealers said that good-will gesture shown by Pakistan for releasing captured Indian pilot for normalization the situation resulted in ... Read More »

FBR promotes 17 customs officers from BS-17 to BS-18

ISLAMABAD: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) on Friday promoted 17 officers of Pakistan Customs Service (PCS) from BS-17 to BS-18 with immediate effect. The officers who are promoted includes Syed Ittrat Hussain, Maryam Khalid, Saima Zaib Butt, Dr. Jam Muhammad Imran, Muhammad Wasif Malik, Amanat Khan, Muhammad Adnan Khan, Abdul Majeed, Mukhtar Ali Sheikh, Muhammad Faizan Badar, Sadia Usman, Choudhary ... Read More »

Multan Customs foils bid to smuggle foreign currency from MIA

MULTAN: Customs authorities deputed at Multan International Airport (MIA) foiled an attempt to smuggle foreign currency and arrested two passengers. Sources told Customs Today that Collector Ambreen Ahmad Tarar has directed Deputy Collector Saqib-ur-Rehman to tighten scrutiny at Multan International Airport to thwart any attempt of smuggling and money laundering. Multan Customs enhanced the monitoring of the passengers good to ... Read More »

Banks to remain open on Saturday, Sunday for receiving Hajj applications

KARACHI: State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) on Tuesday said that the commercial banks will remain open on March 2-3 (Saturday – Sunday) to facilitate pilgrims in depositing Hajj applications along with dues. The SBP directed 14 designated banks including National Bank of Pakistan, Habib Bank, United Bank, MCB Bank, Allied Bank, Bank of Punjab, Bank Alfalah, Zarai Taraqiati Bank, Faysal ... Read More »

LHC seeks expenditure details of Saudi crown prince’s visit

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) has sought details of expenses incurred by the federal government for Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman’s two-day trip, according to media. The bench was hearing a miscellaneous application seeking details of the cost incurred by the state. The petition stated that the media reports suggested over Rs200 million. The government booked 300 luxury ... Read More »

LCCI Chief Almas Hyder presents set of joint proposals to finance minister

LAHORE: President of the Lahore Chamber of Commerce & Industry Almas Hyder on Wednesday presented a set of joint proposals to the Federal Finance Minister Asad Umer for the Federal Budget 2019-20 from all Chambers of Commerce & Industry. The LCCI President Almas Hyder was heading a delegation comprising of President Khanewal Chamber Khawaja Habib-ur-Rehman, President Kohat Chamber Rasheed Ahmed ... Read More »

Quetta Customs recovers betel nuts, spare parts & vehicle worth Rs6m

QUETTA: Collectorate of Customs Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO) team foiled an attempt to smuggle 1.8 tons of betel nuts and new spare parts. Acting on directives of Collector Ashraf Ali, the ASO staff of Quetta intercepted Karachi bounded coaches and seized 300 bales of cloths along with 1.8 tons of betel nuts and new spare parts during a special operation. Sources ... Read More »

ECC directs to chalk out plan for smooth operation of urea plants

ISLAMABAD: The meeting of Economic Coordination Committee of the Cabinet (ECC) was held here on Tuesday. Finance Minister Asad Umar chaired the meeting. ECC reviewed the demand and supply situation of urea in the country. The committee directed Ministry of Industries and Production to chalk out a plan for continuous and smooth operation of urea plants in the country throughout ... Read More »

Multan Customs collects Rs3,271m during April

MULTAN: The Customs Collectorate collected Rs3270.976 million during the month of April of fiscal year 2017-18. The Collectorate of the Multan Customs has done collection of Rs991.705 million under the head of customs duty against the assigned target of Rs.874.020 million during April. Multan Customs has surpassed the assigned revenue collection task of customs duty due to effective strategy of ... Read More »

Appraisement West submits another FIR in betel nuts smuggling case

KARACHI: The Customs Court Judge Syed Faiz Rasool Rashdi directed investigation officer to complete investigation and submit charge sheet against suspect namely Adnan Islam, owner of M/s Adnan International Lahore, owner/partners of M/s Mania Enterprises Karachi and others to be ascertained during the investigation, who were booked in a case of attempting to smuggle non-duty paid 5000 kilograms of betel ... Read More »

Quetta Intelligence thwarts smuggling attempt of mobiles & accessories

QUETTA: The Directorate of Customs Intelligence and Investigation Quetta frustrated a smuggling bid of a non-duty-paid mobile phones and mobile accessories priced at Rs4.35million. Sources told Customs Today that Director Customs Intelligence and Investigation Quetta Muhammad Akram Chaudhary received a tip-off that some smugglers are trying to smuggle non-duty-paid mobile phones and mobile accessories from Quetta. He constituted a raiding ... Read More »

DG Valuation Surriya to revise VR No 737/2017 on October 16

KARACHI: Directorate General, Customs Valuation, Director General Surriya Ahmed Butt, has decided to revise the Valuation Rulings No 737/2015 on October 16, it is learnt here. According to the details, Surriya Butt has said that the department is reviewing suggestions from importers to set new prices. She said that some valuations, which were issued in 2015, were being reviewed from ... Read More »

Gwadar Customs foils bid to smuggle hashish, computer accessories

GWADAR: The Customs Collectorate Gwadar  continue its raids during the current month of September. Yesterday, Gwadar Customs team confiscated a big quantity of hashish and non duty paid computer accessories like LED monitors, portable hard drive,  rams and so many other items worth Rs 3.2 million. Source told Customs Today that on a tip-off regarding the possible smuggling of various ... Read More »

Newly posted Collector Preventive Faiz Ahmed assumes charge

LAHORE: Collectorate of Customs Preventive newly posted Collector Faiz Ahmed has assumed the charge of his new responsibilities from Thursday (today). According to the details, Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) posted Faiz Ahmed as Collector, Customs Collectorate of Preventive after he completion of his chief management course. During his first day in office he met the high officials and as ... Read More »

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