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Selfie stick made it to Time mag’s list of 25 best inventions of 2014

NEW YORK: The selfie stick that facilitates users capturing a selfie from an angle of their choice by positioning smart phone beyond the arms’ reach has made it to the Time magazine’s list of 25 best inventions of 2014. “Look no further than a recent Pew report, which found that at least a quarter of Americans have shared a selfie ... Read More »

FBR chairman Bajwa refuses to accept CBA demands

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of Revenue while terming FBR’s CBA Union of Federal Revenue Alliance illegal has refused to accept its all demands. The FBR has taken stance that the union was not according to definition of NICR and FBR is a government organization, not trade organisation. The FBR further stated that the court has given verdict against the union ... Read More »

Lower FBR staff unhappy over taking fresh exam for promotions

LAHORE: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR)’s move to hold fresh promotional exams for lower grade employees has angered those who had already qualified the exam and they have threatened to move the court if not promoted, Customs Today learnt on Wednesday. The FBR has asked low grade employees including Upper Division Clerks (UDCs), Lower Division Clerk s (UDCs), supervisors ... Read More »

FBR asked to implement employees union’s demands

LAHORE: The Federal Revenue Alliance Employees Union has asked the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) to implement long delayed charter of demands of the union immediately, in a monthly meeting here the other day. Federal Revenue Alliance Employees Union President, Syed Naeem Abbas Shah preside the meeting at the FBR Lahore office. The general secretary of the union, Shahzad Butt told ... Read More »

Tug-of-war: FPCCI Office turns a battlefield among VPs

ISLAMABAD: The Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) Office has become battleground as clashes abrupt between companions of vice presidents and other officials on occupying the office room for vice president. A source told Customs Today that the main cause of the clashes was political nature as central leaders of FPCCI used the forum as political tool ... Read More »

Corruption charges: Govt stops FPCCI funding; NAB,TDAP launch probe

ISLAMABAD: The federal government has stopped funding of the Apex chamber, following the corruption allegations of Rs 250 million in construction of FPCCI Capital Office building and ordered National Accountability Bureau to investigate the matter. After getting evidence of corruption from Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) former vice president Mirza Abdul Rehman, the Federal Secretary Commerce ... Read More »

Customs Lower Employees Association demands free medical services

KARACHI: The Pakistan Customs Lower Employees Association has demanded Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) to establish its own hospital for ensuring the best medical facilities for the Class-IV employees. The Pakistan Customs Lower Employees Association President Misal Khan Bangash made this demand while talking to Customs Today at his office. While expressing his reservations, Bangash said that the employees of ... Read More »

Appraisers Association of MCC Appraisement-West meeting today

KARACHI: The Appraisers’ Association of Model Customs Collectorate of Appraisement-West has decided to hold a meeting today, regarding the issue pertaining to register FIRs against eight appraisers of Group-I and Group-IV in their alleged involvement in malpractices and using unfair means in clearing the consignments. The sources in MCC-Appraisement-West on condition of anonymity informed Customs Today that the appraisers association ... Read More »

Customs Lower Employees warn of protest after Eid

KARACHI: The Pakistan Customs Lower Employees Association has decided to stage protest demonstration after Eid-ul-Fitr for the fulfillment of their legal demands. According to the details, General Secretary Aftab Hussain Shah Hamdani informed Customs Today that the lower employees association with the consent of all its members has decided to stage protest after Eid. The demands of Pakistan Customs Lower ... Read More »

FBR Union warns to go on strike for indefinite period

LAHORE: The Federal Revenue Alliance Employees Union in its emergent meetings held simultaneously at Regional Tax Offices (RTO) in different cities including Sialkot, Sukkhar and Faisalabad vehemently opposed the dismissal of FBR Union central president. They also threatened to go on strike for unlimited period if the government did not withdraw the decision. The FBR Union executive bodies of several ... Read More »

CHS vows relief efforts till IDPs back at home

LAHORE: Customs Health Society (CHS) President Dr. Asif Mehmood Jah assured that relief efforts for IDPs will continue until every IDP back at home at North Waziristan. He mentioned that the CHS has also dug out Thirty five (35) water wells in Tharparkar area of Sindh for provision of clean drinking water to more than 50,000 people of the area. ... Read More »

New beginning at RTO-I: Chief Commissioner woos ‘angry’ staff union

LAHORE: In a bid to end the longstanding impasse, the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) regional chief commissioner met FBR Employees Revenue Alliance President Mian Abdul Qayyum and assured him of resolution to all legitimate issues of the employees. “We need to work together for the development of the regional tax office and welfare of the employees and taxpayers,” sources ... Read More »

Preventive Service Officers Association puts forward demands for CPF meeting

KARACHI: The Preventive Service Officers Association has revealed its agenda for upcoming Common Pool Funds (CPF) Committee meeting, here the other day. As per details, the agenda contains 13 demands including medical treatment in various hospitals for Class-IV and field officers of MCC-Preventive, payment of medical bills to all employees on priority basis, health insurance policy for all employees of ... Read More »

Lower Employees Association calls for urgent CPF meeting

KARACHI: The General Secretary of Lower Employees Association, Syed Aftab Hussain Shah Hamdani requested FBR top officials to arrange CPF meeting to address the issues of employees. As per details, the meeting of Common Pool Funds (CPF) Committee and Welfare Trust has not been convened for last 2 years. The last CPF meeting was convened by the Collector MCC-Appraisement Abdul ... Read More »

FBR union suggests one-day salary donation for IDPs

LAHORE: The Federal Revenue Alliance Employees Union (FBR Union) has suggested the government to donate their one day salary to the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) of North Waziristan. In a letter written to FBR Chairman Tariq Bajwa, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Syed Khursheed Shah, FBR Union Central President Mian Abdul Qayyum ... Read More »

FBR union chief terms wealth, agri taxes remedy to offset crises

LAHORE: Federal Revenue Alliance Employees Union (FRAEU) Central President Mian Abdul Qayyum has emphasized that if agriculture sector is brought into tax net along with Wealth Tax, there will be no need to get foreign loans or approach donors. He informed that the revenue collection through wealth tax had reached over Rs40 billion 12 years back when it was suspended ... Read More »

Customs Employees Association presents 12 demands before high-ups

KARACHI: Karachi Customs Employees Association has come up with a Charter of Demands, consisting of 12-points for the lower staffers of Pakistan Customs-FBR. General Secretary of Karachi Customs Employees Association, Syed Aftab Hussain Shah Hamdani has put forward the demands before the high-ups of Pakistan Customs and FBR authorities. The charter consists of 12 demands for betterment and facilitation of ... Read More »

United Panel, Pak Customs Panel finalize candidates for elections

KARACHI: United Panel and Pakistan Customs Panel have finalized their candidates for the elections of Preventive Service Officers Association and Preventive Services Club for the year 2014-15. According to details, United Panel has nominated Mateenullah for President of Preventive Service Officers Association, Abdul Ghaffar Khan as Vice President, Bashir A. Bhutto as General Secretary, Shahzad Wasti as Joint Secretary, Hafiz ... Read More »

FBR promotes UDCs to supervisors

LAHORE: Reginal Tax Office Lahore II has promoted five Upper Division Clerks (UDCs) to supervisors. The five UDCs of Inland Revenue have been promoted to BPS-14 from March 19 on temporary basis. UDCs who are promoted as supervisor include Sagheer Tabussam, Hamid Raza, Muhammad Naeem, Tariq Mehmood Shakir and Pervaiz Iqbal. FBR has, however, ordered the supervisor to continue with ... Read More »

FBR Union, Hamza Shahbaz to fight revenue leakage

LAHORE: A delegation of the Federal Revenue Alliance Employees Union (FRAEU), led by its Lahore region President Naeem Abbas Shah, called on PML-N leader Hamza Shahbaz and presented him the workers’ charter of demands. The delegation consisted of Wasim Sarwar Dar, Shehzad Butt, Malik Akram Khokhar, Ch Iftikhar, Malik Azhar and Ch Altaf Mehdi. The meeting discussed the issues being ... Read More »