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Multan Dry Port collects Rs5379.602m during two months of FY2019-20

MULTAN: Dry Port Multan collected revenue of Rs5379.602 million during first two months of current economic year 2019-20. According to details, Multan Dry Port Jurisdiction has been changed after the formation of Collectorate of Appraisement Faisalabad and Multan Dry Port was working under the jurisdiction of Collectorate of Appraisement Faisalabad. Multan Dry Port was working under Multan Collectorate before the ... Read More »

Gwadar Customs foils bid to smuggle Indian gutka & vehicle worth Rs2m

GWADAR: The Customs staff Khurkhera seized Indian origin smuggled gutka along with offending vehicle worth Rs 2 million. According to details the mobile squad Khurkhera during routine checking stopped a car Toyota Corolla with bearing registration No.AFY-270 which was coming from Quetta towards Karachi. The said vehicle was signaled to stop but instead of stopping the driver of the vehicle ... Read More »

Customs Court seeks final arguments on pre-arrest & acquittal appeals in Q-Mobile smuggling case

KARACHI: Customs Court directed both sides’ counsels to complete their arguments on interim pre-arrest bail petitions under section 265K for acquittal filed by suspects namely Zeeshan Akhtar, Chief Executive Officer of M/s Digicom, Muhammad Ammad, admin manager of M/s Digicom Trading Pvt Ltd and others, who were booked in two different cases of attempting to smuggled assorted (Q-Mobile) mobile phones ... Read More »

FBR RTO-II summons 2100 LESCO, SNGPL industrial, commercial users

LAHORE: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Regional Tax Office-II Wednesday issued notices to 2100 unregistered industrial and commercial connections users of LESCO and SNGPL for compulsory sales tax registration, while data of 8212 motor vehicles of 2400cc and above has been obtained out of which 4066 owners have been shortlisted for further scrutiny including non-filers. As per details, Lahore ... Read More »

Multan Customs reshuffles 13 employees in different locations

MULTAN: Collectorate of Customs relocated 13 employees including seven inspectors, three clerks and three sepoys to different locations. According to details, Deputy Collector Multan Customs (Headquarters) Saqib-ur-Rehman Warraich has reshuffled various employees in the collectorate to get better result in their assigned tasks. Inspector Syed Riaz Ahmad has been transferred from Anti-Smuggling Organization Dera Ghazi Khan to Anti-Smuggling Organization Mianwali. ... Read More »

Customs Court returns charge sheet & releases suspect in betel nuts smuggling case

KARACHI: The Customs Court directed jail authority to release suspect namely Nadeem Ahmed son of Noor Bux, who was imprisoned for allegedly smuggling 16,000 kilograms crushed betel nuts valuing of Rs8,000,000. On August 17, 2019, a big development came when Aqil Ahmed, senior lawyer appeared before the court on behalf of said arrested suspect and argued that betel nuts items ... Read More »

FBR’s BTB zone issues notices to 3,950 non-filers

LAHORE: Federal Board of Revenue’s Broadening of Tax Base (BTD) zone issued notices to 3,950 non-filers who purchased precious lands, drew heavy amounts from banks, received insurance claims and owned vehicles above 1,000cc. According to sources in the FBR, the government had extended the tax deadline date several times in order to facilitate the non-filers, but most of the people ... Read More »

Multan Customs decides 56 seizure cases worth Rs.207.361m

MULTAN: Collectorate of Customs Adjudication decided 56 seizure cases of worth Rs207.361 million during July 2019-20. According to details, Deputy Collector has finalized 22 seizure cases of worth Rs12.835 million during the month of July. There were 41 fresh seizure cases of worth Rs.20.013 million added in the court of deputy collector for legal trial. Deputy Collector Customs Adjudication has ... Read More »

FBR assigns revenue collection target to Islamabad Customs for FY19-20

ISLAMABAD: FBR has allocated yearly revenue collection target of Rs 29912 million under all heads for FY2019-20 to the MCC Islamabad. According to details provided to Customs Today, the Model Customs Collectorate Islamabad is allocated fresh revenue collection target for Financial Year 2019-20 with extra amount of Rs 8355 million under all heads, as during FY2018-19 the Collectorate was assigned Rs 21557 ... Read More »

Multan RTO collects Rs5.60b tax revenue during July

MULTAN: The Federal Board of Revenue Regional Tax Office (RTO) has collected revenue of Rs5.60 billion in the heads of different taxes during the first month of the ongoing fiscal year 2019-20. The statistics of Regional Tax Office showed an increase of almost Rs1.01 billion in tax collection during the first month of corresponding economic year 2018-19. The Regional Tax ... Read More »

Customs Court approves charge sheet against M/s Al-Ahsan Goods Transportation Co & others

KARACHI: The Customs Court approved interim charge sheet against suspect namely Sailab Khan, owner/ proprietor of M/s Al-Ahsan Goods Transport Company and others, who was booked in a case of attempting to smuggle non-duty paid Iranian smuggled glassware/crockery, betel nuts etc. On August 03, 2019, investigation officer of customs department submitted interim charge sheet against arrested suspect namely Siddiqui Ullah ... Read More »

FBR collects Rs216b during FY2018-19

ISLAMABAD: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has collected Rs215 billion (provisional assessment) against the set target tax revenue target of Rs291 billion and faced Rs.76 billion revenue shortfall. According to the FBR sources, tax revenue collection has showed only 6.1 percent growth as compared to last years, which is not enough to meet the set target of tax revenue collection ... Read More »

Collector Mubashar Baig’s Faisalabad Customs recovers Rs 449m from M/s Maple Leaf Cement Factory

FAISALABAD: A contravention case was made out against M/s Maple Leaf Cement Factory located in Mianwali for alleged misuse during the period from 1994 to 1996 claiming exemption of customs duty and sales tax under SRO 484(I)/92 dated 14.05.1992 read with SRO 978(I)/1995 dated 04.10.1995 and for regulatory duty under SRO 1050(I)/95 dated 29.10.1995 declaring that the plant and machinery ... Read More »

Customs Court extends remand of suspect in betel nuts smuggling case

KARACHI: The Customs Court extended physical remand of suspect namely Nadeem Ahmed son of Noor Bux and directed investigation officer to arrest absconding suspects, who were allegedly involved smuggling of 16,000 kilograms crushed betel nuts valuing of Rs8,000,000. On July 29, 2019, investigation officer produced the above mentioned suspect before the court and informed that on an actionable information, customs ... Read More »

Peshawar customs foils attempt to smuggle betel nuts, tyres worth Rs30.7m

PESHAWAR: Collectorate of Customs squad deputed at DI Khan thwarted an attempt to smuggle 9800 kilograms betel nuts and truck tyres worth Rs30.7 million. According to details, credible information was received that some unscrupulous elements were transporting substantial quantity of betel nuts from Karachi to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa under the guise of some exportable vegetables. Collector Preventive Asif Saeed Khan Lughmani ... Read More »

Customs Court accepts charge sheet against suspect booked in polyester fabric smuggling case

KARACHI: The Customs Court approved charge sheet against suspect namely Amad Hussain son of Shah Afzal, who was arrested in a case of attempting to smuggle foreign origin polyester fabric worth Rs33,247,607. On July 23, 2019 investigation officer submitted charge sheet against the above mentioned suspect and informed the court that credible information was received to the effect that huge ... Read More »

Customs JIAP seizes prohibited medicines worth Rs3.2m

KARACHI: Collectorate of Customs team deputed at Jinnah International Airport (JIAP) has apprehended an accused along with prohibited medicine worth millions of rupees. Sources told Customs Today that on the tip-off by higher authorities, staff of Customs posted at Arrival Hall enhanced checking and surveillance during which a passenger namely Mirza Waseem Baig was intercepted on suspicion. The customs team ... Read More »

Customs Court approves remand of suspect in betel nuts smuggling case

KARACHI: The Customs Court approved physical remand of suspect namely Nadeem Ahmed son of Noor Bux who is allegedly involved in smuggling of 16,000 kilograms crushed betel nuts worth Rs 8,000,000. Court also directed investigation officer to arrest financers, abettors and others including owner of impugned goods and vehicle and produce them on next date of hearing. On July 22, ... Read More »

Mianwali ASO seizes 19000 liters smuggled diesel

FAISALABAD: The Customs Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO) Mianwali has seized 19000 liters smuggled foreign origin diesel worth Rs3.3 million. Sources told Customs Today that ASO also impounded Hino truck 6 wheeler worth Rs7 million under Section 157 of the Customs Act 1969. Sources said that Additional Collector Muhammad Saeed Asad received information regarding smuggling attempts on which he formed a team ... Read More »

FBR issues notices to 166 restaurants & marriage halls for ST registration

MULTAN: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Regional Tax Office (RTO) has issued notices to 166 different restaurants, marriage halls and hotels located in the city for sales tax registration. The Federal Board of Revenue has launched massive scale campaign in on to register business of the hotels, marriage halls and restaurants for collection of legitimate taxes. Marriage marquees, hotels ... Read More »