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Gwadar Customs seizes smuggled goods worth Rs256m during 1Q of FY-21: Collector Tahir Ali Qureshi

GWADAR: Collectorate of Customs Collector Dr Tahir Ai Qureishi has said that Anti Smuggling Organization Gwadar seized smuggled goods worth Rs256 million during first quarter of financial year 2020-21. Talking with Customs Today during an exclusive talk, he said that during first quarter (July to September) of FY 20-21 the Collectorate showed outstanding performance despite Covid-19, providing details of arrangements ... Read More »

FBR asked to take action against elements involved in harassing bearing importers

LAHORE: Pakistan Automobile Spare Parts Importers & Dealers Association (PASPIDA) former chairman Nasir Hameed Khan has urged Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) & chief collector to take strict action against elements involved in harassing bearing importers and delaying bearings’ customs clearance. He was talking to Customs Today here in Lahore the other day. He said that some powerful people are ... Read More »

Quetta Customs, LEAs taking effective measures to curb smuggling: Collector Irfan Javed

QUETTA: Collectorate of Customs Enforcement and Compliance Collector Irfan Javed has said that due to inter-agency cooperation and effective crackdown, the flood of smuggling of contraband goods and NCP vehicles from Pakistan-Afghanistan and Iran border has decreased. Talking with Customs Today in exclusive talk he said that this office has speed up anti-smuggling drive on its own as well as ... Read More »

PTBA demands separate zones for sales tax

LAHORE: Pakistan Tax Bar Association (PTBA) has demanded a separate zone for sales tax in an anticipation to increase the tax revenue upto 1000 percent. PTBA president Aftab Nagra and senior vice-president Qari Habibur Rehman Zubari has made this demand in an emergent meeting while other members including Arshad Nawaz Man, Syed Tanseer Bukhari, Sohail Akhtar, Shehbaz Sidique, Sehabaz Qadar, ... Read More »

Demand of irrelevant documents by bankers causing huge demurrage & detention charges to importers: Khadim Hussain

LAHORE: Lack of coordination between Pakistan Customs and State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has put the importers to face hardships in doing business endangering improving Ease-of-Doing Business Index of the country. This was stated by Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry executive committee member and Ferozpur Road traders’ leader while talking to Customs Today. He said that miscommunication between banks ... Read More »

Multan Customs shows excellent performance against smuggling despite Covid-19: Collector Muneeza Majeed

MULTAN: Collectorate of Customs Enforcement and Compliance (E&C) Collector Muneeza Majeed has said that Multan Customs showed excellent performance against smuggling during economic year 2019-20 despite global pandemic of Covid-19 and detected mega seizure cases during the crackdown against smuggling goods in the vast jurisdiction. Talking with Customs Today during an exclusive interview, Collector Muneeza Majeed said that a comprehensive ... Read More »

Govt urged to refund demurrage & detention charges to Pakistani importers

LAHORE: The government should refund demurrage & detention charges to Pakistani importers which they paid to get their goods and articles released amid the worst ever period of COVID-19 pandemic. This was stated by Nasir Hameed Khan LCCI ex-Vice President while talking to Customs Today in an exclusive talk with the newspaper’s special correspondent.  He said that importers across the ... Read More »

Multan Adjudication concluding hearing of seizure cases & avoiding unnecessary delays: Deputy Collector Moeed Kanjoo

MULTAN: Collectorate of Customs Adjudication Multan Camp Office is delivering speedy justice through concluding seizure cases despite Covid-19 and facilitating them as per law. This was stated by Deputy Collector Customs Adjudication Abdul Mueed Kanjoo while talking with Customs Today other day. He stated that global pandemic Covid-19 has affected regular hearing of seizure cases in Customs Adjudication due to ... Read More »

Customs collects less revenue in 3rd & 4th quarter of FY2019-20 due to Covid-19 : Collector Seema Bokhari

ISLAMABAD: Collectorate of Customs Collector Seema Raza Bokhari has said that the Collectorate is excepting revenue from telecommunication companies due to roll out of 5G during the first quarter of financial year 2020-21. Talking with Customs Today Seema Raza Bokhari explained reasons for decline of revenue during third (January to March) and fourth quarters (April to June) of financial year ... Read More »

LCCI takes special measures to enhance halal food exports: Ali Hussam Asghar

LAHORE: The Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) has taken a number of measures to enhance halal food exports as for the first time halal food standing committee has been set up and stakeholders were invited for the input. The views were expressed by Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) Senior Vice President Ali Hussam Asghar while talking ... Read More »

Customs ASO impounds over Rs 329m smuggled goods, vehicles

  LAHORE: Collectorate of Customs Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO) has seized over Rs329 million smuggled and contraband goods and vehicles in the month July Financial Year 2020-19. Talking with Customs Today said that more than Rs 150 million’s smuggled vehicles were seized that included BMWs, Mercedes and Toyota Land Cruisers during the month of July.  “Total value of the goods seized ... Read More »

Customs Preventive along with LEAs using all available resources to curb smuggling attempts: Collector Irfan Javed

QUETTA: Collectorate of Customs Preventive Collector Irfan Javed has said that under guidance of Federal Board of Revenue there has been a substantial improvement in the performance of MCC Quetta to curb smuggling activities. Talking with Customs Today Collector Irfan Javed said said that this Collectorate has embarked upon a proactive approach to bring real results, and there has been ... Read More »

Appraisement Quetta Customs to stop mis-declarations & underinvoicing, legal trade to be promoted: Collector Waheed Marwat

QUETTA: Collectorate of Customs Appraisement and Facilitation Collector Waheed Marwat said that Customs Taftan Border will be operational with consultation of the business community of Quetta while only legal business should be facilitated. Talking with Customs Today Waheed Marwat said that Quetta Collectorate always promoted and protected legal businesses he appreciated role of QCCI (Quetta Chamber of Commerce and Industry) ... Read More »

Customs Adjudication trying to conclude hearing of cases despite shortage of staff: Collector Adnan Akram

ISLAMABAD: Collector Customs Adjudication Dr. Muhammad Adnan Akram has said that the Collectorate is trying to conclude hearing of pending cases on priority basis despite shortage of staff. Talking with Customs Today during an exclusive interview the Collector said that the Collectorate of Adjudication Islamabad have a very vast jurisdiction covering Customs Collectorate Gilgit Baltistan, Sialkot, Peshawar and Islamabad whereas ... Read More »

Customs ASO surpasses revenue collection target for FY2019-20: Collector Seema Bokhari

ISLAMABAD: Seema Raza Bokhari Collector Customs Islamabad has said that allocated annual anti-smuggling target for current financial year 2019-20 was Rs1.75 billion which has already achieved with extra amount of Rs2.15 million till May 2020. Talking with Customs Today the Collector said that business activity fully halted due to COVID19, she added that as all the Customs Collectorates of country ... Read More »

Govt should take action against shipping companies & terminal operators for not waiving detention & demurrage charges: Ch Umer

MULTAN: Government should take strict action against shipping companies and terminal operators for non-compliance of their decision to waive demurrage and detention charges on import shipments despite of prolonged lock down. Shipping companies are not ready to provide any relief in the clearance of shipment to import based traders and ignoring all decisions of government for extending the demurrage and ... Read More »

Customs Central Region & Punjab set up task force to curtail smuggling: Faiz Ahmad

LAHORE: In order to curtail smuggling in the region a provincial task force has been set up. Complete lists of the markets and godowns where smuggled goods and articles are dumped have been prepared and under the new strategy smugglers will be intercepted at the provincial borders levels, then inside Punjab, on the roads, in the godowns and markets. These ... Read More »

All necessary measures being followed at Torkham against COVID-19: Inamullah Wazir

TORKHAM: The Afghan Transit Trade (ATT) Deputy Director Inamullah Wazir said that scanning was the only step left which has now been implemented. Inamullah Wazir is a graduate of University of Sydney Business School and has a degree in International business. He remained posted in Customs Preventive as assistant collector AFU and AC headquarters and anti smuggling. He has also ... Read More »

FEBR terms Budget 2020-21 as business supportive

Kasif Anwar stresses need for curtailing discretionary powers of FBR officers LAHORE: The government has presented a business supportive budget 2020-21 as it seems that the government is cognizant of the hard times for trade and industry due to the COVID-19 which is a stepping stone towards stabilization of the economy. However, the discretionary powers of Federal Board of Revenue ... Read More »

Anjum Nisar for action against port terminals and shipping lines

LAHORE: Federation of Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) President Mian Anjum Nisar has urged Prime Minister Imran Khan to take action against those port terminals and shipping lines which have continuously been violating the government advice to relax detention and demurrage charges at least during the lockdown period. Now we request for refund of demurrage, detention and other charges ... Read More »