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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 »

FPCCI regional chief for action against port terminal operators, shipping lines defiance of govt’s direction

LAHORE: The government should take notice of the defiance of the government authorities’ orders of extension in free time by the port terminal operators and shipping lines. The sword of overnight shift in government policies always remains hanging on the head of every company. Everyone knows that COVID-19 has badly impacted the economy . This was stated by Dr Muhammad ... Read More »

Kh Jalalud Din Roomi demands action against shipping cos for defying govt directions to waive demurrage & detention charges

MULTAN: Renowned industrialist and ex-president of Multan and Dera Ghazi Khan Chamber of Commerce & Industry and former Punjab caretaker minister for industries Khawaja Jala uddin Roomi has sought action against shipping companies for not implementing their decision to waive demurrage and detention charges  during COVID-19. He was talking to Customs Today exclusively regarding the demurrage and detention charges being ... Read More »

Govt asked to rationalize detention & demurrages charges in upcoming federal budget

LAHORE: The government should rationalize the detention and demurrages charges to provide relief to the commercial and industrialist importers in the federal budget 2020-12 at least amid till the COVID-19 ends. The government should take special measures to reduce customs duties on raw-materials for commercial and industrial importers to encourage manufacturing to enhance export volume. This was stated by PALIMA ... Read More »

Budget 2020-21: Traders, Industrialist seeks reduction in customs duty & other taxes

LAHORE: The Pakistan Industrial and Traders Associations Front (PIAF) has called for a relief-focused budget 2020-21 for trade and industry as well as the general public, suggesting the government to make visible reduction in customs duty and taxes, helping revive the businesses, which are near to bankruptcies owing to worldwide lockdowns amidst coronavirus. PIAF chairman Mian Nauman Kabir, in a ... Read More »

Multan Customs shows outstanding performance by seizing NDP goods worth Rs380.9m: Collector Muneeza Majeed

MULTAN: Collectorate of Customs Enforcement & Compliance (E&C) is utilizing all available resources to eradicate smuggling in the jurisdiction and due to their efforts seized record number of goods worth Rs.380.9 million during May amid lock down of COVID-19. Collector Muneeza Majeed told Customs Today that Anti-Smuggling Organization was re-organized after assuming the charge of Multan Customs Collectorate Enforcement & ... Read More »

FBR should implement their relief orders for shipping companies amid COVID-19: Asad Mashadi

RAWALPINDI: Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI) ex-President Asad Mushadi has said that FBR have to implement their relief orders issued due to Covid 19 situation for shipping companies. Talking with Customs Today during an exclusive talk he said that the Government and FBR have to implement their relief orders issued due Covid 19 situation, he added that banks, ... Read More »

ST, FTR, BTL, duty & tax slabs need to be rationalized

CNIC condition on transactions does not seem logical and be removed at once in larger national interest: LCCI ex- vice president LAHORE: A far-reaching policy in federal budget 2020-21 about the exorbitant and illegal detention and demurrage charges plucking the wings of the shipping lines and the private port terminal operators should be announced to provide relief to the commercial ... Read More »

Scanner should be installed at Torkham export terminal: ADC Shahid Jan

TORKHAM: Collectorate of Customs Additional Collector Shahid Jan has said that National Logistics Cell (NLC) should provide Personal Protection Equipment (PPEs) kits to the customs staff who are performing their duties during COVID-18. Talking with Customs Today during an exclusive interview Shahid Jan said that entire exports have started through Afghan border since 4th May 2020 where approximately 35 trucks ... Read More »

Shipping cos & terminal operators are taking undue advantage amid COVID-19 by charging demurrage and detention charges :Syed Ahsan Shah

MULTAN: Chairman All Pakistan Bedsheets & Upholstery Manufacturers Association (APBUMA) Syed Muhammad Ahsan Shah said that in this challenging time world economies are collapsing but shipping companies are taking undue benefit of on-going situation by charging demurrage and detention charges on export and import shipment. He said that textile sector is facing serious challenges due to Covid-19 virus and whole ... Read More »

Govt should take special measures for export of mangoes due to COVID-19: Syed Zahid Hussain Gardezi

MULTAN: Corona virus pandemic severely affected exports of South Punjab mangoes. Government should make special arrangements for export of mangoes. With 40 per cent of mango crop being produced for export, lack of medium to transport the fresh fruit is likely to hit farmers hard. South Punjab mango cultivators will bear huge loss due to corona virus. It was stated ... Read More »

Shipping companies should waive demurrage & detention charges to revive sick industry: MCCI President Sheikh Fazal Elahi

MULTAN: Shipping Companies should waive demurrage and detention charges for the revival of sick industry and government should provide relief to importers and exporters through waiver of shipping charges. Business community of South Punjab is facing severe hardships due to unfair demurrage and detention charges from shipping companies and terminal operators and businessmen are passing through difficult phase due to ... Read More »

Gwadar Customs torches narcotics worth Rs700m in May: Collector Tahir Qureshi

ISLAMABAD: Collectorate of Customs Gwadar Collector Dr. Tahir Qureshi, has said that after a halt due to COVID19 Pandemic, the Iran border has now opened and clearance of essential food commodities is taking place with a special schedule and timing issued by Ministry of Interior (MOI), in coordination with Frontier Corpse (FC) Baluchistan, district administrations of the Panjgur, Gwadar and ... Read More »

Customs ASO surpasses assigned revenue target despite lockdown: Collector Seema Bokhari

ISLAMABAD: Collectorate of Customs Collector Seema Raza Bokhari t has said that due to COVID19 the FBR has revised revenue collection target under head of customs duty. While talking exclusively with Customs Today she said that due to prevailing pandemic of COVID19 situation there is no economic activity shown at Islamabad dry port nor at AFU (Air Freight Unit) situated ... Read More »

Shipping companies refuse to waive demurrage & detention charges despite on-going Covid-19: Khawaja Jalaluddin Roomi

MULTAN: Shipping companies refuse to waive any detention and demurrage charges despite on-going pandemic situation and clearly defying government directives. Business community is facing shortage of liquidity due to prolonged lock-down and balance of payments has been disturbed. Global Pandemic situation caused severe threat to textile and cotton industry and situation has been deteriorating after cancellation of orders from Europe ... Read More »