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Collector Appeals Naureen Tarar clears 300 pending cases within three months

LAHORE: Collector Appeals Naureen Ahmad Tarar has cleared the backlog of pending cases in Customs Appeals Department as she decided over 300 cases including 150 of customs appeals and 150 of customs adjudication within three months from December 2019 to February 2020. She decided all the cases on merit either they were belonged to the department or the public. Collector ... Read More »

Customs ASO shows outstanding performance in curbing smuggling attempts: Collector Seema Raza Bokhari

ISLAMABAD: Collectorate of Customs Collector Seema Raza Bokhari has said that customs staff of the Collectorate seized 456500 masks during the month of March 2020 from unknown export consignments at Islamabad airport while 72000 masks were seized by passenger’s baggage who tried to smuggle masks abroad while the country was facing huge shortage of medical masks due to CoronaVirus. Talking ... Read More »

Corruption of Maersk & QICT creating hurdles for genuine importers: Syed Ahsan Shah

MULTAN: Chairman of All Pakistan Bedsheet & Upholstry Manufacturers Association (APBUMA) Syed Muhammad Ahsan Shah has said that inconsistency in government policies was pushing the export industry towards destruction and the export sector is being threatened with disconnections while the exporters may not be able to fulfill their commitments after the new power tariff. Corruption of shipping companies and QICT ... Read More »

Customs ASO seizes Rs400m smuggled goods, vehicles in 10 days: ADC Saeed Wattoo

LAHORE: Collectorate of Customs Preventive Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO) have seized over Rs 400 million illegally imported smuggled goods and vehicles and planned to achieve the set target of Rs 800 million during the month of March 2020. This was stated by Additional Collector Customs Muhammad Saeed Wattoo while talking to Customs Today in his office. He said that on directions ... Read More »

Latest technology being used to curb smuggling attempts: ADC Faysal Bokhari

PESHAWAR: Directorate of Customs Intelligence and Investigation (I&I) Additional Director Faysal Bokhari has said that after assuming charge of the Directorate, he used information technology to curb tax evasion and smuggling. During this period from October 2019 till date, the Directorate made enormous cases of multiple smuggled goods along with NDP vehicles and narcotics worth Rs 1 billion and surpassed ... Read More »

‘Govt must take action against Maersk, QICT to provide relief to importers’

LAHORE: Government should take strict action against M/s Maersk Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd and Qasim International Container Terminal (QICT) and also probe the role of Habibullah Khan for allegedly looting worth 610 billion rupees from importers through collection of unlawful demurrage and detention charges from genuine importers. It was stated by Barrister Qadeer Ahmad while talking to Customs Today regarding blackmailing ... Read More »

Govt should enhance security to protect QICT from Indians: Imran Ghazi

MULTAN: Government should enhance security to prevent any unwanted situation at Qasim International Container Terminal due to presence of Indian staff without permission. Presence of Indians staff without permission of Interior ministry at Qasim International Container Terminal (QICT) is a major threat for national security than Coronavirus and these appointed Indians are allegedly involved into suspicious activities for creating economic ... Read More »

Customs, NLC to strengthen coordination at Torkham to curb smuggling: Assistant Collector Ali Asif

PESHAWAR: The Customs Collectorate Peshawar has posted assistant collector at Torkham permanently and has been given additional charge of Torkham. Talking with Customs Today Assistant Collector Ali Asif said that 8 inspectors are posted and strength of sepoys has also been increased. He said that the Gate out in imports is now on real time basis and arrangements are underway ... Read More »

Hyderabad I&I shows outstanding performance to curb smuggling attempts: Director Dr. Sadiqullah Khan

HYDERABAD: Keeping in line with the directions of Dr. Sadiqullah Khan, Director, Directorate of Intelligence and Investigation (I&I), to curb the menace of smuggling, anti-smuggling squad under the supervision of Additional Director Syed Naeem Akhtar and Deputy Director Syed Muhammed Raza Naqvi tightened the controls and kept extra vigilance against the organized smuggling of contraband goods and vehicles in the ... Read More »

Govt should take strict action against QICT, Maersk for bleeding businessmen: Khawaja Jalaluddin Roomi

MULTAN: Government should take strict action against Qasim International Container Terminal (QICT) and Maersk Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd for spoiling business environment through blackmailing for collection of additional demurrage and detention charges for the clearance of shipments from genuine importers. He said that collection of exorbitant demurrage and detention charges by the shipping companies on clearance of import shipment is sheer ... Read More »

No case of money laundering, gold smuggling reported after establishment of CNTC: Sana Ullah Abro

ISLAMABAD: Collectorate of Customs Additional Deputy Collector Sana Ullah Abro has said that due to tight vigilance at the New Islamabad International Airport (NIIA) no case of money laundering, gold smuggling or narcotics has reported while customs staff has been covered all gates and scanners with proper checking. Talking with Customs Today during an exclusive interview Sana Ullah Abro said ... Read More »

‘Govt should take action against Maersk, QICT for hiring Indians at key positions, looting importers’

MULTAN: Government should take strict action against M/s Maersk Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd and Qasim International Container Terminal (QICT) and also probe the role of Habibullah Khan for looting worth Rs 610 billion from importers through collection of unlawful demurrage and detention charges. Now these companies Indian officials may also spread Coronavirus throughout Pakistan while entering from QICT and Maersk which ... Read More »

Delivering speedy justice is hallmark of Customs Adjudication: Deputy Collector Mueed Kanjoo

MULTAN: Collectorate of Customs Adjudication Multan Camp Office is facilitating respondents and tax consultants by offering speedy justice. Speedy disposal of cases in Customs Adjudication will end the needless pendency of cases, save substantial capital and recurring expenditure of the government which can be used for more productive purposes. It was stated by Deputy Collector Customs Adjudication Faisalabad Abdul Mueed ... Read More »

99pc GDs processed through WeBOC at GB: ADC Shahid Jan

GILGIT BALTISTAN: Additional Collector Shahid Jan has said that the Customs Collectorate of GB will start working again in April 2020 and the Customs staff of the GB is partly working at Sost dry port. Talking with Customs Today the Additional Collector GB said that through all the Collectorates working under the Chief Collector North Region the collection of the ... Read More »

Customs I&I using all available resources to curb smuggling activities: Ali Akbar Zaidi

ISLAMABAD: Directorate of Customs Intelligence and Investigation (I&I) Headquarters Deputy Director Syed Ali Akbar Zaidi has said that Customs I&I is using all available resources to curb smuggling activities. Talking with Customs Today during an exclusive interview, he said that under supervision of Director-General Zahid Khokhar, the Directorate showed enormous performance and launched heavy crackdown against the smugglers, tax evaders ... Read More »

Customs North Region surpasses revenue collection target during 1H of FY2019-20: ADC Arshad Khan

ISLAMABAD: Customs North Region Additional Collector Arshad Khan has said that the Customs North region has surpasses revenue target for first half of financial year 2019-20 by collecting Rs32,605 million against the assigned revenue target. Talking with Customs Today he said that in keeping up with the vision of current government to maximize revenue collection through concerted efforts and business ... Read More »

Customs Islamabad earns Rs173.78m extra revenue: Collector Seema Raza Bokhari

ISLAMABAD: Customs Collector Seema Raza Bokhari said that the Collectorate is following speedy clearances to encourage legal businesses, subsequently adopting all possible measures to discourage smuggling activities within its jurisdiction. Talking with Customs Today during an exclusive interview, Seema Raza Bokhari said that she has instructed her staff to maintain the surplus current revenue and anti-smuggling performance throughout the financial ... Read More »

Punjab govt decides not to collect PIDC from import shipments : Jalaluddin Roomi

MULTAN: Chairman Multan Dry Port Trust (MDPT) Khwaja Jalaluddin Romi has stated that government of Punjab has decided not to collect Punjab Infrastructure Development Cess (PIDC) from import shipments cleared through different ports of province to promote business activities. These views were expressed by Chairman Multan Dry Port Trust Khawaja Jalaluddin Roomi in his exclusive talk with Customs Today in ... Read More »

Multan Customs I&I impounds vehicles & goods worth Rs2.1279b during 1H of FY2019-20

MULTAN: Directorate of Customs Intelligence and Investigation has impounded vehicles and miscellaneous goods worth Rs.2.1279 billion during first six months July to December for on-going fiscal year 2019-20. The Directorate carried out various anti-smuggling operations against smuggled goods and vehicles in the territory on the directions of Director Dr. Muhammad Adnan Akram. During the above said period Customs Intelligence and ... Read More »

Faisalabad I&I seizes goods worth Rs268m in December: Director Adnan Akram

FAISALABAD: Directorate of Customs Intelligence and Investigation (I&I) took stern action against smuggling in the jurisdiction and confiscated non-duty paid goods worth Rs 268 million during the month of December 2019-20. Customs Intelligence Director Adnan Akram told Customs Today that I&I department registered almost 12 cases during the said period. The department impounded non-duty paid vehicles and other vehicles under ... Read More »