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Islamabad Customs seizes smuggled goods worth Rs 345.78m from July 2014 to May 2015

ISLAMABAD: The Model Customs Collectorate Islamabad (Preventive Division) has successfully seized Rs 345.78 million foreign origin smuggled goods during July 2014 to May 2015. Headquarters Deputy Collector Yawar Nawaz told Customs Today that the seized items, including 55 vehicles worth Rs 80.1 million and 42 non-duty paid vehicles worth of Rs 63.28 million, were also seized during the above-said period. He added ... Read More »

NAB authorizes inquiries against three former FBR chairmen

ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Tuesday decided to authorize an inquiry against three former chairmen of Federal Bureau of Revenue (FBR) for their alleged involvement in corruption and misuse of authority. The Executive Board Meeting (EBM) of NAB chaired by its Chairman Qamar Zaman Chaudhry, included Salman Saddique, Abdullah Yousuf and Ali Arshad Hakeem ordered to initiate probes against ... Read More »

Fiza Muzaffar assumes charge as Member (Training)

ISLAMABAD: Fiza Muzaffar, an Inland Revenue Service officer, on her promotion to BS-22 has assumed the charge of the post of Member (Training), Federal Board of Revenue (HQ), Islamabad, stationed at Lahore. The officer, pursuing the Board’s Notification No.1272-IR-I/2015, assumed the charge of the said post in June 15, 2015. Read More »

Saleem Raza Asif takes charge as Director General (Law)

ISLAMABAD: Saleem Raza Asif, an Inland Revenue Service officer, on his promotion to BS-21, has assumed the charge of the post of Director General (Law), Federal Board of Revenue (HQ), Islamabad. The officer, pursuing the Board’s Notification S No.1117-IR-I/2015, No.1232-IR-I/201, relinquished the charge of the post of Chief (Accounting) (BS-20), Federal Board of Revenue (HQ), Islamabad.   Read More »

FBR to collect Rs28.26 billion tax arrears

ISLAMABAD: Federal Board of Revenue’s Directorate General of Withholding Taxes has intensified its efforts to recover a huge amount of Rs28.26 billion as tax arrears for the month of May 2015. Sources said that the tax authority has also issued directives to all the Chief Commissioners of Large Taxpayer Units (LTUs) and Regional Tax Offices (RTOs) to collect the outstanding ... Read More »

FBR issues orders for major re-shuffling in PCS‏

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has notified transfers and postings of BS-21 and BS-20 officers of the Pakistan Customs Service (PCS). According to details, the BS-21 officers who have been transferred include Shaukat Ali. He is transferred from the office of Member FBR HQ to the office of Director General IOCO Karachi. Ms Adila Rehman has been transferred ... Read More »

FBR upgrades eight posts of BS-19 to BS-20

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of Revenue has upgraded eight BS-19 posts of Pakistan Customs Service to BS-20. These posts  including Principal, Directorate of Training & Research (Customs), Karachi; Additional Director, Directorate General of PCA, Islamabad; Additional Collector, Collectorate of Customs (Adjudication-I), Karachi; Additional Director, Directorate General of Transit Trade, Karachi; Secretary, Customs Wing, FBR (HQ), Islamabad; Additional Director, Directorate of ... Read More »

Four Inland Revenue officer promoted to BS-22

ISLAMABAD: Four Inland Revenue Service officers have been promoted to BS-22 in the same service and posted as shown against each with immediate effect. The officers have been promoted in pursuance of approval of the Competent Authority conveyed vide Establishment Division’s UO No.11/08/2015-E-I dated 12.06.2015. According to the notification, if the officers are drawing Performance Allowance (equivalent to 100% of ... Read More »

Lutfullah Virk made DG Intelligence & Investigation

ISLAMABAD: Lutfullah Virk, a Pakistan Customs Service officer, has assumed the charge of the post of Director General, Directorate General of Intelligence & Investigation, FBR, Islamabad. Earlier, the officer was promoted to BS-22 in pursuance of approval of the Competent Authority conveyed vide Establishment Division’s UO No 11/08/2015-E-I dated 12.06.2015 in the same service and posted as Director General (BS-22), ... Read More »

Sarwat assumes charge as DG IPR (Enforcement)

ISLAMABAD: Sarwat Tahira Habib, a Pakistan Customs Service officer, has assumed the charge of the post of Director General, Directorate General of IPR (Enforcement), Islamabad, on June 12 on her promotion to BS-21. Meanwhile, Muhammad Yakoob Mako,  a Pakistan Customs Service officer, has assumed the charge of the upgraded post of Additional Collector, Model Customs Collectorate (Export), Karachi, on his ... Read More »

Ashraf Khan takes charge as Member (IR-Operations)

ISLAMABAD: Muhammad Ashraf Khan, an Inland Revenue Service officer has assumed the charge of the post of Member (IR-Operations), Federal Board of Revenue (HQ), Islamabad on his promotion to BS-22. The officer relinquished the charge of the post of Member (IR-Operations) BS-21, FBR (HQ), Islamabad on June 12, 2015. Meanwhile, FBR has re-designated the post of Director General (BS-21), Directorate ... Read More »

Islamabad Customs achieves tax collection target for 2014-15, collects Rs 13,278 billion

ISLAMABAD: Model Customs Collectorate Islamabad has marked 100 percent achievement in revenue collection before the end of the current fiscal year 2014-15. According to the details, Model Customs Collectorate Islamabad was assigned the target of Rs 1,3278 million, which it has collected by the end of May, 2015, a month before the ending of running fiscal year and showed remarkable ... Read More »

Islamabad Customs achieves revenue target well before time

ISLAMABAD: Model Customs Collectorate Islamabad has achieved its annual revenue target a month before the end of the current fiscal year 2015-16. According to details, Model Customs Collectorate Islamabad has shown a remarkable performance during the current financial year 2014-15. The collectorate has achieved its annual revenue target and collected Rs 13.278 billion until May 20, 2015 against the annual revenue target ... Read More »

Three Customs officers of BS-21 transferred

ISLAMABAD: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has transferred/posted three Pakistan Customs Service officers of BS-21 with immediate effect. According to the notification, the officers who are drawing performance allowance will continue to draw this allowance on the new place of posting. The officers have been directed to relinquish/assume charge, using online HRMS facility made available to FBR or by using ... Read More »

Court trial of model Ayyan Ali to start on June 15 in currency smuggling case

JIT finds Ayyan involved in currency smuggling after investigation: sources ISLAMABAD: A joint investigation team has imposed charges of ‘currency smuggling’ on model Ayyan Ali in the challan of the case, while the court trial of the model is likely to start on June 15. However, the JIT made for probing the case was dissolved after completion of its task, ... Read More »

Customs seizes smuggled tea worth Rs 14 million

ISLAMABAD: Customs Intelligence and Investigation Rawalpindi has raided a  tea company and seized 27,766kg smuggled tea worth of Rs 14 million and arrested one accused. The Customs Intelligence and Investigation deputy director told Customs Today that he received credible information about the smuggled tea. After that, the Customs Intelligence and Investigation Rawalpindi raided the Islamabad Tea Company which is situated ... Read More »

FBR to grill operator of fake Facebook page ‘FBR Times’ for using FBR’s name

ISLAMABAD: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Chairman Tariq Bajwa has taken strict notice of the operations of a Facebook page deceitfully using the name of the FBR, and decided to lodge a case against its owner/operator under the cyber-crime law. The FBR chairman also expressed the bureau’s complete dissociation from the Facebook page, saying that such elements were committing the ... Read More »

FBR imposes ban on transfer/posting till June 30 to maintain recovery process

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has imposed a ban on transfers and postings of the officials until June 30, 2015 in order to achieve the set revenue target for running fiscal year 2014-15. Officials told Customs Today that promoted officer were also working at past positions due to the halt in transfers and postings, adding that the ban ... Read More »

Abdul Rehman Dogar retires just day after being promoted to BS-22 as Member Training

ISLAMABAD: Abdul Rehman Dogar, an Inland Revenue Service officer of BS-22, retired from Government Service with effect from June 09, 2015. The officer was a Chief Commissioner-IR, Regional Tax Office, Sialkot, before being posted as Member (Training), Federal Board of Revenue (HQ), Islamabad after his promotion to BS-22 on June 08, 2015. Abdul Rehman Dogar retired, in supersession of FBR’s ... Read More »

Senate body okays 0.6% tax on over Rs50,000 bank transactions

ISLAMABAD: The Senate Standing Committee on Finance and Revenue has approved the imposition of 0.6 per cent tax on all banking transactions of over Rs50,000. Federal Board of Revenue Chairman Tariq Bajwa, while talking to media, said that a law to track down benami land titles for tax purposes was ready and will likely to be introduced after the budget ... Read More »