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DGTT issues procedure of tracking, sealing of Afghan Transit exports

KARACHI: Directorate-General of Transit Trade Director-General Sarfraz Ahmad Warriach has directed all concerned staff to adopt the procedure envisaged in SRO 413/2012 and CGO 4/2007 in order to streamline the sealing and tracking device mounting procedure for the reverse cargo arriving from Afghanistan (Afghan exports in transit) at Customs Station Torkham. According to the  newly issued procedure, the licensee/tracking company ... Read More »

SHC seeks reply on petition filed by M/s Bismillah Logistics Pvt Ltd

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) sought comments from customs department and deputy attorney general of Pakistan on several constitutional petitions filed by including M/s Bismillah Logistics Pvt Ltd seeking their imported vehicles seized by customs department. On 4 February 2020, a two-member bench, headed by Justice Aqeel Ahmed Abbasi was hearing the matter. During the hearing, counsel for the ... Read More »

Customs Court awards imprisonment to suspects in breaking ISAF/NATO retrograde containers

KARACHI: The Customs Court awarded imprisonment for three years to suspects namely Rizwan Yousaf, Muhammad Rizwan, Idress Khan, Qaiser Ali and Satrah Khan who were nominated in a case of illegally engaged in breaking open the ISAF/NATO/US army retrograde containers which were being exported from Afghanistan to USA through Port Qasim Court also imposed fine of Rs10,00,000 each and if ... Read More »

Customs Preventive impounds smuggled diesel, betel nuts worth Rs48m during crackdown

KARACHI: Collectorate of Customs Preventive Anti-smuggling organization (ASO) impounded 48,000 liters of smuggled diesel along with Hino tanker. The market value of seized diesel is Rs20 million, while during another operation the ASO squad seized betel nuts and container worth Rs28 million. According to sources, Collector Saquif Saeed formed special anti-smuggling squads to foil smuggling attempts in the region. The ... Read More »

Ali Zaidi asks NAB to probe wrongdoings in multi-million KPT project

KARACHI: Federal Minister for Maritime Affairs Ali Zaidi has written a letter to National Accountability Bureau (NAB) authorities asking to conduct a probe into his own ministry involving wrongdoing in a Karachi Port Trust (KPT) project. In a letter written to the NAB authorities, Ali Zaidi revealed that 15 million Euros, which estimates up to Rs170 million, were spent for ... Read More »

Rs243b documented by people after ban on Rs40,000 unregistered prize bonds

KARACHI: An amount of Rs243 billion has been documented by people through surrendering bearer prize bonds of Rs40,000 denomination. According to official statistics, the investment in unregistered prize bonds of Rs40,000 denomination fell to Rs14.55 billion by December 2019 as compared with Rs258 billion in May 2019. The government on June 24, 2019 announced to discontinue the circulation of Rs40,000 ... Read More »

Sindh govt considering to stop collection of WHT on behalf of FBR

KARACHI: The Sindh government is mulling over a decision to stop the provincial excise and taxation department’s motor vehicle registration wings from collecting withholding tax on behalf of the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR). The decision could be made over the government’s complaint that “the FBR is unilaterally deducting huge funds from the provincial government’s accounts and it is also ... Read More »

SC orders to raze marriage halls built at PIA’s land at University Road

KARACHI: The Supreme Court (SC) on Friday ordered to raze marriage halls built at the land of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) at city’s University Road. A three-member bench of the apex court headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan, Justice Gulzar Ahmed heard the case at the Supreme Court Karachi Registry. General Manager Legal Services PIA appeared before the court and ... Read More »

LTU sales tax collection on imports increases 21pc

KARACHI: The collection of sales tax on import has recorded a growth of around 21 per cent, increasing to Rs470 billion during the first seven months (July to January) 2019-2020, from Rs389 billion in the corresponding period last year. According to official statistics from the Large Taxpayers Unit (LTU) in Karachi, the collection increased to Rs474 billion during first seven ... Read More »

Pakistan’s forex reserves swells by US $281m

KARACHI: The Forex Reserves of Pakistan has surged by 3 per cent on Thursday and soared to USD 18.644 billion by $281 million, according to date released by the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP). SBP’s reserves has swelled by $359 million and recorded at $12.274 billion. Primarily, liquid foreign currency reserves held by the country, including net reserves held by ... Read More »

SHC halts demolition of Karachi’s historic Metropole Hotel

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Thursday halted the demolition of Karachi’s historic Metropole Hotel located near the Shahrah-e-Faisal. The SHC judge presided the hearing on the petition of advocate Muhammad Kamran Sher. The petition has made the various officials respondents in the case. The petitioner maintained that they have their shops inside the Metropole Hotel and the administration ... Read More »

KCCI to hold meeting of ports, shipping & multi-model transport body on Feb 8

KARACHI: Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) will hold the first meeting of ports, shipping & multi model transport sub-committee on February 8, 2020 at 3:30 p.m. at KCCI. According to schedule issued by Deputy Secretary KCCI Mukhtar Ibrahim, the meeting will be started with the recitation of the Holy Quran. Chairman of Ports, Shipping & Multi Modal Transport ... Read More »

SHC issues notices on petition filed by M/s National Chemical Co

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) issued notices to the customs department and directing them to file their para wise comments on a constitutional petition filed by M/s National Chemical Co and detention of consignment comprising of sodium lauryl ether sulphate due to enhancement of valuation. On 4 February, 2020, a two-member bench headed by Justice Aqeel Ahmed Abbasi was ... Read More »

Appraisement & Facilitation East redistributes work among principal appraisers, appraisers

KARACHI: Collectorate of Customs Appraisement & Facilitation East Deputy Collector Muhammad Arslan Majeed Rana issued office order for redistribution of work among principal appraisers and appraisers with immediate effect and until further orders:- According to office order no: 08/2019 (East) Principal Appraiser Abdul Qayyum will also look after from Group-V, PRV to Group-VIII, PRV Principal Appraiser Najamul Hassan Jamali will ... Read More »

Customs Court approves remand of suspect in betel nuts smuggling case

KARACHI: The Customs Court approved physical remand of suspect namely Abdul Wali son of Amir Muhammad and sent to him back to customs lock-up, who was booked in a case of attempting to smuggle non-duty paid betel nuts etc. On 4 February 2020, investigation officer ASO produced the above mentioned suspect and informed that on an actionable information, customs officials ... Read More »

SHC seeks reply on petition challenging VR No 1432/2019

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) directed customs officials to file their para wise comments on a petition filed by M/s Abid Enterprises, M/s M.A Ilyas, M/s Brother Enterprises, M/s A.B International Agency and M/s Bilal Brothers Industries challenging valuation ruling no 1432/2019. On 3 February 2020 a two-member bench headed by Justice Aqeel Ahmed Abbasi was hearing the matter. ... Read More »

M/s Awan Trading Company moves SHC seeking release order of bank guarantees

KARACHI: M/s Awan Trading Company Private Limited has approached the Sindh High Court (SHC) for seeking bank guarantees amount which were deposited by the petitioner on provisional release of its consignments. On 3 February 2020, counsel for the petitioner stated that in May 2018 M/s Nishat Mills Ltd imported a consignment of 54,960 MT of coal, the said consignment was ... Read More »

QICT, Maersk arm twist Customs Today to hush up alleged 100s of billions worth of mega scandals

KARACHI: Qasim International Container Terminal (QICT) and Maersk Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd are pressurising Customs Today to stop coverage of alleged 100s of billions worth of mega scandals. According to details, QICT and Maersk Pakistan are using pressure tactics by submitting various fake applications at multiple forums against Customs Today. They are also sending different people including unscrupulous elements to pressurise ... Read More »

Customs I&I personnel found dead at Manghopir

KARACHI: A two days old dead body of a Custom Intelligence and Investigation (I&I) personnel found in a government vehicle near the area of Manghopir. According to the details, a suspect dead body was found to the team of the Manghopir Police station which has been identified with the name of Fida Muhammad Khan from a government vehicle near the ... Read More »

KCCA invites applications for 5th batch of mandatory course under Rule 99

KARACHI: Karachi Customs Agents Association (KCCA) invited applications from its members for participation in 5th batch of six days mandatory course under Rule 99 of Licensing Rules 2001 which will be conducted by the Directorate of Training in the month of Feb 2020. In a statement, the KCCA stated that members who have not attended the course in the past ... Read More »