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FBR joint team visits Packages Mall & 18 other Lahore outlets

LAHORE: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) joint team Tuesday visited Packages Mall and 18 other retail outlets. Chairman Federal Board of Revenue Shabbar Raza Zaidi has cautioned the trade community against dealing in non-tax paid locally produced and smuggled goods as Pakistan economy in general and industrial activities in particularly are being seriously affected due to availability of such good ... Read More »

Label printing in Urdu & English on imported food items challenged in LHC

LAHORE: Label printing both in Urdu & English languages giving details of the product including nutritional fact, usage instructions is challenged in the Lahore High Court.Lahore High Court (LHC) issued notice to the federal government and sought reply. The counsel for appellant informed to the court that the federal government has issued notification mentioning imported food items should have label ... Read More »

Customs ASO impounds smuggled tyres worth Rs10m from Okara

LAHORE: Collectorate of Customs Preventive Anti Smuggling (ASO) has impounded Rs 10 million 199 tyres of buses and trucks from a godown in Okara, official sources told Customs Today. Sources told that on the information of Collector Preventive Ahmad Rauf, Superintendent Malik Javaid Iqbal constituted a team consisting inspectors and spoyes. The team raided and successfully seized the godown of ... Read More »

Five sectors availing concessional gas rates, LHC informed

LAHORE: Commissioner Inland Revenue (CIR) said that textile sector, leathers sector, surgical sector, carpet and sports sectors are availing the concessional rates of gas in manufacturing of their products. Dr Ishtique Ahmed was arguing in Lahore High Court (LHC). “Case has filed the exporter who manufacture export quality glass” During hearing of the case on 30.8.2019, the counsel for the ... Read More »

Solidarity Hour with Kashmir held at Customs House

LAHORE: Collectorate of Customs Preventive Collector Ahmad Rauf has said that Kashmir is life line of Pakistan and the issue should be resolved according to the UN resolutions. He expressed these views while talking to Customs Today on the occasion of a Solidarity with Kashmir program held at the Customs House here the other day. The Customs House observed Kashmir ... Read More »

Despite LHC orders FBR delaying implementation of FTO recommendation in tax evasion case

LAHORE: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) failed to implement key recommendations issued by Federal Tax Ombudsman (FTO) remains wherein FTO ordered to launch an investigation. To knowing that why Directorate of Intelligence and Investigation did not file an appeal against light sentence awarded to mastermind of big sales tax fraud scam. It is reliably learnt that aggrieved taxpayer preferred a ... Read More »

Illegal demurrage, detention charges add to per unit cost: LCCI VP Faheemur Rehman Saigol

LAHORE: The illegal demurrage and detention charges by the shipping lines have added to the per unit cost as they have no set criterion and worst is that the Customs Department and the government are not interested in regulating the shipping lines. This was stated by Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) Vice-President Faheem-ur-Rehman Saigal while talking to Customs ... Read More »

Seized generators case: LHC issues notice to customs authorities, seeks reply

LAHORE: Lahore High Court (LHC) heard the case filed by the importer who claimed that besides the order of the court Customs authorities failed to release seized generators. Justice Abid Eziz Shiekh heard the case in which the counsel for the appellant Shafqat Mehmood Chohan appeared before the court and argued the customs intelligence officers did not release the seized ... Read More »

Customs AFU redistributes work among appraisers, inspectors, havaldar, sepoy

LAHORE: Collectorate of Customs Preventive Air Freight Unit (AFU), Cargo Complex, Allama Iqbal International Airport, Deputy Collector Saima Zaib Butt issued order for redistribution of work among following appraisers, inspectors, havaldar and sepoy with immediate effect and until further orders: Read More »

Special Judge hearing Sanaullah case repatriated to LHC

LAHORE: The special judge hearing the Rana Sanaullah drug case was repatriated to the Lahore High Court (LHC) on Wednesday. The narcotics court, where Sanaullah bail plea was to be heard, did not complete the hearing as Judge Masood Arshad was notified via Whatsapp of the government’s decision. Court extends Rana Sanaullah’s judical remand by fortnight. The prosecutor of the ... Read More »

FBR has powers to seek import documents for imported goods: Zahid Khokhar

LAHORE: Under the provisions of the Customs Act, 1969, FBR has full powers to seek import documents for the imported goods available for sale to consumers from the person dealing in such goods. These views were expressed by Director General Customs Intelligence & Investigation Muhammad Zahid Khokhar. He said this exercise does not represent ‘raid’ on the premises or any ... Read More »

Appraisement Lahore to remain functional till 7pm from August 27

LAHORE: Collectorate of Customs Appraisement Mughalpura Dryport Deputy Collector (Headquarters) issued office order stating that as part of on-going revenue drive during the month of August, 2019, it is hereby ordered that Customs Collectorate of Appraisement Lahore shall remain open till 7 pm from August 27, 2019 to August 31, 2019. All principal appraisers, inspectors, clerical and class-IV staff shall ... Read More »

Govt must safeguard existing taxpayers rights through legislation: Kashif Anwar

LAHORE: The Friends of Economic and Business Reforms (FEBR) President Kashif Anwar has said that the government must ensure due respect for existing taxpayers and safeguard their rights through legislation against the misuse of discretionary powers by the FBR. During an exclusive interview with Customs Today, he urged the government to formulate a special scheme for retailers to bring them ... Read More »

Customs Preventive transfers 8 superintendents, 1 principal appraiser

LAHORE: Collectorate of Customs Preventive Deputy Collector Headquarters Muhammad Hassan Farid has issued order for transfers and posting of eight superintendents and one principal appraiser with immediate effect and until further orders: According to office order Superintendent Riasat Ali Javed who is currently is transferred to Airport (Traffic) branch, Superintendent Sadaqtam Nazar Ali, Superintendent Mirza Iqbal Hussain and Superintendent Naveed ... Read More »

Govt freezes assets worth Rs1b owned by Rana Sanaullah

LAHORE: The government has frozen assets worth more than Rs1 billion belonging to Rana Sanaullah Khan and members of his family over his alleged involvement in drug peddling, a news channel reported on Monday. According to the report, as many as 41 properties owned by the PML-N leader, his wife, daughter and son-in-law amounting to over Rs1.11 billion have been ... Read More »

FBR RTO-II tightens the noose around sales, income tax evaders

LAHORE: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Regional Tax Office-II issued notices to 2100 unregistered industrial and commercial connections users of LESCO and SNGPL for compulsory sales tax registration while 8212 motor vehicles data of 2400cc and above has been obtained out of which 4066 owners have been shortlisted for further scrutiny, including non-filers. As per details, Lahore Regional Tax ... Read More »

Rana Sanaullah’s judicial remand extended till August 28

LAHORE: A court on Saturday extended the judicial remand of leader Rana Sanuallah by five days in a drug-related case. Rana Sanaullah was presented before Judge Masood Arshad upon the completion of his judicial remand. During today’s hearing, the court presented the CDs of the close-circuit television (CCTV) footage to Sanuallah and the other accused. The court also ordered the ... Read More »

FBR specialized units ensuring fast processing of disputed cases

LAHORE: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) specialized units have been created within Regional Tax Offices (RTOs) for fast track processing of these cases. As a result of which 2,989 returns have been enforced during the last one year. Demand created is Rs4915 million and the tax recovered is Rs1,648 million. Rs189 million have been paid by the taxpayers who availed ... Read More »

NAB summons Shehbaz Sharif in LWMC scam tomorrow

LAHORE: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Thursday asked Opposition Leader in National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif to appear on Friday in connection with its investigation into the Lahore Waste Management Company (LWMC) scandal. The PML-N president has also been called for questioning in assets beyond means case. The corruption watchdog has prepared a questionnaire comprising seven questions to be put ... Read More »

Sadia Munib assumes additional charge as Director Customs Intelligence & Investigation

LAHORE: Customs Service Officer Sadia Munib has assumed charge of Customs Investigation and Intelligence Lahore charge as director. Sadia Munib has assumed additional charge of the directorate of Customs Intelligence and Investigation as director for the directorate Rubab Sikandar has to leave charge for training purposes. Additional Director Customs Intelligence and Investigation Sadia Munib will look after all matters and ... Read More »