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NAB arrests 9 Customs officials, importers in Rs2.6b betel leaf import scam

LAHORE: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has arrested nine Customs officials, clearing agents and importers over allegations of embezzlement in import of betel leaf from India and Sri Lanka. According to a NAB spokesman, the bureau had received a complaint regarding embezzlement in customs duty, causing a loss of Rs2.6 billion to the national exchequer between 2007 and 2012. Those ... Read More »

Customs Intelligence to auction vehicles, goods on 26th

LAHORE: Directorate of Customs Intelligence and Investigation has announced to auction vehicles and goods on October 26 (Thursday) at 358-Jehanzeb Block Allama Iqbal Town, Lahore. The following are the vehicles which would be auctioned: Mercedes Benz Car S320, Model 2003 and registration number DGA-569 Mercedes Benz Car E-240, Model 1997 and registration number LE-190/ICT Mercedes Benz Car S5000, Model 2000 ... Read More »

Customs court sends Chinese citizen to prison on judicial remand

LAHORE: The Special Federal Court of Customs Taxation and Anti-Smuggling has approved a 14-day judicial remand of an accused identified as Chinese citizen when he was booked at the Lahore Airport while attempting to smuggle foreign currencies. The Investigation and Prosecution team of the Customs Preventive presented him before the court of Tahir Sabir on Tuesday. The customs court sent ... Read More »

Govt must focus on increasing exports: Zeeshan Khalil

Says FBR should stop harassing filers as non-filers LAHORE: The government must focus on increasing exports by facilitating local industry to meet the trade deficit. Regulatory duty on imported items will increase smuggling in the country. Levies like withholding tax (WHT) are discouraging the new taxpayers and obstructing the expansion of tax net. These views were expressed by Lahore Chamber ... Read More »

Collector Adjudication issues order in appeal in iPhone smuggling case

LAHORE: Collector Customs Collectorate of Adjudication issued order in appeal no: 255 in smuggling of iPhone case the other day. Facts of the case as reported are that on 20.5.2017, the customs staff was present in Customs International Arrival Hall, AAIP, Lahore and customs examination of incoming passengers of flight no: PK-204 arrived from Dubai, was going on. At about ... Read More »

Customs Appellate Tribunal hears 23 cases on Tuesday

LAHORE: The Customs Appellate Tribunal (single & double) bench heard 23 cases on Tuesday and adjourned all the cases to different dates. According to the details, the division bench-II comprising chairman Justice (r) Malik Manzoor Hussain, Member Technical Imran Tariq, heard 16 cases, including Iqbal Hussain versus Customs Lahore two appeals, Pak Steel versus On Monday, the same bench heard ... Read More »

FTO  adjourns hearing of appeal filed by M/s Waqar Ameen against RTO Sargodha

LAHORE: The Federal Tax Ombudsman (FTO) has adjourned hearing of a case filed by Waqar Ameen , a resident of Mandi Baha ud Deen against the Regional Tax Office (RTO), Sargodha, until the next hearing. According to details, FTO Advisor Mian Munawar Ghafoor heard the case in which counsel for the appellant argued that the RTO had failed to release ... Read More »

Haroon vows to review Regulatory Duty on imports

LAHORE: Prime Minister’s Special Assistant on Revenue Haroon Akhter Khan has promised to review the issue of Regulatory Duty on imports.  He was talking to members of the Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI). President Malik Tahir Javed was leading the six-member delegation. Senior Vice President Khawaja Khawar Rasheed, Vice President Zeshan Khalil former Presidents Sheikh Muhammad Asif and ... Read More »

Customs Court extends hearing of accused in under-invoicing case

LAHORE: The Special Federal Court of Customs Taxation and Anti-Smuggling has adjourned the hearing of an alleged tax evader for Monday whose post-arrest bail plea was approved. Name of the accused was placed on the Exit Control List. Accused Muhammad Saqlain was involved in the under-invoicing in the import of goods. He was arrested while trying to flee the country. ... Read More »

Customs Preventive, ASF foil attempt of currency smuggling

LAHORE: Customs Preventive team and Airport Security Force on Monday arrested a Chinese passenger for alleged currency smuggling at Lahore airport. According to details available to Customs Today a foreign national, who was going to Bangkok via an international airline, was held during checking at the Allama Iqbal International Airport following the recovery of foreign currency worth Rs2.5 million. The ... Read More »

Customs Court adjourns hearing of case filed against accused involved in mobile smuggling

LAHORE: The Special Federal Court of Customs Taxation and Anti Smuggling adjourned hearing of the case filed against accused Mohammad Sarwar who was arrested from Sialkot International Airport. According to details accused Mohammad Sarwar was travelling from South Africa to Sialkot was checked by the customs officials deputed at Sialkot airport. Customs team during search of his luggage found 30 ... Read More »

Customs Tribunal hears 18 cases on Monday

LAHORE: The Customs Appellate Tribunal (single & double) bench heard 18 cases on Monday and adjourned all the cases to different dates and reserved the verdict of a few cases. According to the details, the division bench-II comprising chairman Justice (r) Malik Manzoor Hussain, Member Technical Imran Tariq, heard eight cases, including Imtiaz Ahmed versus Customs Lahore, Collector Customs Faisalabad ... Read More »

Raw material should be exempted from RD: Khawaja Khawar

  Says attaching bank accounts for recovery hampering business growth LAHORE: Local industry should be given level playing field to increase exports while the raw material should be exempted from regulator duty so the traders using the raw-material could claim rebate on the finish goods. Regulatory duty on imported items will push up smuggling in the country and the government ... Read More »

LHC restores FBR tax recovery notice issued to Jahangir Tareen

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) has restored the tax recovery notices issued by the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) against Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf leader Jahangir Tareen. A two-member bench of the Lahore High Court (LHC), under the supervision of Justice Shahid Kareem, heard the appeal filed by the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) in which counsel for the appellant argued ... Read More »

Customs Tribunal orders release of Land Cruiser to owner by setting aside ONO

LAHORE: The Customs Appellate Tribunal has set aside the impugned order of an appeal filed by one Muhammad Shafique against the AdditionalCollector of Customs Adjudication and Directorate of Intelligence and Investigation-FBR Sadiqabad. Omer Arshed Hakeem, Member Judicial Bench-II, heard the case in detail and passed the judgment that the appeal filed by the appellant stands accepted and impugned order is ... Read More »

Lahore Preventive seizes smuggled goods worth Rs2m

LAHORE: Customs Preventive has seized a huge quantity of smuggled items, which were being transported to Karachi from Mansehra in a passenger bus. The seized smuggled items include HD digital receivers, foreign-origin cloth, auto parts and chemicals worth Rs2 million while the Daewoo bus also seized is worth Rs3 million. Collector Preventive Lahore Faiz Ahmad passed the information to Additional ... Read More »

Customs court grants post-arrest bail of alleged mobile-smuggler

LAHORE: The Special Federal Court of Customs Taxation and Anti-Smuggling has approved a post-arrest bail plea of the accused arrested in a mobile-smuggling case. On Saturday, the said court heard the post-arrest bail plea of the accused. The customs lawyer opposed the plea and said the offense against the accused is heinous, so his bail plea should be rejected. Judge ... Read More »

Customs court sends two cloth-smugglers to jail on 14-day judicial remand

LAHORE: The Special Federal Court of Customs Taxation and Anti-Smuggling has sent two accused to jail on the extension of judicial remand for 14 days. Two accused Rehmat Ali and Nasir Khan were arrested by the customs intelligence. The Pakistan Customs Intelligence got their physical remand for investigation. The Customs Intelligence had also recovered a big quantity of foreign made ... Read More »

Customs court sends currencies smuggler to jail on three-day judicial remand

LAHORE: The Special Federal Court of Customs Taxation and Anti-Smuggling has approved a judicial remand of an accused arrested by the Pakistan Customs Preventive of the Allama IqbaI International Airport when he foiled an attempt of smuggling of foreign currencies into China. The Customs Investigation and Prosecution team had presented him before the court and asked for the physical remand ... Read More »

Customs Appellate Tribunal remanded back appeal of M/s Salman Daud

LAHORE: Customs Appellate Tribunal has remanded back appeal filed by M/s Salman Daud versus Directorate of Intelligence and Investigation-FBR Faisalabad. Member Technical bench-II Imran Tariq heard the case in details and passed the order that same case has been remanded beck to the adjudication authority for decision after finalizing the main impugned appeal. According to the details, on the information ... Read More »