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Amnesty scheme aimed at documenting economy: Shabbar Zaidi

LAHORE: Honourary Chairman of Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Shabbar Zaidi said Friday that the purpose recently-introduced amnesty scheme is not to collect taxes, it is rather aimed at documenting the economy. Addressing attendees at an iftar dinner here, Zaidi said people should benefit from this scheme, adding, “Our bad luck is that the tax net has been limited”. He ... Read More »

FBR Member Customs Operations Jawwad Agha to visit Customs House today

LAHORE: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Member Customs Operations Dr. Jawwad Uwais Agha will visit Customs Central Region today. Sources told Customs Today that during his visit Member Customs Operations will hold meeting with Chief Collector Customs Central Region Zeba Hai Azhar and will review performance of the Collectorate up to May 2019. Sources told that Member Customs Operations will ... Read More »

LHC issues notices to FBR chairman, law ministry in assets declaration case

LAHORE: Lahore High Court (LHC) has issued notices to the federal government, Ministry of Finance, chairman Federal Board of Revenue (FBR), Ministry of Law and Justice, speaker National Assembly on a petition challenging the Assets Declaration Ordinance, 2019. A tax lawyer Waheed Shahzad Butt has challenged the scheme. Through a petition, the petitioner questions the promulgation of ordinance in terms ... Read More »

Govt proposes development outlay of Rs1.837tr

LAHORE: The government on Thursday proposed the national development outlay of Rs. 1.837 trillion with provincial contribution of Rs912 billion. The decision was made at a meeting of the Annual Plan Coordination Committee (APCC) held here under the chairmanship of Minister for Planning, Development and Reform Makhdum Khusro Bakhtiar. Provincial finance ministers, Federal secretaries, and high level officials both from ... Read More »

Salman’s employees’ bank accounts used for money laundering: NAB tells LHC

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) extended Hamza Shahbaz’s interim bail on Wednesday in three different corruption cases that are being probed by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB). A two-judge bench comprising Justice Ali Baqar Najafi and Justice Sardar Ahmad Naeem heard the case today. The NAB prosecutor told the court that the bureau had provided Hamza with grounds for ... Read More »

DC Moazzam Raza issues new roster for staff of Customs AIIA

LAHORE: Collectorate of Customs Preventive Deputy Collector Moazzam Raza has issued instructions to the staff members deputed at Allama Iqbal International Airport (AIIA). According to new instructions, all superintendents, deputy superintendents and inspectors shall wear proper uniform with name plates and customs emblems. Staff is required to maintain highest degree of punctuality and regularity and should arrive at least 10 ... Read More »

LHC seeks reply from govt on tax amnesty scheme on June 20

LAHORE: The tax amnesty scheme challenged in the Lahore High Court (LHC) in which the petitioner pleaded the court to declare the scheme as null and void. Court issued notices to the federal government and Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) and sought reply on June 20. The court has been adjourned till date. According to the details, the petitioner prayed ... Read More »

Customs I& I to hold auction of impounded vehicles on Thursday

LAHORE: Directorate of Customs Intelligence and Investigation will hold auction of impounded vehicles on May at State Warehouse. According to the details, 23 vehicles will be presented for auction. The vehicles include Toyota progress car 2927cc, 1999 model, BMW car 745I, 2003 model, Honda Civic Hybrid car 1339cc, 2006 model, FD3-1006468, Honda Accord car CL-9, 2002 model, Toyota Mark-X car, ... Read More »

LHC directs Maryam Nawaz to challenge income support levy notice before division bench

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday directed PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz Sharif to file petition before division bench to challenge a notice by the Inland Revenue department of the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) for recovery of income support levy. During the hearing on 20.5.2019, Justice Abid Aziz Sheikh of the high court heard petition filed by ... Read More »

Manzoor Wattoo appears before NAB

LAHORE: Manzoor Wattoo on Monday appeared before the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in an inquiry related to power abuse as former federal minister. Wattoo served as federal minister of industries and production in year 2008. The former minister will submit his reply against the questionnaire given to him by the anti-graft watchdog body in last appearance. Talking to newsmen after ... Read More »

CNG price in Punjab up by Rs3 per kg

LAHORE: Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) dealers in Punjab announced on Saturday that they would increase the fuel price by up to Rs3 per kilogramme, citing an increase in dollar price as the reason behind the decision. With the move, the price of RLNG based CNG has increased from Rs79.90 to Rs82.79 in the province, according to media. Chairman of All ... Read More »

Deputy Collector Moazzam Raza distributes work among nine inspectors

LAHORE: Collectorate of Customs Preventive Allama Iqbal International Airport (AIIA) Deputy Collector Mohammad Moazzam Raza has issued orders for distribution of work among nine inspectors with immediate effect and until further orders. According to office order Inspector Ashraf Qazi presently performing his duty at shift-III arrival is transferred to departure shift-III/supervision (baggage examination). Inspector Ashfaq Ahmed will also perform his ... Read More »

Collector Ahmed Rauf constitutes special car cell to stop smuggling of vehicles

LAHORE: Collectorate of Customs Preventive Collector Ahmed Rauf constituted a special car cell to curb smuggling of non-duty paid vehicles and deputed two inspectors in order to streamline working with regard to operations against non-duty paid/smuggled vehicles. According to notification, Inspector Muhammad Muratib Mushtaq currently performing his duties at chief office customs (central) is directed to report to Collectorate of ... Read More »

Hamza Shahbaz challenges FRB Rs12m notice in LHC

LAHORE: Opposition Leader in Punjab Assembly Hamza Shahbaz challenged the income tax notice of Rs 12 million by Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) in Lahore High Court (LHC). On 15-5-2019, a single bench of Lahore High Court comprising Justice Abid Eziz Shiekh heard the petition filed by the opposition leader in Punjab Assembly. Lahore High Court (LHC) has referred the ... Read More »

Economist Salman Shah appointed adviser to CM Punjab

LAHORE: The Government of Punjab has appointed Dr Salman Shah as an adviser to Chief Minister Punjab Usman Buzdar on economic affairs and planning. Salman Shah’s appointment comes after the resignation of Akram Chaudhry who also excused himself from taking the post of Food Authority Chairman. A notification for Shah’s appointment has been issued and the economist has been directed ... Read More »

Customs Airport officers & officials awarded certificate for seizing 275 kg ketamine

LAHORE: Chief Collector Customs Zeba Hai Azhar and Collector Preventive Ahmed Rauf awarded certificates to the customs airport officers and officials for foiling bid to smuggle 275 kilograms ketamine worth billions of rupees. According to details, the Customs authorities on the directions of Additional Collector Tayaba Kiyani searched the luggage and recovered 275 kilograms ketamine wrapped in the sweets. Chief ... Read More »

Customs Preventive starts grand operation against smuggling

LAHORE: Collectorate of Customs Preventive started grand operation against smuggling in the city and established different check posts to foil any bid of smuggling. Sources told Customs Today that on 14.5.2019, Collector Customs Preventive Ahmad Rauf received credible information about smuggling of mobile phones. He constituted an anti-smuggling squad under the supervision of Deputy Collector Naveedur Rehman which also included ... Read More »

LHC approves bail of Aleem Khan against surety of Rs10m

LAHORE: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Aleem Khan on Wednesday was granted bail by the Lahore High Court (LHC). The bail was granted against surety bonds of Rs10 million. The PTI leader was arrested on February 6 as he appeared before NAB in a probe pertaining to owning assets beyond his known sources of income and offshore companies. A statement released ... Read More »

Customs Preventive foils bid to smuggle ketamine worth Rs650m

LAHORE: Collectorate of Customs Preventive team deputed at Allama Iqbal International Airport (AIIA) foiled a bid to smuggle ketamine to Malaysia worth Rs650 million. Sources told Customs Today that on 13.5.3019, Collector Preventive Ahmad Rauf received credible information about smuggling of narcotics through Allama Iqbal International Airport. He immediately constituted a team under the supervision of Additional Collector Tayyaba Kayani. ... Read More »

Pakistan Customs signs 22 MoUs with foreign customs departments for mutual cooperation

LAHORE: Pakistan Customs has so far signed 22 Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) with foreign governments/customs administrations for mutual cooperation in Customs matters. Under these agreements, requests for Mutual Legal Assistance (MLA) have been sent to foreign counterparts for identification of linkages in currency seizures. Ongoing initiatives of Pakistan Customs include further structuring of enforcement formations on the basis of ground ... Read More »