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Non-declaration of assets: FBR warns Customs Preventive inspectors, superintendents

LAHORE: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) taking strict notice of the non-declaration of assets by superintendents and inspectors of Collectorate of Customs Preventive for years has warned the officials that they would be de-notified for performance allowance if they fail to meet the deadline this time. Sources told Customs Today that during the scrutiny of record in Federal Board ... Read More »

Customs ASO impounds NDP Land Cruiser

LAHORE: Collectorate of Customs Preventive, Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO) impounded a Toyota Land Cruiser worth Rs10 million. Sources told Customs Today that Collector Preventive Ahmed Rauf received credible information that some non-duty paid vehicles are plying on roads. He immediately directed Deputy Collector Naveedur Rehman to take necessary measures to impound these vehicles. Anti-smuggling squad comprising Superintendent Nasir Mehmood Tarar, Inspector ... Read More »

LHC rejects Ayyan Ali’s plea for cancellation of arrest warrants

  LAHORE: The Lahore High Court registrar office on Wednesday rejected a plea filed by model Ayyan Ali seeking the cancellation of her arrest warrants. In an objection attached to the petition — that Ali had submitted through Advocate Aftab Ahmad Bajwa — the high court registrar said that the case cannot be fixed for hearing as the model is ... Read More »

Ayyan Ali moves Lahore High Court against customs court

LAHORE: Former model Ayyan Ali moved the Lahore High Court against an arrest warrant issued by the Customs court in a currency smuggling case. “I want to appear before the trial court,” said Ayyan in her petition. She pleaded the court to grant her an opportunity to prove her innocence. She requested the court to get the Customs court’s arrest ... Read More »

Income support levy case: LHC seeks reply from FBR, law ministry till March 19

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) issued notices to Federal Board of Revenue and federal law ministry on a petition moved by leader of the opposition in the Punjab Hamza Shahbaz Sharif. Hamza through his counsel contended that the Inland Revenue department of the FBR unlawfully issued him a notice for the recovery of income support levy. The counsel argued ... Read More »

NAB to file supplementary reference against Saad Rafique

LAHORE: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Tuesday decided to file another supplementary reference against Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Khawaja Saad Rafique for possessing assets disproportionate to his declared sources of income. The anti-graft watchdog, investigating the matter, has found substantial evidence against Rafique and that millions of rupees were transferred into his bank account. The reference alleged that ... Read More »

Punjab CM Usman Buzdar to introduce e-tender for govt contracts

  LAHORE: The Punjab government on Tuesday decided to introduce “e-tendering” system for government contracts in order to eliminate corruption. Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar approved the decision of e-tendering and said the system will be introduced soon in government departments. He added that the e-tendering system will be introduced in stages, while the system will be completely implemented from ... Read More »

WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR MEDIA INDUSTRY CRISIS: GOVERNMENT OR OWNERS OF MEDIA HOUSES?

LAHORE: Is the government responsible for the crisis in the media industry. Why the newspapers and TV channels are not receiving advertisement? Why was Midas Advertising Agency Chairman Inam Akbar arrested? Facts are revealed by senior analysts, journalist organisations and people affiliated with the advertisement industry. Senior journalist and owner of the Pakistan Today newspaper Arif Nizami says the National ... Read More »

Trade through Chakothi will remain suspended for 15 days

LAHORE: Intra-Kashmir trade through Chakothi-Uri crossing point has been suspended for at least two weeks for repair of a bridge over a water channel that serves as the Line of Control (LoC) in parts of Chakothi ­sector. Damage to the bridge on the India-held side was spotted on Wednesday (March 6), but trade continued on that day as well as ... Read More »

Smuggling of vegetables starts after de-escalation between Pakistan, India

LAHORE: The smuggling of vegetables between Pakistan and India resumed in recent days following the de-escalation witnessed after Islamabad returned an Indian Air Force pilot after holding him briefly in captivity. Smuggled garlic from the country’s eastern neighbour could be found in Lahore’s vegetable market. Two truckloads of garlic were sold within hours of reaching the Badami Bagh vegetable market. ... Read More »

Punjab govt enhances workers’ minimum wages to Rs16,500 

LAHORE: The Punjab government decided to increase the minimum wages of workers from 15,000 to 16,500 per month. The decision was taken in a meeting presided over by Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar at his office here. During the meeting, performance of the Labour Department and steps taken for the welfare of the industrial workers were reviewed in detail ... Read More »

DC Saleha Saeed seeks proposals over shifting of businesses from Shahalam, other markets

LAHORE: Deputy Commissioner Saleha Saeed has sought the proposals of the business community regarding relocating the businesses from Shahalam and other markets to the area outside Ring Road, saying the plan would be prepared just after 10 days of receiving the proposals. The DC discussed with Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry President Almas Hyder the “transformation of Lahore. Relocation ... Read More »

LHC issues notice to NAB on Mian Mansha plea  

LAHORE: Lahore High Court (LHC) division bench on Wednesday issued notices to National Accountability Bureau (NAB) for March 25 on a petition filed by Chairman Nishat Group Mian Muhammad Mansha challenging NAB notices issued to him in connection with Saint James Hotel inquiry. The LHC bench also stopped NAB from taking coercive measures against the petitioner. The division bench comprising ... Read More »

NAB starts power abuse inquiry against Manzoor Wattoo

LAHORE: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has launched an inquiry of power abuse against Manzoor Wattoo as the federal minister of industries and production in year 2008, according to media reports. The NAB has demanded record of appointments from Utility Corporation of Pakistan during the incumbency of Wattoo as federal minister for Industries and Production, sources said. The utility corporation ... Read More »

Collector Preventive Ahmad Rauf transfers superintendents, inspectors

LAHORE: Collectorate of Customs Preventive Collector Ahmad Rauf issued order for transfer and posting of superintendents and inspectors with immediate effect and until further orders. According to notification no: C. No. 1/HRD/Estt/82/2016-17/216 dated 6.3.2019, Superintendent Syedzada Alamdar Hussain Tirmizi transferred from Airport (Traffic) to Land Freight Unit (LFU) Wagha. Superintendent Mazhar Abbas Shah is transferred from LFU Wagha to Airport ... Read More »

Customs I&I generates Rs20m through auction of NDP goods

LAHORE: Directorate of Customs Intelligence and Investigation has auctioned the confiscated vehicles, dry batteries, cosmetics and other items and generated Rs20 million revenue. Auction was conducted under section 2/205 of Afghan transit trade at warehouse on Multan Road. Sources told Customs Today that seized items including impounded cars, spare parts, CCTV cameras, wood, fabrics, floating glass, ball bearings, wires, polypropylene, ... Read More »

Customs ASO impounds illegal mobiles, accessories worth Rs5m from Shah Alam Market

LAHORE: Collectorate of Customs Anti-Smuggling Orgaization (ASO) seized Rs 5 million illegally imported mobile accessories, cigarettes and other goods at the Shah Alam Market. Sources told Customs Today that Collector Rauf Ahmad received credible information about smuggling of non-duty goods through a vehicle. He immediately constituted an anti-smuggling squad under the supervision of Superintendent Nasir Tarar. The ASO team intercepted ... Read More »

Over Rs 25m mobile accessories stolen from Mughal Pura Dry Port

LAHORE: Over Rs 25 million mobile accessories, electronics and cosmetics have been stolen by customs clearing agents and police officials at the Mughalpur Dry Port, Customs sources said. Sources told Customs Today that customs authorities have lodged a complaint and the police have started investigations. After the incident, police arrested five accused including Constable Matiullah, Constable Nadeem, Customs clearing agents ... Read More »

NAB Court approves 14-days of judicial remand of Aleem Khan

LAHORE: An accountability court on Tuesday sent Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) leader Aleem Khan to jail on a 14-day judicial remand in a case pertaining to his offshore companies and alleged possession of assets beyond his known sources of income. National Accountability Bureau (NAB) officials, who produced Khan before an accountability court judge as his physical remand had expired, sought an ... Read More »

Additional sales tax on petroleum products challenged in LHC

LAHORE: A petition has been filed in the Lahore High Court (LHC) against the recent increase in the prices of petroleum products. The federal government, Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA), and others have been made respondents in the petition. The increase in petroleum products’ prices by the government is due to additional sales tax collection, the petitioner argued, adding ... Read More »