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Customs I&I impounds air-filters, LEDs near Sagian Bridge

LAHORE: Directorate of Customs Intelligence and Investigation (I&I) team seized millions of rupees illegally imported air filters and auto parts near Sagian Bridge. Sources told Customs Today that Deputy Director Customs Intelligence and Investigation Usman Tariq received credible information about smuggling of goods. He immediately constituted a team which raided Al Raheem Goods Transport ‘adda’. The sources said that the ... Read More »

Punjab govt to launch app for tax payments to improve revenue collection

LAHORE: The government of Punjab will launch a mobile phone application for all business-to-government (B2G) and public-to-government (P2G) payments in order to facilitate the public and improve revenue collection through an easy payment solution, disclosed Punjab Finance Minister Makhdoom Hashim Jawan Bakht. The application was being developed jointly by the Punjab Finance Department and the Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB), ... Read More »

NAB DG Shehzad Saleem submits recovered money through plea bargains

LAHORE: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Lahore Director-General Shehzad Saleem returns Rs 107.3 million of the country’s looted money to the national exchequer on Thursday. The recovered money was from the cases undertaken by NAB previously of the Vice-Chancellor of Sargodha University, Lahore Development Authority officers, Punjab Highway Department officials, and many others. The NAB DG, on the occasion, said that ... Read More »

Businessmen term PM Imran’s US visit most successful

LAHORE: business community, terming Prime Minister Imran Khan’s maiden tour to United States the most successful in history of Pakistan, hailed the Prime Minister’s prudent vision and determination resetting Islamabad-Washington ties in counter terrorism, defense, energy and trade which will not only help settling many financial difficulties but also projecting good image of Pakistan in abroad. Mian Kashif Ashfaq, Chairman ... Read More »

Rana Sanaullah admitted involvement in drug smuggling, claims ANF in challan

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Punjab President Rana Sanaullah Khan admitted in his statement recorded before investigation officer that he was involved in narcotics smuggling for years, the Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) claimed in its challan submitted before the court. “I have been associated with drugs/narcotics smuggling since years. My expenditures swelled up soon after I entered into politics, but my ... Read More »

NAB summons Maryam, Hassan & Hussain on July 31 in M/s Chaudhry Sugar Mills case

LAHORE: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has summoned Maryam Nawaz Sharif and her brothers Hassan Nawaz and Hussain Nawaz on July 31. According to media, summons have been issued to the Sharif family members in connection with the Chaudhry Sugar Mills case. The children of incarcerated ex-prime minister Nawaz Sharif are due to be questioned at the NAB Lahore Bureau ... Read More »

Court extends Hamza Shehbaz’s remand for 10 days

LAHORE: An accountability court on Wednesday extended the physical remand of Punjab Assembly Opposition Leader Hamza Shehbaz for 10 days in assets beyond sources/money laundering case. National Accountability Bureau (NAB) had produced Hamza before the court after his 14-day remand expired on Wednesday. During the hearing, NAB prosecutor presented financial statements of the suspect. “Comparisons have been done between Hamza ... Read More »

Accountability Court adjourns hearing of Ashiana-i-Iqbal Housing reference: till August 7

LAHORE: An Accountability Court on Wednesday adjourned proceedings in the Ashiana-i-Iqbal Housing Scheme reference till August 7. Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president Shehbaz Sharif, who is on bail, and former premier Nawaz Sharif’s principal secretary Fawad Hassan Fawad, who had become approver in the case, and other suspects, brought from jail, appeared before the court as strict security arrangements were ... Read More »

NAB takes briefing on LWMC

LAHORE: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Lahore Director General on Tuesday took briefing on the issue of Lahore Waste Management Company (LWMC) from Punjab Minister for Information, Industries and Commerce Mian Aslam Iqbal who was also co-convener of the Committee constituted by the Punjab Chief Minister. He was accompanied by Secretary Local Government Ahmad Javed Qazi, Additional Secretary Local Govt Anwar ... Read More »

ANF declares Rana Sanaullah guilty in drug smuggling case

LAHORE: Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) on Tuesday has completed investigation against Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Rana Sanaullah and declared him guilty in the drug smuggling case. According to details, the challan against PML-N‘s Punjab president has been submitted in the court while the hearing of the case will resume on July 30. Police personnel had also registered nine cases against ... Read More »

NAB prepares questionnaire for Nawaz’ nephew

LAHORE: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) authorities have prepared a questionnaire for former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s nephew Yusuf Abbas Sharif, who is scheduled to appear before the Bureau in connection with his shareholding in Chaudhry Sugar Mills since 1995. According to sources, NAB has asked him about his shares and the number of total shareholders, about the amount of ... Read More »

PMA invites bids for OLMT maintenance & operations

LAHORE: The Punjab Masstransit Authority (PMA) has once again invited bids for operation and maintenance of services for the Lahore Orange Line Metro Train (from Ali Town to Dera Gujran). According to media, the authority has set August 20 deadline for submission of bids, while a clarification meeting is scheduled for prospective bidders at PMA Head Office at Arfa Karim ... Read More »

US top importer of Pakistani goods: SBP

LAHORE: According to data released by the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) the United States of America has maintained its position as the top export destination of Pakistani products in FY19, followed by China and the United Kingdom. The data reveals that the total exports to the USA during FY19 were recorded at $4 billion against the exports of $3.8 ... Read More »

CAA retracts baggage plastic wrapping decision

  LAHORE: The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has retracted the policy which made it compulsory to wrap baggage with plastic. The decision was made after the policy was met with widespread criticism and social media backlash. Earlier, CAA had ordered all air travellers to have their checked baggage shrink-wrapped, drawing scorn and criticism from frequent flyers and environmentalists. CAA Director-General ... Read More »

PIAF worried over missing export target for FY2018-19

LAHORE: The Pakistan Industrial and Traders Associations Front (PIAF) former chairman Irfan Iqbal Sheikh has expressed his serious concern for not achieving export target set for the fiscal year 2018-19, which was missed by a huge margin of over $5 billion, as the current export portfolio is marred by a lack of diversification. He observed that exports have dropped by ... Read More »

NAB launches money laundering probe against Maryam Nawaz

LAHORE: As the Islamabad accountability court on Friday rejected a National Accountability Bureau (NAB) application seeking legal proceedings against PML-N Vice-President Maryam Nawaz for using a bogus trust deed in the Avenfield properties case, the anti-graft body initiated another probe against her in money laundering and income beyond means investigation. The NAB launched another investigation against Maryam Nawaz, her father ... Read More »

PM Imran to consider proposal to offer low-cost credit for machinery purchase

LAHORE: Prime Minister Imran Khan promised to consider a proposal to offer low-cost credit for the purchase of machinery and equipment to encourage industrial capacity expansion and stimulate new investment in the country. During a meeting with a group of businessmen that also included representatives of traders, the premier responded positively to the proposal from Lahore Chamber of Commerce and ... Read More »

Customs Preventive recovers narcotics worth Rs15m near Railway Station

LAHORE: Collectorate of Customs anti-smuggling squad recovered huge quantity of narcotics from Toyota Corolla car near Railway Station. Sources told Customs Today that Collector Preventive Ahmad Rauf received credible information about the smuggling of narcotics. He immediately constituted anti-smuggling squad under the supervision of Inspector Muratib Mushtaq which also included Mohammad Imran, Abdul Najeeb Khan, Nasir Mehmood, Tariq Mehmood and ... Read More »

NAB arrests former PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi

LAHORE: Former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi was arrested by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Thursday from the outskirts of Lahore. Abbasi was reportedly arrested for his involvement in the Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) scandal. In 2018, the anti-corruption watchdog initiated an inquiry against former premiers Abbasi and Nawaz Sharif over alleged misuse of authority. Abbasi and others had ... Read More »

CAA slashes luggage wrapping rates by up to 87pc

LAHORE: In order to increase compliance with the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), the Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (PCAA) has slashed luggage wrapping rates by up to 87%. According to the ICAO, the safety of passengers and their baggage are two important elements in the ranking of an airport or the aviation industry. Last month, the PCAA had made plastic ... Read More »