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Pakistan urges US commerce secretary for JVs, direct market access

LAHORE: Chairman Pak-US Business Council Iftikhar Ali Malik urged the visiting US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross for Joint Ventures (JVs) in economic sphere and free direct market access to Pakistan at zero duty in the wake of war against terrorism. In a statement issued here, he said US should convene meeting of Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) to move ... Read More »

Customs AIIA foils bid to smuggle respiratory masks to Thailand

LAHORE: Collectorate of Customs Allama Iqbal International Airport (AIIA) on Wednesday thwarted a bid to smuggle respiratory masks to Thailand at the Lahore Intentional airport. Sources told Customs Today that as many as five packets of respiratory mask weighting 60kg, were recovered from two passengers namely Aziz Akbar and Rehan Azhar, who were flying to Thailand via flight no TJ-346. ... Read More »

LHC orders customs Lahore to release stationary goods

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) has asked the customs authorities of Lahore to release stationary goods and bared them to receive sales tax. According to details Justice Abid Aziz Sheikh ordered the customs authorities to release stationary goods and directed the commissioner Inland Revenue to stop receiving sales tax on these goods. Applicant Muhammad Mohsin Virk advocate while making ... Read More »

Customs UDCs, LDCs for reversion of scales as per govt’s grades

LAHORE: Customs House Upper Division Clerks (UDCs) and Lower Division Clerks (LDC) have urged the federal government to revise their scales as per provincial grades. On the condition of anonymity the Customs UDCs and LDCs told Customs Today that provincial governments have revised the scales of their staff from BS-11 into BS-14. Over 500 UDCs and LDCs are awaiting for ... Read More »

ADC Saeed Wattoo transfers three superintendents

LAHORE: Collectorate of Customs Enforcement and Compliance Additional Deputy Collector Muhammad Saeed Wattoo has issued orders for transfer and posting of three superintendents with immediate effect and until further orders:- Superintendent Faizur Rehman is transferred from Land Freight Unit Wagha and posted at Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO). Superintendent Mahmood Saeed is transferred from State Warehouse and posted at Investigation and Prosecution ... Read More »

Lahore reports highest number of cybercrime cases: FIA

LAHORE: Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has released nationwide cybercrime statistics. Lahore has reported a total of 3,442 cybercrime cases. According to FIA report, a total of 11028 cases of cybercrime were reported in Pakistan. Of these, only 436 cases were solved and 793 cases have been adjourned. According to statistics, 147 cases were solved from 3442 cases reported in Lahore. ... Read More »

FBR to consider transfer back customs inspectors posted out-station subject to genuine reason

LAHORE: Following intense opposition of transfers and postings of customs inspectors at the out-stations, Federal Board of Revenue has decided to consider the transfer back of inspectors posted out-station subject to genuine reason. In a letter addressed to Director General of Intelligence & Investigation-Customs, Chief Collector of Customs (North), Islamabad, Chief Collector of Customs (Enforcement) Central, Lahore, Chief Collector of ... Read More »

Rs1b embezzlement: Customs officials summoned by FIA on Feb 26

LAHORE: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Lahore has once again summoned four senior officers of Pakistan Customs Service (PCS) in alleged corruption of Rs1 billion for recording of their statements. According to details available with Customs Today the FIA has summoned Saud Imran Ahmad Member technical/ Customs Appellate Tribunal Lahore, Additional Collector Customs Adjudication Sumera Omer , Chief Customs Headquarters ... Read More »

Collector Sambrial seeks reshuffling of staff posted at Kartarpur Corridor

LAHORE: As per details the Collector Sambrial has urged Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) to transfer and post fresh staff at Kartarpur Corridor from other Collectorates. In a letter he informed that well before the operationalization of Kartarpur Corridor on November 2,  2019, the issue of placement of staff came under discussion among the then Member Customs (Operations), Chief Collector ... Read More »

Over Rs300m dry-fruits seized by customs is likely to perish

LAHORE: Over Rs 300 million dry fruits seized by customs authorities is likely to perish as neither collector nor additional collector is posted at the Customs Adjudication Lahore for over one and a half month. Sources told Customs Today that winter season is approaching its ends while the seized dry fruits at various godown are most likely to be wasted ... Read More »

FIA to investigate Torkham border customs scandal

LAHORE: Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has decided to investigate the million dollar scandal, came up with the connivance of Torkham custom station management at Pak-Afghan border. Sources told Customs Today that the FIA took the decision to investigating the scandal and they are working on it and apologized to provide further information due to sensitivity of the case. On the ... Read More »

Factory sealed in Punjab for making cooking oil from animals’ fat, offal

SHEIKHUPURA: The Punjab Food Authority (PFA) along with media team conducted a raid at a factory in Kot Abdul Malik city of Sheikhupura district and confiscated a huge cache of contaminated cooking oil extracted from animals’ fat and offal. According to details, teams of the Punjab Food Authority (PFA), led by its director-general Irfan Memon raided the factory where animal ... Read More »

Customs ASO recovers smuggled betel nuts worth Rs30m near Hall Road

LAHORE: Collectorate of Customs Preventive Anti-Smuggling Organizations (ASO) has recovered smuggled betel nuts worth Rs30 million from a godown located near Gujjar Gali adjacent to Hall Road. Sources told Customs Today that Collector Basit Maqsood Abbasi received credible information that huge quantity of non-duty paid betel nuts are dumped in a godown located near Hall Road. Sources told that after ... Read More »

NAB summons Rana Sanaullah in assets case tomorrow

LAHORE: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has summoned Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader Rana Sanaullah tomorrow (Wednesday), in a probe related to assets beyond known sources of income. The anti-graft watchdog has advised former law minister to appear before NAB’s Joint Investigation Team along with details of properties owned by his family members. Rana Sanaullah has been asked to disclose the ... Read More »

Pakistan likely to import insecticides from India to fight locusts

LAHORE: Pakistan is likely to import insecticides from arch-rival India to brace itself for any locust attacks this summer, bypassing a ban on trade between the neighbouring nations. A copy of Cabinet agenda for a Tuesday meeting has the import option on it. Pakistan severed all diplomatic and trade ties with New Delhi in August after India revoked the special ... Read More »

LHC seeks details of cases involving Chinese

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court has sought details of the cases pending before districts courts of Punjab province involving citizens and companies of China. In a letter to all district and sessions judges in the province, Director General of Directorate of District Judiciary Rehan Bashir said the LHC requires complete record of the cases relating to the Chinese citizens and ... Read More »

Customs AIIA recovers huge quantity of liquor, mobile phones

LAHORE: Collectorate of Customs team deputed at Allama Iqbal International Airport recovered huge quantity of liqour, mobile phones and other items from passengers in various operations. Sources told Customs Today that Deputy Collector Zenib Mehmood Khawaja directed customs team to enhance monitoring of passengers coming from abroad. During checking customs team recovered 80 bottles of liquor from six passengers, 35 ... Read More »

All issues of businessmen will be solved on priority basis: Collector Amjadur Rehman

LAHORE: Collectorate of Appraisement Lahore collector Amjadur Rehman has visited Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry seeking budget proposals and discussing various issues of the business community. LCCI President Irfan Iqbal Sheikh welcomed the collector while Senior Vice President Ali Hassam and Vice President Mian Zahid were present on the occasion.  The businessmen on the occasion raised their voice against ... Read More »

Chief Collector Zeba Hai Azhar most likely to be new Member Customs

LAHORE: Chief Collector of Customs Zeba Hai Azhar is most likely to be the Member Customs Operations Federal Board of Revenue, sources told Customs Today. She is one of the most senior officers of Pakistan Customs who have a vast experience of the field service. She belonged to 15th common group of Pakistan Customs Service. She is among one of ... Read More »

RTO issues 63011 sales tax registration notices to LESCO & SNGPL consumers

LAHORE: The Regional Tax Office-II, Lahore has issued 63011 sales tax registration letters/notices to industrial and commercial connection holders of LESCO and SNGPL. Chief Commissioner, RTO-II, Lahore Ahmad Shuja Khan said that influx of new sales tax registrations by employing LESCO and SNGPL data is the prime objective. The department will proceed to disconnections of utilities in case of non-compliant ... Read More »