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NAB court approves 14-day extension in remand for Maryam Nawaz, Yousuf Abbas

LAHORE: An accountability court in Lahore granted the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) a 14-day extension in the physical remand of PML-N leader Maryam Nawaz and her cousin Yousuf Abbas in the Chaudhry Sugar Mills (CSM) case. Earlier, the two had been remanded into NAB custody following their arrest on August 8. Amid strict security arrangements, the duo was presented in ... Read More »

Court extends Rafique brothers’ remand till Sept 4

LAHORE .: An accountability court on Tuesday granted a 15-day extension in the judicial remand of Khawaja Saad Rafique and his brother Khawaja Salman Rafique, who are being probed by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) for their alleged role in the Paragon Housing scam. The court also ordered NAB to provide clear copies of evidence in the next hearing of ... Read More »

FBR’s BTB zone issues notices to 3,950 non-filers

LAHORE: Federal Board of Revenue’s Broadening of Tax Base (BTD) zone issued notices to 3,950 non-filers who purchased precious lands, drew heavy amounts from banks, received insurance claims and owned vehicles above 1,000cc. According to sources in the FBR, the government had extended the tax deadline date several times in order to facilitate the non-filers, but most of the people ... Read More »

Punjab govt approves plan to ban plastic bags

LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar on Monday said that the approval to ban plastic bags in the province will be accorded in the next cabinet meeting. While addressing at the “Plant for Pakistan” campaign in Lahore, Buzdar said: “Like Islamabad, the Punjab government has also decided to ban plastic bags in the province.” The imposition of the ban will ... Read More »

Customs ASO seizes non customs paid tyres, dry fruits worth Rs15m

LAHORE: Collectorate of Customs Preventive Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO) seized Rs 5 million smuggled tyres from a godown located in Badami Bagh while the team also recovered dry fruits which were transported from Quetta. Sources told Customs Today  that the ASO on the directions of Collector of Customs Preventive Ahmad Rauf has started crackdowns on smuggling activities. On the collector’s information ... Read More »

Customs Preventive collects Rs4667m

LAHORE: Collectorate of Customs Preventive collected Rs 4667 million during the month of July under the head of taxes. According to the details, the Collectorate collected Rs1761 million on account of customs duty during the month of under review against Rs1789 million while it collected Rs 1935 million on account of sales tax against Rs2146 million collected during the same ... Read More »

10 customs officials reinstated into service on FST Lahore order

LAHORE: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has re-instated 10 customs officials into service in compliance to order passed by Federal Service Tribunal (FST), Lahore. The FBR issued notifications  to re-instate the officials in pursuance of judgment passed by FST, Lahore on July 11, 2019. Following are the notifications: 1.No. 2072-C-III/2019:- In pursuance of judgment dated 11.07.2019 passed by Federal Service ... Read More »

Pakistan suspends Lahore-Delhi bus service

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Postal Services and Communications Murad Saeed announced that Lahore-Delhi bus service had been suspended in the wake of recent steps taken by the Indian government in occupied Kashmir. In his tweet on Friday, the minister said in line with the decisions of National Security Committee (NSC), the federal government has suspended Dosti (friendship) bus service between ... Read More »

Pakistan suspends Lahore-Delhi bus service

LAHORE: After the permanent suspension of the Samjhauta Express in retaliation to India’s decision to revoke Article 370 of its Constitution that gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan has now suspended the Lahore-Delhi ‘Dosti’ bus service, the media reported. The announcement of the latest suspension was made by Federal Minister for Postal Services and Communications Murad Saeed in ... Read More »

Maryam Nawaz remanded in NAB custody till August 21

LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Vice President Maryam Nawaz Sharif, who was arrested by National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Thursday, was remanded into NAB’s custody till August 21. Maryam had appeared before an accountability court today in connection with the Chaudhry Sugar Mills case. Yousaf Abbas, a cousin of Maryam Nawaz who was also arrested by NAB the same day, ... Read More »

Customs Central Region collects Rs4841m customs duty in July

LAHORE: The Customs Central Region collected Rs 4841 million under the head of customs duty during the month of July 2019 against Rs 7355 million collected during the same month of July last year. According to statistics available with Customs Today, Collectorate of Customs Appraisement collected Rs2449.54 million during the period under review against Rs3845 million collected during the same ... Read More »

Fruits worth US $415.978m exported in FY2018-19

LAHORE: As many as 768,202 metric ton fruits worth US$415.978 million exported from the country during the financial year ended on June 30, 2019 as compared the corresponding period of last year. During preceding financial year, fruits exports from the country had witnessed about 4.12pc growth as against the same period of last year, according the data released by the ... Read More »

LHC issues notice to federation for Sept 25 on plea to ban TikTok

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Wednesday issued notices to federation and others for September 25 on a petition seeking a ban on TikTok, an Android-based social media video application. The single bench comprising Justice Shahid Mubeen issued notices on a petition filed by Advocate Nadeem Sarwar. During the proceedings, the petitioner-counsel submitted that TikTok was a great mischief ... Read More »

Accountability Court adjourns hearing of Ashiana-e-Iqbal case till August 21

LAHORE:An accountability court on here on Wednesday adjourned hearing of Ashiana-e-Iqbal Housing scam till August 21. The Accountability Court Judge Naeem Arshad conducted the proceedings wherein the accused including former principal secretary Fawad Hassan Fawad and former DG LDA Ahad Khan Cheema were produced. The counsel for Shehbaz Sharif filed an application before the court contending that his client could ... Read More »

Customs ASO seizes RS 10m illegal skimmed milk

LAHORE: Collectorate of Customs Preventive Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO) has impounded non customs paid over Rs10 million skimmed milk, sources told Customs Today. The official sources said that on information of Collector Customs Preventive Ahmed Rauf, Customs ASO Deputy collector Naveedur Rehman Bughvi constituted team consisting of a superintendent and inspectors. The team intercepted a container loaded with illegal dry milk ... Read More »

LHC bars PRA to recover Rs52m sales tax from LUMS

LAHORE: Lahore High Court (LHC) has restricted the Punjab Revenue Authority (PRA) from recovery of sales tax worth Rs 52 million from Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) till the decision of pending stay application with the commissioner (appeals). The court also directed commissioner (appeals) for deciding the pending appeal within three months. According to the details of case, the ... Read More »

Retail price fixation: FBR chairman Shabbar Zaidi asked for release of containers at ports

LAHORE: Retail price fixation issue has further aggregated as containers of billions of rupees are not cleared as the port authorities are adamant to fix the retail prices on the imported goods at the ports. On the other hand, importers said that it is next to impossible to put prices on the goods and articles at the ports due to ... Read More »

Facebook joins hands with WCCI-Lahore to facilitate women entrepreneurs

LAHORE: Facebook has announced its partnership with the Women Chamber of Commerce and Industry–Lahore Division to expand its #SheMeansBusiness programme in Pakistan. As per details, the programme would provide women entrepreneurs with the tools, training and resources that can help them secure funding and grow their businesses. “The flexibility offered by digital technologies is enabling a new generation of women ... Read More »

Accountability Court extends Hamza Shehbaz’s physical remand by seven days

LAHORE: An accountability court on Saturday extended Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and Punjab Opposition Leader Hamza Shehbaz’s physical remand by seven days in the in assets beyond means case. During the court proceedings today, Hamza’s lawyer told the court that the National Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) has already been granted more than 50 days of remand. “How much more remand do ... Read More »

Appraising Officers of Lahore, Faisalabad Customs promoted

LAHORE: The Appraising Officer of Pakistan Customs Department, Saqib Nazir Khan, Directorate of Customs Intelligence & Investigation Lahore and Atif Hanif, Collectorate of Customs, Faisalabad, promoted to the post of Principal Appraiser (BS-16) with immediate effect and until further orders. Their promotion will take effect from the date of their joining, subject to the condition that no disciplinary proceedings/enquiry is pending against ... Read More »