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Customs AIIA foils bid to smuggle foreign currency

LAHORE: Collectorate of Customs Allama Iqbal International Airport (AIIA) foiled a bid to smuggle to foreign currency worth Rs291m. Sources told Customs Today that Collector Customs Basit Maqsood Abbasi received credible information about smuggling of foreign currency. He immediately alerted customs staff to enhance checking of passengers going abroad through foreign airlines. The customs team intercepted a passenger Muhammad Sabir, ... Read More »

Customs I&I starts forensic test of truck used in smuggling

LAHORE: Directorate of Customs Intelligence and Investigation has started forensic test of the vehicles being used for transportation of the smuggled good and articles. Sources told Customs Today that the Customs Intelligence and Investigation authorities have started forensic test of the truck that brought illegally dry fruits to Lahore from Quetta. The sources said that the truck being used for ... Read More »

Accountability Court extends remand of Saad Rafique’s till Dec 9

LAHORE: Accountability court on Friday has extended judicial remand of Member of National Assembly Khawaja Saad Rafique till December 9 in Paragon Housing scandal. According to details,  Khawaja Saad Rafique scuffled with security personnel for stopping his party workers from meeting him. On April 26, the NAB Lahore had approved filing of a reference against the Khawaja brothers and Nadeem ... Read More »

Accountability Court extends judicial remand of Hamza Shehbaz by 14 days

LAHORE: The Accountability Court commenced its session today in the ongoing assets beyond means case against Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz’s Hamza Shehbaz on Thursday. The court extended leader of the opposition in the Punjab Assembly’s judicial remand by 14 days and adjourned proceedings till December 12. A supplementary reference in the ongoing Ramzan Sugar Mills corruption investigations being undertaken by ... Read More »

Queen Maxima appreciates Fintech activities

LAHORE: Queen Maxima of the Netherlands, in her capacity as the United Nations Secretary General’s Special Advocate (UNSGSA) for Inclusive Finance for Development, on Wednesday spent an eventful and busy day on the last leg of her visit in the Punjab capital. Upon her arrival, she visited Bykea, a Pakistani company providing mobile application-based services for transportation, logistics and cash ... Read More »

LHC rejects 400 petitions challenging quarter tariff adjustment

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) dismissed more than 400 petitions against receiving of quarter tariff adjustment surcharge in the electricity bills from industries. On 25 November 2019,the single bench comprising Justice Ayesha A Malik dismissed the petitions filed by Ghani Global and others. After hearing arguments of all parties, the court had reserved the verdict which was announced on ... Read More »

NAB freezes industries of Sharif family

LAHORE: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has freezed the industries belonging to Sharif family. As per details, DG NAB Lahore Saleem Shehzad has directed to freeze the assets of Sharif family including Chiniot Energy, Ramzan Energy Limited, Sharif dairy, Crystal Plastic Industry, alarabia, Sharif Milk products, Sharif Feed mills, Ramzan Sugar Mills and Sharif Poultry. DG NAB has issued an advisory ... Read More »

Under supervision of Shahzad Saleem, NAB Lahore shows 700% increase in housing sector recoveries

LAHORE: Under the dynamic leadership of Chairman NAB Justice (R) Javed Iqbal, the Lahore National Accountability Bureau (NAB) performed exceptionally well as its three-year comparative performance report showed a 700% increase in recovery in cases related to the housing sector and a 500% increase in recovery in all corruption scams. NAB Lahore DG NAB Lahore Major (R) Shahzad Saleem said ... Read More »

Collector Preventive Ahmad Rauf transfers 10 officers

LAHORE: Collectorate of Customs Preventive Collector Ahmad Rauf issued order for transfer and posting of following 10 officers with immediate effect and until further orders: Details are as under: Superintendent Zafarullah Khan Niazi is transferred from ASO and posted to superintendent in-charge gates. Superintendent Shahid Naseem Joiya is transferred from Investigation and Prosecution (I&P) and posted to I&P ASO. Inspector ... Read More »

Court approves Nawaz, Maryam exemption from appearance in CSM case

LAHORE: An accountability court in Lahore on Friday granted PML-N Vice-president Maryam Nawaz and ailing former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, exemption from appearing before the court in Chaudhry Sugar Mills case,. On 22 November 2019, the court resumed hearing the case today during which separate applications were submitted on behalf of Nawaz and Maryam, requesting it to exempt them from ... Read More »

Customs Preventive transfers 17 employees with immediate effect

LAHORE: Collectorate of Customs Preventive issued order for transfer and posting of following 17 employees with immediate effect and until further orders:- Read More »

Member Customs directed to ensure adequate training for officers

LAHORE: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Chairman Syed ShabbarZaidi directed Member Customs Operations Dr. Jawwad Awais Agha to ensure adequate training sessions for customs officers. He said that the Global Travelers Assessment System (GTAS) will enable Customs to achieve the “Invisible Customs approach” with least presence at airports while facilitating the genuine passengers. The Chairman has also directed Member Customs ... Read More »

Pakistan Customs enhances integration of agencies in WeBOC

LAHORE: Pakistan Customs has enhanced the integration of various agencies in the Web-Based One Customs (WeBOC) electronic system and ensured coordination of joint physical inspections at the port, Customs Today has learnt. A source told that Lahore Customs increased transparency of the land administration system by publishing its fee schedule online, they said adding that earlier Pakistan continues to perform ... Read More »

Customs Appraisement detects tax evasion by M/s Importro Clearing Agents Skills Int’l

LAHORE: Collectorate of Customs Appraisement Mughalpura Dryport foiled a bid of mis-declaration by M/s Importro Clearing Agents Skills International. Sources told Customs Today that customs authorities detected an attempt to evade over Rs 5 million duty and taxes by the agency. The customs sources said that the agency imported two containers of motor fans and aluminium wires. The dry port ... Read More »

Singapore based Grab to start operations in Pakistan

LAHORE: Singapore based ride-hailing giant Grab has announced to offer its services in 13 countries in the Middle East including Pakistan, and in Japan, from the first quarter of next year. According to a company statement, rides in Pakistan and the Middle East would be facilitated through the Careem app, while bookings in Japan would be fulfilled by JapanTaxi. In ... Read More »

NAB arrests senior bureaucrat Waseem Ajmal in LWMC embezzlement case

LAHORE: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Tuesday has arrested senior bureaucrat Waseem Ajmal for embezzlement in the Lahore Waste Management Company (LWMC). According to details, the anti-corruption watchdog carried out a raid and detained the bureaucrat. Earlier, Lahore High Court (LHC) had granted interim bail to Waseem Ajmal in connection with Rawalpindi Waste Management Company (RWMC) corruption and Saaf Pani ... Read More »

Deputy Collector Nauman Tashfeen transfers 4 inspectors to Islamabad

LAHORE: Collectorate of Customs Appraisement Mughalpura Dryport Deputy Collector (Headquarters) Muhammad Nauman Tashfeen has issued order for transfer of 4 inspectors with immediate effect. The order read that “in pursuance of FBR notification no: 2885-C-IV/2019 vide C.No. (2)/2018-Mgt.Cus.IV dated 24.10.2019, the following inspectors of Collectorate of Appraisement are hereby relieved from their duties with the direction to report at their ... Read More »

Dry fruit demand goes up amid high rates as winter sets in

LAHORE:With the advent of the winter season, the demand for dry fruits has been increased in the city with a remarkable prices hike as compare to the previous year. Shopkeepers of dry-fruit in various markets of the city raised the prices as there was no proper check and balance to control prices by the district administration. The peanuts were being ... Read More »

3 inspectors of Preventive placed at the disposal of Customs Adjudication

LAHORE: Collectorate of Customs Preventive Additional Collector (HQ) Muhammad Saeed Wattoo issued orders for placement of 3 inspectors. The order read “that following inspectors of Customs Preventive are hereby placed at the disposal of collector of Customs Adjudication, Customs House, Nabha Road, Lahore. They are directed to report for duty at their new place of posting with immediate effect and ... Read More »

Court extends judicial remand of Rana Sanaullah till Nov 30 in narcotics case

LAHORE: A special court for Control of Narcotics Substance (CNS) on Saturday extended the judicial remand of Rana Sanaullah till November 30 in 15kg heroin recovery case against him lodged by the Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF). Meanwhile, Sanaullah’s defence counsel pleaded with the court to grant it the complete record of the case against its client. “We have not been granted ... Read More »