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LHC bars departmental stores from using shopping bags

LAHORE: Lahore High Court (LHC) on Friday has banned use of shopping bags across the city. During the hearing, justice Shahid Karim has ordered all the departmental stores to stop using shopping bags and directed the authorities to submit implementation report in 15 days. He has also instructed the authorities to keep an eye on this matter and take action ... Read More »

LHC grants Hamza Shehbaz bail in Ramzan Sugar Mills case

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Thursday accepted the bail plea of Hamza Shehbaz in the Ramzan Sugar Mills case. A two-member bench of the LHC, headed by Justice Mazhar Ali Naqvi, on Thursday conducted a hearing into the Ramzan Sugar Mills case. Shehbaz had been indicted in the sugar mills case along with his father, former Punjab Chief ... Read More »

2 sub-committees of traders, exporters formed for talks with FBR

LAHORE: A parliamentary committee has formed two sub-committees of traders and exporters to talk with Federal Board of Revenue on CNIC condition and tax refunds issues. The National Assembly Standing Committee on Finance, Revenue and Economic Affair, which met under the chair of Faiz Ullah, MNA, has discussed the problems being faced to exporters due to delay in releasing of ... Read More »

ML-1 project cost increases by Rs154b

LAHORE: The Main Line-1 (ML-1) project cost has increased by Rs 154 billion as the plan has been changed for sixth time. According to details, the National Assembly was on September 30, 2019 told that the project cost is $ 8.20 billion; however, the new figures show that it will now be completed in $ 9.24 billion. An 1872 kilometers ... Read More »

Wheat flour crisis: LHC seeks details of registered flour mills in Punjab

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Tuesday sought record of registered wheat flour mills in Punjab from the provincial Food Department till February 6. The court was hearing case related to shortage of wheat and its flour in the province. The director Food Department after being summoned by the LHC apprised the bench that the department was ready to ... Read More »

CM Buzdar orders action against companies selling substandard fairness creams

LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar on Tuesday directed action against manufactures of substandard fairness creams. The Punjab CM, while chairing a meeting here at CM House, has approved ‘The Punjab Drug and Cosmetics Amendment Act’, according to which the drug regulatory authority will take action against companies making substandard fairness creams. During the meeting, CM Usman Buzdar said that ... Read More »

Drive against counterfeiters: PFA seals three food businesses

LAHORE: The Punjab Food Authority (PFA) continued its operations against counterfeiters, adulterators and violators of rules and regulations on a second consecutive day here. Officials said PFA teams sealed three food businesses and discarded 6,800kg tainted spices while examining food points in Ghalla Mandi, Multan. They added that PFA Director General Irfan Memon led the operation and directed the officials ... Read More »

Customs I&I recovers Rs100m dry fruit from godown near Ring Road

LAHORE: Directorate of Customs Intelligence and Investigation (I&I) recovered Rs100 million dry fruits from a cold storage godown near Ring Road. Sources told Customs Today that, Director Customs Intelligence and Investigation Sadia Muneeb received credible information that huge quantity of non-duty paid dry fruit are dumped in a cold storage near Rind Road. She immediately constituted anti-smuggling squad. The anti-smuggling ... Read More »

Customs AIIA distributes work among deputy collectors, assistant collector

LAHORE: Collectorate of Customs Allama Iqbal International Airport (AIIA) Collector Basit Maqsood Abbasi has issued orders for distribution of work among deputy collectors and assistant collectors with immediate effect and until further orders: Details are as under:- Deputy Collector Zainab Mehmood is assigned the task of airport (traffic), law, baggage, refund and rebate and investigation and prosecution. Deputy Collector Faizan ... Read More »

DGTR Customs conducts 50 training workshops in 2019

LAHORE: The Directorate General of Training & Research (Customs), Regional Office, Lahore conducted more than 50 training workshops during the calendar year 2019. According to details, the Regional Office, Lahore arranged more than 50 training workshops for the officers and officials of the customs department along with business community of Lahore, Sialkot, Faisalabad and Multan Regions. More than 1000 customs ... Read More »

LHC rejects bail pleas in highway corruption scandal

LAHORE: A division bench of the Lahore High Court (LHC) dismissed the bail petitions filed by two accused involved in Rs60 million fraud in Mian Channu-Hala road project. The bench consisting of Justice Muhammad Tariq Abbasi and Justice Chaudhry Mushtaq Ahmad heard the bail pleas filed by the accused- Shaukat Hussain Baloch and Naveed Murad. During the proceedings, the petitioners’ ... Read More »

Customs AIIA deputy collector transfers inspectors, sepoys

LAHORE: Collectorate of Customs Allama Iqbal International Airport (AIIA) Deputy Collector Asma Bashir issued order for transfer and posting of following inspectors and sepoys with immediate effect and until further orders: Inspector Rauf Ahmad is transferred from export branch to MCD branch. Inspector Waheed-uz-Zaman is transferred from recovery and ICG Gate Gerry’s & SAPS to export branch. Inspector Arshad  Hussain ... Read More »

Customs I&I facing space shortage for seized items & vehicles

LAHORE: Directorate of Customs Intelligence and Investigation (I&I) facing short of place for parking the seized goods and items. The place in the Customs I&I office has gone insufficient to park further confiscated items and vehicles as the cases of the goods and vehicles impounded by Customs Intelligence and Investigation have taken long time. Over five containers are parked outside ... Read More »

Pakistan Customs will be supported with all necessary resources: Governor Ch. Sarwar

LAHORE: Punjab Governor Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar said the Pakistan Customs will be supported with all necessary resources as the department had a greater role in imports and exports. He made this assurance while speaking as the chief guest in the narcotics bulldozing and burning ceremony held in connection with the World Customs Day here at Wagha border. At the ceremony, ... Read More »

Customs allows children to carry $1000 only

LAHORE: Pakistan Customs has implemented new strict rules on airports on carrying currency from Pakistan to any other country under export policy and procedure orders of Pakistan. According to details available to Customs Today Pakistan customs has implemented export policy and procedure order on carrying 11 different things from Pakistan to other countries. Now after this implementation of rules a ... Read More »

Customs officers ordered to adhere with uniform code

LAHORE: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has ordered all the officers of Pakistan Customs Services (PCS) to adhere to the rules of wearing uniform without distinction chief collectors, collectors on International Customs Day on January 26, sources told Customs Today Earlier, superintendents of customs and inspectors were observed in uniforms on major occasion and in the fields. The sources said ... Read More »

Five dry ports will start operations by March: Sh Rasheed

LAHORE: Federal Minister for Railways Minister Sheikh Rasheed Ahmad said on Saturday that five closed dry ports would be restored by 1st March to facilitate traders and businessmen. Inaugurating a new freight container train at Mughlapura dry port, he said that Chishtian, Kundian, Sheikhupura, Jiabagga and Mughulpura dry ports would be made operational by March 1st which would increase economic ... Read More »

AC Salman Javaid assigns special duties to inspectors on Int’l Customs Day

LAHORE: Collectorate of Customs Enforcement and Compliance Assistant Collector Salman Javaid assigned special duties to following inspectors of Allama Iqbal International Airport (AIIA) on International Customs Day to be celebrated on January 26, 2020 at Wagha. Inspector M. Anwar Niazi of administration branch Inspector Zafar Iqbal Sani of Air Freight Unit (AFU) Inspector Arif Mehmood ICG (Gerry+SAPS) Inspector Intaza Shahid ... Read More »

Pakistan-India trade plunges in 1H of FY2019-20

LAHORE: The trade between Pakistan and India continued to suffer, but still mostly skewed in India’s favour in the first half of 2019-20. The latest data issued by the State Bank of Pakistan shows that bilateral trade volume plunged in the first half of this fiscal year. Pakistan’s exports to India during the period came in at an insignificant $16.8 ... Read More »

Customs Airport foils bid to smuggle gold from Lahore Airport

LAHORE: Collectorate of Customs Preventive team deputed at Allama Iqbal International Airport has foiled an attempt of smuggling gold and recovered 5 gold biscuits of 24 karat. Sources told Customs Today that customs team intercepted two ladies passengers who were later identified as Asmat Zahoor Ahmad and Nabeela Naveed. Both ladies were ready to depart to Istanbul via Turkish Airlines. ... Read More »