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FBR to start refunds from November: Abdul Razak Dawood 

LAHORE: Advisor to Prime Minister on Commerce, Textile, Industries, Production and Investment Abdul Razak Dawood said on Saturday that he was hopeful that FBR would start refunds from November. He was addressing at Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI). He said the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) chairman had promised to start refunding from November. He said, “We have ... Read More »

Deputy Collector Ittrat Hussain distributes work among sepoys

LAHORE: Deputy Collector Customs Preventive Syed Ittrat Hussain issued a notification for distribution of work among eight sepoys performing their duties in different shifts at Allama Iqbal International Airport. According to the notification Sepoy Abdul Rehman Abid who is performing his duties in Departure CFO shift-I will also perform his duties in shift-IV in Arrival Hall, Sepoy Amjad Ali Bhatti ... Read More »

Customs foils bid to smuggle foreign currency from Lahore Airport

LAHORE: Customs (Airport) Traffic foiled a bid to smuggle foreign currency and arrested a Thai national at Allama Iqbal International Airport on Wednesday. The passenger was ready to depart for Bangkok. Sources told Customs Today that during checking of passengers who were going to depart for Bangkok through Thai Airways, Customs Airport intercepted a passenger who was later identified as Sochi ... Read More »

LHC hears case challenging tax on Hajj & Umrah tickets

LAHORE: Lahore High Court (LHC) heard appeal challenging extra tax on Hajj and Umrah. The court adjourned the hearing for October 15. During hearing of case on 10.10.2018, Justice Abid Eziz Shiekh heard the appeals filed by advocate Nabeel Kahloon in which the counsel for appellant argued before the court that the government has imposed illegal tax on Hajj and ... Read More »

Collector Jamil Nasir transfers 22 customs officials

LAHORE: Deputy Collector Customs Headquarters Muhammad Moazzam Raza has issued a notification for transfer and posting of deputy superintendent, appraising officers, preventive officers and inspectors with immediate effect. According to a notification Deputy Superintendent Mazhar Abbas Bhuttar is hereby transferred from Air Freight Unit (AFU) to Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO), Appraising Officer Saqib Nazir Khan is transferred from Railway Station T-10 ... Read More »

Customs Central Region revenue collection up 6pc

LAHORE: Customs Central Region has collected Rs14787 million on account of all duty and taxes from all the four collctoartes including Lahore Preventive, Lahore Appraisement, Multan and Faisalabad for the month of September 2018-19 registering an overall growth of  6 percent during the month under review, the official data disclosed. The Collectorate of Customs Preventive Lahore collected Rs7189 million on ... Read More »

Customs Preventive collects Rs3667m by registering 20pc growth

LAHORE: Collectorate of Customs Preventive has collected Rs3667 million on account of duty and taxes during the month of September 2018-19 registering an overall growth of 20 percent during the month under review, the official data disclosed. The Collectorate collected Rs 830 million on account of withholding tax (WHT) which is 74 percent more than the same period last financial ... Read More »

Chief Commissioner asked to ensure IRIS software applications to settle in three days

LAHORE:  The Federal Board of Revenue has urged all the Chief Commissioner to ensure that IRIS software applications are disposed-off within three days from the receipt of complete documents.  Shortcoming, if any may also be communicated to the taxpayer through system generated letter. The board said that in the case, where scope of correction falls in different territorial jurisdictions, the ... Read More »

PRA to adapt to a full automation monitoring system

LAHORE: Punjab Finance Minister Makhdoom Hashim Jawan Bukht, addressing a pre-budget seminar, said that the government wants to introduce a consensus-oriented budget to gain a greater confidence of taxpayers by promoting transparency. He expects to have such forums on a regular basis to help remove ambiguities between revenue mobilization and issues faced by various sectors and industries to bring significant ... Read More »

Customs I&I recovers non-duty paid chassis frames, printing material

LAHORE: Directorate of Customs Intelligence and Investigation (I&I) teams recovered five smuggled chassis frame and printing material during two separate raids. Sources told Customs Today, that Director Customs Intelligence and Investigation Rubab Sikandar received secret information about smuggling of goods. She constituted a raiding team comprising Superintendent Mohammad Sarwar, Intelligence Officer Zulfiqar Ali Dogar, Sohail Murtaza and Nadeem Ahsan. The ... Read More »

Customs Appraisement posts 39pc growth in overall revenue collection

LAHORE: Collector Customs Collectorate of Appraisement Jamil Nasir Khan presided over special meeting at Moghalpura Dry Port to review revenue collection performance of the first quarter of the Financial Year 2018-19. Sources told Customs Today, that all additional collectors, deputy collectors and other senior officers of the Collectorate attended the meeting. During the meeting Collector Jamil Nasir Khan congratulated his ... Read More »

LHC suspends assessment notification on import of color steel sheet

LAHORE: Lahore High Court (LHC) has suspended the notification regarding anti-dumping duty on import of color steel sheets. On 1.10.2018 during hearing the counsel for the appellant Shafqat Mehmood Chohan appeared on behalf of appellant and argued that the assessment notification issued by the National Tariff Commission (NTC) is beyond the law and violates the right of importers. Adding more ... Read More »

Customs ASO foils bids to smuggle mobile phones, accessories, betel nuts

LAHORE: Collectorate of Customs Anti-Smuggling Organization foiled an attempt to smuggle huge quantity of non-customs paid goods on Monday. Sources told Customs Today, that Additional Deputy Collector Tayyaba Kiyani received secret information about smuggling attempt. She immediately constituted a team under the supervision of Deputy Collector Muhammad Moazzam Raza which also includes Superintendent Agha Qadeer Haider and others. The ASO ... Read More »

LHC issues stay order in case challenging sales tax on services

LAHORE: Lahore High Court (LHC) has issued stay order on appeals filed against sales tax imposed by the Punjab Revenue Authority (PRA) and also ordered to combine all such type of petitions. Justice Shahid Karim heard the appeal filed by Overseas Employment Promoter Iftikhar Ahmed in which the counsel for appellant argued that Punjab Revenue Authority (PRA) has imposed sales ... Read More »

Customs Preventive deputes additional staff for security

LAHORE: Deputy Collector Headquarters Muhammad Moazzam Raza has issued a notification for placing of additional security staff at the disposal of superintendent Customs (Chief Security Officer), Headquarters Customs House with immediate effect. According to the notification Inspector Mohammad Ashraf, Inspector Rizwan Mehmood, Sepoy Muhammad Yasin, Sepoy Shahid Khan, Sepoy Muhammad Hanif, Sepoy Ibrar Hussain will perform their duties in shift-I. ... Read More »

LHC rejects appeal filed against Hammad Azhar

LAHORE: Lahore High Court (LHC) has rejected the appeal filed against Barrister Hammad Azhar Prime minister on Revenue. On 27.9.2018, Justice Chaudhary Muhammad Iqbal was heard the case and passed the judgment that Hammad Azhar not submitted process fees and affidavit form which is not necessary. The appeal was filed by one Orang Zaib Burky on the grounds that returning ... Read More »

Lahore Customs I&I to auction imported vehicles on 28th

LAHORE: The Directorate of Intelligence and Investigation (Customs) Lahore has announced to auction confiscated imported vehicles to be held on September 28 at state warehouse. Read More »

Lahore Customs Preventive seizes smuggled Indian tomatoes

LAHORE: Model Customs Collectorate Preventive has seized large quantity of Indian smuggled tomatoes worth Rs4 million. On information of Additional Deputy Collector Tayyaba Kayani, the Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO) under the supervision of Deputy Collector Muhammad Moazzam Raza and Superintendent ASO Agha Qadeer Haider, in joint operation intercepted three bed ford trucks coming from Azad Kashmir loaded with plastic baskets of ... Read More »

Collector Appeals Saima Shahzad declares seizure of non-duty paid goods as legal

LAHORE: Collector Customs Adjudication Saima Shahzad has issued Order-in-Appeal No 217/2018 by declaring seizure of non-customs paid goods as legal. According to the details, the staff of ASO intercepted a Mazda truck bearing registration no: E-5221 at Babu Sabu Inerchange, Shera Kot loaded with two front cabins. The persons on the driving seat identified himself as Sadi Gul son of ... Read More »

Opening of concerned bank for receipts/duties/taxes on 29th & 30th September 2018

LAHORE: It has been decided that authorized branches of National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) as well as field offices of SBP Banking Services Corporation (SBP-BSC) shall remain open on 29th and 30th September 2018 (i.e. Saturday and Sunday) to facilitate the collection of government receipts / duties / taxes. Authorized branches of NBP as well as field offices of SBP ... Read More »