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CNG price in Punjab up by Rs3 per kg

LAHORE: Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) dealers in Punjab announced on Saturday that they would increase the fuel price by up to Rs3 per kilogramme, citing an increase in dollar price as the reason behind the decision. With the move, the price of RLNG based CNG has increased from Rs79.90 to Rs82.79 in the province, according to media. Chairman of All ... Read More »

Deputy Collector Moazzam Raza distributes work among nine inspectors

LAHORE: Collectorate of Customs Preventive Allama Iqbal International Airport (AIIA) Deputy Collector Mohammad Moazzam Raza has issued orders for distribution of work among nine inspectors with immediate effect and until further orders. According to office order Inspector Ashraf Qazi presently performing his duty at shift-III arrival is transferred to departure shift-III/supervision (baggage examination). Inspector Ashfaq Ahmed will also perform his ... Read More »

Collector Ahmed Rauf constitutes special car cell to stop smuggling of vehicles

LAHORE: Collectorate of Customs Preventive Collector Ahmed Rauf constituted a special car cell to curb smuggling of non-duty paid vehicles and deputed two inspectors in order to streamline working with regard to operations against non-duty paid/smuggled vehicles. According to notification, Inspector Muhammad Muratib Mushtaq currently performing his duties at chief office customs (central) is directed to report to Collectorate of ... Read More »

Hamza Shahbaz challenges FRB Rs12m notice in LHC

LAHORE: Opposition Leader in Punjab Assembly Hamza Shahbaz challenged the income tax notice of Rs 12 million by Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) in Lahore High Court (LHC). On 15-5-2019, a single bench of Lahore High Court comprising Justice Abid Eziz Shiekh heard the petition filed by the opposition leader in Punjab Assembly. Lahore High Court (LHC) has referred the ... Read More »

Economist Salman Shah appointed adviser to CM Punjab

LAHORE: The Government of Punjab has appointed Dr Salman Shah as an adviser to Chief Minister Punjab Usman Buzdar on economic affairs and planning. Salman Shah’s appointment comes after the resignation of Akram Chaudhry who also excused himself from taking the post of Food Authority Chairman. A notification for Shah’s appointment has been issued and the economist has been directed ... Read More »

Customs Airport officers & officials awarded certificate for seizing 275 kg ketamine

LAHORE: Chief Collector Customs Zeba Hai Azhar and Collector Preventive Ahmed Rauf awarded certificates to the customs airport officers and officials for foiling bid to smuggle 275 kilograms ketamine worth billions of rupees. According to details, the Customs authorities on the directions of Additional Collector Tayaba Kiyani searched the luggage and recovered 275 kilograms ketamine wrapped in the sweets. Chief ... Read More »

Customs Preventive starts grand operation against smuggling

LAHORE: Collectorate of Customs Preventive started grand operation against smuggling in the city and established different check posts to foil any bid of smuggling. Sources told Customs Today that on 14.5.2019, Collector Customs Preventive Ahmad Rauf received credible information about smuggling of mobile phones. He constituted an anti-smuggling squad under the supervision of Deputy Collector Naveedur Rehman which also included ... Read More »

LHC approves bail of Aleem Khan against surety of Rs10m

LAHORE: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Aleem Khan on Wednesday was granted bail by the Lahore High Court (LHC). The bail was granted against surety bonds of Rs10 million. The PTI leader was arrested on February 6 as he appeared before NAB in a probe pertaining to owning assets beyond his known sources of income and offshore companies. A statement released ... Read More »

Customs Preventive foils bid to smuggle ketamine worth Rs650m

LAHORE: Collectorate of Customs Preventive team deputed at Allama Iqbal International Airport (AIIA) foiled a bid to smuggle ketamine to Malaysia worth Rs650 million. Sources told Customs Today that on 13.5.3019, Collector Preventive Ahmad Rauf received credible information about smuggling of narcotics through Allama Iqbal International Airport. He immediately constituted a team under the supervision of Additional Collector Tayyaba Kayani. ... Read More »

Pakistan Customs signs 22 MoUs with foreign customs departments for mutual cooperation

LAHORE: Pakistan Customs has so far signed 22 Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) with foreign governments/customs administrations for mutual cooperation in Customs matters. Under these agreements, requests for Mutual Legal Assistance (MLA) have been sent to foreign counterparts for identification of linkages in currency seizures. Ongoing initiatives of Pakistan Customs include further structuring of enforcement formations on the basis of ground ... Read More »

Customs I&I recovers Chinese mobile phones worth Rs40m

LAHORE: Directorate of Customs Intelligence and Investigation (I&I) team recovered huge quantity of Chinese origin mobile phones from a godown owned by M/s Seen Ming Tek Private Limited near Sagian Bridge. Sources told Customs Today that Director Customs Intelligence and Investigation Rubab Sikandar received credible information that the above said company is importing mobile phones from China without approval of ... Read More »

Accountability Court extends Aleem Khan’s remand for 14 days

LAHORE: An accountability court in Lahore on Monday extended the judicial remand of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Aleem Khan by 14 days, Radio Pakistan reported. The PTI leader is being investigated by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) for owning assets beyond known means of income and an offshore compan. NAB had arrested Khan on February 6, 2019, when he appeared ... Read More »

NAB requests court to issue arrest warrants against Shehbaz Sharif

LAHORE: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) requested on Saturday an accountability court to issue arrest warrants against Opposition Leader in the National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif. During the hearing pertaining to Ashiana Housing Scheme and Ramzan Sugar Mills cases, Hamza Shehbaz did not appear before the court due to his illness, local media reported. The lawyer of the Pakistan Muslim League ... Read More »

NAB Lahore issues four months performance report

LAHORE: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Lahore issued a performance report  of four months during the current year here on Thursday. According to the report, 211 inquiries are under investigation in NAB Lahore, however, investigations on  203 inquiries continued from the beginning of 2019. From January to April, eight inquiries were included in the investigation process while 18 ones were ... Read More »

LHC rejects bail plea of accused involved in Rs10b motorcycles scam

LAHORE: A Lahore High Court (LHC) division bench on Thursday dismissed a bail petition filed by Muhammad Ahmad Sial a key accused involved in case of Rs10 billion scam of motorcycles. The LHC bench, comprising Justice Ali Baqar Najafi and Justice Sardar Ahmad Naeem, heard the post-arrest bail petition, filed by an accused, Muhammad Ahmad Sial. During the hearing, the ... Read More »

ADC Basit Abbasi transfers appraising officer, inspectors

LAHORE: Collectorate of Customs Preventive Additional Collector Basit Maqsood Abbasi transferred appraising officer and eighteen customs inspectors with immediate effect and until further orders. According to the details, Appraising Officer Farakh Khan will perform his duties at General Post Office (GPO) after joining. Inspector Tariq Baig is transferred from Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO) to Air Freight Unit (AFU) (Traffic) Lahore, Inspector ... Read More »

Customs working to curb menace of counterfeit & piracy: Dr. Arslan Subuctageen

LAHORE: Intellectual Property Organization of Pakistan (IPO-Pakistan) Chairman Mujeeb Ahmed Khan Tuesday visited Customs Directorate General of Intellectual Property Rights Enforcement (IPRE). According to the details, on arrival Director General IPRE Dr. Arslan Subuctageen welcomed the Chairman.  He briefed the chairman about Pakistan Customs measures taken to interdict counterfeiting and piracy and termed it a serious threat to national economy ... Read More »

Hike in petroleum prices challenged in LHC

LAHORE: Increase in petroleum prices is challenged in the Lahore High Court (LHC). The government has raised the price of petroleum products by Rs9.35 per liter. The petition stated that the international crude oil prices remained stagnant, but the government has increased the prices which would severely affect the masses. The petition contended that the increase in prices of petroleum ... Read More »

LHC extends Hamza Shahbaz’s interim bail till May 22

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Wednesday extended the interim bail of the Leader of the Opposition in the Punjab Assembly Hamza Shahbaz till May 22 in Ramzan Sugar Mills, Saaf Pani Company and assets beyond known sources of income cases. A two-member bench of the LHC, headed by Justice Baqir Ali Najfi, presided over the hearing. However, supporters ... Read More »

Four police officers transferred

LAHORE:Inspector General Police Punjab Capt (r) Arif Nawaz Khan on Tuesday issued transfer/posting orders of four police officers. As per details, Mufakhar Adeel has been posted as Battalion Commander-I, Punjab Constabulary Lahore, against a vacant post, Capt (r) Mohammad Ajmal has been posted as Additional SP Investigation Model Town Lahore. Moreover,  Deputy Director Security Central-I Wing 2 SPU Lahore, Shahid ... Read More »