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PTCL, LDA sign MoU for beautification of underpasses in Lahore

LAHORE: Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) and Lahore Development Authority (LDA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the beautification and renovation of 19 underpasses in Lahore under the Prime Minister’s vision. The MoU was signed by Muhammad Usman Moazzam, Director General, LDA and Syed Mazhar Hussain, Chief Human Resource Officer, PTCL, at the office of the Chief Minister in ... Read More »

NAB to grill Shehbaz Sharif at his residence tomorrow

LAHORE: A combined investigation team (CIT) of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Lahore on October 8 will interrogate Opposition Leader in the National Assembly (NA) Shahbaz Sharif at his residence in the Lahore Waste Management Company (LWMC) scam and income beyond means investigation. According to sources familiar with the matter, Sharif has been informed by the accountability watchdog and a ... Read More »

Accountability Court adjourns bail application of Khawaja brothers till Oct 14 

LAHORE: An accountability court on Saturday adjourned the hearing regarding bail petition of Khawaja Saad Rafique and Salman Rafique in the Paragon reference till October 14. The court proceeding was conducted by Accountability Court Judge Jawad-ul- Hassan. National Accountability Bureau (NAB) prosecutors Hafiz Ather Awan and Ali Tipu Khan appeared in the court while from the side of Khawaja brothers ... Read More »

Rs460m transferred to companies owned by Shehbaz’s sons: NAB

LAHORE: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Friday submitted in an accountability court a report regarding the investigation of suspect Shoaib Qamar in a case pertaining to accumulating assets beyond means against the Sharif family. According to the report, an amount of Rs460 million was transferred to the companies owned by National Assembly Opposition Leader Shehbaz Sharif’s sons, Hamza Shehbaz ... Read More »

NAB needs Saudi-styled powers to recover looted money: NAB chief Javed Iqbal

LAHORE: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairman Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal said that if he is given the powers, which are available to the anti-corruption authorities in Saudi Arabia, he can bring back all the looted money back to Pakistan in the shortest possible time. “The Saudi authorities took four weeks to recover the looted wealth and he would accomplish the ... Read More »

Punjab to launch ePay mobile app

LAHORE: The Punjab government is set to launch ePay, a mobile application, on Friday for all business-to-government (B2G) and public-to-government (P2G) payments in order to facilitate the public and improve country’s revenue collection through easy payment solution. According to media, the application has been jointly developed by the Punjab Finance Department and the Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB), said Provincial ... Read More »

Reserve the right to weed out corruption, mistakes likely, process necessary: Chairman NAB

LAHORE: Chairman of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Justice retd. Javed Iqbal addressing an event today said that the institute was working diligently to rid the country from the menace of corruption, according to media on Thursday. Participating in a ceremony organised by King Edward Medical University (KEMU), the NAB chairman said corruption was the root cause of all evils ... Read More »

NAB court extends Hamza Shahbaz’s remand till Oct 16

LAHORE: An Accountability Court (AC) on Wednesday has extended judicial remand of Leader of the Opposition in Punjab Assembly Hamza Shahbaz for 14 days in assets beyond income case. During the hearing, the court has directed National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to re-produce the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader on October 16. Previously, NAB investigation officer told the court that his ... Read More »

Income support levy: LHC directs FBR to decide Maryam’s appeal in 30 days

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court directed the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) to decide PML-N vice president Maryam Nawaz’s application against a notice for recovery of income support levy within 30 days. Justice Ayesha A Malik was hearing a miscellaneous application filed by the PML-N leader in the main petition challenging a notice demanding over Rs 1.257 million as income ... Read More »

Maryam’s bail plea: LHC directs NAB to submit reply till Oct 14

LAHORE: A two-member bench of Lahore High Court (LHC) on Tuesday has conducted hearing on the bail plea of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) vice president Maryam Nawaz in Chaudhry Sugar Mills case. During the proceedings headed by Justice Ali Baqir Najfi, the court has directed National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to submit its reply till October 14. Earlier, Maryam Nawaz had ... Read More »

Appraisement Lahore to remain functional today till 11pm for collection of duty & taxes

LAHORE: Collectorate of Customs Appraisement Mughalpura Dryport Collector Amjadur Rehman ordered that Appraisement Lahore field offices working within the jurisdiction shall remain open till 11 pm on 30.9.2019 for collection of duty and taxes. All principal appraisers, superintendents, appraisers, inspectors, clerical and class-IV shall not leave office without the prior approval of their respective supervisory officers. Appraisement staff is also ... Read More »

Salman Shehbaz’s property seized, NAB informs court

LAHORE: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) informed an accountability court on Monday that the property of Opposition Leader Shehbaz Sharif’s son Salman Shehbaz has been seized over his no-show despite repeated summons in a money laundering case. Accountability Judge Ameer Muhammad was seized with the hearing of the case. A NAB prosecutor informed the court that the bureau had seized ... Read More »

Maryam Nawaz approaches LHC against her arrest by NAB

LAHORE: Vice president Maryam Nawaz on Monday has moved Lahore High Court (LHC) against her arrest by National Accountability Bureau (NAB) team in Chaudhry Sugar Mills case. The petition claimed that Maryam Nawaz is being subjected to political revenge and that the anti-corruption watch dog has not found single evidence against her. She further requested the court to release her ... Read More »

Customs AIIAP seizes foreign currency worth Rs9.6m till Sept 28

LAHORE: Collectorate of Customs Preventive teams deputed at Allama Iqbal International Airport (AIIAP) seized foreign currency worth Rs9.6 million till September 28, 2019. According to the details, a passenger namely Shehzad Malik resident of DHA, Lahore was travelling through Qatar Airways flight no: QR-621 was intercepted by Customs Inspector Irfan Iqbal Leghari who recovered US$21,921 from his possession. Inspector Jahangir ... Read More »

Member Customs Jawwad Agha lauds role of World Bank in development of Strategic Plan 2019-2024

  LAHORE: Member Customs (Operations) Dr Jawwad Uwais Agha emphasized the importance of reforms in light of changing socioeconomic environment and for better service delivery. Deployment of Information and Communication Technology, Artificial Intelligence and modern management techniques are essential for trade facilitation and effective enforcement of laws and rules. FBR Member Customs (Operations) Jawwad Agha presented a keynote address as ... Read More »

Maersk, QICT bleeding importers through illegal demurrage, detention charges: Khawaja Shahzad Nasir

LAHORE: Few shipping companies including M/s Maersk Pakistan Pvt Ltd and terminal operator QICT are looting huge amounts from importers by collecting illegal demurrage and detention charges on clearance of import shipments. This was stated by Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry SVP Khawaja Shahzad Nasir while talking to Customs Today. He said that few shipping companies are looting huge ... Read More »

Accountability Court adjourns hearing of reference against Robina Khalid till Oct 28

LAHORE: An Accountability Court (AC) Friday adjourned hearing on a corruption reference till October 28, against PPP’s Senator Robina Khalid and others pertaining to alleged embezzlement of Rs30 millions in Lok Virsa funds. AC-I Judge Muhammad Bashir adjourned hearing of the case without further proceeding due to the absence of prosecution witness in the case. Senator Robina Khalid and other ... Read More »

Member Customs Jawwad Agha visits MCC Lahore to review performance

LAHORE: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Member Customs (Operations), Dr. Jawwad Uwais Agha arrived in Lahore today (Thursday) and will hold meeting with Chief Collector Zeba Hai Azhar to review performance of the Customs Central Region. During his visit to Multan, Member Customs will hold meeting with collector Customs Preventive at Collectorate of Customs.  He will also address a seminar ... Read More »

LHC directs FBR to decide Maryam’s appeal against tax notice in 30 days

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Thursday directed the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) to decide PML-N vice president Maryam Nawaz’s appeal against its notice for recovery of income support levy within 30 days. Justice Ayesha A Malik was hearing a petition filed by the PML-N leader challenging a notice demanding over Rs1 million as income support levy tax ... Read More »

Collector Appraisement Amjadur Rehman transfers three appraising officers

LAHORE: Collectorate of Customs Appraisement Collector Amjadur Rehman issued orders to transfers three appraising officers with immediate effect and until further orders. According to office order no: Admn/App-HQ/103/2019/614 dated 25.9.2019 Appraising Officer Jawad Raza will perform his duty at PRV Cell (LDP) on joining. Appraising Officer Ms. Bushra Aafrin is transferred from Group-I Appraisement Hall (LDP) to MCD Branch (LDP). ... Read More »