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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 »

Customs Preventive assigns special duties to superintendents, inspectors on Int’l Customs Day

LAHORE: Collectorate of Customs Preventive assigned special duties to superintendents and inspectors on International Customs Day which will be observed on January 26, 2020. According to office order, Superintendent Shahid Nasim Joyia will perform his duties as Land Freight Unit (LFU) Wagha as incharge while Inspector Muhammad Khalid, Inspector Mohammad Yasir, Inspector Asim Qamar, Inspector Abdul Hameed Bhatti and Inspector ... Read More »

LHC grants bail to Fawad Hasan Fawad in assets case

LAHORE: Lahore High Court (LHC) on Tuesday has approved bail ofNawaz Sharif’s principal secretary Fawad Hasan Fawad in illegal assets case. During the hearing, Fawad’s lawyer told the court that his client was arrested in 2018 but no indictment proceeding was carried out against him. The court remarked why National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has not apprehended the three benami suspects ... Read More »

PRA tax collection increases 23pc in 1H of FY20

LAHORE: The Punjab Revenue Authority (PRA) has claimed that it has increased its tax collection by 23.2% in the first half of fiscal year 2019-20. As per official statistics, the provincial revenue authority has managed to earn Rs53.2 billion in six months of 2019-20 against Rs43.2 billion in the corresponding period. PRA has been given a revenue target of Rs166.550 ... Read More »

Essential commodities’ prices rise from Sept to Jan 2020

LAHORE: Prices of essential commodities have skyrocketed, bringing massive financial pressure on the common man. According to media investigation report, significant hike in the prices of pulses, wheat flour, chicken, ghee, sugar, vegetables, LPG, garlic, tomatoes, onion, potatoes, mutton, tea and other items of daily use was observed in the period from Sept. 2018 till Jan. 2020. The price of ... Read More »

Orange Line train service to start for public on March 23

LAHORE: The Punjab government has announced to start the Orange Line Metro Train (OLMT) service for public on March 23. According to details, China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Authority Chairman Lt. Gen (r) Asim Saleem Bajwa ordered to inaugurate the service for public in two months and directed the contractors to speed up the work. It is pertinent here to ... Read More »

Irregularities worth Rs11.82b revealed in NTDC

LAHORE: Irregularities worth Rs 11.82 billion have been revealed in the National Transmission and Despatch Company (NTDC) as per special audit report. According to details, contracts were given to favorite companies and overpayments of Rs 3 billion were made. The NTDC suffered loss of Rs 19.50 crore in Neelum-Jhelum transmission line contract. GST fund worth Rs 4.10 billion was not ... Read More »

ADC Preventive transfers 1 superintendent, 18 inspectors

  LAHORE: Collectorate of Customs (Enforcement and Compliance) Additional Collector Mohammad Saeed Wattoo issued orders for transfer and posting of following officers with immediate effect and until further orders:- Superintendent Riasat Ali Javaid from headquarters to recovery branch Inspector Muhammad Moazzam Khan from State Warehouse, TNB to ASO Inspector Waheed Iqbal Bhatti from Headquarters to I&P Inspector Abdul Rashid from ... Read More »

Economy cannot run around with high mark-up rate: Punjab Governor Ch Sarwar

LAHORE: Punjab Governor Ch Muhammad Sarwar has said that economy cannot run around with high markup rate and expensive energy. The Governor expressed these view while addressing a grand reception hosted by the Pakistan Industrial and Traders Associations Front in honour of Mian Anjum Nisar for being elected as Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) president the ... Read More »

Collector Appraisement transfers appraisers, inspectors

LAHORE: Collectorate of Customs Appraisement and Facilitation Mughalpura Dryport, Deputy Collector Mohammad Nauman Tashfeen issued orders for transfer and posting of 4 appraisers and 32 inspectors with immediate effect and until further orders:- Details are as under:- 1. Appraiser Faryal Amber from Appraisement Hall to DTRE 2. Appraiser Razia Yaqoob from Appraisement Hall to PRV Cell 3. Appraiser Qasim Khan ... Read More »