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Singapore based Grab to start operations in Pakistan

LAHORE: Singapore based ride-hailing giant Grab has announced to offer its services in 13 countries in the Middle East including Pakistan, and in Japan, from the first quarter of next year. According to a company statement, rides in Pakistan and the Middle East would be facilitated through the Careem app, while bookings in Japan would be fulfilled by JapanTaxi. In ... Read More »

NAB arrests senior bureaucrat Waseem Ajmal in LWMC embezzlement case

LAHORE: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Tuesday has arrested senior bureaucrat Waseem Ajmal for embezzlement in the Lahore Waste Management Company (LWMC). According to details, the anti-corruption watchdog carried out a raid and detained the bureaucrat. Earlier, Lahore High Court (LHC) had granted interim bail to Waseem Ajmal in connection with Rawalpindi Waste Management Company (RWMC) corruption and Saaf Pani ... Read More »

Deputy Collector Nauman Tashfeen transfers 4 inspectors to Islamabad

LAHORE: Collectorate of Customs Appraisement Mughalpura Dryport Deputy Collector (Headquarters) Muhammad Nauman Tashfeen has issued order for transfer of 4 inspectors with immediate effect. The order read that “in pursuance of FBR notification no: 2885-C-IV/2019 vide C.No. (2)/2018-Mgt.Cus.IV dated 24.10.2019, the following inspectors of Collectorate of Appraisement are hereby relieved from their duties with the direction to report at their ... Read More »

Dry fruit demand goes up amid high rates as winter sets in

LAHORE:With the advent of the winter season, the demand for dry fruits has been increased in the city with a remarkable prices hike as compare to the previous year. Shopkeepers of dry-fruit in various markets of the city raised the prices as there was no proper check and balance to control prices by the district administration. The peanuts were being ... Read More »

3 inspectors of Preventive placed at the disposal of Customs Adjudication

LAHORE: Collectorate of Customs Preventive Additional Collector (HQ) Muhammad Saeed Wattoo issued orders for placement of 3 inspectors. The order read “that following inspectors of Customs Preventive are hereby placed at the disposal of collector of Customs Adjudication, Customs House, Nabha Road, Lahore. They are directed to report for duty at their new place of posting with immediate effect and ... Read More »

Court extends judicial remand of Rana Sanaullah till Nov 30 in narcotics case

LAHORE: A special court for Control of Narcotics Substance (CNS) on Saturday extended the judicial remand of Rana Sanaullah till November 30 in 15kg heroin recovery case against him lodged by the Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF). Meanwhile, Sanaullah’s defence counsel pleaded with the court to grant it the complete record of the case against its client. “We have not been granted ... Read More »

Customs Enforcement collects Rs 20955m duty and taxes

LAHORE: Collectorate of Customs Enforcement has collected over Rs20955 million duty and taxes during the ten months of financial year 2019-20 (July to October). Sources told Customs Today that the customs enforcement collected Rs 20123 million duty and taxes against the purposed target for the period under review from the Allama Iqbal International Airport. Similarly the collectorate collected Rs 691 ... Read More »

NAB recovers Rs500m from Ishaq Dar’s bank accounts

LAHORE: The National Accountability Bureau claimed that it has recovered Rs500 million from Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz senior leader and former finance minister Ishaq Dar, stated an official press statement on Thursday. According to the NAB press release, under the ongoing investigation against Dar, Rs500 million have been recovered from his accounts and transferred to the provincial government. In Gulberg, Dar’s ... Read More »

Customs Lahore new recruitment underway

LAHORE: New recruitment in Pakistan Customs, as per instructions of the Federal Board of Revenue, is under process. As per policy of the government, a transparent merit based procedure has been adopted for recruitment in different cadres of Pakistan Customs. The Federal Board of Revenue has engaged Open Testing Service (OTS), for initial screening, skills test and written test for ... Read More »

Ramzan Sugar mills case: NAB court extends Hamza’s judicial remand till Nov 28

LAHORE : Accountability court on Tuesday has extended judicial remand of Opposition Leader in Punjab Assembly Hamza Shahbaz till November 28 in Ramzan Sugar Mills case. During the hearing, judge Amjad Nazeer expressed resentment and directed Hamza Shahbaz to stand in the witness box in every hearing and he has not come in the court to hold press conference. Afterwards, ... Read More »

Customs ASO generates Rs24m through auction of goods, vehicles

LAHORE: Collectorate of Customs Preventive, Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO) has generated through auction of non-duty paid goods and vehicles on Friday. Sources told Customs Today different non-duty paid goods and vehicles which were impounded during different anti-smuggling operations were presented for auction. These goods includes generators, cloth and other miscellaneous item. Sources told that Rs10 million were generated through auction of ... Read More »

Customs Appraisement collects Rs36850m duty, taxes

LAHORE: Collectorate of Customs Appraisement has collected over Rs36850 million duty and taxes during the ten months of financial year 2019-20 July to October. Sources told Customs Today that the Customs Collectorate of Preventive collected Rs26739 million all duty and taxes against the purposed target for the period under review from the Appraisemnt Lahore. Similarly the Collectorate collected Rs11176.97 million ... Read More »

Business registration increases by 17pc in Lahore

LAHORE: Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB)’s developed Business Registration Portal ( in collaboration with Industries Department has registered 18,513 businesses since its launch in 2018. The portal reveals growing trend of business registrations, according to the statistics; the number of businesses registered in first quarter of 2019-20 were 2,493 as compared to 2,131 in Q1 of 2018-19, showing a massive ... Read More »

Punjab govt bans use of mobiles, social media in schools

LAHORE: The Punjab government on Friday placed a ban on the use of mobile phones and social media by students in educational institutions. According to an official notification today, Director Public Instruction Punjab Zulfikar Ali Bhatti mentioned that to safeguard young generation from the ‘menace of drugs’ it is mandatory to ban the use of mobiles and social media in ... Read More »

Passengers for Customs Desk at Allama Iqbal Int’l Airport

LAHORE: Passengers using the Allama Iqbal International Airport have urged the Customs authorities to install Customs Desk at the airport. Talking with Customs Today they said that the desk will help the passengers to understand the quantity which they can keep with them and the goods and articles which they can take along with them duty free. They were of ... Read More »

FBR transfers 123 BS-16 officials from Preventive to Customs AIIA

ISLAMABAD: Federal Board of Revenue issued notification for transfer and posting of 123 officials of BS-16 from Collectorate of Customs Preventive Lahore to Customs Collectorate Allama Iqbal International Airport with immediate effect. The notification read “consequent upon creation of separate new Collectorate of Customs Allama Iqbal International Airport (AIIA), Lahore vide FBR’s SRO No. 753(I)2019 dated 5.7.2019, the sanctioned/ working ... Read More »

Punjab lifts ban on flour supply to KP

LAHORE: The Punjab government has lifted ban on the supply of flour to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP). A decision to the effect was taken by Chief Minister Usman Buzdar at a meeting, attended by food ministers and secretaries of both provinces, on Monday. Mr Buzdar said Punjab would fulfill flour needs of the KP and that the decision to restore the ... Read More »

Pakistan Customs to deploy 24 officers at Kartarpur Corridor

LAHORE: Prior to the inauguration of Kartarpur Corridor, the authorities has deployed customs officers to facilitate Sikh pilgrims. Sources told Customs Today that Pakistan Customs has issued notification of deployment of two superintendents 10 inspectors and 24 sepoys for duties at Kartarpur. Superintendent Muhammad Javed Iqbal will take charge as in charge administration. Superintendent Habib Tanveer Bhatti will take charge ... Read More »

Customs I&I impounds 2 non-duty paid Toyota V8 Land Cruiser, Toyota Crown

LAHORE: Directorate of Customs Investigation and Intelligence has impounded three non customs duty paid vehicles during the routine checks in the city. Customs sources told Customs Today that these vehicles included two Toyota V8 Land Cruisers and one Toyota Crown the Customs officials said adding that the value of the seized luxry vehicles is Rs 30 million approximately. Sources told ... Read More »

LHC grants bail to Maryam Nawaz in Chaudhry Sugar Mills case

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday granted bail to Maryam Nawaz on humanitarian grounds in the Chaudhry Sugar Mills case. A divisional bench headed by LHC’s Justice Ali Baqar Najafi had reserved the verdict on October 31. In its verdict, the court directed Maryam Nawaz to submit her passport with the court and submit two surety bonds of ... Read More »