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Punjab govt decides to put seven areas in Lahore under complete lockdown

LAHORE: Punjab government on Wednesday has decided to impose complete lockdown in seven localities in Lahore following significant surge in coronavirus cases. According to details, the areas that will be sealed after 12:00 am tonight include Wapda Town, EME, A2 block in Township, Johar Town C Block and main bazaar in Chungi Amar Sadhu. Earlier on July 1, Punjab government ... Read More »

Collector AIIA Azmat Tahira distributes workload among deputy & assistant collectors

LAHORE: Allama Iqbal International Airport Collector Customs Azmat Tahira has distributed workload among deputy and Assitent Collectors. As per details Asma Bashir has been assigned duties at HQ, Investigation & Prosecution (IP), General Post Office (GPO) and others. Zanib Mehmood, deputy collector will see matters relating to auction, adjudication and recoveries. Fizan Badar, deputy collector will supervise R&D, Appellate tribunal, ... Read More »

114 Indian nationals to be repatriated via Wagah border on July 9

LAHORE: 114 Indian nationals stuck in Pakistan owing to the coronavirus pandemic will return to their homeland via the Wagah bordering crossing on July 9. The Ministry of Interior has written a letter to the director general of the Punjab Rangers apprising him of the Indian citizens’ homeward journey through the Wagah border on foot. It instructed that the government-prescribed ... Read More »

Eid-ul-Azha: Punjab govt issues SOPs for cattle markets

LAHORE: The Punjab government on Saturday issued the standard operating procedures (SOPs) for the establishment of cattle markets in connection with Eid ul Azha. According to the notification issued by Punjab health ministry, cattle markets should be established 2-5 kilometers outside city limits. The markets should have spacious parking lots with separate entry and exit points, the notification read. The ... Read More »

Judge Arshad Malik gets marching orders following video scandal

LAHORE: Lahore High Court (LHC) Chief Justice Muhammad Qasim Khan on Friday sacked former Islamabad accountability court judge Arshad Malik, who handed the verdict against former premier Nawaz Sharif in the Al-Azizia Still Mills case. According to sources, a seven-member administrative committee headed by the chief justice took the decision upon completion of an investigation into the video scandal. Last ... Read More »

Customs AIIA collects record Rs28b revenue during FY2019-20

LAHORE: Collectorate of Customs Allama Iqbal International Airport (AIIA) team under the supervision and guidance of Collector Azmat Tahira has performed remarkably and exceeded the assigned target of revenue collection of Rs22 billions and collected Rs28 billions which is about 28 percent excess of the target of Fiscal Year 2019-20. Sources told Customs Today that during the month of June ... Read More »

Basit Abbasi’s ASO impounds Rs1970m illegal goods, vehicles

LAHORE: Collectorate of Customs Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO) has collected 87 percent additional cases of smuggled and contraband goods and vehicles in the Financial Year 2020-19. Sources told Customs Today that additional 87 percent cases have been registered under the dynamic leadership of Collector Customs (Enforcement and Compliance) Basit Maqsood Abbasi who directed the ASO team to perform professionally. As per ... Read More »

Central Region collects Rs4,172.59m customs duty more than double of assigned target

LAHORE: Customs Enforcement Central Region has collected Rs4,172.59 million customs duty which is more than double the assigned target of Rs1891. 02 million as well as last year collection of Rs2072.63 million during the month of June. Official sources said probably it’s the only Region of Customs as well as Inland Revenue in Pakistan which has registered an increase of ... Read More »

Customs Central Region & Punjab set up task force to curtail smuggling: Faiz Ahmad

LAHORE: In order to curtail smuggling in the region a provincial task force has been set up. Complete lists of the markets and godowns where smuggled goods and articles are dumped have been prepared and under the new strategy smugglers will be intercepted at the provincial borders levels, then inside Punjab, on the roads, in the godowns and markets. These ... Read More »

Lahore’s ‘smart’ lockown extended till July 15 to mitigate spread of coronavirus

LAHORE: The Punjab government on Tuesday announced an extension in the “smart” lockdown imposed in various coronavirus hotspots across Lahore, till July 15. According to a notification issued by the primary and secondary healthcare department, the government of Punjab “is pleased to extend the applicability of the order […] dated 15.06.2020 till 12:00am Wednesday, 15.07.2020, unless modified otherwise”. Secretary Primary ... Read More »

Customs & IR officials to return cash reward for 2019-20

LAHORE: Federal Board of Revenue FBR has asked all the Customs and Inland Revenue (IR) officials to reimburse the cash reward for the financial year 2019-20, sources told Customs Today. The sources said that the government has ordered the customs and IR officials to reimburse the cash reward as both the organs have failed to meet the target assigned which ... Read More »

Customs ASO recovers Rs 300m non customs paid vehicles, items: Collector Basit Maqsood Abbasi

LAHORE: Collectorate of Customs Preventive, Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO) recovered over Rs300 million illegally imported tyres, cigarettes, dry milk, welding rods, betel nuts, cloths, china salt, ceramics tiles, sisha flavor, cars, and land cruisers in various raids in the city. Sources told Customs Today that on the directions of Collector Preventive Basit Maqsood Abbasi, the ASO team under the supervision of ... Read More »

Cut in import duty on raw materials must continue for economic uplift: Iftikhar Ali Malik

LAHORE: South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation(SAARC) Chamber of Commerce and Industry President designate Iftikhar Ali Malik has said that cut in import duty on the required raw materials must continue unabated as it would ensure an economic stimulus. Iftikhar Malik also urged for the payment of sales tax and income tax pending refund of the value-added sector demanded and ... Read More »

FIA arrests two accused wanted by USA from Lahore 

LAHORE: Cybercrime wing of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Saturday claimed to have apprehended two accused wanted by the United States (US) for committing a bank robbery. Director FIA Abdul Rab while divulging the details, said that the two accused, having head money of United States Dollar (USD) 3 million, were wanted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) ... Read More »

Pakistan Customs clears over 250 stranded Indians

LAHORE: Pakistan Customs deputed at Wagha-Attari border have made clearance of over 250Indians stranded in Pakistan due to the coronavirus lockdownon in the first phase. Sources told Customs Today that the customs authorities started clearance of the passengers on Thursday and will clear over 784 Indians in three days. On Monday, upon the direction of Collector of Customs Preventive Basit ... Read More »

Customs I&I impounds Rs40m smuggled ceramics tiles near Hanjarwal

LAHORE: Directorate of Customs Intelligence and Investigation (I&I) team has impounded over Rs40 million smuggled ceramics tiles in an intelligence based operation near Hanjerwal. Official sources told Customs Today that Director Customs I&I Asad Rizvi received credible information that a stock of illegally imported Iranian tiles was to be moved near Hanjarwal. He immediately directed Additional Director Hassan Farid to ... Read More »

Businessmen seeks extension in FBR’s Asset Declaration Scheme till August 31

LAHORE: The Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) has urged the Federal Board of Revenue to extend the last date for the Asset Declaration Scheme to August 31. The FBR had earlier clarified that the due date for payment of outstanding taxes under the Asset Declaration Scheme 2019 will not be extended beyond June 30. LCCI President Irfan Iqbal ... Read More »

FEBR terms Budget 2020-21 as business supportive

Kasif Anwar stresses need for curtailing discretionary powers of FBR officers LAHORE: The government has presented a business supportive budget 2020-21 as it seems that the government is cognizant of the hard times for trade and industry due to the COVID-19 which is a stepping stone towards stabilization of the economy. However, the discretionary powers of Federal Board of Revenue ... Read More »

Anjum Nisar for action against port terminals and shipping lines

LAHORE: Federation of Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) President Mian Anjum Nisar has urged Prime Minister Imran Khan to take action against those port terminals and shipping lines which have continuously been violating the government advice to relax detention and demurrage charges at least during the lockdown period. Now we request for refund of demurrage, detention and other charges ... Read More »

Chief Collector Customs Asif Jah’s condition stable now: Doctors

LAHORE: Condition of Asif Mehmood Jah, Chief Collector of Customs Islamabad, who was seriously injured in an accident on Friday, is stable now. Pakistan Customs earlier suffered another serious blow as Muhammad Zahid Khokhar, a BS 22 officer of Customs, died of Coronavirus. Asif Mehmood Jah, a well-known social worker, was travelling through Lahore-Islamabad Motorway when he met a serious ... Read More »