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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 »

Deputy Collector AIIA Asma Bashir redistributes work among 37 employees

LAHORE: Collectorate of Customs Allama Iqbal International Airport (AIIA) Deputy Collector Asma Bashir has issued order for redistribution of work among 37 employees of the Collectorate which includes principal appraisers, superintendents, appraising officers, inspectors, upper division clerks, lower division clerks, sepoys, drivers and naib qasid with immediate effect and until further orders.     Read More »

Narcotics case: Rana Sanaullah’s judicial remand extended till Nov 16

LAHORE: An Anti-Narcotics Court has on Saturday extended Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Punjab President Rana Sanaullah’s judicial remand till November 16. Duty judge Khalid Bashir conducted the hearing. Call Data Record (CDR) of the investigation officer was submitted in the court. Rana Sanaullah’s counsels also requested the court take action over their client’s plea to hand over the seized car. ... Read More »

Customs ASO impounds 3 non-Customs paid vehicles

LAHORE: Customs Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO) detained three non-customs and tempered vehicles including two Toyota Corolla X and one Vitz from Data Darbar, Badami Bagha and Jail Road the other day. The Customs sources told  that customs authorities on the information Collector Customs Preventive Ahmad Rauf intercepted the vehicles. The ASO team consisting inspectors including Sohail Murtza and others under the ... Read More »

Customs ASO impounds NDP Prado worth Rs5m near Darbar Chowk

LAHORE: Collectorate of Customs Preventive Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO) impounded one non-duty paid Prado near Darbar Chowk. Sources told that that the ASO team on information of Collector Customs Preventive Ahmad Rauf intercepted various vehicles for checking in Behria Town and impounded one Prado from Darbar Chowk. The Illegal Parado was being used by a businessman namely Irashad. The Customs authorities ... Read More »

LHC to announce verdict on Maryam Nawaz’s bail plea tomorrow

LAHORE: Lahore High Court (LHC) on Thursday has reserved verdict on petition seeking bail of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) vice president Maryam Nawaz in Chaudhry Sugar Mills case. The decision will be announced on November 1. During the hearing, National Accountability Bureau (NAB) prosecutor responded to the arguments recorded by defence lawyer Amjad Pervez and opposed Maryam’s bail in the ... Read More »

FBR holds outreach education & training  seminars

LAHORE: As the due date for filing return of income for the tax year 2019 is drawing nearer, outreach education and training seminars/workshops arranged by Regional Tax Office-II, Lahore are gaining momentum.  Kiosks and return receipt countershave been established at all prominent commercial areas of Lahore, Kasur, Sheikhupura and Nankana. In order to ensure optimum filing of returns from out ... Read More »

LHC defers hearing of Maryam Nawaz’s bail petition

LAHORE: The hearing of a bail petition filed by Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) vice president Maryam Nawaz has been postponed by the Lahore High Court (LHC) due to absence of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) prosecutor, according to media. A two-member bench headed by LHC’s Justice Ali Baqar Najafi heard the bail petition submitted by Maryam Nawaz, where a ... Read More »

FBR transfers 5 inspectors of BS-16 from Lahore to Peshawar

LAHORE: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) issued orders for transfers and posting of following inspectors of BS-16 of customs department with immediate effect and until further orders:- Details are as under:- Inspector Akbar Ali Khan is transferred from Collectorate of Customs Appraisement Lahore and posted at Collectorate of Customs Preventive Peshawar. Inspector Mohsin Ali Tahir is transferred from Collectorate of ... Read More »

TEVTA, APTMA join hands to uplift textile sector

LAHORE: The Technical and Vocational Training Authority (TEVTA) and the All Pakistan Textile Mills Association (APTMA) have agreed to form a ‘Textile Sector Council’ to ensure better coordination. An understanding in this regard was reached during a meeting between TEVTA Chairman Ali Salman Siddique and APTMA Chairman Adil Bashir on Saturday. This agreement will facilitate both organisations to meet the opportunities ... Read More »

Accountability Court extends judicial remand of Maryam Nawaz till Nov 2

LAHORE: An accountability court  extended the judicial remand of PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz by November 2. She is an accused in the Chaudhry Sugar Mills alleged money laundering case. Jail officials produced Maryam before the court amid tight security as heavy contingents of law-enforcement agencies had cordoned off the court premises. The NAB again failed to submit a reference ... Read More »

Didn’t oppose Nawaz’s bail plea on humanitarian grounds: NAB

LAHORE: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Friday announced that it had chosen not to challenge former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s bail in the Chaudhry Sugar Mills case, on humanitarian grounds. Nawaz Sharif granted bail in Chaudhry Sugar Mills case, to stay in jail The statement was issued to clarify what NAB said “news items reported by a section of ... Read More »