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Customs Preventive foils bid to smuggle 20kg heroin from Lahore Airport

LAHORE: Collectorate of Customs Preventive team deputed at Allama Iqbal International Airport foiled an attempt to smuggle around twenty kilogram of heroin. Sources told Customs Today, that Collector Preventive Faiz Ahmad received credible information about smuggling attempt. He immediately directed customs team to enhance checking of departure lounge. The customs team intercepted a foreign lady who was later identified as ... Read More »

Saud Imran assumes charge as Member Technical of Customs Appellate Tribunal

LAHORE: Saud Imran, a grade 20 officer of the Pakistan Customs Service, has assumed the charge of Member Technical of the Customs Appellate Tribunal, Lahore. Now the bench-I of the Customs Appellate Tribunal has been completed where Muhammad Shabbir Gujjar is already performing as Member Judicial. Before joining as Member Technical in Customs Appellate Tribunal, he was posted as Collector ... Read More »

Tribunal-II adjourns all seven cases due to unavailability of Member Technical

LAHORE: The Customs Appellate Tribunal has put off all seven cases for next date of hearing hue to unavailability of Member Technical Bench-II Imran Tariq. The Division Bench-II fixed seven cases for hearing for Monday. The Division Bench-II comprised Omer Arshed Hakeem, Member Judicial and Imran Tariq, Member Technical. The tribunal adjourned all the cases as three-year tenure of Imran ... Read More »

Deputy Collector Ittrat Hussain assigns new duties

LAHORE: Deputy Collector Customs Traffic Allama Iqbal International Airport Ittrat Hussain issued new roaster for employees. According to the roaster employees will perform their duties in three shifts. In shift-A  Superintendent Syedzada Alamdar Hussain, Amjad Ali Chaudhary, Nasir Mehmood Tarar, Ghulam Jaffar, Abdul Shakoor, Inspector Tahira Ali, Shafiq Ahmad, Iftikhar Ahmad Hasan, Rafaqat Hussain, Mohammad Rashid, Inspector Asif Sohail, Rizwan ... Read More »

FTO hears tax refund appeal filed against RTO-II

LAHORE: Federal Tax Ombudsman (FTO) Advisor Mian Munawar Ghafoor has heard a case filed by proprietors of M/s Haji Nazakat Ali & Co against the Regional Tax Office (RTO-II) Lahore and adjourned it until the next date of hearing. During the proceedings of case, the counsel for the appellant argued that the RTO-II had failed to release the sales tax ... Read More »

Customs Dept urged to effectively control smuggling of packed food items

LAHORE: The Pakistan FMCG Importers Association (PFIA), felicitating the Customs Department on the occasion of the International Customs Day, has emphasized the department to play an effective role in curb the smuggling, especially of packaged food items. In a joint statement issued on Saturday, the PFIA Patron-in-Chief Naseem Chawla, Chairman Anjum Nisar, Senior Vice-Chairman Nafees-ur-Rehman Barry and Zia-ul-Haq said the ... Read More »

Textile industry has potential to spur development activities: Ghazala Nasir Siddique

LAHORE: Deputy Commissioner, Zone VII, Corporate Regional Tax Office (CRTO), Ghazala Nasir Siddique has said that textile industry has the potential to spur overall growth and development in the country. Talking to Customs Today, she said that potentials of textile and garment industry should be exploited as it has contributed significantly in terms of trade, GDP and employment in several ... Read More »

FTO hears appeal filed by M/s Haider Traders against RTO-II

LAHORE: Advisor of Federal Tax Ombudsman (FTO) Mian Munawar Ghafoor has heard a case filed by proprietors of M/s Haider Traders against the Regional Tax Office (RTO-II) Lahore and adjourned it until the next date of hearing. FTO will hear same case on next reserved date. During the hearing of the case, the counsel for the appellant argued that the ... Read More »

Customs Court approves judicial remand of suspect in mobile smuggling case

LAHORE: The Special Federal Court of Customs Taxation and Anti- Smuggling has approved a 14-day judicial remand of the accused, who was arrested in smuggling of mobile phones accessories and some other items. According to details, Muhammad Safdar Ashraf was arrested by the customs authorities from Multan international airport. The Customs airport conducted an operation on intelligence information and arrested ... Read More »

Pakistan Customs doing utmost to secure legal business: Member Customs Zahid Khokhar

LAHORE: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Member Customs Zahid Khokhar has said that a secure business environment for economic development is a must and Pakistan Customs has been doing its utmost to secure the legal business by digitalizing import and export clearance besides stepping up anti-smuggling activities in the country. He was addressing the customs officers on the occasion of ... Read More »

Customs hoists flag ceremony, destroys smuggled goods, items

LAHORE: Customs Central Region celebrated World Customs Day (WCO) at the Wagha Border by hoisting flag ceremony and destructing of smuggled contraband goods and items including 4140 bottles of liquor, 1000 cartons of cigarettes. According to the details, miscellaneous items including tobacco, whey powder Alwah Juices, Gutka BOP films, Niswar sex medicnes, body lotions, sheeha flaur, coal etc. Member Customs ... Read More »

Secure business environment vital for economic growth: Collector Faiz Ahmed

LAHORE: Collector Customs Preventive Faiz Ahmad said that making the security of the business environment is a must for the sustainable growth of economic development and the Customs Preventive Lahore has done its utmost to achieve the essence of the theme of the WCO for the year 2018. He was addressing the gathering at the World Customs Day at the ... Read More »

Customs Tribunal remands back impounded vehicle case

LAHORE: The Customs Appellate Tribunal has remanded back an appeal filed by one Tanvir Hussain, a resident of Chah Miran, versus Collector Customs Preventive Lahore. Imran Traiq, Member Technical Bench-II, heard the case in details and passed the order with remarks that duties and taxes involved in this case is Rs500000 and falls within the domain of Assistant Colellector Customs ... Read More »

Customs court gets probe challan of accused in money laundering case

LAHORE: The Special Federal Court of Customs Taxation and Anti-Smuggling has received an investigation challan from the Customs Investigation and Prosecution against the money laundering committed by an accused. The court approved a 14-day judicial remand of the accused. Accused Faisal was apprehended by the Customs Preventive Authorities at the Allama Iqbal International Airport Lahore. The customs authorities, during a ... Read More »

Customs Tribunal accepts appeal of tractor-parts’ importer

LAHORE: The Customs Appellate Tribunal accepted an appeal and set aside an Order-in-Original passed by the adjudication authority in an appeal of Ibraheem Majeed versus Collector of Customs (Appraisement) Lahore. As per brief facts of the case, an imported consignment of tractor parts like pistons and pins from Turkey was mis-declared by the importer. During the course of audit, the ... Read More »

Customs Central Region posts 41pc growth: Zeba Hai Azhar

LAHORE: Customs Central region chief collector Zeba Hai Azhar said that the security of the business environment is a must for the sustainable growth of economic development.” She said that WCO and regional authorities have been endeavoring making the business and trade more secure and swift. She said that the Customs has an imminent role to play for making the ... Read More »

FTO hears appeal filed by M/s CNG Filling Station against RTO-II

LAHORE: The Federal Tax Ombudsman (FTO) has postponed the hearing of a case filed by M/s CNG Filling Station against the Regional Tax Office-II (RTO-II), Lahore until the next date. The FTO also order counsels to complete the arguments in the case. FTO Advisor Mian Munawar Ghafoor heard the case of M/s CNG Filling Station in which the counsel for ... Read More »

M/s Fazal Chemical hears appeal filed by M/s Fazal Chemicals

LAHORE: The Federal Tax Ombudsman (FTO) has heard an appeal filed by M/s Fazal Chemical against Corporate Regional Tax Office (CRTO) and put off the hearing until the next date. FTO Adviser Mian Munawar Ghafoor heard the case in which counsel for the appellant argued that the CRTO has failed to release the tax refunds for the last two years. ... Read More »

International Customs Day to be observed today

LAHORE: The International Customs Day will be observed today throughout the world under the umbrella of the World Customs Organization (WCO). Pakistan Customs, an active member of the WCO is going to celebrate International Customs Day across the country. A flag hoisting ceremony and destruction of contraband goods will also be organized at Customs House, Lahore by the officers of ... Read More »

Customs Appellate Tribunal reserves verdict of few cases on Thursday

LAHORE: The Customs Appellate Tribunal heard eight cases on Thursday and adjourned all the cases to different dates and reserved the verdict in few cases. According to the details, a division bench-II comprising Omer Arshed Hakeem, Member Judicial and Imran Tariq Member Technical heard eight cases, including Amjed Khan versus Customs Faisalabad, Hijvery Traders versus Customs Lahore, Dad Muhammad versus ... Read More »