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Customs Preventive impounds Rs80m NDP ceramics tiles from Umer Traders Warehouse

LAHORE: Collectorate of Customs Preventive while raiding a godown in Raiwind has seized over Rs80 million non-duty paid tiles. The sources told Customs Today that the tiles godown belonged to Umer Traders who are running their outlets on Ferozepur Road Lahore. The sources told  that the Customs authorities on information raided the warehouse in Raiwind and detained the tiles worth ... Read More »

ASO adopts zero tolerance against every kind of smuggling: Deputy Collector Moazzam Raza

Impounds over Rs620m vehicles, items in six month FY 2017-18 against Rs154 m in FY 2016-17 LAHORE: Anti- Smuggling Organization (ASO) officials have been instructed to adopt zero tolerance against the illegally imported vehicles and items inflicting heavy losses to the national exchequer. ASO of Customs Collectorate of Preventive has impounding non-duty paid vehicles, goods and articles worth Rs620 million ... Read More »

Customs Intelligence submits investigation challan of alleged smuggler

LAHORE: The Special Federal Court of Customs Taxation and Anti-Smuggling has received an investigation challan of the accused held in the smuggling of cigarettes, cloths, mobile phones and some other items as well in September. Earlier, the court had directed the investigation team of the customs to submit the investigation challan in the next hearing. An accused Muhammad Hassan was ... Read More »

Customs Appellate Tribunal directs DG Valuation to decide appeal of M/s Bicycle & Bicycle within 30 days

LAHORE: The Customs Appellate Tribunal has remanded back appeal filed by M/s Bicycle & Bicycle Lahore against director valuation Karachi through, Directorate General of Customs Valuation, Customs House Lahore. Justice ®  Malik Manzoor Hussain, Chairman/ Member Judicial heard the arguments from both sides and decided the case with remarks that the impugned order is set aside with orders to the ... Read More »

Customs Appellate Tribunal rejects appeal of seized Mitsubishi Pajero case

LAHORE: Customs Appellate Tribunal has rejected appeal of seized Mitsubishi Pajero jeep case. The appeal was filed by Shahbaz Rafique versus Collector of Customs Appeals Lahore. Imran Tariq, member technical bench-II heard the arguments from both sides and decided the case with remarks that all documents produce by the party are rejected appeal is dismissed. According to the details, the ... Read More »

‘Tug of war’ goes on over custody of Czech lady heroin smuggler

LAHORE: Following the arrest of a Czech model at the Lahore airport carrying nine kilograms of heroin, the investigators from three law enforcement agencies are reportedly engaged in a ‘Tug of War over the custody of the woman. The customs officials caught a 21-year-old lady identified as Tereza Hluskova who was travelling to Ireland via Abu Dhabi. The model was ... Read More »

Govt to make payment of refund claims in February: Rana Afzal

LAHORE: The government will start payment of refund claims to textile exporters from February, said Minister of State for Finance and Economic Affairs Rana Muhammad Afzal Khan on Monday. Addressing an emergent meeting of the Pakistan Hosiery Manufacturing and Exporters Association (PHMA) North Zone, he said the government was already making efforts to cut down the prices of electricity and ... Read More »

Customs Court issues arrest warrants of smuggler

  LAHORE: The Special Court of Customs Taxation and Anti-Smuggling has issued arrests warrants of smuggler, Mashuq Khan and ordered him to appear before the court within the given time period otherwise he will be declared as proclaimed offender. According to the details, Mashuq Khan is a resident of muhallah Khwaja Ghreeb Nawaz Grid Station Road Vehari is involved in ... Read More »

Burdensome customs procedures, inefficient port operations increase cost of business: FPCCI

LAHORE: Excessive document requirements, burdensome customs procedures, inefficient port operations and inadequate infrastructure and extra-ordinary delays in release of refunds all lead to additional costs and delays for exporters. Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) Vice President and Regional Chairman Ch Arfan Yousaf expressed these views while talking to a delegation of Bahawalpur Chamber of Commerce and ... Read More »

Importers express concern over violation of sections 25, 32-A by Customs I&I

LAHORE: Importers and businessmen have expressed concern over gross violation of sections 32-A and 25 of the Customs Act 1969 that forbade anyone from reassessing and reevaluating the goods and articles once cleared by the customs authorities at the ports, including Karachi and Port Mohammad Bin Qasim. Talking to Customs Today, an importer said that it is illegal and unlawful ... Read More »

FBR asked to expedite process of income tax exemption certificates

LAHORE: The Progressive Group of businessmen and importers has demanded of the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) to expedite process of issuance of Income Tax Exemption Certificates under sections 153 and 159 of the Income Tax Ordinance 2001 on imports.  “When the tax is being collected in advance than why so much hurdles and delays in issuance of exemption certificates?” ... Read More »

FBR starts survey to detect real income of jewelers in Lahore

LAHORE: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has started a survey to detect the actual income of renowned jewelers shops of Lahore city. Sources told Customs Today that during this survey, FBR teams have prepared a list of 300 jewelers who are earning in billions but avoiding to pay taxes willfully. Sources said that these jewelers are using “parchi” system ... Read More »

Mehreen Naseem made Customs I&I Additional Director

LAHORE: In pursuance of Federal Board of Notification No.3243-C-I/2017, dated 15.12.2017, Ms. Mehreen Naseem, a PCS/BS-19 officer, has relinquished the charge of the post of Additional Collector (BS-19), office of the Chief Collector Customs Central, Lahore with effect from 08.01.2018 and assumed charge of the post of Additional Director (BS-19), Directorate of Intelligence & Investigation-FBR, Lahore on the same date. ... Read More »

Customs Preventive foils attempt to smuggle heroin from Lahore airport

LAHORE: Collectorate of Customs Preventive team deputed at Allama Iqbal International Airport foiled an attempt to smuggle two and half kilogram of heroin. Sources told Customs Today that Collector Customs Preventive Faiz Ahmad received credible information that some passengers were trying to smuggle heroin. He immediately conveyed the same information to customs team which enhanced vigilance on international Departure and ... Read More »

DG ANF appreciates customs team for foiling smuggling attempt at Lahore airport

LAHORE: Director General Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) Punjab Major General Mussarat Nawaz on Friday visited the Allama Iqbal International Airport and held a meeting with customs staff who successfully foiled a smuggling attempt of heroin by a Czech lady on Wednesday. DG Anti-Narcotics Force appreciated the performance of Customs Preventive team deputed at Allama Iqbal International airport. Sources told Customs Today ... Read More »

Credit for taking strict actions against smugglers at AIIA goes to DC Itrat Hussain

LAHORE: The Pakistan Customs Preventive, Allama Iqbal International Airport Lahore, is working at its best kevel after the appointment of Itrat Hussain as DC Customs Lahore Airport. An action against a lady smuggler Treza is a big example of the work. Pakistan Customs, despite having much pressure for her release, arrested the lady and refused to hand over her to ... Read More »

Special Court approves judicial remand of Czech woman involved in heroin smuggling case

LAHORE: The Special Court on Thursday sent a Czech woman heroin smuggler to jail on judicial remand of 14 days. She was arrested with nine kilograms heroin at the Allama Iqbal International Airport on Wednesday and was brought to the court by a team of Customs Investigation and  Prosecution (I&P). The 21-year-old woman, identified as Tereza Hluskova, was attempting to ... Read More »

Lawyers of Customs Court observe strike against Kasur rape incident

LAHORE: Lawyers in Lahore and other cities of Punjab observed strike against the brutal killing of a 7-year-old girl Zainab in Kasur. She was killed after molestation when she was kidnapped last week. Her body was found from dump site of Kasur. On Thursday after a call by the Punjab Bar Council, the lawyers of customs court observed strike and ... Read More »

Customs starts raiding different areas of Lahore & Gujranwala after arrest of lady smuggler

LAHORE: Customs teams have started raiding different areas of Lahore and Gujranwala after initial investigation from Tereza Hluskova, a lady smuggler who was trying to smuggle huge quantity of heroin. According to details available to Customs Today on Wednesday a Czech lady smuggler was arrested by the customs authorities from Allama Iqbal International Airport, carrying nine kilograms of heroin. The 21-year-old identified as ... Read More »

LHC suspends 7.5% extra tax notices to public companies

LAHORE: Lahore High Court (LHC) has suspended 7.5 percent extra tax notices to the public companies issued by the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR). According to the details, Justice Shahid Karim of Lahore High Court heard the appeal filed by the M/s Zafar Textile in which counsel for appellant argued that if 40 percent profit not given to the share ... Read More »