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FBR introducing more facilities to businessmen: CC IR

RAWALPINDI:  A delegation of Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI) called on Chief Commissioner Inland Revenue Zulfiqar Hussain Khan. Talking to the delegation, Chief Commissioner Zulfiqar Hussain said that FBR was introducing more facilities to the business community in tax collection and FBR acknowledged their important role in tax collection. Reforms are being introduced to increase business activity. The ... Read More »

Scanner should be installed at Torkham export terminal: ADC Shahid Jan

TORKHAM: Collectorate of Customs Additional Collector Shahid Jan has said that National Logistics Cell (NLC) should provide Personal Protection Equipment (PPEs) kits to the customs staff who are performing their duties during COVID-18. Talking with Customs Today during an exclusive interview Shahid Jan said that entire exports have started through Afghan border since 4th May 2020 where approximately 35 trucks ... Read More »

Shipping cos & terminal operators are taking undue advantage amid COVID-19 by charging demurrage and detention charges :Syed Ahsan Shah

MULTAN: Chairman All Pakistan Bedsheets & Upholstery Manufacturers Association (APBUMA) Syed Muhammad Ahsan Shah said that in this challenging time world economies are collapsing but shipping companies are taking undue benefit of on-going situation by charging demurrage and detention charges on export and import shipment. He said that textile sector is facing serious challenges due to Covid-19 virus and whole ... Read More »

Govt should take special measures for export of mangoes due to COVID-19: Syed Zahid Hussain Gardezi

MULTAN: Corona virus pandemic severely affected exports of South Punjab mangoes. Government should make special arrangements for export of mangoes. With 40 per cent of mango crop being produced for export, lack of medium to transport the fresh fruit is likely to hit farmers hard. South Punjab mango cultivators will bear huge loss due to corona virus. It was stated ... Read More »

Shipping companies should waive demurrage & detention charges to revive sick industry: MCCI President Sheikh Fazal Elahi

MULTAN: Shipping Companies should waive demurrage and detention charges for the revival of sick industry and government should provide relief to importers and exporters through waiver of shipping charges. Business community of South Punjab is facing severe hardships due to unfair demurrage and detention charges from shipping companies and terminal operators and businessmen are passing through difficult phase due to ... Read More »

Gwadar Customs to hold auction of vehicles on June 4 at Gaddani

GWADAR: Collectorate of Customs Gwadar announced public auction of confiscated vehicles to be held on June 4, 2020 at Custom House, Gaddani. Following vehicles will be presented for auction: BMW Car, Model 2002, Chassis No. WBAGL42020DD-78677 Toyota Land Cruiser, Model 1998, Chassis No. BJ-60-020679 Toyota Land Cruiser, Model 1991, Chassis No. HZJ-770002489 Toyota Land Cruiser, Model 1985, Chassis No. BJ-61-003506 ... Read More »

Multan Customs tightens security for safety of employees & visitors

MULTAN: Collectorate of Customs Enforcement & Compliance beefed up security at Customs House to prevent any unwanted situation for safety of officers, employees, visitors and their vehicles. Multan Customs has directed to observe strict security measures in Customs House in the light of Ministry of Interior’s circular and directed them that all visitors who visit Customs House should be in ... Read More »

Shipping companies refuse to waive demurrage & detention charges despite on-going Covid-19: Khawaja Jalaluddin Roomi

MULTAN: Shipping companies refuse to waive any detention and demurrage charges despite on-going pandemic situation and clearly defying government directives. Business community is facing shortage of liquidity due to prolonged lock-down and balance of payments has been disturbed. Global Pandemic situation caused severe threat to textile and cotton industry and situation has been deteriorating after cancellation of orders from Europe ... Read More »

Multan Customs assigns special duties to employees during Eidul Fitr holidays

MULTAN: Collectorate of Customs Collectorate Enforcement and Compliance (E&C) assigned special duties to employees at Customs House during Eid-ul- Fitr holidays. The administration branch of the Collectorate finalized duty charts of officials for holidays of Eid-ul-Fitr. Deputy Collector Aman has assigned duties to Customs employees in 14 various shifts to run their necessary operations. Four employees will perform their responsibilities ... Read More »

Multan I&I assigns special duties to FIU staff on Eidul Fitr

MULTAN: Directorate of Customs Intelligence and Investigation–has assigned special duties to field intelligence staff for anti-smuggling operations on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr. According to details, Directorate of Customs Intelligence and Investigation has deployed their employees in the Field Intelligence Unit (FIU) to restrain any attempt of smuggling. Sources told that smugglers will try to transport smuggled goods and vehicles on ... Read More »

Multan Customs generates Rs3.5m through re-auction of perishable goods

MULTAN: Collectorate of Customs (Enforcement & Compliance) generated Rs3.5 million from re-auction of perishable goods lying at the State Ware House. The Collectorate of Customs (Enforcement & Compliance) has carried special auction for the disposal of perishable goods to generate revenue. Multan Customs carried out special auction after ensuring special precautionary measures to prevent public from corona spread-out and participants ... Read More »

Gwadar Customs to hold auction of impounded vehicles on June 3

GWADAR: Collectorate of Customs announced auction of confiscated vehicles to be held on June 03 and June 10, 2020 at the Custom House Gwadar. A notification issued by the Collectorate stated that vehicles old and used of different make and model and launch without engine would be presented at first auction to be held on June 03, 2020 and in ... Read More »

Multan Customs seizes smuggled goods worth Rs81m during anti-smuggling drive

MULTAN: Collectorate of Customs Enforcement & Compliance (E&C) thwarted smuggling attempt by seizing goods worth Rs81 near Rahim Yar Khan during anti-smuggling operation. Sources told Customs Today after change in command and posting of Collector Muneeza Majeed Customs Collectorate Enforcement & Compliance has accelerated the anti-smuggling drive in South Punjab. Collector Muneeza Majeed stepped up the anti-smuggling in the South ... Read More »

Multan I&I seizes 10,000 liters of HSD near Sakhi Sarwar

MULTAN: Directorate of Customs Intelligence and Investigation (I&I) seized 10,000 liters of smuggled High Speed Diesel (HSD) during operation near Sakhi Sarwar. Sources told Customs Today that Directorate of Customs Intelligence and Investigation received information that oil tanker loaded with smuggled High Speed Diesel will moved from Sakhi Sarwar region to Multan. Additional Director Customs Intelligence and Investigation Zahra Haider ... Read More »

BOI invites French Investors to invest in Special Economic Zones in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Minister of State and Chairman Board of Investment of Pakistan, Atif R. Bokhari in his key note speech, invited the French entrepreneurs, investors and businessmen to invest in Special Economic Zones (SEZs) established by Pakistan, especially in food processing, information technology, housing and construction, travel and tourism and agriculture sectors and benefit from Pakistan’s liberal investment regime and stable ... Read More »

Businessmen demands abolishing of tax audits amid Covid-19 

RAWALPINDI: Business community has demanded that the tax audits should be abolished amid Covid-19. No business audit should be done as businesses are struggling in these challenging times. These demands were unanimously adopted at the Twelfth all Pakistan Chambers Presidents Conference, organized by the Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI) via video link,  with a participation of more than ... Read More »

Govt making efforts to control economic losses: Razak Dawood

FAISALABAD : Adviser to Prime Minister on Commerce, Textile and Investment Abdul Razak Dawood has said that the government is making efforts to control the economic losses incurred by fragile national economy in the wake of coronavirus lockdown. Talking to office-bearers of Faisalabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry (FCCI) through video-link, he discussed in detail the problems being confronted by ... Read More »

Trade resumes at Pakistan, Iran border

TAFTAN: Economic activities have resumed at Pakistan, Iran’s Taftan Border as the border was open after more than two months. As per media reports, trade activities between the two countries would continue thrice a week according to the standard operating procedures, informed border officials. The border was closed by Pakistani authorities in wake of coronavirus pandemic. After the opening of ... Read More »

Traders reject partial movement of transit goods at Torkham border

PESHAWAR: The number of transit vehicles to cross Torkham border has increased from 100 to 150 per day, the border management officials claimed on Thursday. However, the traders rejected the decision and asked for the restoration of 24/7 operation on Torkham border crossing. Following the closure of border crossing points to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, Pakistan had announced ... Read More »

Multan Customs seizes betel nuts worth Rs28m near Lodhran

MULTAN: Collectorate of Customs Enforcement & Compliance (E&C) seized consignment of betel nuts worth Rs28 million during their action. Sources told Customs Today that Additional Collector Syed Ali Raza Gardezi received credible information that bulk quantity of contraband smuggled goods will be transported from Lodhran to Multan. Additional Collector formed special team on the basis of credible information and constituted ... Read More »