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Pakistan Customs taking all measures to promote trade activities in Gwadar: Chief Collector Gul Rehman

GWADAR: Chief Collector Gul Rehman has said that Pakistan Customs is taking all measures to promote and facilitate trade activities and business in Gwadar. Chief Collector Quetta Gul Rehman expressed these views during his 3-day visit to Gwadar. He said despite of COVID-19 and lockdown, Customs staff achieved its revenue collection target and would surpass annual target. Gul Rehman said ... Read More »

Australia HC for enhanced trade relations with Pakistan

MULTAN: Auatralia High Commissioner in Pakistan, Dr Geoffrey Shaw underlined the need for improving trade ties between business communities of Australia and Pakistan. Addressing a ceremony hosted in his honour at Multan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI), he said that Australian scientists were working closely with Pakistani scientists. He said that trade representatives in Islamabad and Sydney High Commissions ... Read More »

KP to launch universal vehicle number plates

PESHAWAR: The provincial government has announced to introduce a universal vehicle number plate system from July 2022 in a bid to improve provincial revenue through increasing vehicle registration. This was disclosed by Special Assistant to Chief Minister (SACM) on Excise and Taxation, Syed Ghazi Ghazan Jamal while briefing the media regarding the performance of his department in the past two ... Read More »

Govt taking all measures to facilitate farmers of South Punjab: Khawaja Jalaluddin Roomi

MULTAN: Punjab Agriculture Committee (PAC) is optimistic that all its recommendation would surely be approved and Prime Minister would announce a mega incentives package for farmers to make Pakistan self-sufficient in agricultural produce. Punjab Agriculture Committee(PAC) member and Director Pakistan Textile Council. Noted industrialist cum agriculturist, Ex-President of Multan Chamber of Commerce & Industry (MCCI) and sitting President of Dera ... Read More »

MTBA elects Malik Khadim Hussain Maitla as president & M. Sharif as general secretary

MULTAN: Multan Tax Bar Association elected Malik Khadim Hussain Maitla as President and Chaudhry Muhammad Sharif as General Secretary unopposed in tax bar association election for calendar year 2021-22. Multan Tax Bar Association announced 23rd February last date for submission of nomination paper in the annual elections 2021-22.Candidate Malik Khadim Hussain Maitla and Chaudhry Muhammad Sharif submitted their nomination paper ... Read More »

FBR taking measures to facilitate business community: Abid Raza Bodla

MULTAN: Chief Commissioner Inland Revenue (IR) Multan Region Abid Raza Bodla listened the grievances of member of Multan Chamber of Commerce & Industry (MCCI)in an open kutchehry held at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI) here. Chief Commissioner said that we are resolving the problems of traders, industrialists, exporters, manufacturers and business community at their door step as per ... Read More »

Importers to pay duty & taxes through e-payment system: Collector Muneeza Majeed

MULTAN: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has taken initiative measure towards digitalisation and automation of economy in compliance with FATF. The federal government has made it mandatory on all importers to make payment of duties and taxes exceeding Rs1 million through the e-payment system. Collectorate of Appraisement and Facilitation Faisalabad has also issued notification regarding that all duties and ... Read More »

Collector Irfan Javed’s Quetta Customs to start crackdown against under-invoicing

QUETTA: Collectorate of Customs Preventive, Collectorate of Customs Appraisement and Directorate of Customs I&I (I&I) Quetta adopted a comprehensive strategy to coordinate and joint crackdown on under-invoicing of imported goods. According to sources, customs officials in the first phase attempted to bring smuggled goods into the tax net through facilitating the traders wherever needed.  This policy will help to curb ... Read More »

Anti-smuggling strategy of Multan Customs to facilitate genuine businessmen: Collector Muneeza Majeed

MULTAN: Collectorate of Customs Enforcement and Compliance (E&C) Collector Muneeza Majeed has said that Anti-smuggling Organization raided during night time at different private godowns which were dumped with smuggled goods. Collector Customs Muneeza Majeed was speaking at the Multan Chamber of Commerce & Industry. The Collector Customs said that smuggling is causing huge loss to the national exchequer and the ... Read More »

Govt must abolish heavy taxes on auto industry :Israr Ahmad Awan

MULTAN: Auto industry is over burdened with customs duty and additional excise duty on vehicles spare parts. The government has levied a total of 85.5 per cent duty on commercial importers on auto parts, leaving legal importers of motorcycle spare parts in trouble and encouraging spare parts smugglers.  The auto vehicle spare parts industry is contributing to the strengthening of ... Read More »

FBR directs shipping vessels to install online tracking devices for real time tracking of vessels

MULTAN: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has directed the shipping vessels, engaged in the transportation of coastal goods from one port in Pakistan to another, to install online tracking devices for real-time tracking of vessels and follow the approved geo-fenced routes. The FBR has issued Transportation of Coastal Goods Rules, 2021 under the new rules, the customs authorities shall ... Read More »

MCCI demands FBR to establish “Help Desk” to facilitate taxpayers

MULTAN: Multan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (MCCI) has lamented non-serious behavior of the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) in addressing taxpayers’ grievances. MCCI President Khawaja Salahuddin has expressed deep concern over neglecting the apex body’s suggestion for setting up a “FBR Help Desk’ at the MCCI House, Multan. He said that the MCCI being the apex national body representing ... Read More »

Help-Desk” of BoI playing vital role for promotion of economic activities in Southern Punjab: Khawaja Jalaluddin Roomi

MULTAN: Federal and Punjab governments are utilising all the simplest resources for the event and uplift of South Punjab and day wasn’t faraway when Local and foreign investors would prefer to invest in this region, said Sardar Ilyas Tanveer Khan, Special Assistant to the Chief Minister and Chairman Punjab Board of Investment and Trade (PBIT)while delivering his speech at a ... Read More »

Multan Adjudication settles 68 seizure cases involving Rs241.696m

MULTAN: Collectorate of Customs Adjudication Multan Camp Office has finalized almost 68 various seizure cases involving Rs241.696 million during the month of January 2020-21. The Collectorate of Customs Adjudication Multan Camp Office has disposed 68 different cases framed by Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO) and Directorate of Customs Intelligence and Investigation during their various actions. Customs Adjudication Multan Camp Office has issued ... Read More »

NAB starts probe against illegal housing schemes in Peshawar

PESHAWAR: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has launched an inquiry against the owners and management of four major illegal housing societies in Peshawar for alleged fraud. NAB officials said that 32 illegal housing societies have been identified in Charsadda after the identification of 181 illegal housing societies in Peshawar on public complaints. They said that an inquiry will be held ... Read More »

KP govt plans three more industrial estates

PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government is planning to launch three industrial estates in Chitral, Ghazi (Swabi) and Bannu under its revised Industrial Policy 2020-30. According to a report that quoted officials privy to the matter, the projects are now in final stages and would witness groundbreaking soon. The government has also laid down a solid framework for the province’s industrialisation ... Read More »

Collector Irfan Javed’s Quetta Customs seizes smuggled goods worth Rs300m

QUETTA: Collectorate of Customs Enforcement and Compliance (E&C) with the assistance of Frontier (FC) Corps Balochistan has seized smuggled goods worth Rs300 million from compound at Sherinab area of Lakpass . Sources told that Collector Preventive Irfan Javed directed anti-smuggling squads comprising Additional Collector Yasir Wahab Kalwer, Deputy Collector Akber Jaan, Superintendent Tariq Sultan and Inspector Shehzad Akbar to adopt ... Read More »

FBR starts preparation for digitized land record of DIKhan, Tank, Swabi, Charsadda

PESHAWAR: Federal board of Revenue (FBR) starts preparation to digitize land record of Qannon-go Circle, Patwar Circles and Villages situated in DIKhan, Swabi, Tank and Charsadda. In this connection, the Revenue Estate Department of FBR Khyber Pakhtunkhwa here Friday issued four separate notifications for each district. It was said after complete digitized edition the manual transfer of the lands would ... Read More »

Quetta I&I impounds 37 tons of smuggled betel nuts near Noshki

QUETTA: Directorate of Customs Intelligence and Investigation (I&I) impounded huge quantity of smuggled betel nuts which was tactfully hidden in a LPG Bowser. Sources told that information was passed through Director Muhammad Ismail to Deputy Director Muhammad Zohaib that large quantity of foreign origin betel nut would be transported through Hino trailer with LPG bowser from Noshki to Quetta and ... Read More »

Telenor awarded Rs1.37b contract for broadband services in Chitral, Dir

ISLAMABAD: The Universal Service Fund (USF) has awarded a contract worth approximately Rs1.37 billion to Telenor for providing high-speed mobile broadband services in Chitral, Upper Dir and Lower Dir districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Federal IT and Telecommunication Minister Syed Aminul Haque and Special Assistant to Prime Minister (SAPM) on Overseas Pakistanis Syed Zulfiqar Abbas Bukhari witnessed the contract signing ceremony ... Read More »