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Multan Customs impounds NCP vehicles worth Rs213.3m during April

MULTAN: Collectorate of Customs Enforcement & Compliance (E&C) impounded non-customs paid vehicles and miscellaneous goods of worth Rs213.3 million during anti-smuggling crackdown in April 2019-20. Multan Customs Anti-Smuggling Organization has carried out crackdown against smuggled goods to curb smuggling in the territory. Multan Customs Anti-Smuggling staff has foiled several attempts of smuggling in Jurisdiction on the basis of credible information ... Read More »

DI Khan ASO seizes smuggled betel nuts worth Rs44m

PESHAWAR: Collectorate of Customs, Anti-Smuggling Organization Dera Ismail Khan seized huge quantity of crushed betel nuts weighing 15600 kg (Indian origin) at Dera -Darya Khan check post on Indus River, destined from Quetta to Lahore. Sources told that the betel nuts were concealed underneath mineral coal dust, loaded in a ten wheeler Hino truck. Total value of the case comes ... Read More »

Multan Customs seizes betel nuts worth Rs22.5m near DG Khan

MULTAN: Collectorate of Customs Enforcement & Compliance seized huge quantity of betel nuts under the garb of coal from Dera Ghazi Khan. According to details, Additional Collector Enforcement & Compliance Syed Ali Abbas Gardezi received reliable information that huge quantity of contraband items smuggled through Dera Ghazi Khan Region. He alerted the anti-smuggling squad Dera Ghazi Khan and directed them ... Read More »

69pc work on Hakla-DI Khan Motorway completed: Asim Bajwa

PESHAWAR: Chairman CPEC authority and Prime Minister Special Assistant on Information and Broadcasting Lt Gen (r) Asim Saleem Bajwa on Friday said that work on Hakla (near Islamabad)-DI Khan Motorway is in full swing. In his message on Twitter, Asim Bajwa said that 69 percent construction work on Hakla-DI Khan Motorway has been completed. He also said that the four ... Read More »

ANF seeks office space at Sadiqabad Export Terminal for examination of shipments

MULTAN: Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) has requested Multan Dry Port Trust (MDPT) for provision of space at Sadiqabad Export Terminal for staff detachment. Deputy Director Anti-Narcotics Force Syed Manzoor Hussain Shah has requested Multan Dry Port Trust through letter that anti-narcotics force needs office space for performance of their routine operations. Ministry of Narcotics Control, Police Station Multan was asked to ... Read More »

Govt should take strict disciplinary action against shipping cos, terminal operators: Sultan Mehmood Malik

MULTAN: Government should take strict disciplinary action against shipping companies and terminal operators for non-compliance of their decision to waive demurrage and detention charges on import shipments. Shipping Companies are not ready to provide any relief in the clearance of shipment to import based traders and ignoring all decisions of government for extending the demurrage and detention period. This was stated ... Read More »

Peshawar Customs using all available resources against smuggling: ADC Faysal Bokhari

PESHAWAR: Faysal Bokhari the Additional Director Customs Intelligence Peshawar said that Anti Smuggling Organization of this Collectorate is doing their job efficiently to cope with the notorious elements. According to details told by Faysal Bokhari while talking with Customs Today during exclusive talk, anti smuggling organization of I&I (Intelligence and Investigation) Peshawar is working 24/7 to control smugglers and tax ... Read More »

Coronavirus infects 23 RTO Quetta officials

QUETTA: At least 23 tax officials posted at Regional Tax Office (RTO) Quetta have been tested positive for coronavirus. A senior official of RTO Quetta confirmed that officials had been tested positive for coronavirus. The official said that initially 14 officials were infected with the virus. Further tests increased the number to 23. More, tests are underway. The RTO Quetta ... Read More »

South Punjab traders show concerns over collection of unfair demurrage, detention charges: Khawaja Shafique

MULTAN: South Punjab traders of imported goods have shown grave concerns over the collection of unfair demurrage and detention charges on clearance of shipments amid Corona crisis in the country and demanded strict action against shipping companies and private terminal operators. Government should extend the free period of demurrage and demurrage up to 90 days and take strict action against ... Read More »

COVID-19: Multan Customs issues new precautionary guidelines for visitors

MULTAN: Collectorate of Customs Enforcement and Compliance has issued new precautionary guidelines for visitors to contain corona virus (COVID-19). Deputy Collector Headquarter Amjad Aman has taken decision to implement special precautionary measures to contain corona virus in line with Federal Board of Revenue. Multan Customs has restricted entrance of visitors in the Customs House to contain outspread of corona virus ... Read More »

Multan Customs impounds smuggled goods worth Rs279m

MULTAN: Collectorate of Customs Preventive Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO) has been quite efficient against smuggling and seized smuggled goods worth Rs279 million in first half of April 2020. Sources told that on the directives of Prime Minister Imran Khan to curb smuggling, Collector E&C Fayaz Anwar advised ADC I Syed Ali Abbas Gardezi and Additional Collector Ghulam Nabi Kamboh (Faisalabad) to ... Read More »

Businessmen call for opening of Pak-Afghan trade routes for six days

PESHAWAR: The business community of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has demanded the opening of Pak-Afghan borders at Torkham and Chaman for six days a week to enhance bilateral trade and fill the shortage of vegetables and other essentials in Afghanistan. The call was made during a meeting held here at the office of the KP board of Investment & Trade (KP-BoIT) with ... Read More »

Multan Customs seizes vehicles and miscellaneous goods of worth Rs163.03m

MULTAN: Collectorate of Customs Enforcement & Compliance has seized non-customs paid vehicles and miscellaneous goods worth Rs163.03 million during anti-smuggling crackdown in March . Sources told Customs Today that Collector Fayaz Anwar has carried out crackdown against smuggled goods to curb smuggling in the territory. Multan Customs Anti-Smuggling staff has foiled several attempts of smuggling in Jurisdiction on the basis ... Read More »

500 factories reopened in Sialkot: Usman Dar

SIALKOT: Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Youth Affairs Muhammad Usman Dar has said that 500 factories which fulfilled the SOPs given by the government, had been re-opened in Sialkot. He stated this while talking to the newsmen at Sialkot Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) here the other day. Provincial Minister for Special Education Punjab Chaudhry Muhammad Akhlaq, SCCI ... Read More »

ASO seizes non-duty paid goods worth Rs37m near Tank

PESHAWAR: Collectorate of Customs Preventive Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO) of Dera Ismail Khan seizes huge quantity of smuggled goods worth Rs37 million. Sources told that Collector Khalil Yousafani received credible information about smuggling attempt through Dera Ismail Khan. He immediately directed Deputy Collector Khayal Muhammad to enhance patrolling in the jurisdiction to thwart the attempt. Subsequently, the staff of ASO Dera ... Read More »

Quetta Customs, FC seizes smuggled betel nuts, tyres worth Rs30m

QUETTA: Collectorate of Customs Preventive team with coordination of FC  recovered huge quantity of non-duty paid betel nuts, tyres during different operations. Sources told that Chief Collector Zulfiqar Ali Chaudhary received credible information about some smuggling attempts. He directed to take necessary neasures. The staff of Customs Preventive Noshki in active support FC raided a godown located at Qadirabad and ... Read More »

Multan I&I seizes firecrackers from Lodhran worth Rs2m

MULTAN: Directorate of Customs Intelligence and Investigation (I&I) seized huge quantity of firecrackers from Lodhran of worth Rs2 million in their action. According to details, Director Customs Intelligence and Investigation Multan Dr. Muhammad Adnan Akram received credible information from his source that a will transport huge quantity of firecrackers has been offloaded near Lodhran Bus stop. Director Customs Intelligence constituted ... Read More »

23 drivers after returning from Afghanistan tested positive for COVID-19

PESHAWAR: At least 23 drivers after returning from Afghanistan tested positive for COVID-19 which created fear among customs staff and agents. Customs offices and stations and bonded carriers are essential services because these are keeping business afloat. However, these drivers have put other officials at high risk, as Customs had not been provided PPE by government. There had been no safety ... Read More »

FIA arrests gang using fake silicone thumbs for cybercrimes

MULTAN: A Multan gang has been arrested by Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) cybercrime wing over the charges of stealing sensitive records of nationals from the government databases and using silicon thumbs for running illegal gateways and fund transfers. The FIA cybercrime wing has arrested a gang in Multan which used to steal records of the nationals from the database of ... Read More »

Balochistan to give interest-free loans

QUETTA: The Balochistan government has decided to give interest-free loans to people to compensate them for the losses suffered due to lockdown triggered by the coronavirus. The provincial cabinet had approved the scheme and in some districts it had already been started, Finance Secretary Noorul Haq Baloch said in a statement. “Around 30,000 youths, who were facing unemployment in the ... Read More »