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Multan ASO seizes smuggled items worth Rs190m near Sakhi Sarwar

MULTAN: Collectorate of Customs Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO) seized smuggled items valuing around Rs 190 million including vehicles under customs act 1969. Sources told Customs Today that Collector Muneeza Majeed received credible information about some smuggling attempts on 17.11.2020. She directed anti-smuggling squads to enhance vigilance on the suspected routes to thwart any attempt of smuggling. The anti-smuggling squad intercepted four ... Read More »

Quetta I&I foils bid to smuggle Boostin injections

QUETTA: Directorate of Customs Intelligence and Investigation (I&I) foiled bid to smuggle Boostin injections from a passenger travelling through Air Arabia airline. Sources told that information was received through Director Sami-ul-Haq to Deputy Director Dr. Zohaib that huge quantity of hormone injections, which induce cows and buffalos to produce more milk, would be smuggled into the country. A team consisting ... Read More »

Inauguration of Rashakai SEZ postponed amid rise in Covid cases

PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Health and Finance Minister Timur Saleem Khan Jhagra has said that Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan has cancelled the inauguration of Rashkai Economic Zone (REZ) in the wider public interest as coronavirus cases are on the rise again. “We have entered the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic. The country cannot afford a complete lockdown and ... Read More »

Collector Irfan Javed’s Quetta Customs recovers smuggled goods worth Rs28.85m

QUETTA: Collectorate of Customs Enforcement and Compliance (E&C) with the assistance of Frontier Crops (FC) seized high valued contraband smuggled goods worth R28.85 million from Surab check post and Dalbandin area. Sources told Customs Today that Chief Collector Enforcement Gul Rehman has directed the field formations to intensify the anti- smuggling drive. On November 14, 2020 Collector Enforcement and Compliance ... Read More »

Multan Adjudication settles 33 cases worth Rs66.590m

MULTAN: Collectorate of Customs Adjudication Multan Camp Office decided 33 seizure cases worth Rs66.590 million during the month of October 2020-21. According to the details, Customs Adjudication has conducted hearing of different seizure cases during the month of October 2020-21. Customs Adjudication collector, additional collector and deputy collector conducted trial of these seizure cases according to their authorized power to ... Read More »

Hyderabad ASO seizes Afghan transit trade goods worth Rs13.85m near Hatri

HYDERABAD: Collectorate of Customs, Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO) impounded huge quantity of foreign origin goods marked “Via Karachi in transit to Afghanistan”. Total value of goods is Rs13.85 million. These goods were being transported to Rawalpindi from Karachi in the garb of import Goods Declarations (GDs). Sources told that after receiving credible information, the staff of ASO intercepted a truck along ... Read More »

Peshawar I&I seizes narcotics worth Rs64m

PESHAWAR: Directorate of Customs Intelligence and Investigation (I&I) have seized narcotics worth  Rs64 million and arrested two drug traffickers. According to details, Director Customs Intelligence and Investigation Dr. Akhtar Hussain received secret information regarding smuggling of narcotics. He immediately passed on it to Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO) who established check-post at Kohat Road and intercepted a Bedford truck. During the checking, ... Read More »

PPL discovers new oil reserves in Balochistan

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Petroleum Limited (PPL) on Friday announced to discover new reserves of oil in Pakistan. According to the PPL, new oil reserves were found in Balochistan’s Ziarat district. The PPL further said it started extended well testing on November 9 and is currently extracting approximately 800 barrels of oil per day. The agreement for exploration of the oil from ... Read More »

Customs I&I impounds over Rs520m goods & vehicles

MULTAN: Directorate of Customs Investigation and Intelligence Multan impounded over Rs 520 million goods and articles during the month of October 2020. The seized goods and articles included betel nuts, tyres, cigarettes, cloth, auto parts, medicine, cars and other items. The official sources said that the Collectorate conducted over 200 percent additional operations against the smuggling to come over the ... Read More »

Jalaluddin Roomi lauds industrial support package

MULTAN: President of Dera Ghazi Khan Chamber of Commerce & Industry (DGCCI) Khawaja Jalaluddin Roomi has said the prime minister’s announcement for provision of affordable power to industries is another important step towards creating employment opportunities for the people and economic stability. In his statement, he said the initiative to supply electricity to small and medium enterprises at subsidized rates ... Read More »

MTBA demands to condone time limit for submitting annexure H&F for claiming sales tax refunds

MULTAN: Multan Tax Bar Association (MTBA) demanded the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) to condone time-limit for submitting annexure ‘H’ and ‘F’ of monthly returns for claiming sales tax refunds. Multan Tax Bar Association has written a letter to Member Inland Revenue (Operation) of Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) in which they said that a large number of taxpayers had ... Read More »

Quetta customs seizes smuggled goods worth Rs10m at Lakpas check post

QUETTA: Collectorate of Customs anti-smuggling squad seuzed huge quantity of smuggled goods from vehicle going to Karachi at Lakpas Check Post. The value of the recovered goods is approximately Rs10 million. According to sources, Collector Customs Preventive Irfan Javed received credible information about smuggling of goods to Karachi. He immediately directed Additional Collector Yasir Kalwar to take necessary measures to ... Read More »

Quetta Customs,FC impound smuggled goods worth Rs80m from private warehouse

QUETTA: Collectorate of Customs Preventive team with the assistant of FC recovered huge quantity of smuggled goods from a warehouses located in Kuchlak area. The market value of smuggled goods is about Rs80 million. Sources told that Collector Customs Preventive Irfan Javed received credible information that huge quantity non-duty paid goods are dumped in a private warehouse located in Kuchlak ... Read More »

Faisalabad I&I lodges FIR against importers for defrauding govt kitty

LAHORE: Directorate of Customs Intelligence & Investigation Faisalabad has lodged an FIR against several accused for defrauding government kitty of legitimate revenue through mis-declaring the value, description and quantity of imported cloth. Initial investigations found M/s Imran Cloth Store and M/s S. Zaman & Co in collusion with customs laboratory officials caused a revenue loss of Rs10.383 million in the ... Read More »

Multan Customs seizes smuggled 15,000 litres of HSD from Sadiqabad

MULTAN: Collectorate of Customs Enforcement & Compliance (E&C) Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO) has seized 15000 liters of smuggled High-Speed Diesel along with oil tanker near Sadiqabad. Sources told Customs Today that Anti-Smuggling Organization Sadiqabad squad received credible information that an oil tanker is carrying smuggled High-Speed Diesel. Anti-Smuggling Organization Sadiqabad formed special team to thwart attempt of smuggling. Anti-smuggling squad of ... Read More »

Quetta Customs posts 112pc growth in collection of customs duty in 1Q of FY21

QUETTA: Collectorate of Customs collected Rs914.92 million under the head of customs duty against the assigned target of Rs282 million for the month of October, 2020 According to the details, during July-October, 2020 the Collectorate collected Rs2.3 billion against previous year collection of Rs2.049 billion during corresponding period of the financial year 2019-20 registering growth of 112 percent. The above ... Read More »

Assistant Collector Sohail Sarwar transfers 29 officers to different locations

PESHAWAR: Collectorate of Customs Enforcement and Compliance Assistant Collector Sohail Sarwar issued order for transfer and posting of following officers with immediate effect and until further orders:- Ahmed Ali Shah is transferred from airport to dryport, Peshawr. Abdul Salam is transferred from ASU (Central) to ASU, North-II, Hazara. Gohar Ali is transferred from ASU North-I Nowshera to ASU (Central) Peshawar,. ... Read More »

FBR launches new reforms & restructuring plan for stock taking of state warehouses

MULTAN: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR)’s launched new reform and restructuring plan for stock taking and automation of state warehouse all over the country including Multan Customs Collectorate. The Federal Board of Revenue Secretary Enforcement & Coordination Syed Mehmood Hassan has undertaken various reforms /initiatives which are important for transforming Pakistan Customs into a vibrant, friendly and proficient organization. ... Read More »

Multan Customs seizes dry fruit worth Rs20.175m near DG Khan

MULTAN: Collectorate of Customs Enforcement & Compliance (E&C) Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO) seized huge quantity of almonds, cumin seeds, cocoa powder under the garb of fresh apples loaded on a truck. Sources told Customs Today that Customs E&C received credible information from that huge quantity of almonds will be transported through Dera Ghazi Khan Region to Multan. The total worth of ... Read More »

Gwadar Customs seizes smuggled goods worth Rs256m during 1Q of FY-21: Collector Tahir Ali Qureshi

GWADAR: Collectorate of Customs Collector Dr Tahir Ai Qureishi has said that Anti Smuggling Organization Gwadar seized smuggled goods worth Rs256 million during first quarter of financial year 2020-21. Talking with Customs Today during an exclusive talk, he said that during first quarter (July to September) of FY 20-21 the Collectorate showed outstanding performance despite Covid-19, providing details of arrangements ... Read More »