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Customs I&I seizes 72,000 tablets of Indian-origin

MULTAN: The Anti Smuggling Organisation (ASO) of Customs Intelligence and Investigation-FBR, Multan region has recovered almost 72,000 tablets of Indian- origin aphrodisiac drugs which were non-custom duty paid and lacked legal documents. There were two different brands involved in the seized tablets -Vega 100 and Cobra 120 of Indian-origin and they were loaded on a bus coming from Dera Ghazi ... Read More »

42 smuggled cars seized in DI Khan

DERA ISMAIL KHAN: As many as 42 non-customs paid cars have been seized in Darban Kalan, area of Dera Ismail Khan. According to the local police, the vehicle owners, who said to be Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf workers, failed to produce documents to prove vehicles were customs paid and even fled leaving cars behind. The cars were being smuggled from Balochistan, police ... Read More »

Container hits Multan Dry Port shed

MULTAN: Multan Dry Port Shed remained safe in an incident as a container hit the roof of the terminal, damaging shed partially during the examination of container at the container terminal. As per details, the container hit the shed at the Multan Dry Port Trust, which damaged the shed partially. The incident has not affected the port activities and examination ... Read More »

Floods disturb clearance of KAPCO’s consignments

MULTAN:  Heavy floods have disturbed the clearance of  import consignment of Kot Addu Power Plant Company (KAPCO) . Floods caused  severe destruction  in the infrastructure of the South Punjab and damaged roads and bridges. Due to floods situation,  KAPCO’s  import consignment have got late and six  containers of chemicals and machinery were brought from other routes. The worth of  KAPCO’s ... Read More »

Customs Adjudication decides case of polyethylene HDPE

MULTAN: The Collectorate of Customs Adjudication decided a case regarding  confiscation of polyethylene HDPE (Plastic Dana) worth Rs 1.8 million captured by Customs Intelligence and Investigation Multan . The Multan Customs Intelligence and Investigation seized more than 600 bags of Iran-origin polyethylene HDPE (Plastic Dana) a few months ago and the seizure case was sent for proceeding under adjudication.  Additional ... Read More »

FDPT head Sadique wants easy refunding of rebate claims

SIALKOT: Faisalabad Dry Port Trust (FDPT) Chairman Chaudhary Muhammad Sadique has said that the inordinate delay in refunding of rebate claims was keeping the exporters away from using the up-country dry ports. Addressing an important meeting of All Pakistan Dry Ports Association (APDPA) here on Thursday, he said that imports at up-country dry ports are not treated equally with that ... Read More »

4 deputy collectors retiring this month: Deputy Collector Farhat

MULTAN: Multan Customs Deputy Collector Miss Farhat has said that four deputy collectors have been completing their service tenure in Multan customs office this month whereas a post of deputy collector is already vacant. Miss Farhat has expressed these views in an exclusive interview with Customs Today. She said that the Multan customs has collected Rs 10.69 billion import duty last ... Read More »

PTI, PAT marches: Punjab govt launches crackdown on crane owners

MULTAN: The Punjab government has started a crackdown on the cranes’ owners who had provided cranes to the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and the Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) on rent during their respective marches. As per details, the Punjab Police has started the crackdown on owners of cranes used for removing containers during marches after receiving the orders from the provincial ... Read More »

LHC disposes of petition by SM Foods seeking quashing of FIR

MULTAN: The Multan bench of the Lahore High Court (LHC) has disposed of a petition filed by Saim Mobeen Food Company in case of mis-declaration of imported goods from Austria. The quashing of the FIR filed by the Saim Mobeen Food Company in case of mis-declaration in the import of iron rods used in the baking of biscuits was disposed ... Read More »

FATE to educate taxpayers on e-filing of returns: Bukhtiar

SIALKOT: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Facilitation and Taxpayer Education (FATE) chief Bukhtiar Muhammad has said that the FBR has been removing flaws from E-filing system of tax returns submission to make it more user-friendly, to facilitate the business community and potential taxpayers “FATE is taking the taxpayers into confidence for expanding the tax net under the supervision of ... Read More »

Revenue collection target for Sept in Gujranwala, Sialkot in doldrums

SIALKOT: It has become very hard for the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) to achieve the tax recovery target of Rs 1.8 billion fixed for Sialkot and Gujranwala regions for September after the flood wreaked havoc in both regions. According to the senior FBR officials, the FBR had set a recovery target of Rs 850 million for Sialkot region comprising ... Read More »

Multan Dry Port safe in flooded city

MULTAN – The Multan Dry Port has been saved from floodwater by diverting water through cut in embankment near Sher Shah Road. The heavy flood coming from upper Punjab has damaged the civil infrastructure, agricultural land, roads and homes of the people in the South Punjab and Multan is no exception. The Multan Dry Port was also under threat of ... Read More »

Hyderabad Customs seizes Iranian oil, arrests suspects

HYDERABAD: The Hyderabad Customs has seized 10,000 litres Iranian oil in a recent raid in district Dado Sindh. The anti-smuggling squad had recovered 45,000 litres smuggled Iranian oil worth Rs 4.6 million last month. On the directives of Assistant Collector Preventive Imanullah Khan Tareen of the Model Customs Collectorate (MCC), Anti-Smuggling Squad Inspector Abdul Ghafoor Sheikh and their team members ... Read More »

FBR to make e-filing of tax returns user friendly

SIALKOT: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) is removing flaws from E-filing system of tax returns submission to make it more user-friendly, to facilitate the business community and potential taxpayers. The FBR has launched an awareness seminar on “E-filing tax returns filing” at Gujranwala Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI). The FBR chief of FATE Wing Islamabad Bukhtiar Muhammad, Secretary ... Read More »

Punjab fixes Rs 5.74 billion revenue target for Gujranwala

SIALKOT: The Punjab government has fixed a recovery target of Rs 5.74 billion as agricultural income tax, stamps duty, registration fees, land revenue tax and capital value tax on the sale, purchase and transfer of the properties and lands in Sialkot, Narowal, Gujrat, Hafizabad, Mandi Bahauddin and Gujranwala districts. According to the senior officials of the Board of Revenue Punjab, ... Read More »

Excise Dept computerises 287,000 properties in Sialkot, Gujranwala

SIALKOT: The Excise and Taxation Department has computerised the record of 287,000 public properties in both Sialkot and Gujranwala districts under its upgradation plan. Now, the people of Sialkot and Gujranwala could check their properties’ record online. According to Director of Excise and Taxation Gujranwala Division Syed Ashiq Hussain Shah, the computerisation of the public properties would help in reducing ... Read More »

Bajwa directs tax officers to recover Rs 70 billion from SM Foods

MULTAN: The Federal Board of Revenue Chairman Tariq Bajwa has directed the subordinates to present the comprehensive report on Rs 70 billion tax evasion by a famous businessman of Multan City. As per details, FBR chairman asked regional tax officers of Multan to recover Rs 70 billion rupees tax from a businessman evaded in last two years. The accused Saim ... Read More »

Holder of taxpayer card to get numerous benefits: Bajwa

MULTAN: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Chairman Tariq Bajwa disclosed that Nadra had designed a ‘distinction’ card for the taxpayers and holders of this card will get numerous benefits. Addressing members of Multan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI), Bajwa pointed out that holders of this card would be entitled to pay concessional tax on the purchase of cars and ... Read More »

FBR to adopt effective mechanism for tax refunds: Tariq Bajwa

MULTAN: Federal Board of Revenue will adopt effective method of tax refund to overcome the hurdles of taxpayers, said Chairman Tariq Bajwa here on Monday. While addressing the Multan Tax Bar Association, Chairman FBR Tariq Bajwa said that taxpayer is our client and there is close link between bar and bench for the tax affairs. He said that tax bar ... Read More »

Multan Dry Port generates Rs 1.218 billion revenue

MULTAN: The Multan Dry Port Trust generated revenue to the tune of Rs1.218 billion from handling exports and imports in the month of August. As per details, the MDPT received import consignments consisted of auto spare parts, oil, lubricants, machinery, chemical, iron and steel, worth Rs376 million in the month of July. While, the import consignments handled in the month ... Read More »