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Iran’s anti-drug unit seizes 17 tons of illicit drugs in past two weeks

TEHRAN: An Iranian anti-drug official announced that more than 17 tons of illicit drugs of various types have been seized in the past two weeks in different parts of the country. Deputy Head of Iran’s Anti-Drug Headquarters Assadollah Hadinejad said a total volume of 17,221 kilograms of illicit drugs have been discovered and seized in the past two weeks, 67% ... Read More »

Customs court grants interim bail to three suspects in illegal gold export case

KARACHI: The Special Court of Customs Taxation and Anti-Smuggling has granted pre-arrest interim bail to three suspects who were booked for their alleged involvement in export of gold worth billions of rupees on fake E-forms. Judge Syed Faiz Rasool Rashdi approved the bail for suspects Sajid Abdul  Qadir, Irfan and Muhammad Shahid against surety bond of Rs 500,000 each  in ... Read More »

Transfers create hardships for female customs officers

LAHORE: The recent transfers and postings created an extreme resentment and annoyance in customs officials, especially among the female officers who have to look after their school-going children and elderly parents while serving  in Lahore, Customs Today learnt here. The male and female officers alike are of the view that Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) management should review the transfers ... Read More »

IBL Operations Ltd evades Rs 24.464m taxes by taking undue benefits of FTA

KARACHI: Pakistan Customs Directorate of the Post Clearance Audit-Karachi detected at least Rs 24.464 million evasion of duties/taxes by IBL Operations Pvt Ltd by illegally availing concessionary benefits of FTA under SRO1261(I)/2007. The PCA, during scrutiny of import data of IBL Operations Pvt Ltd revealed that the importer imported consignments of Pringles Snck and cleared the same from MCC Appraisment ... Read More »

Sialkot ASO seizes smuggled contraband items worth Rs 8m in August

SIALKOT: The Customs Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO) Sialkot has confiscated smuggled goods and vehicles worth Rs 8 million during August of current fiscal year 2015-16. According to the details, ASO Sialkot conducted various operations against the smuggled goods following the instruction of Model Customs Collectorate Collector Dr. Zulfiqar Ali Chaudhary and almost 12 different seizure cases were formed against smuggled miscellaneous ... Read More »

Hyderabad Customs Intelligence seizes smuggled Iranian goods worth Rs 1m

HYDERABAD: The Customs Investigation and Intelligence Hyderabad has seized smuggled Iranian juice, cake and shampoos worth Rs 1 million during an operation in Hyderabad. Official source told Customs Today that illegally imported goods were seized following a tip-off received through Deputy Director Mohammad Tayyab. The team intercepted a truck near Ayub Hotel by pass, Hyderabad and recovered 1,700 cartons of smuggled Iranian Juice, ... Read More »

Court reserves verdict on petition seeking provision of allowances for FST staff

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Service Tribunal (FST) reserved its decision in a case seeking implementation of the tribunal’s verdict sanctioning ‘judicial allowance, ‘utilities allowance’ and ‘car allowance’ to employees of FST Islamabad. During final arguments, FST bench comprising Dr Nazir Saeed and Ishtiaq Ahmed heard the case. Muhammad Saeed and three other petitioners filed the case through their counsels Muhammad Owais ... Read More »

Adjudication Collector Ali Raza issues show cause notice to alleged cell phone smuggler

ISLAMABAD: Collector, Collectorate of Customs Adjudication, Islamabad Muhammad Ali Raza has issued a show-cause notice to unidentified suspect involved in smuggling of cell phones and its accessories. The collector has issued a show-cause notice vide C.No. Cus/coll/adj/36/2015/44 to unidentified suspect in a seizure case No. 36/2015 to appear before the court on September 11, 2015 to prove the legal import of the items. ... Read More »

Customs Court directs investigation officer to submit challan in flying invoices case

KARACHI: The Special Customs and Taxation Court on Thursday once again directed the investigation officer to submit final challan in a case pertaining to issuance of fake sale tax invoices of more than Rs 1 billion. On the request of investigation officer, Rashid Chandrigar, the court gave him more time to submit final challan. The court directed the prosecution and defence ... Read More »

SHC seeks comments from Customs on confiscated wheat

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) has sought comments from the Customs authorities on a petition by M/s Thara International, seeking release of its confiscated wheat for re-export to Ukraine. In its petition, M/s Thara International submitted that it imported a consignment of wheat from Ukraine in September 2014, which was illegally confiscated by the customs staff on the ground that wheat ... Read More »

Faisalabad Excise Motor Brach collects Rs 5.58m in August

FAISALABAD: The Excise and Taxation Motor Branch Faisalabad has collected Rs 5.58 million and impounded 27 vehicles in month of August 2015. Motor branch has also started a survey for the recovery of tax in different areas of the district, including Faisalabad Motorway Toll Plaza, Gatt Wala Toll Plaza, Jhang road, Samundari road and Thana Sadar. Director Saeed Ahmed of ... Read More »

Additional Collector Muteen Alam transferred to Appraisement East Karachi‏

MULTAN: Additional Collector Muteen Alam has been transferred from Model of Customs Collectorate Multan to Model of Customs Collectorate Appraisement (East) Karachi. Additional Collector Muteen Alam has served on various positions of Model of Customs Collectorate Multan. Muteen Alam served at Multan Dry Port, Multan International Airport, Anti-Smuggling Organization Multan and Headquarters MCC Multan. Additional Collector Muteen Alam is among one ... Read More »

Federal Ombudsman as respondent: FST adjourns hearing till Sep 28

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Service Tribunal (FST) on Thursday heard the case consisting Federal Ombudsman (FO) Taimoor Azmat Usman as respondent. The two-member FST bench, comprising Syed Rafique Hussain Shah and Syed Muhammad Hamid, heard the case filed by Chaudhary Talib Hussain. The petitioner had sought ‘three percent increment/grant’ in the remuneration from the Federal Ombudsman Secretariat. Advocate Chaudhary Sagheer Ahmad ... Read More »

Customs valuation determines values of brake fluid ‏

MULTAN: The Directorate General of Customs Valuation determined the values of brake fluid vide Valuation Ruling No. 759/2015 under Section 25-A of the Customs Act, 1969 . According to details, M/s Indus Mobiles an importer of brake fluid filed a review petition in the Sindh High Court (SHC) on the grounds that subject ruling was old and did not reflect current ... Read More »

Sialkot FIA arrests two suspects running illegal business of hundi

SIALKOT: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) claims to have arrested two people involved in doing the illegal business of hundi. Sources said that a successive raid against the runners of illegal business of hundi was conducted by Inspector Muhmmad Ali in the Bano Bazar locality of Sialkot city. The FIA arrested two accused, allegedly involved in running the illegal business ... Read More »

Customs Collectors conference to be held in October

ISLAMABAD: Customs Collectors Conference under the auspices of Model Customs Collectorate Islamabad will be held during the first week of October, 2015. The conference will be presided over by Chief Collector North Nadir Khan Hoti. During the conference a comprehensive strategy will be devised to improve performance of staff. Decisions will also be taken on under-process cases of customs while ... Read More »

Multan Customs’ employees deprived of performance allowance despite filing asset declarations

MULTAN: The employees of Model Customs Collectorate Multan have shown serious concerns over the discontinuation of special performance allowance despite filing the assets declaration to the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR). As per details, the FBR has recently suspended the allowance of as many as 806 employees for not filing the assets declaration as they had been urged by the department ... Read More »

NAB starts investigation in Rana Mashhood video scandal

LAHORE: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Lahore has announced that investigation are underway into allegations of corruption against Punjab Minister for Sports and Education Rana Mashhood. A video of allegedly receiving money as bribery was on air on many national television channels during August 2014. Now it is expected that Rana Mashhood will soon be summoned by the bureau and ... Read More »

Non-filers to pay 35pc tax after expiry of ordinance regarding WHT

ISLAMABAD: Following the expiry of presidential orders regarding withholding tax on banking transaction, the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) will impose fine and deduct tax at the rate of 35 percent on every banking transaction to be made by non-filers. Sources said that the presidential ordinance will expire on September 30 and from October 1, the FBR will start action ... Read More »

FIA seals illegal money exchange, arrests two suspects

KARACHI: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has arrested two suspects who were involved in money laundering. Source told Customs Today that during the investigations, it was found that Ghohar Exchange Company is involved in sending money abroad by using illegal means. The company sends billion of rupees illegally to foreign countries. Two persons were arrested due to their involvement in money laundering. ... Read More »