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Tuesday October 07 – Monday October 20, 2014

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Rs 333 million goods imported from India via Wagha Border

LAHORE: Pakistan has imported items worth Rs 333 million between September 15 and 21 from India via the Wagha border. According to available documents, the major items were potatoes, tomatoes, garlic, cake-oil, polyethylene and cotton yarn. The documents also read Pakistan imported potatoes worth Rs 19.8 million during the last week. No duty has been imposed on the import of potatoes from India ... Read More »

Chief Collector Nasir Masroor transfers 10 low-rank staffers

KARACHI: Customs Appraisement-South Chief Collector Nasir Masroor ordered immediate transfers and postings of 10 subordinate employees on September 20. The employees include four upper division clerks (UDC), four lower division clerks (LDC) and two record sorters. Four have been transferred from the Directorate of Post-Clearance Audit (PCA) while another four have been transferred to the PCA. Qutubuddin, UDC; Javed Awan, ... Read More »

Lahore Customs collects 86pc more duty than last year

LAHORE: The Model Customs Collectorate Lahore has detected 36 mis-declaration cases in the first two months of current fiscal year and collected Rs 11.62 million federal excise duty which was 86 percent more than the collections during same months of last year. Sources told that the customs also collected Rs 2367 million customs duty during July-August period, which was 33 ... Read More »

LCCI to sign MoU with Ghurki Trust Hospital

LAHORE: The Lahore Chamber of Commerce & Industry (LCCI) and Ghurki Trust Teaching Hospital have decided to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to provide best healthcare facilities to the LCCI members. As per details, LCCI decided to sign a MoU with Ghurki Trust Teaching hospital during the visit of a delegation, led by Vice President Kashif Anwar, to Ghurki ... Read More »

FIA likely to grill customs officials for clearing pharma raw material

KARACHI: A team of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Lahore is mulling over to visit Karachi for further investigating the case related to the clearance of pharmaceutical raw material in which 76 Customs officials involved. Sources informed Customs Today that a team headed by FIA Assistant Director Mian Asif, husband of slain MQM MNA Tahira Asif, may visit Karachi to ... Read More »

FBR assigns Rs 20.7 billion yearly target for Appraisement Lahore

LAHORE: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has finally assigned customs duty collection target to Model Customs Collectorate (MCC) Appraisement Lahore for the financial year 2014-15. According to details, MCC appraisement Lahore has been asked to collect total duty of Rs 20.73 billion for fiscal year 2014-15 which is 26 percent more than the last year target. The MCC Appraisement ... Read More »

Customs valuation of Fleece Fabric issued

KARACHI: The Directorate General of Customs Valuation has determined the Custom values of Fleece Fabric through Valuation Ruling No.683/2014 under Section 25-A of the Customs Act, 1969. The exercise to determine the Customs values of Fleece Fabric was initiated after it was brought in the notice of the Directorate General of Customs Valuation that Fleece Fabric is being imported from ... Read More »

Physical, mental health perquisite for nation’s efficiency: LCCI

LAHORE: The Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) has organised a day-long seminar on “The Hidden Enemy” on Friday, in which a large number of people from different walks of life participated. LCCI Vice President Kashif Anwar and renowned Psychiatrist Dr GH Saqib Kalyani spoke on the occasion and marked the importance of physical and mental health. They pledged ... Read More »

Ex-CEO Hamdani owns TCS building

ISLAMABAD: The customs authorities have learnt that former TCS CEO Saqib Hamdani has the ownership of the main building of the TCS Express and Logistics Centre near Jinnah International Airport at Iqbal Avenue, Karachi. This revelation has opened new dimensions in the TCS and Smart Zone Company smuggling case that how a man hired as CEO could have the ownership ... Read More »

Dubai Customs seizure cases up 23pc in first half

DUBAI: Dubai Customs has raised collections from seized contraband as it has 23 percent more seizure case during the first half of this year than the same period of last year. As per details, Dubai Customs Passenger Operations Department has 1,037 confiscations during the first half of this year as compared to 843 seizures during the same period last year. ... Read More »

Customs judge remands 3 in fake ‘E’ form case

LAHORE: Customs Judge Tanveer Akbar sent three accused on a two-day remand for using fake ‘E’ form for foreign exchange on export in separate cases on Thursday. The court, accepting request of the customs investigation officer, granted remand of three accused, including clearing agents M Rashid, Nadeem and Wasim of Shipping and Freight Forwarders, on their alleged involvement in using ... Read More »

ANF seizes charas in various raids in Rawalpindi, Lahore

RAWALPINDI: The Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) has recovered 1.5kg charas and arrested four drug peddlers in three raids in Rawalpindi and Lahore. As per details, the ANF in an operation conducted near Bilal Masjid, Umar Road, Dhoke Ellahi Bakhsh, Rawalpindi arrested an accused Khalid Khan and recovered 450 grams of charas from him. In a second raid, ANF Rawalpindi Airport team ... Read More »

ANF recovers narcotics worth Rs 1.24 billion in 8 raids

ISLAMABAD: Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) recovered drugs worth Rs 1.24 billion during eight operations at Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Mianwali, Peshawar, Khyber Agency and Karachi and recovered 1.2 ton of charas, 3 kg of heroin and 700 grams of opium, arresting 12 drug peddlers. According to details, ANF Peshawar raided a house in Khyber Agency and recovered 1210 kg of charas from the ... Read More »

TCS, Smart Zone multi-billion smuggling case hearing put off

ISLAMABAD: A special court headed by Customs Taxation and Anti-Smuggling Customs Judge Muhammad Ahmad Farooqi has postponed the hearing of the TCS and Smart Zone Company smuggling case as lawyers of the accused did not appear in the court. As per details, TCS former CEO Saqib Hamdani, Manager Logistics Ghazanfar Gul and Smart Zone Company Owner Shakirullah asked the court ... Read More »

US Customs seizes drugs worth $128K

SANTA TERESA: The US Customs has seized marijuana worth $128,000 and arrested two men in a raid by US Customs and Border Protection officers at the Santa Teresa port of entry. Customs intercepted two men, Armando Yanez Balbuena, 36, and Noel Oguer Aguirre Garcia, 40, who were entered the port from Mexico. Customs officers were screening vehicles when they noticed ... Read More »

Customs not to clear 6 fabric trucks sans import documents

KARACHI: The Cloth Merchants Association has expressed deep concerns over the seizure of six trucks containing imported fabric during a raid conducted by FBR Directorate General of Customs Intelligence & Investigation Karachi and Pakistan Rangers near Allahwala Market, Lucknow Plaza. As per details, the association termed the raid “illegal” and alleged that the customs intelligence was misusing powers by breaking ... Read More »

Customs seizes shampoos, soaps at Sagian Bridge

LAHORE: The customs anti-smuggling cell seized a bus loaded with non-customs paid goods worth Rs 0.8 million on Tuesday. Sources said that the anti-smuggling cell impounded imported shampoos, soaps and miscellaneous goods at the Sagian Bridge. They said that the cell sent a team under guidance of Anti-Smuggling Inspector Khalid Butt that confiscated the bus filled with illegal goods and ... Read More »

LCCI President Sohail Lashari says businessmen know social obligations

LAHORE: Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) President Engineer Sohail Lashari, during a visit to Al-Ehsan Welfare Eye Hospital, said that the business community is quite conscious of its corporate social responsibilities and is utilising all its resources to the help of less privileged class of society. “The LCCI has already done a lot of work in social sector ... Read More »

US Customs to return ‘Tyrannosaurus Skull’ to Mongolia

NEW YORK: The US customs authorities has decided to return the skull and vertebrae of an Alioramus dinosaur, a relative of the iconic Tyrannosaurus Rex, to Mongolia after Customs and Border Protection agents became suspicious of the French company importing them into the US. As per details, France had sent 70-million-year-old fossils, via courier, to a storage facility in Long ... Read More »