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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 »

Import goods theft at Ports becoming severe: Muffasar Malik

KARACHI: Acting President of the Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI), Muffasar Atta Malik has expressed deep concern over rising incidents pertaining to theft of imported goods during examination and clearance from all ports of Karachi city, which causes severe losses to importers. In a statement issued, acting president urged Ports and Shipping Ministry and Chairmen of all ports ... 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 »

2000 containers used to restrain Imran, Qadri marches

LAHORE: Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) Vice President Mian Tariq Misbah said that road blockade with containers may save the democracy but could subvert the economy. He said that delay in consignments has affected the business community, especially the small businessmen and industry. “If government has given the permission to the marches of Pakistan Tahreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran khan ... 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 »

Sri Lanka Customs seizes drugs at Bandaranaike Airport

COLOMBO: The Sri Lanka Customs has seized drugs worth Rs 2 million, used for illegal abortions, during a raid at the airport. Customs Preventive Division official intercepted a businessman and recovered illegal drugs imported from India at the Air Cargo Terminal of the Bandaranaike International Airport in Katunayake. Sources told that the businessman has imported the drugs form Chennai and ... Read More »

Customs to test WeBOC at Wagha Border soon: Majid Yousfani

KARACHI: Pakistan Customs to test Web Based One Customs (WeBOC), the homegrown state of the art automation system designed and developed entirely by Pakistan Customs, at Wagah Border this month. Director of Reforms & Automation Abdul Majid Yousfani said that WeBOC will introduce land and air modules till end of this month to help widen the reach of Pakistan Customs ... Read More »

Transfer, posting rules of FBR being infringed in Customs Service

KARACHI: The rules and regulations of the transfers and postings, issued by Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) are being floundered in the Pakistan Customs Service (PCS), sources said. As per the orders issued by the board, none of the PCS officers is allowed to hold an office for more than three years. The same orders are also applicable on the ... Read More »

Modified WeBOC modules to be operational from June 2015

KARACHI: The Directorate of Reforms and Automation has planned to turn all 60 modules of WeBOC (Web Based One Customs) on the design specifications provided by the directorate, operational from June next year. The installation of WeBOCs, which can be easily modified to shape up and provide more effective customs control and better trade facilitation, would launch a new era ... Read More »

Iran customs collects $ 1.87 billion in 5 months

TEHRAN: Iran customs has collected 58 trillion Iranian rials ($1.8 billion) in the first five months of the current Iranian calendar year from March 21 to August 22. Head of Iran Customs Administration Masoud Karbasian said that IRR 28 trillion of the mentioned amounts was accepted letter of credit. A letter of credit is a document issued by a financial ... Read More »

Chief Collector Burki tells customs officers to achieve targets

LAHORE: Four Model Customs Collectrorate of central region have collected Rs 18.74 billion customs duty during July-August 2014 which is 28 percent more than the Rs 14.61 billion of last year collection. As per details, Faisalabad Customs Collectorate collected Rs 1.02 billion attaining a growth of 31 percent than Rs 784 million of last year collection. MCC Multan on the ... Read More »

Customs seizes mobile phones at Islamabad Airport

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Customs has foiled a bid to smuggle mobile phones worth Rs 2 million into Pakistan from Islamabad Airport. As per details, Customs Airport Deputy Collector Naveedur Rehman and his team intercepted a passenger Imran Haider at green channel boarded the flight TG 349 and recovered smartphones and tablets worth Rs 2 million. The customs registered a case ... Read More »

Heavy rains play havoc with Lahore dry ports

LAHORE: Like other areas of the city, torrential rains have played havoc with already insufficient infrastructure at the Lahore Dry Port; bring business activities to a grinding halt. The Mughalpura Dry Port and Thokar Niaz Baig Dry Port have faced devastation to their already underdeveloped infrastructure due to the recent heavy rains. The dry ports have been inundated in rainwater ... Read More »

Enigma of electricity bills

The official machinery in Pakistan has been outrageously proving for years that it is incapable of handling any situation from planning to implementation level. The political governments come and go and they only give directions and policies on certain issues. However, it is the bureaucracy which plans and implements the government directions. In its latest move, the government has chosen ... Read More »

Bajwa lauds Virk for detecting TCS, Telenor cases

ISLAMABAD: Federal Board of Revenue Chairman Tariq Bajwa visited Directorate General of Customs Intelligence and Investigation on Friday. Director General I&I Lutfullah Virk briefed the chairman on the performance of the department during the chairman’s first visit to directorate general after the appointment of Lutfullah as DG I&I. The FBR chairman lauded the efforts of DG I&I Lutfullah on his ... Read More »