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NBP staff test COVID-19 positive: Action against NBP president for not heeding Customs Today warning?

KARACHI: Three employees of NBP Customs House Branch tested positive for Covid-19 and the branch remained closed on 27th April 2020 for collection of duties and taxes. NBP President was alerted several times by different bodies of traders and customs agents including KCAA and FPCCI, but he did not implement social distancing measures at the branch. Customs Today also covered ... Read More »

Lahore: Customs Preventive, Adjudication reshuffle 43 inspectors at Customs House

LAHORE: Model Customs Colectorate Preventive and Adjudication have relocated at least 43 Customs Inspectors at the Customs House Headquarters. The Collectorate of Preventive reshuffled one inspector in administrative branch at the Headquarters while nine inspectors at Anti Smuggling Organization. The Collectorate transferred four inspectors at the Chief Accountant Office and one inspector at the Chief Collector Office. The Collectorate also ... Read More »

Clearing agents seek time to renew licences

KARACHI: Clearing agents have requested the customs officials to give them time for renewal of licences. Talking to Customs Today at the Customs House, they said the renewal date had already expired on 31 October. “We had earlier requested the officials concerned that a good number of agents had failed to submit their papers owing to several reasons, including Muharram ... Read More »

Fayaz Rasool assumes charge as ADC Reforms and Automation

ISLAMABAD: Fayaz Rasool, Pakistan Customs Service (PCS) officer of BS-19, has assumed the charge of the post of Additional Director, Directorate of Reforms and Automation (Customs), Karachi. The officer, pursuing the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Notification’s No. 1867-MI/2014, relinquished the charge of the post of Additional Collector, MC of Appraisement (West) Customs House, Karachi on 29.09.2014. Read More »

Eduljee Dinshaw Road in front of Customs House to beautify city: Ebad

KARACHI: Sindh Governor Dr Ishrat-ul-Ebaad Khan has performed ground-breaking of Eduljee Dinshaw Road, stretches from the Karachi Port Trust building to the Old Customs House. The governor, while addressing the ceremony, organised by MCC-Preventive of Pakistan Customs in front of Old Customs House Building, said that despite having rich history supported by artisans, craftsman, and musicians and historical buildings, Karachi’s ... Read More »

Manufactures seek customs value of steel wire rod

KARACHI: Local manufacturers of steel wire rod and billet have approached the Directorate of Customs Valuation about their concerns over the determination of customs values of iron non-alloy steel wire rod low/high carbon (draw quality) vide Valuation Ruling No 693/2014 No Misc/26/2014-VI issued on September 26, 2014. Representatives of local manufacturers of billet as well as steel wire rod approached ... Read More »

FBR to shift Internal Audit offices at Customs House Building

KARACHI: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has planned to shift the offices of the Directorate General of Internal Audit-Customs at the 11th Floor of the Custom House Building, Karachi. The sources informed Customs Today that the authorities concerned of MCC-Preventive has made all arrangements in order to shift the offices of the Directorate General of Internal Audit-Customs at the ... Read More »

Sindh governor to open Eduljee Dinshaw Road linking Customs houses at 5pm

KARACHI: Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ebad Khan would be the chief guest at the groundbreaking ceremony of Eduljee Dinshaw Road Project today (Tuesday). The road, opposite to the Customs House, is a busy thoroughfare located in the old Karachi. Besides housing the Old Customs and the New Customs House building the road is also lined by buildings of the past ... Read More »

Strong surveillance crucial to uproot smuggling: Chief Collector Nazim

KARACHI: Chief Collector-Enforcement (South) Muhammad Nazim Saleem visited Customs House, Gaddani and held meeting with the Customs officers. Collector Model Customs Collectorate-MCC Gwadar Syed Tanvir welcomed the Chief Collector-Enforcement (South) on his arrival. During the meeting, the Chief Collector-Enforcement (South) Muhammad Nazim Saleem emphasized on effective measures in order to curb smuggling and improved surveillance mechanism by anti-smuggling organisation to ... Read More »

Faulty scanning machines delay clearance

KARACHI: Customs agents , importers and company owners are facing difficulties due to various reasons at Customs House, it was learnt  Thursday. Importers said that they face difficulties in Model Customs Collectorate (East) and (West) since scanner machines are not working properly there and this thing causes delay in clearance of consignments. The importers appealed to Customs high ups to ... Read More »

Tariq Bajwa due in Karachi today

ISLAMABAD: Federal Board of Revenue Chief Tariq Bajwa is due in Karachi to visit Customs House today (Oct 21). Tariq Bajwa will attend a meeting, in which Member Customs Nisar Muhammad, Member Inland Revenue (Operations) Muhammaf Ashraf Khan, Chief Collector Appraisement Nasir Masroor, Chief Collector Enforcement Nazim Saleem, Director General Valuation Rubina Athar, Director General WeBOC will also present. The ... Read More »

Recruitments at vacant posts of Customs House from next month

Karachi: Recruitment process at vacant posts of Customs House is likely to get started from next month, the Customs Today learnt on Monday. The sources said that vacant posts have not been filled at Customs House since long which had affected its performance. The sources said the recruitment process would start next month on posts starting from grade 1 to ... Read More »

No new recruitment: Customs to face dearth of technical staff

KARACHI: The Pakistan Customs Services (PCS), a wing of Federal Board of Revenue (FBR), is going to face the dearth of technical and skilled staff at Customs House, Karachi in next few years, it is learnt here. The sources in FBR informed Customs Today that the last recruitment in the Customs Department was carried out in 1988 and after passing ... Read More »

Collector Saleem suspends principal appraiser for mismanagement

KARACHI: Different trade organisations have expressed deep concerns over the alleged negligence of the officials working in the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) Cell at Customs House, Karachi, and demanded steps to improve its working. According to details, the trade organisations were of the view that the officials concerned in FTA Cell were not making the use of automated system for ... Read More »

FBR transfers Grade 19-20 Customs bigwigs

ISLAMABAD: FBR has announced transfers/postings of 15 Grade 19-20 Customs Officers with immediate effect. As per notification, Juneid Akram has been transferred as Director, Directorate of Intelligence & Investigation, FBR, Faisalabad on return from NMC, Muhammad Ibrahim Vighio (BS-20) has been transferred from Collector, Model Customs Collectorate, Hyderabad to Director, Directorate of Transit Trade, Karachi. He will hold additional charge ... Read More »

Taxpayers denounce delaying tactics of NBP staff

KARACHI: The taxpayers expressed their deep concerns over pathetic performance and delaying tactics of National Bank of Pakistan (NBP), Custom House Branch while submitting Customs Duty and other taxes. While sharing their views with Customs Today, taxpayers showed their anguish as they have been passing through tremendous agony during the holy month of Ramadan. they said,  they have to wait ... Read More »

FBR directs all regional offices to take stern safety measures

ISLAMABAD: Owing to the current security concerns, Federal Board of Revenue on the directives of Chairman Tariq Bajwa has directed all offices including Regional Tax Offices, Large Taxpayers Units, Customs Houses and Dry ports to take strict measures for ensuring safety of the offices. Entry of visitors into FBR Headquarters in Islamabad has been restricted to a particular limit. Rules ... Read More »

Customs House beefs up security owing to general threat

KARACHI: Pakistan Customs authorities have tightened security arrangements in and around the Customs House, Karachi owing to general threat by the anti-state elements to national assets. The exterior walls of Customs House have been covered by placing the containers and Preventive Officers along with sepoys have been deployed at the entry and exit gates of Customs House. A force of ... Read More »

Security concerns: Authorities mulling over relocation of customs laboratory

KARACHI: Authorities of Pakistan Customs have expressed their concerns over the existence of Customs Laboratory in the premises of Customs House, Karachi. FBR sources informed Customs Today that the Chief Collector of Enforcement-South Muhammad Nazim Saleem, through a letter, has urged the Collector of Model Customs Collectorate of Preventive, Syed Muhammad Tariq Huda to re-locate the Customs Laboratory from the ... Read More »

Directorate gears up to add bulk oil, export modules in WeBOC

KARACHI: The Directorate of Reforms and Automation-FBR is gearing up to install the modules including bulk oil and raw materials of export in SRO 326, 327 and 492 in Web Based One Customs (WeBOC), computerized system by end of May, 2014. A senior officer of FBR informed Customs Today that the Directorate of Reforms and Automation has completed 85 per ... Read More »