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ANF receives 20,000 applications against 254 posts

ISLAMABAD: The Anti-Narcotics department has received more than 20, 000 applications till now against 254 vacancies in the ANF Headquarters Rawalpindi. As per details, Ministry of Interior has invited applications from suitable male/female candidates for the vacancies of grade1 to 14 to be submitted before September. Sources expected that number of applications would certainly touch the figure of 30, 000 ... Read More »

Director valuation Mahboob Saqib retires

LAHORE: The Directorate of Customs Valuation Director Mahboob Saqib Khan has retired from his services, attaining the age of superannuation in BPS-20. During his service Khan has contributed significantly in the development of the Customs Department. As chief TEPI and computer bureau, he upgraded the computer hardware and provided optic fiber based connectivity to all floors of the custom house. ... 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 »

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 »

FBR raises large taxpayer unit’s target by 30pc

LAHORE: The Large Taxpayer Unit (LTU) of the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has been assigned 30 percent more revenue target for September this year than the last year’s collections of Rs 15.03 billion during the same period. Sources told Customs today that the FBR has assigned Rs 19.497 billion tax collection target to LTU for September this year, which ... 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 »

FBR to devolve powers to act against ‘black sheep’

ISLAMABAD: The Board in Council of the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR), on suggestion of Member Customs Nisar Muhammad Khan, has decided to give authority of institutional punitive measures to field formations, chief collectors and chief commissioners. After the said decision, heads of the field formations will be authorised to take action against corrupt officers on mismanagement and corruption. The ... 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 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 »

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 »

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 »

FBR officials arrest factory owner for evading Rs 280 million tax

LAHORE: Federal Board of Revenue Lahore Deputy Commissioner Inland Revenue Raza Ashfaq Sheikh has arrested a factory owner for allegedly evading Rs 280 million tax. As per details, the deputy commissioner raided a house in Shahdman, Lahore, and arrested Nasir Tariq Butt, owner of Munir Foundry situated on Shiekhpura Road. Butt had not been paying his tax dues since 2009. ... Read More »

Member Admin Shahid Jatoi takes action against corrupt officers

ISLAMABAD: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Member Admin Shahid Hussain Jatoi has learnt that most of his instructions regarding corrupt officers were being ignored by lower management staff. As per details, Jatoi has sought the records of personal hearings against corrupt officers, from his appointment to date, on reports of mismanagement in these cases. It is learnt that the Member ... 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 »