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Customs officials Dost, Noor, Hameed, Khurram, Aziz take illegal protection of ‘illiterate’ person

ISLAMABAD: Various customs officials took illegal protection of an ‘illiterate’ person to save themselves from higher FBR and customs authorities against their corrupt practices. Customs officials including Dost Muhammad, Noor Akbar, Qaisar Nadeem Chatha, Akram Basra, Mohammad Bilal, Khurram Rafique, Abdul Hameed, Aziz Sarwar and others give Rs 2000-3000 bribe to this ‘illiterate’ person to write in their favour. Sources ... Read More »

Customs officials Dost, Noor Akbar, Chatha, Basra, Bilal take illegal protection of ‘illiterate’ person

ISLAMABAD: Various customs officials took illegal protection of an ‘illiterate’ person to save themselves from higher FBR and customs authorities against their corrupt practices. Customs officials including Dost Muhammad, Noor Akbar, Qaisar Nadeem Chatha, Akram Basra and Mohammad Bilal and others give Rs 2000-3000 bribe to this ‘illiterate’ person to write in their favour. Sources said this nexus of customs ... Read More »

Rs15b scam: KCCI concerned over sheer blackmailing by Evergreen, Greenpak, KMTC, United Marine, PICT

KARACHI: President Karachi Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KCCI) Muffasar Atta Malik, while expressing deep concern over sheer blackmailing by shipping lines, their agents in connivance with terminal operators, stated that the Karachi Chamber has been constantly receiving a lot of complaints against many shipping lines, their agents and terminal operators involved in taking unjustified demurrage and detention charges from ... Read More »

Shipping activity at Port Qasim

KARACHI: Following is shipping report of Port Qasim: Sailing of Vessels Ship Name PQA Reg No L.O.A Commodity Manifest Qty. (Import) (Export) Draft Aft (Meters) Draft Far (Meters) ETD Ship Agent Name Berth M.T- GP ASPHALT III 25166 95.50 BITUMEN 2230.000 4.9 4.9 11:30 GATEWAY M/W-II M.T- OOCL WASHINGTON 25190 322.97 CONTAINERS 11.8 11.8 13:00 OOCL PAKISTAN QICT-V M.V- DARANEE ... Read More »

Customs seizes 50,000 litres smuggled Iranian diesel in Larkana

LARKANA: The Anti-Smuggling Squad of Pakistan Customs posted in Larkana Division and customs check post, Jacobabad, on Friday seized 50,000 litres of smuggled Iranian diesel on a tip of worth approximately Rs3.5 million led by Incharge Inspector Aziz Ahmed Katpar. Aziz Ahmed told newsmen that the LPG bowser carried LPG to Quetta and after unloading it, filled smuggled diesel in ... Read More »

Customs Court grants bail to suspect involved in HSD smuggling

KARACHI: The Customs Court granted interim bail to suspect namely Muhammad Akbar son of Ghulam Muhammad, who was booked in a case of attempting to smuggle non-duty paid 21,640 liters High Speed Diesel (HSD). On Thursday, counsel for the above-mentioned suspect submitted bail petition and argued that his client is innocent and was falsely implicated in this case and he ... Read More »

FBR seek ACRs of 53 appraising officers till July 20

ISLAMABAD:  Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) issued final notice to senior appraisement officers to submit their Annual Confidential Reports (ACRs) till July 20, 2018, it is learnt here. According to official sources, the final notices were issued to 53 senior appraisement officers in Karachi, and all these senior appraisement officers are posted on sensitive customs posts in Karachi sources added. ... Read More »

Gwadar Customs’ online system plagued by delays due to slow internet

GWADAR: Gwadar Port Authority Chairman Dostain Khan Jamaldini has said the customs authority’s inability to resolve issues of internet speed and reliability at the port managed by a Chinese state-owned entity is operating at less than capacity. In an interview to Bloomberg, Jamaldini said that although the Chinese have installed an alternative wireless system for provision of internet services, that ... Read More »

PCA detects Rs6m tax evasion by M/s Alam Fayyaz & Sons & Landhi

KARACHI: The Directorate of Customs Post Clearance Audit (PCA) on Thursday detected duties and tax evasion of Rs 6 million by M/s Alam Fayyaz and Sons, Landhi, Karachi and sent report of concern to adjudication, it is learnt here. Sources told Customs Today that M/s Alam Fayyaz and Sons, Landhi, Karachi imported two consignments of imported dinner sets, included fancy dinner ... Read More »

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CJP, Chairman NAB notice of green channel: customs audit — a fraud within a fraud

KARACHI: Customs Today covered the green channel scam since past many years. The Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar took notice of the scam and the court associate sent a letter to the Chairman NAB for necessary action. A customs high official was denying his role in the mega scam saying that it is the issue of software automation ... Read More »

Corrupt elements are still misusing green channel facility: Advocate Zain Jatoe  

KARACHI: Renowned lawyer Zain Jatoe has said it is a fact that green channel was purely introduced for legal importers, but some fraudsters are still misusing this facility. Talking with Customs Today, Jatoe said it is very clear that smuggling is going on through green channel but it cannot happen without the help of customs officials. He said an importer does ... Read More »

FBR extends Customs powers of FC, Rangers up to June next

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has extended anti-smuggling powers of Pakistan Rangers and Frontier Corps of Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa up to June 30, 2019. These forces would continue to conduct physically examine/search persons, screen or x-ray bodies of suspected persons, and arrest of smugglers without warrant under the Customs Act, 1969. Sources in Pakistan Customs said these ... Read More »

Customs, rice farmers sign MoU to stop rice smuggling

ABUJA: The Nigeria Customs Service and the Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria (RIFAN) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to stop rice smuggling through land border into the country. Alhaji Aminu Goronyo, President Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria (RIFAN), disclosed this yesterday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja. He said even though the ... Read More »

Customs, Excise annually impounds goods worth N$30m

WASHINGTON: The Department of Customs and Excise within the Ministry of Finance says on average it impounds about N$30 million worth of prohibited goods every year at the country’s entry points. The impounded goods vary in size, consignment and value and include products, such as skin lightening creams, counterfeit cigarettes, counterfeit CDs and DVDs, pirated branded T-shirts, second-hand clothes and ... Read More »

Customs, PNP, NBI, BIR, must now inform mayor first about anticrime action in Manila

MANILA: The local government explained that such a measure was necessary to deter “fake law enforcement agents” or those with spurious missions from victimizing Manila residents. “[F]ailure on the part of the law enforcement authorities to coordinate with the city government, the local police and/or barangay officials, the latter may refuse to honor the service of the search warrant, warrant ... Read More »

Turkish customs minister confirms connection between Zarrab and Zanjani

ANKARA: Customs and Trade Minister Cenap Aşçı, responding to an official inquiry, confirmed a report detailing gold imports and exports involving companies linked to Iranian businessman Reza Zarrab from 2011 and 2013. The report, authored by Customs and Trade Ministry’s chief inspector Mehmet Eryılmaz, was submitted to Parliament by Republican People’s Party (CHP) Parliamentary Group Deputy Chairman Levent Gök and ... Read More »

French Customs seizes un-exportable Picasso’s art work worth €25m heading for Switzerland

BERLIN: A painting by Pablo Picasso estimated at more than €25 million (CHF26.5 million) and considered “unexportable” by the Spanish authorities has been seized by French customs officials on a boat moored in the French island of Corsica. “An attempt to export to Switzerland a picture by Picasso, Head of a Young Woman, through the customs office of Bastia [a ... Read More »

Swiss Customs data shows a decrease in exports, imports in H1

HELSINKI: The Swiss Federal Customs Administration announced on Tuesday that Swiss exports and imports, totalling over 100.1 billion CHF (104.3 billion U.S. dollars) and 82 billion CHF respectively, registered a decline during this year’s first six months. Relative to 2014 figures, Swiss authorities indicated that exports dropped by 2.6 percent and that imports to the confederation recorded a 7.4 percent ... Read More »

Jordanian Customs foils an attempt to smuggle 250,000 narcotic pills

AMMAN: The Anti-Narcotics Department (AND) has foiled an attempt to smuggle 250,000 narcotic pills hidden in carton plates, and police arrested the main suspect, the Public Security Department’s (PSD) media centre said Tuesday. AND personnel received a tip that the suspect had prepared a large quantity of narcotic pills to smuggle outside the country. A special AND team was tasked ... Read More »