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Customs to remain open on weekends till 8pm, Monday till midnight

KARACHI: Federal Board of Revenue through a letter C.No.2 (1) L&P/07 has issued directives that all Customs Houses and other subordinate offices of Model Customs Collectorates shall remain open on Saturday June 28 and Sunday June 29 till 8:00 pm and will remain open on Monday June 30 till 12:00 midnight. The letter further elaborated that the State Bank of ... Read More »

FBR promotes 9 senior PCS officers to Grade 20

ISLAMABAD: Federal Board of Revenue has announced promotion of nine Grade 19 officers of Pakistan Customs Service to Grade 20. A notification issued in this regard states that the officers of Pakistan Customs Service are promoted to BS-20 with immediate effect. The officers promoted include Suraiya Ahmad Butt, Dr. Naeem Khan, Mukarram Jah Ansari, Qurban Ali Khan, Asif Mahmood Jah, ... Read More »

DGI&I issues warning letters to 2 customs intelligence officers

ISLAMABAD: Directorate General of Intelligence and Investigation-Customs has issued departmental warnings to two customs intelligence officers while expressing serious concerns regarding the performance of their official duties and declaring them guilty of negligence. According to sources, Deputy Director Headquarters Muhammad Asif has issued written warnings to customs intelligence officers Abdul Majeed and Zulfiqar Ali. The warning letters state that they ... Read More »

Customs Intelligence confiscates power generators worth over Rs80m

ISLAMABAD: Directorate of Intelligence and Investigation-Customs, Rawalpindi has confiscated smuggled heavy duty power generators for industrial use in two raids. The raids were carried out under the leadership of Deputy Director Dr Muhammad Nasir Khan at two warehouses near Tarnol and Sector I-10 in Islamabad. The power generators were estimated to be worth Rs 80 million. Enquiry has been launched ... Read More »

Gold, jewellery clearance: Customs, TDAP to be linked through WeBOC

KARACHI: Directorate of Reforms and Automation has started its work on formation of Requirement Specification Documents (RSD) in connection with import/export of gold, jewellery and gemstones relates to SRO 760/2013. FBR sources informed Customs Today that the Economic Co-ordination Committee has decided to establish interface between Pakistan Customs and Trade Development Authority of Pakistan in order to automate Customs clearance ... Read More »

Customs officials seize auto parts among other items worth Rs1.5m

LAHORE: Customs Anti-smuggling wing has seized non-customs duty paid auto parts, goods and articles in two different raids at Multan Road and Shahdara worth Rs 1.5 million. Sources said that the Anti-smuggling wing impounded goods like plastic beads, laces and others worth Rs 0.7 million coming from Peshawar during a raid at Shahdara. They said that in another raid the ... Read More »

Rs225m tax evasion of textile fabric: MCC Appraisement-West yet to take legal action

KARACHI: Model Customs Collectorate of Appraisement-West has not yet taken any legal action against the importers of woven textile fabric, who were found involved in massive tax evasion through mis-declaration in their fabric consignments. Earlier, Directorate of Intelligence and Investigation-Customs, Karachi has lodged First Information Reports (FIRs) against seven importers, who were involved in importing blended viscose rayon in the ... Read More »

FBR promotes 41 PCS officers to Grade 19

ISLAMABAD: Federal Board of Revenue has announced promotions of 41 officers of Pakistan Customs Service from Grade 18 to Grade 19. According to a notification issued by FBR the forty-one BS-18 officers of Pakistan Customs Service are promoted to the post of Additional Collectors (BS-19) with immediate effect. The names of the PCS officers are Sami-ul-Haq, Amjad-ur-Rahman, Khurram Naeem, Abdul ... Read More »

Runaway clearing agent among two arrested by DI&I over mis-declaration

ISLAMABAD: Directorate of Intelligence and Investigation-Customs, Rawalpindi has arrested two persons including the importer and the clearing agent for mis-declaration and tax evasion in share of customs duty on import of cloth at a large scale. The customs clearing agent was at first able to escape from the office of the directorate. He was later arrested and handed over to ... Read More »

DI&I registers FIR against M/s Regent Enterprise, Customs officials in tax fraud

KARACHI: Directorate of Customs Intelligence and Investigation-Customs, Karachi has registered an FIR (First Information Report) against importer M/s Regent Enterprises, examining/assessment staff of MCC Appraisement-West in their alleged involvement in tax fraud by manipulating the Web-Based One Customs (WeBOC) computerised clearance system. The importer M/s Regent Enterprises deliberately got involved in mis-declaring of quantity, origin, value, weight and Unit of ... Read More »

Stock of smuggled Pine cigarettes confiscated

MULTAN: Customs special team confiscated smuggled Pine Cigarettes worth 500,000 rupees in a raid in Sadiqabad region. Government imposed ban on Pine Cigarettes, the Korean cigarettes brand last year and its sale was declared illegal. Its selling was declared violation of law due to non payment of taxes and customs duty along with the reason that the instructions of health ... Read More »

DGI&I confiscates smuggled items worth over Rs2.099b

ISLAMABAD: Directorate General of Intelligence and Investigation-Customs has confiscated tonnes of drugs along with smuggled items worth over Rs 2.099 billion during the period from July 2013 to May 2014. As per details the Directorate General of Customs I&I seized 258 vehicles U/S 157 worth over Rs 382 million; 241 vehicles U/S 167 (NDP) worth over 285 million; around 1.1 ... Read More »

Mis-declaration in fabric import: Customs Intelligence registers 7 FIRs

KARACHI: Directorate of Intelligence and Investigation-Customs, Karachi has registered seven FIRs against the different importers involved in mis-declaration of the import of textile/fabric. The Directorate of Intelligence and Investigation, Karachi and Pakistan Customs have held around 200 consignments of fabrics/textile for examination and laboratory tests in the last month. Subsequently, the consignments which were declared as cotton blended were sent ... Read More »

Customs thwarts attempt to smuggle heroin to Canada

SIALKOT: Customs Intelligence has foiled a major attempt of smuggling heroin to Canada from Sialkot, during a special checking at General Post Office (GPO) Sialkot. A Fatehgarh-Defence Road Sialkot based accused Rashid booked a parcel at Sialkot GPO carrying the dental surgical instruments for Canada. When on a tip off, Customs Intelligence officials started special checking of the consignment, they ... Read More »

Customs Intelligence confiscates smuggled electronic goods worth over Rs50m

KARACHI: Directorate of Intelligence and Investigation-Customs, Karachi and Model Customs Collectorate of Preventive have jointly started preparing seizure report of smuggled goods seized on June 19, estimated to be worth Rs 50 million. Sources informed Customs Today that both FBR organizations on the special directives of FBR Chairman Tariq Bajwa and Director General Intelligence and Investigation-Customs Luftullah Virk have collectively ... Read More »

Rs25.6m tax evasion: Contravention Report against M/s Z A Pharma prepared

KARACHI: The Research and Development (R&D) Section of Model Customs Collectorate of Appraisement-East has made contravention report (CR) against the importer M/s Z A Pharma after establishing tax evasion in terms of customs duty, sales tax, additional sales tax and income tax through claiming of inadmissible benefit of SRO 567 (I)/2006 and SRO 551 (I)/2008 and reduced rate of income ... Read More »

Customs seizes 2,000 kg dry milk, container full of goods

LAHORE: Anti-smuggling unit of Model Customs Collectorate Lahore has seized 2,000 kg dry milk and a container full of miscellaneous goods in two different raids. Sources said that the officials impounded 2,000 kg dry milk at Shera Kott while container full of miscellaneous goods and articles including diapers and glass beads at the Sagian Interchange. One Saqib and Walan Khan ... Read More »

DG Internal Audit-Customs retires on August 14

ISLAMABAD: Director General of Directorate General of Internal Audit-Customs Humayun Khan Sikandri will retire from Pakistan Customs Service on August 14, 2014. A notification issued in this regard by Federal Board of Revenue states: On attaining the age of Superannuation, Humayun Khan Sikandri (BS-21) officer of Pakistan Customs Service presently posted as Director General, Directorate General of Internal Audit (Customs), ... Read More »

CIU seizes counterfeit items at Port Qasim

KARACHI: Customs Intelligence Unit of Port Qasim has seized a consignment of M/s Samana Sons comprising empty tubes with caps printed with Indian brands for packing of face wash and hair gel etc. which were to be used for distributing counterfeited products in the country. MCC Port Qasim has submitted the seizure report for initiation of adjudication proceedings. Credible information ... Read More »

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