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Revenue collection worsens due to shipping companies’ behaviour

KARACHI: The situation of revenue collection may become further unpleasant for the Federal Board of Revenue due to the apathy of shipping companies in certain matters. FBR sources informed Customs Today that the shipping companies have not been calling for an Import General Manifest (IGM) number against the ship MOL, which was staying at Karachi International Containers Terminal (KICT) for ... Read More »

FBR chief yet to visit Customs House, Karachi

KARACHI: Federal Board of Revenue Chairman Tariq Bajwa is yet to visit Customs House, Karachi. FBR chairman is scheduled to hold series of meetings regarding the revenue collection status. Just a week remains before ending of the current fiscal year. FBR Chairman Tariq Bajwa will also visit the offices of Inland Revenue Service and Regional Tax Offices RTOs. Chief Collector ... Read More »

Customs wins legal battle over 10kg gold seizure from Iranian

ISLAMABAD: After struggle of twenty five years, Pakistan Customs has won the legal battle over confiscation of ten kilograms of smuggled gold worth tens of millions of rupees. Supreme Court of Pakistan has given its verdict over the confiscation of the gold from Iranian citizen Ghulam Hussain Ramzan Ali in favour of Pakistan Customs while rejecting his appeal. The Iranian ... Read More »

ASO confiscates smuggled goods worth Rs71m in 20 days of June

KARACHI: Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO) of the Regional Directorate of Customs Intelligence and Investigation, Karachi has seized smuggled goods in 12 cases worth Rs 71,084,643 in 20 days of June in which duty/taxes involved of Rs 27,012,056. The Anti-Smuggling Organization, Karachi confiscated 16 Birla brand tyres and tubes of size 11.00-20 PR20 on June 1, imported from India. The consignment was ... Read More »

Rs264m non-duty paid vehicles, items seized during current FY

LAHORE: Anti-smuggling wing of Model Customs Collectorate of Lahore has seized smuggled vehicles and goods worth Rs 264 million in 314 cases, attaining a growth of 12 per cent during the period from July 2013 to June 2014 against Rs 236 million in 263 cases during the similar period last fiscal year. During the aforesaid period of the current fiscal ... Read More »

FBR chief, Member Customs due in Karachi today

KARACHI: Federal Board of Revenue Chairman Tariq Bajwa and Member Customs Nisar Muhammad Ali Khan are due to arrive in Karachi on Friday (today). Sources in FBR informed Customs Today that the FBR chief and Member Customs will hold closed door marathon of meetings with the high-ups of Pakistan Customs over the revenue collection status as the end of the ... Read More »

Large scale irregularities in seizure register, official gets stricter

ISLAMABAD: Taking strict notice of the large scale anomalies and irregularities in the seizure register, Deputy Director Admin of Customs Intelligence, (Headquarters) Islamabad, Dr Muhammad Nasir has impeded any kind of amendment in the seizure register after the first entry without permission of the officers concerned. In a detailed official order issued by the office of Deputy Director Admin Dr ... Read More »

Curbing menace of corruption: Integrated Management Unit may face resistance

ISLAMABAD: For the of eradication of corruption within the institution, Federal Board of Revenue has decided to form Integrity Management Unit (IMU) which will be headed by Director General of Intelligence and Investigations-Customs Lutfullah Virk. Formation of the unit is a policy decision which was approved during a meeting of Board in Council which was presided over by FBR Chairman ... Read More »

Naveed Ilahi assumes additional charge

ISLAMABAD: Deputy Director Muhammad Asif of Directorate General of Intelligence and Investigations-Customs, (Headquarters), Islamabad, has relinquished charge of his post. He has left the country for a training course. Deputy Director of Customs Intelligence Enforcement Naveed Ilahi has assumed additional charge of the post of Deputy Director as relinquished by Deputy Director Muhammad Asif. Deputy Director of Customs Intelligence Enforcement ... Read More »

Ceremony held to commemorate customs’ support for IBA students

KARACHI: A ceremony to mark a support initiative by Pakistan Customs for the students of Institute of Business Administration (IBA) from rural areas took place on Wednesday at the Directorate General of Training and Research (DGTR). Former Governor State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) and Director of IBA Dr Ishrat Hussain was the chief guest on the occasion. Chief Collector Appraisement-South ... Read More »

Customs striving for revenue recovery through speedy performance

KARACHI: MCC Appraisement-East, MCC Appraisement-West and MCC Port Muhammad Bin Qasim of Pakistan Customs while following the directives of Chief Collector Appraisement-South Nasir Masroor Ahmed have further hastened their revenue recovery in order to attain maximum revenue by the end of last month of fiscal year 2013-14. Official sources informed Customs Today that all the three Collectorates have sped up ... Read More »

Customs seizes 106 tonnes of smuggled black tea worth Rs53m in 12 days

KARACHI: In order to curb the smuggling of black-tea Pakistan Customs authorities have recovered and confiscated 106 tonnes of smuggled black-tea all together worth Rs 53 million in last 12 days of June. Information was received by the authorities of Customs Directorate of Intelligence and Investigation that a huge quantity of smuggled black-tea from Afghanistan was stored at different warehouses in ... 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 »

MCC Appraisement-East issues SOPs for revenue recovery

KARACHI: Model Customs Collectorate of Appraisement-East on the directives of Collector Najeeb-ur-Rehman Abbasi has issued the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for recovering of evaded duty/taxes to all the departments concerned. FBR sources informed Customs Today that the SOPs have been circulated in the entire section of Research and Development (R&D) with a view to ensure speedy recovery of the national ... Read More »

Adjudication-II issues ONO against M/s Hinah Impex on mis-declaration

KARACHI: The Collectorate of Customs Adjudication-II has issued Order-in-Original (ONO) against the importer M/s Hinah Impex in case of mis-declaration on import of wedding material having total cost of $ 45,120. The importer has attempted to evade the revenue amounting to Rs 1,420,591 while the goods valued to the tune of Rs 4,524,456. A penalty of Rs 300,000 is imposed ... Read More »

Central region’s duty collection shows sluggish growth

LAHORE: Central Region of Pakistan Customs has collected total customs duty of Rs 30,147 million for the fiscal year 2013-14, up 6 per cent against Rs 28,462 million during the same period last fiscal year. However, central region seemingly missed the set target of Rs 33,798 million by 11 per cent. Model Customs Collectorate of Appraisement, Lahore has collected Rs ... Read More »

Large scale transfers, postings in FBR expected

KARACHI: Transfers and postings at a large scale are in the offing in Federal Board of Revenue after the end of Fiscal Year 2013-14. FBR sources informed Customs Today that the federal government, due to the significant and continued shortfall in revenue collection throughout the year, is mulling over to bring some changes in the top brass of FBR. Sources ... Read More »

Security concerns: Customs authorities detain 6 clearing agents

KARACHI: Owing to recent law and order situation and security measures taken by the Model Customs Collectorate of Preventive, Pakistan Customs authorities have detained six clearing agents for not showing their identity while entering the premises of Custom House, Karachi. The clearing agents were trying to enter the premises of Customs House without proving their identity to the Customs guards ... Read More »

MCC Appraisement-East initiates survey for detecting SRO violation

KARACHI: Research and Development (R&D) Section of the Model Customs Collectorate of Appraisement-East has initiated a survey of the industrial and manufacturing units by following the directives of MCC Appraisement-East Collector Najeeb-ur-Rehman Abbasi. Collector Najeeb-ur-Rehman Abbasi has issued clear directives to the R&D Section officers in order to conduct a thorough survey of the industrial and manufacturing units to detect ... 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 »