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More than 50 Murder FIRs against DP World, Sultan Sulayem, Junaid Zamir, 65 officials and Maersk Soren Skou, Aruna, 51 officials demanded

KARACHI: Traders demanded lodging of more than 50 murder FIRs against DP World chairman Sultan Sulayem, benaami owner Habibullah Khan, QICT CEO Junaid Zamir, GM Cyrus Khursigara, its 65 officials and Maersk Line CEO Soren Skou, Vice CEO Claus V. Hemmingsen, Maersk Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd MD Aruna Hussain and its 51 officials for causing death of more than 50 persons ... Read More »

Rs400b cases against Maersk CEO Soren, MD Aruna, DP World chairman Sultan Sulayem, CEO Junaid: President urged to intervene

KARACHI: Maersk Shipping Line’s CEO Søren Skou, Maersk Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd MD Aruna Hussain, DP World / QICT Chairman Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, CEO Junaid Zamir and GM Cyrus Khursigara are allegedly involved in multi-billion dollars demurrage and detention scam case and they are bleeding the countrymen with additional demurrage and detention charges. They are reportedly facing Rs 400 billion ... Read More »

DP World, QICT officials Sultan, Junaid, Cyrus, others hiding dismissal of SHC 14A case to keep looting Pakistan

KARACHI: Senior officials of DP World / Qasim International Container Terminal (QICT) including Chairman Sultan Bin Sulayem, CEO Junaid Zameer, GM Cyrus Khursigara and others are hiding dismissal of the 14A case petition in the Sindh High Court (SHC) to keep looting importers and traders of Pakistan. According to details, DP World / QICT Pakistan and other shipping companies and ... Read More »

FPCCI VP Khurram Aijaz plays key role to get 15 free days period at ports by KPT

KARACHI: In view the hardship being faced by businesses due to Covid19, Karachi Port Trust (KPT) has allowed 15 working days as free period instead of 5, applicable from 25 March to 30 April, 2020. FPCCI Vice President Khurram Aijaz played important role to get this relief for importers and traders. FPCCI Vice President Khurram Aijaz in his letter on ... Read More »

Shipping Alert! Maersk shipments en route may not reach Pakistan in case of blocking of user ID

KARACHI: Shipping company Maersk shipments en route may not reach Pakistan in case of blocking of its user ID by the FBR and the Customs Department due to noncompliance of advise issued by the govt department. FBR and Customs Department advised shipping lines and terminal operators to waive demurrage and detention charges and give free extra time at ports due ... Read More »

Customs Today wins national cause, ECC approves 5 to 15 free days for containers

ISLAMABAD: On the proposal moved by the Ministry of Maritime Affairs led by Syed Ali Haider Zaidi, the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) approved the KPT Board Resolution for extension in existing free period from 5 working days to 15 working days for cargo/containers landing with effect from 25-3-2020 till 30-4-2020. Adviser to the Prime Minister on Finance and Revenue Dr. ... Read More »

QICT, Maersk case: Customs Dept. not able to implement law, NAB asked to intervene

KARACHI: Traders, Importers and Customs Agents said FBR and Customs Department miserably failed to implement the existing laws regarding demurrage and detention charges as companies like DP World / Qasim International Containers Terminal (QICT) and Maersk Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd have become a ‘shipping mafia’, only working to take benefit of these difficult times and looting the nation on Covid-19 disaster. ... Read More »

Habibullah, Junaid, Aruna CEOs of QICT, Maersk, shipping a ‘mafia’ in COVID disaster?

KARACHI: Traders Associations, Importers and Customs Agents are demanding waiver of demurrages, detention and port charges to avoid the economic system from further collapse as ‘shipping mafia’ and private terminals are said to be looting the nation due to non-implementation of existing laws. Importers are demanding 100% waiver of demurrage and detention charges and extension in free time till the ... Read More »

Govt should stop Maersk, QICT from taking extra demurrage, detention charges: Advocate Farhan

FAISALABAD: Government of Pakistan should stop M/s Maersk Pakistan Pvt Ltd and Qasim International Containers Terminal (QICT) from taking extra demurrage and detention charges to clear legally imported consignments. Advocate Muhammad Farhan associated with District Court Faisalabad told Customs Today in an interview that Maersk Pakistan and QICT violated SRO 1220 and Section 14A of Customs Act 1969 by taking ... Read More »

Maersk, QICT charging unreasonable detention, demurrage charges: Zeeshan Khalil

LAHORE: Unreasonable detention and demurrage charges by shipping company M/s Maersk Pakistan Pvt Ltd and terminal operator Qasim International Container Terminal (QICT) for clearance of genuine shipments are creating hurdles for importers so the government should take stock of the situation. This was stated by Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry former vice president Zeshan Khalil while talking to Customs ... Read More »

QICT, Maersk evading billions of rupees sales tax with SRB connivance?

KARACHI: Top officials of Sindh Revenue Board (SRB), Qasim International Container Terminal (QICT) and M/s Maersk Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd are allegedly involved in country’s biggest ports and shipping scandal worth billions. SRB’s active connivance with QICT and Maersk is suspected as it is not taking any action against these companies for evading billions of rupees sales tax. Sources said QICT ... Read More »

‘Govt must take action against PQA’s Asad Chandna & QICT’s Junaid Zamir for collecting exorbitant charges’

MULTAN: Illegal Clearance of contraband items and collection of exorbitant demurrage and detention charges from importers with the active connivance of corrupt officials like Port Qasim Authority’s chairman Asad Rafi Chandna and QICT CEO Junaid Zamir is a big question mark on the integrity of maritime affairs ministry. Federal Government must take stern action against these officials to protect the ... Read More »

Collection of illegal demurrage & detention charges by Maersk, QICT disturbs importers: Attaur Rehman

MULTAN: Business community is compelled to pay illegal demurrage and detention charges due to blackmailing of shipping companies including M/s Maersk Pakistan and terminal operator Qasim International Container Terminal (QICT) for clearance of genuine shipments. Collection of unreasonable demurrage and detention charges by shipping companies creates serious issues for importers. It was stated by renowned importer and businessman of South ... Read More »

QICT, Maersk show criminal intent by taking illegal demurrage & detention charges: Faiz Mohammed

PESHAWAR: The Federal Government should force provincial government of Sindh and law enforcement agencies to stop extra demurrage and detention charges taken by M/s Maersk Pakistan shipping line and QICT officials even after clearance of legally imported consignments by Customs. Importers have approached FIA and NAB against the corruption by these entities causing loss of billions to the national exchequer. ... Read More »

Evidence surfaces on PQA’s Asad Chandna involvement in multi-billion demurrage scam

KARACHI: Documents have surfaced hinting at possible involvement of Port Qasim Authority (PQA) chairman Asad Rafi Chandna in the multi-billion demurrage and detention scam as his intentional inaction on the issue even after an agreement leads to suspect his full connivance with Qasim International Container Terminal (QICT) CEO Junaid Zamir in the whole scam. Credible source has provided Customs Today ... Read More »

FIA summons Port Qasim Authority officer, Asad Chandna role in demurrage mega scam case under question

KARACHI: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has taken up the issue of illegal demurrage and detention charges taken from importers by terminal operator in connivance with Port Qasim Authority. FIA summoned PQA officer on 7 May, 2019, to ascertain his role in mega demurrage and detention scam case. According to details, Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Corporate Crime Circle Karachi has ... Read More »

FIA proceeds on KICT demurrage scam case

KARACHI: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has taken up the issue of illegal demurrage and detention charges taken from importers by the KICT. According to details, Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Corporate Crime Circle Karachi has launched the enquiry of issue of blackmailing and cheating by the KICT by issuing Letter# FIA/CCC/K/ENQ-92/2018/2661-62 and Letter# FIA/CCC/K/ENQ-92/2018/2990-91 in this regard. At least 30 ... Read More »

Govt should take action against Maersk, QICT for collecting illegal demurrage, detention charges: Salman Nasar

LAHORE: Pakistan’s famous businessman, importer and exporter of fans, washing machines and other relevant items from Gujrat, Salman Nasar has said that government should take strict action against shipping company M/s Maersk Pakistan Pvt Ltd and terminal operator QICT which are involved in the collection of exorbitant charges such as demurrage and detention charges for the clearance of shipments from ... Read More »

‘Govt should stop blackmailing of Maersk, QICT to facilitate genuine importers’

MULTAN: The government should regulate all shipping companies to stop them from demanding illegal demurrage and detention charges from importers on clearance of shipments. Blackmailing of shipping companies especially M/s Maersk Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd and M/s Qasim International Container terminal (QICT) is portraying negative image of the country. It was stated by Chairman All Pakistan Power Looms Association (APPLA) Abdul Khaliq Qandeel Ansari ... Read More »

‘NAB, FIA must take action against Maersk, QICT for collecting illegal demurrage, detention charges’

MULTAN: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) and Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) should take strict action against M/s Maersk Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd and Qasim International Container Terminal for collecting illegal demurrage and detention charges to address complaints of importers. Collection of exorbitant demurrage and detention charges from genuine importers is spoiling business environment in the country. This was stated by Advocate Muhammad ... Read More »