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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 »

FPCCI VP Khurram Aijaz rebukes shipping lines for not giving relief on detention charges

KARACHI: The Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) lambasted shipping lines for not giving any relief to importers and traders on detention charges, and dubbed their claims as untrue. FPCCI Vice President Khurram Aijaz said international trade had almost shut down and there were no export shipments from Pakistan. “There is no export to USA or Europe, ... 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 »

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 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 »

NAB authorises inquiry against Maersk, QICT, SRB in multi-billion scam case

KARACHI: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has authorised inquiry against officials of Sindh Revenue Board, QICT and M/s Maersk Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd in country’s biggest shipping scandal involving 400 billion rupees. The NAB received the complaint with subject: Building dams by recovering losses of more than Rs 400 billion from officials of port terminals like Qasim International Container Terminal (QICT) ... Read More »

ECC directs to form committee to ensure prompt clearance at ports after Customs Today coverage

ISLAMABAD: Customs Today has been raising the issue of delay in clearance process at Karachi ports since last several years and finally the Economic Coordination Committee in its meeting directed the formation of a committee headed by Minister for Ports & Shipping Ali Haider Zaidi to bring up proposals for prompt and efficient cargo clearance at ports. According to details, ... Read More »

Sohail Shams, Adil Khan NABed in detention charges mega scandal inquiry

KARACHI: NAB Regional Board authorized inquiry against CEO of United Marine Agency Sohail Shams and management of KMTC, Pacific International Lines (PIL) and M/s Pacific Delta Shipping (Pvt) Ltd in a mega detention scam worth billions. Sources said that main beneficiary of the Pacific Delta Shipping is Adil Khan and he is also key planner of mega scam of detention ... Read More »

FIR application against PIL, Pacific Delta Shipping for demanding illegal charges

KARACHI: Pacific International Lines (PIL) and its agents in Pakistan, Pacific Delta Shipping (Pvt) Ltd, are harassing and disturbing genuine importers through illegal holding & blocking of their imported goods for the sake of demanding additional demurrage and detention charges in violation of relevant customs laws. Importers have filed application to lodge FIR against this shipping line and its agents ... Read More »