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Arrest of major smugglers necessary for smuggling free country: DG Lutfullah

LAHORE: A joint meeting of collectors of Customs central region and Directorate of Investigation and Intelligence was held on Monday in order to curb smuggling activities. The meeting discussed ordinations with the law enforcement agencies and present infrastructure available with the Customs Department. The meeting was chaired by Director General Investigation and Intelligence (Customs) and collectors of the region including ... Read More »

Rs 333 million goods imported from India via Wagha Border

LAHORE: Pakistan has imported items worth Rs 333 million between September 15 and 21 from India via the Wagha border. According to available documents, the major items were potatoes, tomatoes, garlic, cake-oil, polyethylene and cotton yarn. The documents also read Pakistan imported potatoes worth Rs 19.8 million during the last week. No duty has been imposed on the import of potatoes from India ... Read More »

Chief Collector Nasir Masroor transfers 10 low-rank staffers

KARACHI: Customs Appraisement-South Chief Collector Nasir Masroor ordered immediate transfers and postings of 10 subordinate employees on September 20. The employees include four upper division clerks (UDC), four lower division clerks (LDC) and two record sorters. Four have been transferred from the Directorate of Post-Clearance Audit (PCA) while another four have been transferred to the PCA. Qutubuddin, UDC; Javed Awan, ... Read More »

4,434 used cars imported during July-August

KARACHI: As many as 4,434 used cars were imported into the country during the first two months of the current fiscal year ended August 31, according to the statistics compiled by the All Pakistan Motor Dealers Association (APMDA). Of the total cars imported during the first two months, 4,374 were imported under the Personal Baggage Scheme while the remaining 59 ... Read More »

Court issues non-bailable warrants for arms smuggler

KARACHI: The Customs and Taxation Court Special Judge Soofia Latif issued non-bailable warrants for Javed Sami, accused of smuggling arms and ammunition at Jinnah International Airport Karachi last month. Sami was caught with arms and ammunition in his personal baggage and remanded to FIA custody. Sources informed Customs Today that customs has recovered 25 parts of pistol and 97 magazines from ... Read More »

LCCI to sign MoU with Ghurki Trust Hospital

LAHORE: The Lahore Chamber of Commerce & Industry (LCCI) and Ghurki Trust Teaching Hospital have decided to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to provide best healthcare facilities to the LCCI members. As per details, LCCI decided to sign a MoU with Ghurki Trust Teaching hospital during the visit of a delegation, led by Vice President Kashif Anwar, to Ghurki ... Read More »

FIA likely to grill customs officials for clearing pharma raw material

KARACHI: A team of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Lahore is mulling over to visit Karachi for further investigating the case related to the clearance of pharmaceutical raw material in which 76 Customs officials involved. Sources informed Customs Today that a team headed by FIA Assistant Director Mian Asif, husband of slain MQM MNA Tahira Asif, may visit Karachi to ... Read More »

Customs valuation of Fleece Fabric issued

KARACHI: The Directorate General of Customs Valuation has determined the Custom values of Fleece Fabric through Valuation Ruling No.683/2014 under Section 25-A of the Customs Act, 1969. The exercise to determine the Customs values of Fleece Fabric was initiated after it was brought in the notice of the Directorate General of Customs Valuation that Fleece Fabric is being imported from ... Read More »

Physical, mental health perquisite for nation’s efficiency: LCCI

LAHORE: The Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) has organised a day-long seminar on “The Hidden Enemy” on Friday, in which a large number of people from different walks of life participated. LCCI Vice President Kashif Anwar and renowned Psychiatrist Dr GH Saqib Kalyani spoke on the occasion and marked the importance of physical and mental health. They pledged ... Read More »

FBR raises large taxpayer unit’s target by 30pc

LAHORE: The Large Taxpayer Unit (LTU) of the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has been assigned 30 percent more revenue target for September this year than the last year’s collections of Rs 15.03 billion during the same period. Sources told Customs today that the FBR has assigned Rs 19.497 billion tax collection target to LTU for September this year, which ... Read More »

Ex-CEO Hamdani owns TCS building

ISLAMABAD: The customs authorities have learnt that former TCS CEO Saqib Hamdani has the ownership of the main building of the TCS Express and Logistics Centre near Jinnah International Airport at Iqbal Avenue, Karachi. This revelation has opened new dimensions in the TCS and Smart Zone Company smuggling case that how a man hired as CEO could have the ownership ... Read More »

Dubai Customs seizure cases up 23pc in first half

DUBAI: Dubai Customs has raised collections from seized contraband as it has 23 percent more seizure case during the first half of this year than the same period of last year. As per details, Dubai Customs Passenger Operations Department has 1,037 confiscations during the first half of this year as compared to 843 seizures during the same period last year. ... Read More »

FBR to devolve powers to act against ‘black sheep’

ISLAMABAD: The Board in Council of the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR), on suggestion of Member Customs Nisar Muhammad Khan, has decided to give authority of institutional punitive measures to field formations, chief collectors and chief commissioners. After the said decision, heads of the field formations will be authorised to take action against corrupt officers on mismanagement and corruption. The ... Read More »

Customs judge remands 3 in fake ‘E’ form case

LAHORE: Customs Judge Tanveer Akbar sent three accused on a two-day remand for using fake ‘E’ form for foreign exchange on export in separate cases on Thursday. The court, accepting request of the customs investigation officer, granted remand of three accused, including clearing agents M Rashid, Nadeem and Wasim of Shipping and Freight Forwarders, on their alleged involvement in using ... Read More »

ANF recovers narcotics worth Rs 1.24 billion in 8 raids

ISLAMABAD: Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) recovered drugs worth Rs 1.24 billion during eight operations at Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Mianwali, Peshawar, Khyber Agency and Karachi and recovered 1.2 ton of charas, 3 kg of heroin and 700 grams of opium, arresting 12 drug peddlers. According to details, ANF Peshawar raided a house in Khyber Agency and recovered 1210 kg of charas from the ... Read More »

Bajwa directs tax officers to recover Rs 70 billion from SM Foods

MULTAN: The Federal Board of Revenue Chairman Tariq Bajwa has directed the subordinates to present the comprehensive report on Rs 70 billion tax evasion by a famous businessman of Multan City. As per details, FBR chairman asked regional tax officers of Multan to recover Rs 70 billion rupees tax from a businessman evaded in last two years. The accused Saim ... Read More »

TCS, Smart Zone multi-billion smuggling case hearing put off

ISLAMABAD: A special court headed by Customs Taxation and Anti-Smuggling Customs Judge Muhammad Ahmad Farooqi has postponed the hearing of the TCS and Smart Zone Company smuggling case as lawyers of the accused did not appear in the court. As per details, TCS former CEO Saqib Hamdani, Manager Logistics Ghazanfar Gul and Smart Zone Company Owner Shakirullah asked the court ... Read More »

US Customs seizes drugs worth $128K

SANTA TERESA: The US Customs has seized marijuana worth $128,000 and arrested two men in a raid by US Customs and Border Protection officers at the Santa Teresa port of entry. Customs intercepted two men, Armando Yanez Balbuena, 36, and Noel Oguer Aguirre Garcia, 40, who were entered the port from Mexico. Customs officers were screening vehicles when they noticed ... Read More »

LCCI polls: Anarkali traders support PIAF-Alliance

LAHORE: The traders of Anarkali and associated markets have announced to support PIAF-Founders Alliance candidates in the LCCI elections being held on September 22-23 in Lahore. The announcement was made by the President of Anjuman-e-Tajran Ashraf Bhatti during the visit of Alliance candidates to Anarkali Market. Alliance leaders, Sheikh Muhammad Asif, Sheikh Muhammad Arshad, Alliance candidates for Associate Class, Nasir ... Read More »

FBR officials arrest factory owner for evading Rs 280 million tax

LAHORE: Federal Board of Revenue Lahore Deputy Commissioner Inland Revenue Raza Ashfaq Sheikh has arrested a factory owner for allegedly evading Rs 280 million tax. As per details, the deputy commissioner raided a house in Shahdman, Lahore, and arrested Nasir Tariq Butt, owner of Munir Foundry situated on Shiekhpura Road. Butt had not been paying his tax dues since 2009. ... Read More »