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Bajwa, US councillor meeting cancelled due to Imran, Qadri sit-ins

ISLAMABAD: The meeting between Federal Board of Revenue Chairman Tariq Bajwa and economic councillor of US Embassy has been cancelled due to security situation in the federal capital. As per details, economic councillor of US Embassy was scheduled to meet the FBR chairman at headquarter on Thursday, however, meeting has been cancelled due to sit-ins and marches by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf ... Read More »

Bajwa, UK official to discuss roadmap to improve taxation

ISLAMABAD: The representative of UK Department for International Development (DFID) will meet Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Chairman Tariq Bajwa at FBR headquarters on Monday. As per details, a meeting between FBR chairman and DFID representative has been scheduled for this Monday in which both sides will discuss the roadmap to improve the tax collections and to strengthen the economy. ... 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 »

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 »

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 »

Member Admin Shahid Jatoi takes action against corrupt officers

ISLAMABAD: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Member Admin Shahid Hussain Jatoi has learnt that most of his instructions regarding corrupt officers were being ignored by lower management staff. As per details, Jatoi has sought the records of personal hearings against corrupt officers, from his appointment to date, on reports of mismanagement in these cases. It is learnt that the Member ... Read More »

Customs not to clear 6 fabric trucks sans import documents

KARACHI: The Cloth Merchants Association has expressed deep concerns over the seizure of six trucks containing imported fabric during a raid conducted by FBR Directorate General of Customs Intelligence & Investigation Karachi and Pakistan Rangers near Allahwala Market, Lucknow Plaza. As per details, the association termed the raid “illegal” and alleged that the customs intelligence was misusing powers by breaking ... Read More »

Customs seizes shampoos, soaps at Sagian Bridge

LAHORE: The customs anti-smuggling cell seized a bus loaded with non-customs paid goods worth Rs 0.8 million on Tuesday. Sources said that the anti-smuggling cell impounded imported shampoos, soaps and miscellaneous goods at the Sagian Bridge. They said that the cell sent a team under guidance of Anti-Smuggling Inspector Khalid Butt that confiscated the bus filled with illegal goods and ... Read More »

LCCI President Sohail Lashari says businessmen know social obligations

LAHORE: Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) President Engineer Sohail Lashari, during a visit to Al-Ehsan Welfare Eye Hospital, said that the business community is quite conscious of its corporate social responsibilities and is utilising all its resources to the help of less privileged class of society. “The LCCI has already done a lot of work in social sector ... Read More »

PRA seeks audited copy of accounts from taxpayers

LAHORE: The Punjab Revenue Authority (PRA) has asked the registered persons and businesses in corporate sector to submit a copy of annual audited accounts along with tax payments’ propriety certificate from auditors. The authority said that the main provisions relating to maintenance and production of records for the purpose of Punjab sales tax are available under sections 31 and 32 ... Read More »

India to frame law to protect Pakistani investors

ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Commerce, in a report, sent to the government stated that the Indian Parliament is planning legislation to provide financial and non-financial protection to those Pakistani investors who are interested to invest in India. “Therefore, Pakistani government must also take such an initiative to attract more investment from foreign investors and legislate to protect the foreign investors,” ... Read More »

FBR asked to implement employees union’s demands

LAHORE: The Federal Revenue Alliance Employees Union has asked the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) to implement long delayed charter of demands of the union immediately, in a monthly meeting here the other day. Federal Revenue Alliance Employees Union President, Syed Naeem Abbas Shah preside the meeting at the FBR Lahore office. The general secretary of the union, Shahzad Butt told ... Read More »

FBR Chairman Bajwa chairs board-in-council meeting today

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has changed the time for board-in-council meeting to 2:30pm which was scheduled at 11am on Wednesday. As per details, FBR Chairman Tariq Bajwa will preside the meeting in which policy decisions about audit policy will be taken. FBR Member Inland Revenue Policy Shahid Asad, Member Inland Revenue Muhammad Ashraf Khan, Member Admin Shahid Hussain Jatoi, ... Read More »

ANF seizes tons of contrabands in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

ISLAMABAD: The Regional Directorate Anti-narcotics Force (ANF) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa recovered smuggled drugs worth billions of rupees in August, which were several times more than the quantity of drugs recovered during July. According to the available data, the ANF seized 27.6kg heroin, 460kg hashish, 50,400kg sulfuric acid and 2.5kg amphetamine in August. Statistics revealed that ANF arrested 20 accused for their alleged involvement ... Read More »

FBR Member Ashraf Khan tells officers to achieve targets

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of Revenue has decided to transfer those field formation officers who will not show better performance till first quarter (October) of this fiscal year. As per details, FBR Member Inland Revenue Muhammad Ashraf Khan gave field formation officers two month respite to achieve their individual targets and warned them of transfer on showing inefficiency in their ... Read More »