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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

US Customs to return ‘Tyrannosaurus Skull’ to Mongolia

NEW YORK: The US customs authorities has decided to return the skull and vertebrae of an Alioramus dinosaur, a relative of the iconic Tyrannosaurus Rex, to Mongolia after Customs and Border Protection agents became suspicious of the French company importing them into the US. As per details, France had sent 70-million-year-old fossils, via courier, to a storage facility in Long ... Read More »

FBR taking special measures to meet target: Shahid Asad

LAHORE: Federal Board of Revenue Official Spokesperson Shahid Hussai Asad has said that FBR will reinforce its collection mechanisms as it is taking special measures to meet target of 2,345 billion rupees. A source quoted Asad, who is also Member Inland Revenue, as saying that the government has decided not to put extra burden on masses through increasing sales tax ... Read More »

DI&I-IR ‘arrests’ senior official of QMobile

KARACHI: Directorate of Intelligence and Investigation-Inland Revenue, Karachi has arrested ‘accountant’ of QMobile, a popular cell phone company, confirmed FBR Official Spokesperson and Member Inland Revenue Shahid Hussain Asad. Earlier, sources told Customs Today that QMobile Manager Operations Babar Sultan has been arrested by Assistant Director Asif Ali Abro, Directorate of Intelligence and Investigation-Inland Revenue, Karachi. Later on FBR Official ... Read More »

Shahid Asad reveals revenue collection up to mid March

ISLAMABAD: Federal Board of Revenue has collected over Rs 1,440 billion tax during the current fiscal year up to middle of the current month, which is 17 percent higher than Rs 1,239 billion collected in the corresponding period of the previous fiscal year. FBR Spokesperson Shahid Hussain Asad, while giving breakup of tax collected up to March 15 under various ... Read More »

Shahid Assad hopeful of FBR achieving revenue target

LAHORE: Federal Board of Revenue’s revenue collection up to the month of February has registered 17 per cent increase compared to last fiscal year and it should reach the tax collection target of Rs 2,475 billion for the fiscal year 2013-14. FBR Official Spokesperson Shahid Hussain Assad said this while attending a ceremony at Multan Tax Bar. He said that there ... Read More »

General tax directory to be issued by March 31: Asad

ISLAMABAD: Official Spokesperson of the Federal Board of Revenue Shahid Hussain Asad has announced that the tax directory of all taxpayers will be issued by the end of March. Asad who is also the Member Inland Revenue Service further said that tax directory would include tax details of around 0.85 to 0.9 million people, who had filed tax returns in ... Read More »

FBR launches aggressive drive for broadening tax base: Shahid Asad

ISLAMABAD: FBR Spokesman Shahid Hussain Asad on Friday said that the government is committed to broadening the tax net for the economic revival and to enhance the economic growth in the country. He said that FBR launched an aggressive drive for broadening tax base and in this connection National Tax Number (NTN) has been issued to 3.5 millions taxpayers. He ... Read More »