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FIA unearths Rs35 billion gold smuggling scandal

ISLAMABAD: An FIA report has revealed that jewelers from Karachi, Islamabad and Lahore have smuggled gold worth Rs 35 billion out of the country in one year on fake customs documents. FIA in its reported submitted to the Ministry of Interior exposed that this gold was smuggled out mostly via Karachi in one year between 2010 and 2011. The report ... Read More »

Illicit cigarette trade: Pak amongst top 3 Asian countries

LAHORE: Pakistan amongst top three Asian countries after Philippines and Vietnam that consume illicit tobacco products. According to the latest Asia-14 illicit indicator report, a huge quantity of tax-evaded and smuggled cigarettes are consumed in the country as a large number of local brands are being sold without paying any duty. Sources said that the government has been taken measures ... 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, Drug Regulatory Authority lock horns over pharmaceutical material

KARACHI: The clearance of pharmaceutical raw material allegedly by the customs officials without getting prior permission from the Federal Drug Department (FDD) has become a bone of contention between the Pakistan Customs and the Federal Drug Regulatory Authority. The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has already issued notices to 76 customs officials for clearing the raw material. According to details, the ... Read More »

FIA to produce arms smuggler in court on Thursday

KARACHI: Sofia Latif, a customs, taxation and anti-smuggling judge, has remanded an accused to the FIA’s custody after arms and ammunition were seized from his personal baggage at the Jinnah International Airport. Mumtazuddin, the accused, will be produced before the judge on Thursday. Sources informed Customs Today that customs has recovered 25 parts of pistol and 97 magazines from the ... Read More »

Illegal clearance: Customs seeks help from MOC in drug material case

KARACHI: The Pakistan Customs through a letter has requested the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) to contact with the Federal Ministry of Commerce in order to resolve the matter pertaining to the clearance of pharmaceutical raw material. One of the senior officers of MCC Appraisement-West informed Customs Today that the authorities concerns of Pakistan Customs have already requested the FBR ... Read More »

CHS vows relief efforts till IDPs back at home

LAHORE: Customs Health Society (CHS) President Dr. Asif Mehmood Jah assured that relief efforts for IDPs will continue until every IDP back at home at North Waziristan. He mentioned that the CHS has also dug out Thirty five (35) water wells in Tharparkar area of Sindh for provision of clean drinking water to more than 50,000 people of the area. ... Read More »

Rs770m tax evasion: Qadri’s plea for time extension turned down

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has rejected Pakistan Awami Tehrik (PAT) Chairman Dr Tahirul Qadri’s request for a one month extension to respond to the board’s notices and submit wealth statements. The FBR has informed Mr Qadri that he must respond within seven days otherwise he would have face penalty proceedings under section 182 of the Income Tax ... Read More »

Rs60b tax evasion: LHC seeks reply from FBR, NAB, FIA

MULTAN: The Lahore High Court Multan Bench directed the chairmen of the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) and the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) and the director general of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to submit a report on alleged tax evasion of Rs60 billion by a private firm. Mian Muhammad Ghaffar of the Public Revenue Protection Company filed a petition ... Read More »