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Customs Today reports set off alarm bells at PM Office, Hammad Azhar takes notice of green channel mega scam

ISLAMABAD: State Minister for Revenue Hammad Azhar, taking notice of the sheer misuse of Customs green channel facility extensively reported by Customs Today, has directed FBR Chairman Jahanzeb Khan to probe the issue and report back to him. According to details, Hammad Azhar asked the FBR to give him comprehensive presentation on working of Green Channel at Karachi ports and ... Read More »

Govt decides to abolish FBR due to Rs 1000b green channel misuse

KARACHI: The federal government has devised an action plan to establish a new tax authority after abolishing Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) due to green channel mega scam of Rs 1000 billion. Mobiles, electronics, liquor, cigarettes, betel nuts, explosive chemicals, etc continue to pour into the country through green channel. Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar had taken notice ... Read More »

IK appoints Dr Jahanzeb as FBR chairman with mandate to recover looted Rs 1,000b in Customs green channel

ISLAMABAD: Dr Muhammad Jahanzeb Khan, a BS-22 officer of Pakistan Administrative Service, is transferred and posted as Chairman Federal Board of Revenue (FBR)/Secretary Revenue Division, with immediate effect and until further orders. PM Imran Khan has given him mandate to enhance FBR’s revenue, curb corruption from the Board and arrest Rs 1000 billion losses to the national exchequer through misuse ... Read More »

After Customs Today unearthed green channel scam of billions, Customs starts de-listing importers from facility

KARACHI: A number of importers have reportedly been de-listed from ”Green Channel” facility by the Federal Board of Revenue’s Directorate Reforms and Automation (DR&A). Sources said that the de-listed importers have been barred from clearing their consignments through examination. The importers have approached the Directorate through written letters and sought the reason of their abrupt de-listing from Green Channel. They ... Read More »

Corrupt elements are still misusing green channel facility: Advocate Zain Jatoe  

KARACHI: Renowned lawyer Zain Jatoe has said it is a fact that green channel was purely introduced for legal importers, but some fraudsters are still misusing this facility. Talking with Customs Today, Jatoe said it is very clear that smuggling is going on through green channel but it cannot happen without the help of customs officials. He said an importer does ... Read More »

Tribunal completes hearing in smuggling of 23 kg of gold

ISLAMABAD: A special tribunal of customs has completed hearing in the smuggling of 23 kg of gold. The decision will be announced next week. Peshawar-based trader Haji Hanaan had claimed that he owned the gold. Customs officials had searched the baggage of a passenger coming out of Green Channel over suspicion and recovered 23 kg of gold. The claimant said ... Read More »

Customs foils smuggling bid, seizes cellphones, hard disks

LAHORE: The customs authorities have seized cellphones, hard disks and Black Berry play books worth more than Rs 4 million at Allama Iqbal International Airport here. As per details, the customs officials intercepted a passenger coming from Dubai through Airblue flight at around 8:30pm. Upon search, the officials recovered 222 cellphones, 806 hard disks and 10 Black Berry play books ... Read More »

Customs Preventive seizes smartphones at Karachi airport

KARACHI: The Model Customs Collectorate (MCC) of Preventive has seized 114 smartphones of latest models worth Rs 5 million from a passenger at the Karachi airport. MCC-Preventive Assistant Collector Engr Mukhtar A Shaikh informed Customs Today that a passenger tried to bring expensive cell phones from Dubai, including BlackBerry, iPhones, S4 Galaxy, S5 Galaxy and others, but the timely action ... Read More »

FTA/PTA certificates mandatory for claiming exemption from customs duty

KARACHI: The Collector of Model Customs Collectorate of Appraisement-East, Najeebur Rehman Abbasi has made it mandatory for all importers and clearing agents to submit original Free Trade Agreement (FTA)/ Preferential Trade Agreement (PTA) certificates at dedicated FTA counter of the Collectorate within three days from the date of release of the consignments in those cases where Goods Declaration under FTA/PTA ... Read More »