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Afghan Transit Trade scam: Customs body yet to start proceedings

KARACHI: A two-member committee has not yet started inquiry proceedings against Superintendent Preventive Service (SPS) Javed Mughal in his alleged involvement in allowing Afghan Transit Trade (ATT) cargo without Customs checking, Customs Today learnt. The committee comprising Pakistan Customs officer Nayyar Shafiq, Additional Collector and Asif Ali Abro, Assistant Commissioner, Inland Revenue Services (IRS) has not yet convened its single ... Read More »

Dastgir to visit Netherlands to improve trade ties

ISLAMABAD: Federal Commerce Minister Khurram Dastgir is scheduled to start a four-day official visit to Netherlands on coming Tuesday. The invitation for this visit was extended by Dutch Minster for Trade Ms Liliame Ploumen during her visit to Pakistan in May this year. During his stay in Amsterdam, minister will hold meetings with Dutch officials on matters of bilateral interest ... Read More »

Bajwa assures tax relief for solar industry

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Solar Association Vice Chairman Nouman Yousafzai asked Federal Board of Revenue Chairman Tariq Bajwa to give tax compensation in solar system, in a meeting here on Wednesday. As per details, Nauman Yousaf was of the view that by reducing tax value more public could be benefitted from solar power in recent energy crisis faced by country. FBR chairman ... Read More »

SC orders Dewan Cement to pay customs duty after 19 years

KARACHI: The Appraising Intelligence Branch of Model Customs Collectorate Appraisement-West is finally succeeded in managing its outstanding recovery of nearly Rs 80 million from Dewan Cement Limited (Pakland Cement) on its alleged involvement in tax evasion of Rs 86.84 million customs duty and sales tax. According to details, the case has been decided by Supreme Court of Pakistan (SCP) after ... Read More »

FBR to remove flaws in sales tax collection

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has intensified its efforts to remove flaws in sales tax collection to achieve the yearly target  for FY 2014-15. As per details, FBR Chairman Tariq Bajwa and all members were briefed in a presentation on improvements in the collection system to collect sales tax. In the presentation members presented suggestions to remove flaws ... Read More »

Issue of fertilizer subsidy

According to newspaper reports, the Ministry of National Food Security and Research is dilly-dallying the issue of subsidy on fertilizers, leaving little room for the farmers to enthusiastically participate in the next season crops. The use of fertilizers is the basic element in the modern farming and the growers deserve every facility from the government, but the present situation will ... Read More »

Circular debt – again  

Circular debt is the money which various government departments owe to PEPCO as electricity charges. When the government departments do not pay for the power they use, PEPCO fails to pay to various power producing units from where it purchases electricityand the power producing units cannot pay to oil companies to purchase fuel. This creates a circle of debt which ... Read More »

LHC disposes of petition by SM Foods seeking quashing of FIR

MULTAN: The Multan bench of the Lahore High Court (LHC) has disposed of a petition filed by Saim Mobeen Food Company in case of mis-declaration of imported goods from Austria. The quashing of the FIR filed by the Saim Mobeen Food Company in case of mis-declaration in the import of iron rods used in the baking of biscuits was disposed ... Read More »

FBR Chairman Bajwa seeks list of seized vehicles from all collectorates

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Chairman Tariq Bajwa has sought all model customs collectorates to provide the details of all seized non-customs paid vehicles. As per details, in a notification issued by chairman office, it was stated that all model customs collectorates should send lists of non customs paid vehicles at warehouses and ports, seized by customs. It ... Read More »

Revenue Alliance Union asks FBR chief to accept demands

LAHORE: The Federal Revenue Alliance Employees Union (FRAEU) FBR Pakistan has sent a letter to the FBR chairman, asking him to accept their charter of demands or the union will call for a strike. The union reiterated its demands in the letter regarding the service structure policy for FBR employees from BS-1 to BS-16, grant of one time scale to ... Read More »

Traders seek govt permission to import textile machinery from India

ISLAMABAD: Traders and textile groups have asked the federal commerce ministry to allow them imports textile machinery from India. As per details, importers want to import boilers and gear boxes via Wagha Border as the cost of import is much higher in Karachi. Sources told Customs Today that some traders have imported gear boxes for textile machinery via Wagha Border ... Read More »

Customs reveals another multi-million scam by Telenor

ISLAMABAD: The Directorate General Customs Intelligence and Investigation Islamabad has brought another mega scam of Rs 23 million duty evasion by Telenor into light. As per details, the customs has issued notice to the telecommunication service provider, Telenor, for its alleged involvement in another Rs 23 million duty evasion in mis-declaration/mis-classification. Telenor has assured the customs that they were ready ... Read More »

FBR to make e-filing of tax returns user friendly

SIALKOT: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) is removing flaws from E-filing system of tax returns submission to make it more user-friendly, to facilitate the business community and potential taxpayers. The FBR has launched an awareness seminar on “E-filing tax returns filing” at Gujranwala Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI). The FBR chief of FATE Wing Islamabad Bukhtiar Muhammad, Secretary ... Read More »

PM, cabinet assure support to Bajwa on tax collections

ISLAMABAD: The Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif instructed Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Chairman Tariq Bajwa to start crackdown on tax evaders without any discrimination. He also told FBR chairman to broaden the tax net without taking any political pressure. As per details, FBR Chairman Tariq Bajwa has briefed the PM Nawaz and cabinet in a federal cabinet meeting on ... Read More »

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 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 »

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 »

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 »