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QICT, Maersk show criminal intent by taking illegal demurrage & detention charges: Faiz Mohammed

PESHAWAR: The Federal Government should force provincial government of Sindh and law enforcement agencies to stop extra demurrage and detention charges taken by M/s Maersk Pakistan shipping line and QICT officials even after clearance of legally imported consignments by Customs. Importers have approached FIA and NAB against the corruption by these entities causing loss of billions to the national exchequer. ... Read More »

ECC directs to form committee to ensure prompt clearance at ports after Customs Today coverage

ISLAMABAD: Customs Today has been raising the issue of delay in clearance process at Karachi ports since last several years and finally the Economic Coordination Committee in its meeting directed the formation of a committee headed by Minister for Ports & Shipping Ali Haider Zaidi to bring up proposals for prompt and efficient cargo clearance at ports. According to details, ... Read More »

Maersk ship arrested, executives of QICT/DP World may also get arrested soon

KARACHI: Shipping Watch reports that Maersk ship is recently arrested in Tunisia by displeased Honam customers who were demanding their lost money due to negligence of the shipping line. Experts say that their displeased customers across the globe may take a cue from this incidence due to criminal activities of Maersk and QICT/DP World. Maersk Line recently changed its ownership ... 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 »

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CJP, Chairman NAB notice of green channel: customs audit — a fraud within a fraud

KARACHI: Customs Today covered the green channel scam since past many years. The Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar took notice of the scam and the court associate sent a letter to the Chairman NAB for necessary action. A customs high official was denying his role in the mega scam saying that it is the issue of software automation ... Read More »

Afghan Transit Trade gains momentum after declining trend

KARACHI: The volume of Afghan Transit Trade through Pakistan is on the rise once again after going through a short period of declining trend. Pakistan, which charges no transit fee to facilitate Transit Trade, has remained the most favored transit trade corridor for import cargoes to Afghanistan. This is so because Pakistan offers the shortest land route to two major Afghan cities of ... Read More »

Port Qasim handles 142,459 tonnes of cargo

KARACHI: The Port Qasim Authority said it handled 142,459 tonnes of cargo during 24 hours till 8 am (0300 GMT) on Wednesday compared to 130,336 tonnes previous 24 hours. Cargo handling in tones:  Wednesday    Previous Export cargo    54,426       34,152 Import cargo    88,033       96,184 In the last 24 hours, six ships arrived and seven ships sailed. In the next 24 hours, ... Read More »

23,898 containers left Karachi ports for Afghanistan

KARACHI: During the seven months of this year till September 30, a total of 23,898 containers left the two Karachi Ports; namely Karachi Port Trust and Port Bin Qasim, for Afghanistan under Web Based One Custom (WeBoc), the computerized system of Pakistan Customs. The two Karachi ports continue to facilitate not only commercial imports but also non-commercial cargoes to Afghanistan. ... Read More »

100 percent tracking of transit trade ensured: Director Ibrahim

KARACHI: Director Transit Trade Ibrahim Vighio has revealed that the Afghan Transit Trade has been fully streamlined with cent percent tracking throughout the journey. “Every single truck transporting transit trade cargo is fitted with a tracking device that not only detects any delayed stoppage at a scheduled stopover point but also at all scheduled stoppages. In all such cases, all ... Read More »