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Customs I&I seizes 11.8MT of Indian gutka, paan prag worth Rs127.5m

KARACHI: On the directions of Director Customs Intelligence and Investigation (I&I) Irfan Javed, Customs I&I team seized unprecedented amount (11.7 metric tons) of banned Indian origin gutka/paan prag of assorted brands worth Rs127.5 million. According to the details, a credible information was received that huge quantity of banned/smuggled and non-duty paid Indian origin, gutka, paan prag etc was dumped at ... Read More »

Customs Valuation DG rejects petition against Valuation Ruling 707/2015 regarding printing inks

KARACHI: Customs Valuation Director General Sumaira Nazir has rejected the review petition filed by manufacturer M/s DIC Pakistan Ltd against Valuation Ruling 707/2015 with respect to the product ‘printing inks’. The petition was filed under Section 25D of the Customs Act, 1969, against the customs value determined for printing ink vide Valuation Ruling 707/2015 dated 16-01-2015 issued under Section 25-A ... Read More »

10 inspectors of Hyderabad Customs transferred to Customs Exports at Port Qasim, Gwadar

KARACHI: The office of the Enforcement-South chief collector through an office order number 04/2015 (CC-ENF-South) has ordered transfer/posting of 10 inspectors of BS-16 from MCC Hyderabad to MCC Exports Port Muhammad Bin Qasim and MCC Gwadar with immediate effect. According to details, Shakeel Ahmed Shaikh (Inspector) has been transferred from MCC Hyderabad to Port Muhammad Bin Qasim-Exports, Muhammad Aijaz Khan ... Read More »

Parallel probe into vehicles amnesty scam suggests customs officials’ involvement

KARACHI: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Crime Cell has almost finalised its investigation into Vehicles Amnesty Scheme (VAS) scam. Reliable sources informed Customs Today that investigation into the VAS scam has entered its final phase and will be completed by the end of this month. Sources further disclosed that the FIA has included customs officials, clearing agents and shipping agents ... Read More »

Customs recovers 1,500 grams of heroin from jewelry box

KARACHI: One and a half kilograms of off white heroin was recovered from a parcel destined for Toronto, Canada, by the Customs staff of Drug Enforcement Cell, posted at the Pakistan Post’s Express Mail Service. This was disclosed by MCC Preventive Additional Collector Feroze Alam Junejo and Air Freight Unit Additional Collector Tahir Qureshi in a press conference held at ... Read More »

Customs Intelligence Director Asif Marghoob vows to curb smuggling

KARACHI: Customs Intelligence and Investigation Karachi Director Asif Marghoob Siddiqui has vowed to uproot the menace of smuggling from the region. He said this while chairing a meeting held at the Directorate General of Customs Intelligence and Investigation. Important decisions were made to curb smuggling and eliminate the black sheep from the department. A strategy of zero tolerance was also ... Read More »

Customs Adjudication-I to hear tax evasion case against PTCL on March 19

KARACHI: The Collectorate of Customs Adjudication-I has fixed March 19 for the next hearing of tax evasion case linked with M/s Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL), its clearing agent M/s Eastern Freighter Services and its contractor M/s Huawei Technologies in its alleged involvement in mis-declaration/concealment in import of values and quantity in goods declaration (GD). It is pertinent to mention ... Read More »

Karachi second cheapest, Singapore costliest among 133 cities to live in

NEW DELHI: The latest global survey report has shown that Bangalore and Karachi are the cheapest cities of the world to live in. The sub-continent as a whole offers the best value for money, with Mumbai, Chennai and New Delhi also being ranked on the lower end of the ‘Worldwide Cost of Living Report 2015′ compiled by the Economic Intelligence ... Read More »

DGTR holds workshop on Trade Facilitation Agreement

KARACHI: The Directorate General of Training and Research (DGTR) organised a training workshop on Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) at International Hall No 2 at Customs House, Karachi. Dr Manzoor Ahmed, former member (customs), who represented Pakistan in Brussels/WTO, spoke at the workshop. Dr Ahmed said that the TFA contained provisions for expediting the movement, release and clearance of goods, including ... Read More »

NBP to install 1,000 ATMs in 2015

LAHORE: For the ease, comfort and care of NBP customers, National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) is in the process of setting up “NBP ATM POINT” which will comprise centers of 4 – 6 ATMs at various locations in the country. First NBP ATM POINT was launched on December 31, 2014 at NBP Sakhi Hasan Branch, Five Star Chowarangi, North Nazimabad, ... Read More »

Dy Director Mumtaz nominated for management course

    KARACHI: Deputy Director Directorate General of Transit Trade, Karachi, Muhammad Mumtaz Ali Raza Chaudhary is among nine BS-18 officers of Pakistan Customs Service nominated by the Establishment Division for 19th Mid Career Management Course at National Institute of Management, Karachi. The course at NIM Karachi would be held from January 5 to April 10, 2015. In addition to ... Read More »

LTE service launches in Pakistan by Warid

LAHORE: Warid Telecom, the most popular and innovative mobile service of Pakistan announced the official launch of LTE services in Pakistan. Starting from 26th December, Warid customers would be able to enjoy the customers trail service free, first 7 days in Lahore, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Karachi, Faisalabad and Gujranwala. Warid has always taken great pride on putting its consumers first; to ... Read More »

NICL buys 10 assets with profits of public money since 1989

ISLAMABAD: The National Insurance Company Limited (NICL) has bought 10 assets worth Rs 3978.799 million out of proceeds of public money since 1989. Six units of office sizes with different spaces in Dubai International Financial Center (DIFC) have also been bought with 74,058,300 United Arab Emirates dirham in Dubai in 2009,” a Commerce Ministry source said. NICL was incorporated on ... Read More »

500kv transmission tripping bring major power breakdown in Karachi for 5 hrs

KARACHI: The City plunged into darkness early Sunday due to a major electrical breakdown. Electricity transmission from the national grid to Karachi was abruptly suspended causing a power shutdown in Nazimabad, Defence, Sharea Faisal, Gulshan-i-Iqbal, Nursery, PECHS, Shah Faisal, New Karachi, Clifton, Landhi, Korangi and other areas of the provincial capital city. A K-Electric spokesman said the breakdown was caused ... Read More »

PTA unearths five illegal gateway exchanges in Karachi, Hyderabad, Rawalpindi, Sialkot

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), in its ongoing efforts to control grey traffic, unearthed five illegal gateway exchanges in Karachi, Hyderabad, Rawalpindi and Sialkot. According to details, five successful raids against the grey operators were carried out along with FIA team in the areas of Karachi, Hyderabad, Rawalpindi and Sialkot. First raid was carried out at House No. 250, Girzi ... Read More »

ANF seizes 3.45-ton drugs worth Rs3,780m

ISLAMABAD: Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) has seized 3.391 tons charas and 58.5kg heroin worth Rs3,780 million in seven operations conducted in Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Attock, Jhelum, Karachi and Qilla Abdullah and arrested six accused including a Nigerian national. As per details, ANF Karachi, on pursuance of information, intercepted a Truck No TK-241at Super Highway near toll plaza and recovered 30kg heroin. The ... Read More »

ANF foils bids to smuggle Rs4,761m drugs abroad

ISLAMABAD: Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) has recovered huge quantity of drugs, including included 2.4 tons opium, 920gram amphetamine (Ice), 17.2kg charas and 7g cocaine worth Rs4,761 million in seven different operations carried out in Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Haripur, Multan, Karachi and Pishin. As per details, ANF Quetta carried out a successful intelligence led operation and seized 2,372kg opium an area of Killi ... Read More »

20-inch diameter pipeline blown up, gas supply to Karachi, interior Sindh suspended

KARACHI: Unidentified miscreants blew up a 20-inch diameter gas pipeline in Gobpat area of Sui in Dera Bugti district, bring gas supply to halt to Karachi and different areas of interior Sindh. As per details, unidentified miscreants blew up a 20-inch diameter gas pipeline in Gobpat area of Sui due to which gas supply to several cities including Karachi and ... Read More »

ANF recovers Rs52.24m worth 25.44kg charas, 4.03kg heroin in five operations

ISLAMABAD: Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) has launched five operations in Rawalpindi, Lahore, Muzaffargarh, Peshawar and Karachi and recovered Rs52.24 million worth of 25.44kg charas and 4.03kg heroin and arrested nine alleged drug smugglers including three women and two Afghan refugees, seizing four vehicles. According to details, ANF Rawalpindi intercepted a Suzuki Mehran Car No. VE-527 near Chungi No 26, GT Road ... Read More »

Shah Bano relieved, posted Director Law Karachi

ISLAMABAD: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has relieved Shah Bano GM Khan (BS-20) from her duties w.e.f December 4, 2014. According to the Board’s Notification, the Inland Revenue Service officer has been relieved to join her new place of posting as Director, Directorate of Law, Karachi. Read More »