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NAB serves notice on Chief Suraiya, collectors in electronics, grey fabrics case

KARACHI: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has issued notice to Chief Collector Appraisement South Suraiya Ahmed Butt and collectors in an inquiry against officials/officers of Customs Department and others regarding illegal import of around 930 containers of electronics and grey fabrics in the garb of second hand clothing, causing loss to national exchequer. Sources said NAB issued notice to Chief ... Read More »

NAB examines AOs Azhar Abbas, Aamir Hussain in electronics, grey fabrics smuggling in garb of used clothing

KARACHI: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has examined Appraising Officer Appraisement East Azhar Abbas and Appraising Officer Appraisement East Aamir Hussain in an inquiry against officials/officers of Customs Department and others regarding illegal import of around 930 containers of electronics and grey fabrics in the garb of second hand clothing, causing loss to national exchequer. Sources told Customs Today that ... Read More »

NAB asked to arrest UMA CEO Sohail Shams, shipping agent of KMTC

  KARACHI: Business community asked the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to take action in a mega mis-declaration scam by M/s Al-Aswed Associates and M/s Facilities Shipping Agency with active connivance of Sohail Shams of M/s United Marine Agencies (UMA), an agent of shipping line KMTC. Business community also sought arrest of UMA CEO Sohail Shams and high-ups of UMA, shipping ... Read More »

FIR lodged against UMA, shipping agent of KMTC

KARACHI: Collectorate of Appraisement East led by Collector Nadeem Memon registered an FIR against M/s Al-Aswed Associates and others who attempted to clear restricted goods through mis-declaration with active connivance of Sohail Shams of M/s United Marine Agencies (UMA), an agent of shipping line KMTC. According to FIR, M/s Al Aswed Associates imported consignments declared to contain “shippers load, count ... Read More »

NAB takes action on green channel mega scam after Customs Today’s extensive coverage

KARACHI: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has taken custody of clearing agents Muhammad Idress s/o Yousaf, Muhammad Ali s/o Muhammad Idress and Imran Khan s/o Saifur Rahman from Central Jail Karachi in a corruption scam. These suspects were already in the custody of the customs court for evading taxes and duties to the tune of Rs74,036,216. On 12 September 2019, Senior Superintendent Central Jail ... Read More »

Govt should stop Maersk, QICT from taking extra demurrage, detention charges: Advocate Farhan

FAISALABAD: Government of Pakistan should stop M/s Maersk Pakistan Pvt Ltd and Qasim International Containers Terminal (QICT) from taking extra demurrage and detention charges to clear legally imported consignments. Advocate Muhammad Farhan associated with District Court Faisalabad told Customs Today in an interview that Maersk Pakistan and QICT violated SRO 1220 and Section 14A of Customs Act 1969 by taking ... Read More »

Maersk, QICT charging unreasonable detention, demurrage charges: Zeeshan Khalil

LAHORE: Unreasonable detention and demurrage charges by shipping company M/s Maersk Pakistan Pvt Ltd and terminal operator Qasim International Container Terminal (QICT) for clearance of genuine shipments are creating hurdles for importers so the government should take stock of the situation. This was stated by Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry former vice president Zeshan Khalil while talking to Customs ... Read More »

Govt should stop Maersk, QICT from taking extra demurrage, detention charges :Advocate Mian Imran

FAISALABAD: Government should stop M/s Maersk Pakistan Pvt Ltd and Qasim International Containers Terminal from taking extra demurrage and detention charges to clear legally imported consignments. Advocate Main Muhammad Imran associated with District Court Faisalabad told Customs Today in an interview that Maersk Pakistan and QICT violated SRO 1220 and section 14A of Customs Act 1969 by taking extra demurrage ... Read More »

NAB, FIA must take action against Maersk, QICT to recover billions of rupees ST: Advocate Ijaz Ahmed

FAISALABAD: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) and Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) must take action against M/s Maersk Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd and Qasim International Container Terminal (QICT) for recovering alleged billions of rupees evaded in wake of sales taxes to protect the national economy. It was stated by Faisalabad Tax Bar Association Member Choudhary Ijaz Ahmed advocate while talking to Customs Today ... Read More »

QICT, Maersk evading billions of rupees sales tax with SRB connivance?

KARACHI: Top officials of Sindh Revenue Board (SRB), Qasim International Container Terminal (QICT) and M/s Maersk Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd are allegedly involved in country’s biggest ports and shipping scandal worth billions. SRB’s active connivance with QICT and Maersk is suspected as it is not taking any action against these companies for evading billions of rupees sales tax. Sources said QICT ... Read More »

Collection of illegal demurrage & detention charges by Maersk, QICT disturbs importers: Attaur Rehman

MULTAN: Business community is compelled to pay illegal demurrage and detention charges due to blackmailing of shipping companies including M/s Maersk Pakistan and terminal operator Qasim International Container Terminal (QICT) for clearance of genuine shipments. Collection of unreasonable demurrage and detention charges by shipping companies creates serious issues for importers. It was stated by renowned importer and businessman of South ... Read More »

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 »

PQA’s Asad Chandna, QICT’s Junaid Zamir work hand in glove to bleed importers?

KARACHI: The Qasim International Containers Terminal (QICT) at Port Qasim is allegedly looting and bleeding the genuine importers of Pakistan. Importers question complicity of Port Qasim Authority’s chairman Asad Rafi Chandna and QICT CEO Junaid Zamir in country’s biggest demurrage and detention scam. Importers claim that these high-ups of PQA and QICT work hand in glove to allow illegal activities ... Read More »

NAB’s awareness, prevention & enforcement policy remains successful

ISLAMABAD: Honorable Justice Mr. Javed Iqbal, Chairman NAB reviewed latest progress on NAB’s Awareness, Prevention and Enforcement policy on ”OUR FAITH-CORRUPTION FREE PAKISTAN” at NAB headquarters. The Chairman NAB said that NAB is mandated to carry out Awareness and Prevention functions against corruption in pursuance of Section 33C of National Accountability Ordinance (NAO). He said that NAB’s awareness, prevention and ... Read More »

‘NAB committed to work transparently for a 100% corruption-free Pakistan’

ISLAMABAD: Honorable Justice Mr. Javed Iqbal, Chairman NAB chaired a meeting to review overall performance of NAB at NAB Headquarters. He said that NAB is absolutely committed to work transparently, fairly, professionally and on merit for a 100% corruption free Pakistan in accordance with law. He said that corruption is major hurdle in the way of progress and prosperity of the ... Read More »

NAB Chairman’s “accountability for all” policy gets full support of nation

  LAHORE: NAB under the dynamic leadership of Honorable Justice (retired) Javed Iqbal, Chairman NAB is absolutely committed to root out corruption from country with iron hands with the realization of through professionalism, transparency and on merit as per law. Today, eradication of corruption and logical conclusion of mega corruption cases is the top most policy of NAB. NAB strongly ... Read More »

Supreme Court hears case on NAB’s voluntary return rules

ISLAMABAD: A Supreme Court bench on Thursday heard a case on the voluntary return rules of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB). Three-member bench headed by Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed heard the case. Justice Azmat Saeed observed during the hearing that one of the questions to be decided is whether to discuss the previous decisions or not and another issue is ... Read More »

Govt should take action against Maersk, QICT for charging illegal demurrage & detention charges: Nasir Hameed

LAHORE: PIAF Vice Chairman Nasir Hameed Khan said shipping lines and terminal operator including M/s Maersk Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd and M/s QICT  are taking illegal demurrage and detention charges from genuine importers, violating the set Customs rules and laws While talking to Customs Today, he said that the Govt, Shipping Ministry and Customs Department are not properly regulating these shipping ... 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 »

NAB Karachi arrests Agha Siraj Durrani; several politicians, corporates’ fate hangs in balance

ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Wednesday arrested Sindh Assembly Speaker Agha Siraj Durrani. After arrest of former ports and shipping minister Kamran Michael, Customs Today had reported a few days ago on 16 February that the Bureau would arrest senior politicians soon. According to details, NAB has accused him of illegal appointments, misuse of power, misappropriation of funds ... Read More »