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Physical, mental health perquisite for nation’s efficiency: LCCI

LAHORE: The Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) has organised a day-long seminar on “The Hidden Enemy” on Friday, in which a large number of people from different walks of life participated. LCCI Vice President Kashif Anwar and renowned Psychiatrist Dr GH Saqib Kalyani spoke on the occasion and marked the importance of physical and mental health. They pledged ... 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 »

LCCI polls: Anarkali traders support PIAF-Alliance

LAHORE: The traders of Anarkali and associated markets have announced to support PIAF-Founders Alliance candidates in the LCCI elections being held on September 22-23 in Lahore. The announcement was made by the President of Anjuman-e-Tajran Ashraf Bhatti during the visit of Alliance candidates to Anarkali Market. Alliance leaders, Sheikh Muhammad Asif, Sheikh Muhammad Arshad, Alliance candidates for Associate Class, Nasir ... Read More »

Slow economies affecting major ports, says Shanghai Shipping Institute

SHANGHAI: Ports around the world overall saw weak performance in the second quarter of 2014 due to less trade to and from emerging markets in Asia, according to the Shanghai International Shipping Institute. The report stated that developed economies, particularly the US, have kept a steady recovery, emerging economies in Asia, however, facing headwinds. “Container at large Chinese ports rose ... Read More »

Hong Kong Customs warns youth against drug abuse

HONG KONG: The Hong Kong Customs has expressed concerns over increase in use of young people to smuggle illegal drugs over the border into the city. Calvin Chan Ching-yuen, head of customs’ drug investigation group’, said that there was a disturbing increase in the number of arrests of young drug peddlers at border checkpoints in last few months. “Drug peddlers ... Read More »

Multan Customs clears major coal technology consignments in August

MULTAN: Multan Appraisement Principal Appraiser Mahmood Ahmad Khan has said that the Multan Dry Port authorities have cleared the major consignments of the coal power plant in August to help government end energy crisis. He said that Kot Addu Power Plant Company (KAPCO) is an independent power plant company, which generates electric power and going to install new coal power ... Read More »

In the hope of future

The foreign missions situated in the Red Zone have been closed down for five days owing to volatile situation in the area while no party seems to be in a mood to accommodate the other in the current political spectrum. In this scenario one wonders where Pakistan will stand in 2050 predicted by Jim O’Neill, a British economist, that the ... Read More »

Economy in the dock

Through their contradictory statements, the government ministers have been repeatedly warning the nation about billions of rupees losses to the national exchequer since Imran Khan, chief of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, and Dr Tahirul Qadri, chief of the Pakistan Awami Tehreek started their marches and sit-ins in the twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi. Khurram Dastgir, the federal commerce minister, puts ... Read More »

Bureaucratic bottlenecks hamper efforts to broaden tax net: Ayesha Qazi

LAHORE: The existing tax system is not an indigenous one and has turned into a nuisance for the taxpayers who want to pay their taxes. The registered taxpayers have been pressed hard by the authorities who, on the other hand, have failed to bring into tax net potential taxpayers and evaders. This was stated by Lahore Tax Bar Association President ... Read More »

FBR acting Chairman to visit Karachi Customs House next week

KARACHI: The Federal Board of Revenue acting Chairman Shahid Hussain Asad is likely to visit Karachi Customs House next week. The FBR sources confirmed Customs Today that the acting chairman Shahid Asad would expected to visit customs house next week where he will hold meetings with the Customs officers. It further informed this scribe that the agenda of the meeting ... Read More »

Tax evasion: FBR to seize accounts, property of 16 PAT leaders

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has decided to take stern action against 16 leaders of Pakistan Awami Tehreek for not submitting tax related documents and details of foreign donations which involves tax evasion of Rs 400 million. “We have found several million rupees bank transactions through different bank statements but the PAT chief and workers did not bother ... Read More »

Job undone: Dar to face IMF next week

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s economic team lead by Finance Minister Ishaq Dar is likely to face criticism by International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Dubai next week on its failure to broaden the tax base in last fiscal year. A source from FBR told Customs Today that the talks with the IMF going to begin next week in Dubai and economic team may ... Read More »

Govt to re-shuffle FBR’s top officials

KARACHI: The federal government has been mulling over to reshuffle the top bureaucracy of Pakistan Customs, Inland Revenue Services (IRS), Regional Tax Offices (RTOs) and Directorate General of Customs Intelligence and Investigation. A source told Customs Today that the changes would be on cards at chief collector, collector and commissioner and director level. He said that the federal government was ... Read More »

Customs seeks court to summon Royal Packages

KARACHI: Model Customs Collectorate of Appraisement-East has requested the Sindh High Court (SHC) to summon M/s Royal Packages (Pvt) Limited for hearing in August. It is pertinent to mention here that the M/s Royal Packages has moved court against the charges of tax evasion in terms of customs duty, sales tax and income tax through claiming of inadmissible benefit of ... Read More »

Mobile smugglers sent to judicial custody

LAHORE: District Court Judicial Magistrate Assad Gujjar sent two accused to judicial custody for attempting to smuggle 95 used Samsung note I mobiles from Korea. Customs official had arrested Akhlas Ahmad and Sajjad Saeed from Allama Iqbal International Airport. Akhlas was accused of smuggling used mobile phones worth Rs 1 million from Korea in his personal luggage. Upon his arrest ... Read More »

Missing documents: Customs holds liquor of Aussie High Commissioner

ISLAMABAD: Islamabad Dry Port Assistant Collector has refused to clear a container of liquors imported for Australian High Commissioner, held on incomplete documents. As per details, Australian High Commission has imported liquors for its High Commissioner through Islamabad dry port but on examination customs found that documents necessary for duty free import were not complete. The Ambassadors have privileged to ... Read More »

TCS smuggling scandal: Court extends bail of Hamdani, Shakirullah

ISLAMABAD: Customs court has extended anticipatory bail granted to TCS Chief Executive Saqib Hamdani and Smart Zone Company’s owner Shakirullah till August 6th. Both were accused of allegedly involved in smuggling of contrabands undercover of Afghan transit trade. On the other hand, Customs Intelligence Deputy Director Shahid Jan has decided to broadened investigation circle to other workers of The Courier ... Read More »

Multan Customs I&I seizes smuggled cloth

MULTAN: Multan Customs Intelligence and Investigation (I&I) has seized two trucks loaded with imported cloth near Khanewal toll plaza here on the other day. As per details, Haji Sadiq Achakzai was attempting to smuggle two trucks loaded with imported cloths. Additional Director Customs I&I Nisar Ahmad on tip of informer has taken action and with his special team members Sheikh ... Read More »