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Customs officials not to welcome Inland Revenue’s employees

KARACHI: The Pakistan Customs employees of grade 1-16 have expressed concern over the decision of the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) to deploy the employees of the Inland Revenue Department in Pakistan Customs, excise/sales tax and federal excise departments. The appraisers and principal appraisers, while sharing their viewpoints with Customs Today, said that the transference by the Inland Revenue Services ... Read More »

No new recruitment: Customs to face dearth of technical staff

KARACHI: The Pakistan Customs Services (PCS), a wing of Federal Board of Revenue (FBR), is going to face the dearth of technical and skilled staff at Customs House, Karachi in next few years, it is learnt here. The sources in FBR informed Customs Today that the last recruitment in the Customs Department was carried out in 1988 and after passing ... Read More »

Pharma clearance case: Fate of 76 Customs officials hangs in balance

KARACHI: The fate of the case linked with the clearance of pharmaceutical raw material still hangs in the balance, as the Ministry of Commerce (MoC) has yet to respond against the letter written by the Pakistan Customs authorities in order to settle the issue created between Federal Drug Regulatory Authority (DRA) and Pakistan Customs Services (PCS). It is pertinent to ... Read More »

Rs 333 million goods imported from India via Wagha Border

LAHORE: Pakistan has imported items worth Rs 333 million between September 15 and 21 from India via the Wagha border. According to available documents, the major items were potatoes, tomatoes, garlic, cake-oil, polyethylene and cotton yarn. The documents also read Pakistan imported potatoes worth Rs 19.8 million during the last week. No duty has been imposed on the import of potatoes from India ... Read More »

Court issues non-bailable warrants for arms smuggler

KARACHI: The Customs and Taxation Court Special Judge Soofia Latif issued non-bailable warrants for Javed Sami, accused of smuggling arms and ammunition at Jinnah International Airport Karachi last month. Sami was caught with arms and ammunition in his personal baggage and remanded to FIA custody. Sources informed Customs Today that customs has recovered 25 parts of pistol and 97 magazines from ... Read More »

Federations of Pak-Indian chambers join hands to enhance bilateral trade

ISLAMABAD: The Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) and Federation of Indian Chambers and Commerce (FICCI) have signed an agreement to enhance bilateral trade between the two countries. The agreement was signed between both the representative bodies of traders on the sidelines of the Alishaan Pakistan Expo recently concluded in the Indian capital New Delhi. FPCCI Vice President ... Read More »

FIA likely to grill customs officials for clearing pharma raw material

KARACHI: A team of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Lahore is mulling over to visit Karachi for further investigating the case related to the clearance of pharmaceutical raw material in which 76 Customs officials involved. Sources informed Customs Today that a team headed by FIA Assistant Director Mian Asif, husband of slain MQM MNA Tahira Asif, may visit Karachi to ... Read More »

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 »

Ex-CEO Hamdani owns TCS building

ISLAMABAD: The customs authorities have learnt that former TCS CEO Saqib Hamdani has the ownership of the main building of the TCS Express and Logistics Centre near Jinnah International Airport at Iqbal Avenue, Karachi. This revelation has opened new dimensions in the TCS and Smart Zone Company smuggling case that how a man hired as CEO could have the ownership ... 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 »

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 »

Customs not to clear 6 fabric trucks sans import documents

KARACHI: The Cloth Merchants Association has expressed deep concerns over the seizure of six trucks containing imported fabric during a raid conducted by FBR Directorate General of Customs Intelligence & Investigation Karachi and Pakistan Rangers near Allahwala Market, Lucknow Plaza. As per details, the association termed the raid “illegal” and alleged that the customs intelligence was misusing powers by breaking ... Read More »

Customs seizes shampoos, soaps at Sagian Bridge

LAHORE: The customs anti-smuggling cell seized a bus loaded with non-customs paid goods worth Rs 0.8 million on Tuesday. Sources said that the anti-smuggling cell impounded imported shampoos, soaps and miscellaneous goods at the Sagian Bridge. They said that the cell sent a team under guidance of Anti-Smuggling Inspector Khalid Butt that confiscated the bus filled with illegal goods and ... Read More »

LCCI President Sohail Lashari says businessmen know social obligations

LAHORE: Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) President Engineer Sohail Lashari, during a visit to Al-Ehsan Welfare Eye Hospital, said that the business community is quite conscious of its corporate social responsibilities and is utilising all its resources to the help of less privileged class of society. “The LCCI has already done a lot of work in social sector ... 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 »

FBR Chairman Bajwa chairs board-in-council meeting today

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has changed the time for board-in-council meeting to 2:30pm which was scheduled at 11am on Wednesday. As per details, FBR Chairman Tariq Bajwa will preside the meeting in which policy decisions about audit policy will be taken. FBR Member Inland Revenue Policy Shahid Asad, Member Inland Revenue Muhammad Ashraf Khan, Member Admin Shahid Hussain Jatoi, ... Read More »

ANF seizes tons of contrabands in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

ISLAMABAD: The Regional Directorate Anti-narcotics Force (ANF) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa recovered smuggled drugs worth billions of rupees in August, which were several times more than the quantity of drugs recovered during July. According to the available data, the ANF seized 27.6kg heroin, 460kg hashish, 50,400kg sulfuric acid and 2.5kg amphetamine in August. Statistics revealed that ANF arrested 20 accused for their alleged involvement ... Read More »

Sri Lanka Customs seizes drugs at Bandaranaike Airport

COLOMBO: The Sri Lanka Customs has seized drugs worth Rs 2 million, used for illegal abortions, during a raid at the airport. Customs Preventive Division official intercepted a businessman and recovered illegal drugs imported from India at the Air Cargo Terminal of the Bandaranaike International Airport in Katunayake. Sources told that the businessman has imported the drugs form Chennai and ... Read More »