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KPCCI polls: Candidates of Businessman Group elected unopposed

PESHAWAR: The candidates of Businessman Forum on four vacant seats of (corporate group) for the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KPCCI) elections for 2014-15 have been elected unopposed. For corporate group in executive body of KPCCI, the four contesting candidates, elected unopposed following the withdrawal of nomination papers by S Minhajuddin Shah. An election commission constituted for this ... Read More »

Absence of prosecutor: 400 cases pending at Customs Court

KARACHI: The non-availability of prosecutor at the Customs Court is taking a tool on its working. Talking to Customs Today outside the court, Shams Memon Advocate termed the absence of prosecutor for last several months plus the absence of prosecution witnesses as the two major hurdles to the speedy disposal of cases at the Customs Court. The no-show by prosecution ... 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 »

2000 containers used to restrain Imran, Qadri marches

LAHORE: Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) Vice President Mian Tariq Misbah said that road blockade with containers may save the democracy but could subvert the economy. He said that delay in consignments has affected the business community, especially the small businessmen and industry. “If government has given the permission to the marches of Pakistan Tahreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran khan ... Read More »

US Customs to return ‘Tyrannosaurus Skull’ to Mongolia

NEW YORK: The US customs authorities has decided to return the skull and vertebrae of an Alioramus dinosaur, a relative of the iconic Tyrannosaurus Rex, to Mongolia after Customs and Border Protection agents became suspicious of the French company importing them into the US. As per details, France had sent 70-million-year-old fossils, via courier, to a storage facility in Long ... Read More »

Collector Saleem suspends principal appraiser for mismanagement

KARACHI: Different trade organisations have expressed deep concerns over the alleged negligence of the officials working in the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) Cell at Customs House, Karachi, and demanded steps to improve its working. According to details, the trade organisations were of the view that the officials concerned in FTA Cell were not making the use of automated system for ... Read More »

Customs society distributes relief goods to IDPs

LAHORE: Customs Healthcare Society (CHS) has distributed relief goods worth Rs 5 million among Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) of North Waziristan Agency in district Bannu. The items included edibles, children’s garments and cooking pots. This was stated by Customs Healthcare Society President Dr Asif Mehmood Jah. He said that the CHS team visited Bannu for seventh time as the figure ... Read More »

Closing: KSE up 143 points on another round of talks

KARACHI: The Karachi Stocks steadily built on the overnight gains and rose by 143.31 points to take the stocks benchmark KSE-100 to 29728.91 points, shrugging off several pressing problems the country has been grappling with at different fronts, on Tuesday. The KSE-100 opened on an upbeat note and kept on upwards march aggressively, boosting confidence of the investors. Once the ... Read More »

KCCI, UK-PAK chamber ink MoU to enhance bilateral trade

KARACHI: Senior Vice President of the Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI), Muffasar Atta Malik has said that KCCI’s delegation successfully participated in the “UK-Pakistan Trade Festival” organized recently by Consulate General of Pakistan at The Great Hall in Manchester Town Hall. KCCI’s delegation, which was led by Muffasar Atta Malik, Senior Vice President, comprised Muhammad Idrees, Vice President, ... 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 »

FBR to adopt effective mechanism for tax refunds: Tariq Bajwa

MULTAN: Federal Board of Revenue will adopt effective method of tax refund to overcome the hurdles of taxpayers, said Chairman Tariq Bajwa here on Monday. While addressing the Multan Tax Bar Association, Chairman FBR Tariq Bajwa said that taxpayer is our client and there is close link between bar and bench for the tax affairs. He said that tax bar ... Read More »

Customs to test WeBOC at Wagha Border soon: Majid Yousfani

KARACHI: Pakistan Customs to test Web Based One Customs (WeBOC), the homegrown state of the art automation system designed and developed entirely by Pakistan Customs, at Wagah Border this month. Director of Reforms & Automation Abdul Majid Yousfani said that WeBOC will introduce land and air modules till end of this month to help widen the reach of Pakistan Customs ... Read More »

Transfer, posting rules of FBR being infringed in Customs Service

KARACHI: The rules and regulations of the transfers and postings, issued by Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) are being floundered in the Pakistan Customs Service (PCS), sources said. As per the orders issued by the board, none of the PCS officers is allowed to hold an office for more than three years. The same orders are also applicable on the ... Read More »

Modified WeBOC modules to be operational from June 2015

KARACHI: The Directorate of Reforms and Automation has planned to turn all 60 modules of WeBOC (Web Based One Customs) on the design specifications provided by the directorate, operational from June next year. The installation of WeBOCs, which can be easily modified to shape up and provide more effective customs control and better trade facilitation, would launch a new era ... Read More »

Chief Collector Burki tells customs officers to achieve targets

LAHORE: Four Model Customs Collectrorate of central region have collected Rs 18.74 billion customs duty during July-August 2014 which is 28 percent more than the Rs 14.61 billion of last year collection. As per details, Faisalabad Customs Collectorate collected Rs 1.02 billion attaining a growth of 31 percent than Rs 784 million of last year collection. MCC Multan on the ... Read More »

Closing: Bulls at KSE bounce back amid PTI, PAT talks with govt

KARACHI: The Karachi Stock Exchange (KSE) 100-index gained 71.82 points to reach 29585.60 mark on the first day of the trading week, Monday, as the positive signs were prevailing about the resolution of the current political standoff in the federal capital. The market opened at 29513.78 with positive sentiments, kept on marching upward and taken the total trade volume to ... Read More »

Customs seizes mobile phones at Islamabad Airport

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Customs has foiled a bid to smuggle mobile phones worth Rs 2 million into Pakistan from Islamabad Airport. As per details, Customs Airport Deputy Collector Naveedur Rehman and his team intercepted a passenger Imran Haider at green channel boarded the flight TG 349 and recovered smartphones and tablets worth Rs 2 million. The customs registered a case ... Read More »

FBR revises Unified CPF Rules, constitutes CCPFB

KARACHI: The Revenue Division, Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has revised the Unified CPF Rules through constitution of a Central CPF Board (CCPFB) at FBR Headquarters in Islamabad. The revised Unified Rules have been issued in the supersession of the Unified CPF Rules on April 18, 2006. According to details, the Central Common Pool Fund Board (CCPFB) consists of officers ... Read More »

Bulldozing Chinese president’s visit

Chinese President Xi Jinping has cancelled his scheduled visit to Pakistan – a move that was already feared in view of the ongoing sit-ins in Islamabad by Tehreek-e-Insaf chief Imran Khan and Pakistan Awami Tehreek chief Dr Tahirul Qadri. Some circles in the federal capital claim that China’s security team did not give security clearance to their president to visit ... Read More »

Customs seizes mobiles at Islamabad Airport, FIR lodged

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Customs has thwarted a bid to smuggle smartphones and tabs into Pakistan. Customs officials at Benazir International Airport Islamabad seized smuggled mobiles worth Rs 2 million and lodged an FIR against accused Imran Haider who tried to smuggle imported mobiles and tabs through flight No TG 349 taking advantage of green channel facility. Mobiles taken into custody by ... Read More »