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New Risk Management System should be introduced for transparent use of green channel facility: Collector Sadiqullah

ISLAMABAD: Collector Adjudication Dr Sadiqullah Khan has proposed that a new Risk Management System should be introduced for transparent use of green channel facility. Reforms should also be introduced in management and human resource development system. Collector Dr Sadiqullah expressed these views during an exclusive interview with Customs Today. He said that list of Afghan Transit Trade should be reviewed. “If we ... Read More »

NAB, FIA asked to probe lappoos set up by Abdul Rauf, Sohail Shams, Haleem Siddiqui in detention mega scandal

KARACHI: A mega scam of Rs 15 billion is unearthed where customs staff in connivance with shipping companies, their agents and terminal operator including Evergreen Line, Greenpak Shipping, United Marine Agencies, KMTC and PICT purposely delay the clearances of imported goods. Sources said Customs staff made a strong nexus with Deputy MD of Greenpak Abdul Rauf, CEO of United Marine ... Read More »

Rs15b scam: KCCI concerned over sheer blackmailing by Evergreen, Greenpak, KMTC, United Marine, PICT

KARACHI: President Karachi Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KCCI) Muffasar Atta Malik, while expressing deep concern over sheer blackmailing by shipping lines, their agents in connivance with terminal operators, stated that the Karachi Chamber has been constantly receiving a lot of complaints against many shipping lines, their agents and terminal operators involved in taking unjustified demurrage and detention charges from ... Read More »

Shipping activity at Port Qasim

KARACHI: Following is shipping report of Port Qasim: Sailing of Vessels Ship Name PQA Reg No L.O.A Commodity Manifest Qty. (Import) (Export) Draft Aft (Meters) Draft Far (Meters) ETD Ship Agent Name Berth M.T- GP ASPHALT III 25166 95.50 BITUMEN 2230.000 4.9 4.9 11:30 GATEWAY M/W-II M.T- OOCL WASHINGTON 25190 322.97 CONTAINERS 11.8 11.8 13:00 OOCL PAKISTAN QICT-V M.V- DARANEE ... Read More »

Weather affects checking of consignments at KICT, PICT

KARACHI: The examination process of the imported consignments at the Karachi International Containers Terminal (KICT) and Pakistan International Containers Terminal (PICT) is being affected by the cloudy weather of the city, Customs Today learnt here on Wednesday. The Customs sources said that the examining staff of the field formation Collectorates i.e. MCC-Appraisement (West) and MCC-Appraisement (East) have reduced the examination ... Read More »

Nilofar to affect clearance of shipments at port terminals: AC Usman

KARACHI: The Nilofar Cyclone dread is likely to bring delay in arrival of shipments and clearance of consignments at terminals, including Karachi International Containers Terminal (KICT) and Pakistan International Containers Terminal (PICT), it is learnt. Sources in Pakistan Customs informed Customs Today that the delay in examination of the consignments is expected due to predicted rain and threat of Nilofar ... Read More »

PICT registers profit of Rs441.21m, announces cash dividend of Rs3 per share

KARACHI: Pakistan International Container Terminal (PICT) has declared a cash dividend of Rs3 per share for the quarter ended September 30. The company posted a net profit of Rs441.21 million, translating into the earnings per share (EPS) of Rs4.04 for the period under review as compared to the profit of Rs520.14 million and EPS of Rs4.77 in the same quarter ... Read More »

Collector Saleem deputes Grade-19 officer at KICT to facilitate trade

KARACHI: Collector of Model Customs Collectorate of Appraisement-West Muhammad Saleem has deputed a Grade-19 additional collector (ADC) at the Karachi International Container Terminal (KICT) to ensure smooth flow of trade. According to details, Collector Saleem has assigned ADC Muhammad Nayyar Shafiq to look after the trade affairs at the terminal. Sources told Customs Today that the process of examination and ... Read More »

33pc consignements being cleared through Green Channel: Collector Najeeb

KARACHI: MCC-Appraisement (East) Collector Najeebur Rehman Abbasi has said that Queue Management System (QMS) will be introduced at the Collectorate in the near future. The collector claimed that Pakistan Customs was the only state department wherein the public could approach officials/officers of BPS-11 to 21 merely in an hour time to get their problems resolved. Collector Najeebur Abbasi declared that ... Read More »

PICT to shift import Container Yard to ease congestion

KARACHI: The Pakistan International Container Terminal (PICT) would shift its import CY Full Release FR/RF containers to a rental place at Bay West Yard, West Wharf to help ease off congestion. PICT intimated the information through a letter Ref # CSD00001 dated September 10. The letter signed by Manager, Customs Services, PICT said that PICT is compelled to shift the import ... Read More »

Customs Intelligence captures 6460 liquor bottles, 6816 beer cans

KARACHI: The Directorate of Customs Intelligence and Investigation-FBR, Karachi has made the seizure report against proprietor of M/s A-Z Corporation Abdul Dawood, its front man Shahid Khatri, Muhammad Zubair of M/s A-Z Corporation, Jawad Ghaffar of Xtreme Cars and clearing agent M/s L J Corporation for mis-declaration of description, quantity, value and H S Code of the imported goods. According ... Read More »

Collector Najeeb’s proactive measures earn 100pc more revenue

KARACHI: The Model Customs Collectorate (MCC) Appraisement-East under supervision of Collector Najeebur Rehman Abbasi has collected Rs 4,874 million during the first five days of September depicting an increase of over 100 per cent as compared to Rs 2,310 million collected during the same period last year. Figures show that the Collectorate has collected Rs 1,254 million in Customs Duty; ... Read More »

Importers face heavy fines without fault

KARACHI: Importers have been facing heavy fines and surcharges for delay in grounding of containers at the Pakistan International Container Terminal (PICT). Sources told Customs Today that importers have been waiting from five to six days for the grounding of containers for examination during the last few weeks. “Importers were being fined for delay even the Karachi Customs Agents Group ... Read More »

Clearing agents dissatisfied with incumbent KCAA body

KARACHI: The clearing agents have expressed their dis-satisfaction over the performance of recent body of Karachi Customs Agents Association (KCAA). Sharing their views with Customs Today, they alleged that the incumbent office-bearers of KCAA throughout the year adopted the policy of nepotism and favoritism. They were of the view that the KCAA office-bearers even did not raise their voice in ... Read More »

Customs to destroy contraband in 15 containers at PICT  

KARACHI: The Collector, Model Customs Collectorate of Appraisement (East) Najeeb-ur-Rehman Abbasi through a public order has given approval to the authorities concerned of Pakistan Customs-FBR for destruction of contraband/expired seized goods at PICT. According to the details, all arrangements have been finalized by Customs authorities and goods would be destroyed next week. When contacted, Additional Collector-PICT Muhammad Tahir confirmed that ... Read More »

Govt asks civil servants to declare assets

ISLAMABAD: The Establishment Division has issued a circular to employees of all ministries and institutions asking them to declare their assets details. It is obligatory for all civil servants to declare their assets after the start of new fiscal year; however except from FBR, other employees of different ministries and institutions have not yet declared their assets despite passing more ... Read More »

Importers demand adequate seating arrangement in Appraisement-West

KARACHI: The importers and Customs agents have demanded proper seating arrangements in Model Customs Collectorate (MCC) Appraisement-West for the hearing of their cases. As per details, importers and customs agents have complained that they have to wait in long queues from morning to evening for the hearing of their cases as there was no proper seating arrangement in hearing halls. ... Read More »

Tug-of-war: FPCCI Office turns a battlefield among VPs

ISLAMABAD: The Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) Office has become battleground as clashes abrupt between companions of vice presidents and other officials on occupying the office room for vice president. A source told Customs Today that the main cause of the clashes was political nature as central leaders of FPCCI used the forum as political tool ... Read More »

Customs examines 725 containers in 3 days at KICT

KARACHI: The Pakistan Customs has examined record 725 containers in just three days from Sunday to Tuesday at Karachi International Containers Terminal (KICT). The KICT Assistant Collector Examination Usman Tariq, while talking to Customs Today lauded the efforts of customs officials on clearing 702 containers in three days at international terminal. He said that the Pakistan Customs has examined 259 ... Read More »

Halal Food Authority to boost exports to Middle East: Dastgir

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Minister for Commerce Engineer Khurram Dastgir Khan said that the draft for Pakistan Halal Food Authority has prepared by the Ministry of Science and Technology in consultation with Ministry of Commerce and other relevant institutions and will be presented to the Parliament soon. He said that approval of draft will resolve the issue of certification of Pakistani ... Read More »