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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 »

DTRE scheme: Customs to recover millions from Lucky Cement

KARACHI: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has asked Pakistan Customs to recover tax worth millions of rupees from M/s Lucky Cement Limited as company found guilty of tax evasion in duty and tax remission for exports (DTRE) research report. The sources informed Customs Today that the FBR authorities during the DTRE research study had observed that facility granted to ... Read More »

FBR starts tax collection on property transfer

SIALKOT: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) have started collection of withholding tax on the transfer of the property of Rs.3 million or above in all all six districts Sialkot, Narowal, Gujrat, Mandi Bahaud Din, Hafizabad and of Gujranwala region. A officials told Customs Today that the FBR had already asked the Punjab government to ensure the collection of withholding tax ... Read More »

Customs Lower Employees warn of protest after Eid

KARACHI: The Pakistan Customs Lower Employees Association has decided to stage protest demonstration after Eid-ul-Fitr for the fulfillment of their legal demands. According to the details, General Secretary Aftab Hussain Shah Hamdani informed Customs Today that the lower employees association with the consent of all its members has decided to stage protest after Eid. The demands of Pakistan Customs Lower ... Read More »

Dastgir calls on Bhutan’s Minister for economic affairs

ISLAMABAD: Minister of Commerce, Engineer Khurram Dastgir Khan called on Economic Affairs Minister of Kingdom of Bhutan Lyonpo Norbu Wangchuk, on the sidelines of the 8th South Asian Free Trade Agreement (SAFTA) ministerial council meeting in Thimphu. In the meeting, two Ministers insisted on deepening the good relations that the two countries already enjoyed. They also discussed on enhancing present ... Read More »

Eid holidays: Exchequer likely to suffer Rs25-30b loss

ISLAMABAD: National exchequer may suffer Rs25-30 billion loss due to long holidays of Eid-ul-Fitr. Due to which revenue target of the first month of FY2014-15 could not be achieved. Acting FBR Chairman Shahid Hussain Asad told Customs Today that closure of businesses during Eid holidays will certainly affect the revenue collection. “At least Rs 6 billion revenue is being collected ... Read More »

Tahirul Qadri tax evasion: FBR to unfold investigations soon

ISLAMABAD: Federal Board of Revenue reportedly completed investigations into Pakistan Awami Tehrik (PAT) chairman Dr Tahirul Qadri’s Rs 770 million tax evasion and decision will soon be publicized. As per details, FBR has issued orders of a legal proceeding against PAT chairman Dr Tahirul Qadri and his organization after completing investigations of tax evasion. FBR source told Customs Today that ... Read More »

Containers’ grounding: PICT, KICT fail to resolve issues

KARACHI: The importers and traders have been facing mismanagement and delaying tactics by administration of Pakistan International Containers Terminal (PICT) and Karachi International Containers Terminal (KICT) in grounding of containers. “Pakistan Customs’ officials use delaying tactics and give lame excuses like shortage of labour and space while grounding containers for examination” Shujaat Ahmed an importer informed Customs Today. Kamran Akhtar, ... Read More »

Lahore ANF seizes 30.2 kg drugs, arrests 9 smugglers

LAHORE: The Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) conducted operations in various areas of Lahore and seized huge quantity of charas and heroine and other drugs. The ANF Lahore intercepted Toyota Corolla Car No ADA- 310 (Sindh) at Rikhi Morr, Talagang Road, Mianwali and recovered 24 kg charas concealed in secret cavities of the car. Two drug smugglers namely Aman Ullah Khan and ... Read More »

FBR seeks Finance Ministry to take ADRS down

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of Revenue asked the Finance Ministry to take down Alternative Dispute Resolution System (ADRS) due to its poor performance. The Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADRS) offers companies an opportunity to apply full force of the law efficiently and effectively. Whereas the system has no option but to apply justice through the natural course of a blocked court ... Read More »

SHC orders early release of M/s Royal Packages’ consignments

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) in its verdict asked Pakistan Customs to release the consignment of M/s Royal Packages after submission of unpaid differential amount in share of duty. According to the details, the Research and Development (R&D) Section of Model Customs Collectorate (MCC) of Appraisement-East had identify a case of huge tax evasion of Rs308 million by M/s ... Read More »

FBR assesses legal provisions of budget 2014-15

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has started discussions on impacts of legal provisions presented in the budget for FY 2014-15. Government introduces legal provisions in the federal budget to facilitate FBR to meet the revenue collection target every year and then a process of review of impacts of legal provisions also continues throughout the year. A meeting in ... Read More »

Customs I&I seizes 120,000 litres smuggled oil

Karachi: Directorate General of Intelligence and Investigation (I&I) Hyderabad seized oil tankers carrying sixty thousand litres of smuggled oil worth Rs 10 million. As per details, DG I&I on tip of informer raided oil tankers carrying smuggled oil and seized 60,000 litres oil. Three criminals have been arrested during the seizure. It was said that oil was being smuggled to ... Read More »

Red card: No more tax exemptions to NGOs/NPOs

ISLAMABAD: Federal Government has withdrawn the tax exemptions provided to education institutions running under NGOs, NPOs and welfare trusts. Instead of that they will now receive 100% tax credit facility equal to their payable tax but private charity institution that were not active in welfare efforts will not eligible for this privilege too. The three mandatory conditions to get 100% ... Read More »

CAC Pakistan summit & Agro Chemical Expo on August 5-6

LAHORE: China Agro Chemical (CAC) Pakistan Summit and Pak-China Agro Chemical Expo will be held on August 5-6, 2014 at Lahore Expo Centre. The President Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) Sohail Lashari at a press conference said that Punjab CM Shahbaz Sharif and Chinese Ambassador would attend the event Pak-China suit and expo. Mr. Lashari said that it ... Read More »

Bajwa’s absence: Race for FBR chairman post hots up

ISLAMABAD: The race for the Chairman post of the Federal Board of Revenue has been taking curious turns with the senior officers throwing their hats into the ring. After the FBR Chairman Tariq Bajwa left his office few days ago on leave, there were huge curiosity that “who will be the next FBR Chairman” if Mr. Bajwa will transferred to ... Read More »

CHS vows relief efforts till IDPs back at home

LAHORE: Customs Health Society (CHS) President Dr. Asif Mehmood Jah assured that relief efforts for IDPs will continue until every IDP back at home at North Waziristan. He mentioned that the CHS has also dug out Thirty five (35) water wells in Tharparkar area of Sindh for provision of clean drinking water to more than 50,000 people of the area. ... Read More »

Customs denies smuggling under ‘official patronage’

HYDERABAD: The Model Customs House Jacobabad has denied the news item regarding “smuggling of contraband under official patronage” published in a section of english press. In a press release issued by the Customs House Jacobabad clarified that Customs staff at Jacobabad check-post were not involved in any kind of smuggling as per the strict instructions from FBR Member (Customs) and ... Read More »

FBR directs post-clearance audit of vehicles cleared under amnesty

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has directed Customs department to conduct post-clearance audit of over 50,000 vehicles cleared under ‘Vehicle Amnesty Scheme’ in 2013. According to details, the PCA department on the directives of FBR has constituted four teams to determine either duty/taxes were collected as per procedure or these 50,000 vehicles were cleared after receiving short payments. ... Read More »