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‘Govt must take action against PQA’s Asad Chandna & QICT’s Junaid Zamir for collecting exorbitant charges’

MULTAN: Illegal Clearance of contraband items and collection of exorbitant demurrage and detention charges from importers with the active connivance of corrupt officials like Port Qasim Authority’s chairman Asad Rafi Chandna and QICT CEO Junaid Zamir is a big question mark on the integrity of maritime affairs ministry. Federal Government must take stern action against these officials to protect the ... Read More »

PQA, SECP keep mum over dangerous developments at QICT

KARACHI: The Qasim International Containers Terminal (QICT) has violated the agreement with Port Qasim Authority (PQA) by appointing Indian officials at key posts through a foreign holding company without the approval of the Ministry of Interior (MoI). Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) and PQA chairman Asad Rafi Chandna also failed to take any action against QICT senior officials ... Read More »

Evidence surfaces on PQA’s Asad Chandna involvement in multi-billion demurrage scam

KARACHI: Documents have surfaced hinting at possible involvement of Port Qasim Authority (PQA) chairman Asad Rafi Chandna in the multi-billion demurrage and detention scam as his intentional inaction on the issue even after an agreement leads to suspect his full connivance with Qasim International Container Terminal (QICT) CEO Junaid Zamir in the whole scam. Credible source has provided Customs Today ... Read More »

Govt should stop Maersk, QICT from taking extra demurrage, detention charges: Advocate Mohib

PESHAWAR: Government should stop M/s Maersk Pakistan Pvt Ltd and Qasim International Containers Terminal from taking extra demurrage and detention charges to clear legally imported consignments. Maersk Pakistan and QICT violated SRO 1220 and section 14A of Customs Acts 1969 by taking extra demurrage and detention charges other than collecting applied duty and taxes. Advocate Mohib Kaka Kheil associated with ... Read More »

Maersk, QICT blackmailing importers to pay extra demurrage, detention charges: Malik Israr

MULTAN: Customs clearance of import shipments has become a constant headache for importers due to blackmailing of M/s Maersk Pakistan Pvt. Ltd. and Qasim International Container Terminal (QICT) for collection of unjustified demurrage and detention charges. This shipping company is violating set rules and laws with cooperation of the port terminal by forcing importers to pay additional charges under the ... Read More »

Govt should take action against Maersk, QICT for collecting illegal demurrage, detention charges: Salman Nasar

LAHORE: Pakistan’s famous businessman, importer and exporter of fans, washing machines and other relevant items from Gujrat, Salman Nasar has said that government should take strict action against shipping company M/s Maersk Pakistan Pvt Ltd and terminal operator QICT which are involved in the collection of exorbitant charges such as demurrage and detention charges for the clearance of shipments from ... Read More »

Shipping Ministry should take action against Maersk, QICT for collecting of illegal demurrage, detention charges: Ch Niaz

MULTAN: Ministry of Port and Shipping should take action against M/s Maersk Pakistan Pvt Ltd and M/s Qasim International Container Terminal (QICT) for collection of illegal demurrage and detention charges on clearance of import shipments. This was stated by Vice President Pakistan Helpers Business Council Chaudhary Muhammad Niaz while talking to Customs Today here the other day. He said that ... Read More »

‘NAB, FIA must take action against Maersk, QICT for collecting illegal demurrage, detention charges’

MULTAN: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) and Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) should take strict action against M/s Maersk Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd and Qasim International Container Terminal for collecting illegal demurrage and detention charges to address complaints of importers. Collection of exorbitant demurrage and detention charges from genuine importers is spoiling business environment in the country. This was stated by Advocate Muhammad ... Read More »

‘South Punjab importers demand stern action against Maersk, QICT for taking illegal detention & demurrage charges’

MULTAN: Business community of South Punjab are deeply concerned over the collection of unreasonable demurrage and detention charges by M/s Maersk Pakistan Pvt Ltd and Qasim International Container Terminal (QICT) from importers and asked the government to take special measures for protection of importers from blackmailing of said shipping company and terminal operator. It was stated by renowned importer and Chairman All ... Read More »

Govt should take action against Maersk, QICT for collecting illegal demurrage, detention charges: Kh M Badar Munir

MULTAN: Government should take strict action against shipping company M/s Maersk Pakistan Pvt Ltd and terminal operator QICT which are involved in the collection of exorbitant charges as demurrage and detention charges for the clearance of shipments from genuine importers. These shipping companies are spoiling business environment due to their blackmailing at port by collecting unjustified demurrage and detention charges ... Read More »

Govt should conduct scrutiny of all Indians working at QICT: Musa Raza Gillani

MULTAN: Government should conduct scrutiny of all foreigners including Indians working at Qasim International Container Terminal (QICT) to ensure national security. This was stated by auto importer Syed Hussain Musa Raza Gillani while talking to Customs Today about foreigners working without permission of Ministry of Interior (MOI). He said that illegal appointment of Indians at the Qasim International Container Terminal ... Read More »

Govt should take steps against Maersk, QICT to facilitate importers: Arshad Bhatti

LAHORE: Worldwide shipping companies including Sefmarrien, APL, Cosco, OOCL and others are charging $8 to $10 per day detention and demurrage after free day but in Pakistan these companies are charging over $80-100 per day and no one is there to question them. Illegal demurrage and detention charges are taken by the shipping lines including M/s Maersk Pakistan Pvt and M/s ... Read More »

Fearing arrest, two Indian spies flee Pakistan Port Qasim

KARACHI: In a latest but crucial development, two Indian ‘spies’ have fled from Pakistan’s Port Qasim who were illegally appointed at the port through a holding company of the QICT without the approval of the Ministry of Interior. Experts say these spies were working at the QICT to run their network like Kulbhushan Jadhav who was caught by Pakistani Army ... Read More »

Illegal demurrage & detention charges by Maersk, QICT creating hurdles for importers: Raza Hashmi

LAHORE: Leader of the Pakistani exporters’ community in Japan, Raza Hasmi has said that the illegal demurrage and detention charges by the shipping lines including M/s Maersk Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd and terminal operator QICT have increased problems for overseas Pakistanis exporting cheap vehicles and spare parts to Pakistan. Raza Hashmi who is visiting Pakistan nowadays has told Customs Today that ... Read More »

Port Report: Maersk results gain from U.S. container import binge and higher detention fees

Maersk : saw operating profit for 2018 increase slightly despite a 26 percent jump in revenue as fuel prices continue to catch the world’s biggest container ship line by surprise. The company sees operating profit improving this year thanks to cost savings from the buyout of Hamburg Sud and the growth in smaller, but higher margin businesses. It expects its ... Read More »

Illegally-appointed Indians at QICT involved in anti-state activities: Advocate Syed Anwar

MULTAN: Presence of Indians at Qasim International Container Terminal (QICT) without security clearance from Ministry of Interior (MOI) is posing serious national security risk and these illegally-appointed Indians are also allegedly involved in anti-state activities. This was stated by Senior Member High Court Bar Association and tax consultant Advocate Syed Anwal Haider Zaidi while talking to Customs Today. It’s shocking ... Read More »

65 officials of QICT, Maersk NABed in Rs 610 billion inquiry

KARACHI: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in its Regional Board Meeting (RBM) has authorised inquiry to ascertain role of 65 officials of QICT and M/s Maersk Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd in country’s biggest Ports & shipping scandal involving 610 billion rupees. As per the complaint received by the NAB, the nexus of some Customs staff, port terminals like QICT along with ... Read More »

CJP should take action against Maersk for taking extra demurrage and detention charges

FAISALABAD: Cheif Justice Asif Saeed Khosa should take action against M/s Maersk Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd in a mega scam of taking exorbitant demurrage and detention charges from importers. Coordinator Aman Taraqi Party advocate Sajjad Ahmed Ramana while talking to Customs Today said that the Cheif Justice of Pakistan Asif Saeed Khosa should take action against M/s Maersk Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd for ... Read More »

Blackmailing by Maersk, PIL, Pacific Delta shattered economy: Mian Shakeel Javed

MULTAN: Blackmailing of Shipping Companies like M/s Maersk Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd, Pacific International Lines (PIL) and its agents in Pakistan, M/s Pacific Delta Shipping (Pvt) Ltd at Qasim International Container terminal (QICT) has shackled the economy. Shipping companies have misplaced the image of port and trust of importers over the collection of inequitable charges of demurrage and detention on clearance ... Read More »

NAB should take action against Maersk, PIL, Pacific Delta: Advocate Nazim

MULTAN: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) should take action against M/s Maersk Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd, Pacific International Lines (PIL) and its agents in Pakistan, M/s Pacific Delta Shipping (Pvt) Ltd in a mega scam of exorbitant demurrage and detention to address grievances of importers. Collection of exorbitant demurrage and detention charges from genuine importers is open violation of laws and said shipping ... Read More »