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Customs issues notice to Maersk for cancellation of license; goods loaded may not reach Pakistan

KARACHI: Model Customs Collectorate of Preventive, Karachi has issued a notice to M/s Maersk Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd as it started the process to cancel license of the company for sheer violation of the Customs Act 1969 and SRO 1220(I)/2015. Maersk Line and its subsidiary M/s Maersk Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd kept on harassing and blackmailing importers to get additional demurrage and ... Read More »

Govt should take stern action against Maersk Line due to violation of SRO 1220 (I)/2015: Naima Ansari

ISLAMABAD: Violation of government laws is a serious crime and the present government should take serious action against Maersk Line and its subsidiary in Pakistan Maersk Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd due to  violation of SRO 1220(I)/ 2015 and for harassing and blackmailing importers to get additional demurrage and detention charges. This was stated by ex-Vice President of Federation of Pakistan Chamber ... Read More »

Shipping Alert! Cargo delivery at Pakistan ports may be banned of Maersk Line

KARACHI: Evidence has surfaced on ban of cargo delivery at Pakistani ports of Maersk Line and its subsidiary in Pakistan, M/s Maersk Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd as Customs Preventive has started procedure to cancel their licenses under rules 603 (Q), 603 (R), 604 (Q) and 607 (E), others of SRO 1220 (I)/2015. Sources said Maersk Line and its subsidiary M/s Maersk ... Read More »

Maersk, QICT causing panic, unrest among South Punjab importers: Khawaja Muhammad Usman

MULTAN: Business community of South Punjab has slammed exorbitant charges imposed by shipping lines Maersk in terms of demurrage on importers and asked the government to take special measures for protection of importers and the economy. Illegal demurrage charges charged by M/s Maersk shipping line and Qasim International Container Terminal (QICT) are causing severe unrest in the business community of South Punjab. ... Read More »

QICT, Maersk shipping line cause loss of billions to national economy: Faiz Mohammed

PESHAWAR: Corruption by QICT and shipping lines Maersk haunted national economy and caused loss of billions to the national exchequer. The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) and the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) received a complaint seeking probe to ascertain role of 65 employees of QICT / DP World and Maersk in country’s biggest shipping scandal involving 610 billion rupees. The FIA and the ... Read More »

QICT poses threat to nation with discreet Habibullah control

KARACHI: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) and Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) received a complaint seeking probe to ascertain link of Habibullah Khan with Qasim International Container Terminal (QICT) / DP World in parking billions of rupees black money. Habibullah Khan, the alleged mastermind of Panama-like offshore companies having questionable financial backing controlling one of the strategic assets of Pakistan in ... Read More »

FIA asked to probe QICT /DP World, Maersk involvement in Rs610b mega scam

KARACHI: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has received a complaint seeking probe to ascertain role of 65 employees of QICT / DP World and Maersk in country’s biggest shipping scandal involving 610 billion rupees. The complaint received by the FIA demanded legal action for recoveries of amounts looted and recovering losses of Rs. 610 billion to the national exchequer per ... Read More »

NAB asked to probe Habibullah link with QICT / DP World in parking billions of rupees black money

KARACHI: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has received a complaint seeking probe to ascertain link of Habibullah Khan with Qasim International Container Terminal (QICT) / DP World in parking billions of rupees black money. A local newspaper reported that Habibullah Khan recently declared liquid assets of $1.25 billion outside of Pakistan in the single largest Amnesty declaration in the South ... Read More »

Maersk ship arrested, executives of QICT/DP World may also get arrested soon

KARACHI: Shipping Watch reports that Maersk ship is recently arrested in Tunisia by displeased Honam customers who were demanding their lost money due to negligence of the shipping line. Experts say that their displeased customers across the globe may take a cue from this incidence due to criminal activities of Maersk and QICT/DP World. Maersk Line recently changed its ownership ... Read More »

Maersk lines, QICT to be booked in criminal cases, face closure

KARACHI: Importers said that Maersk shipping line, its subsidiary in Pakistan, M/S Maersk Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd and Qasim International Container Terminal (QICT) are robbing them of billions of rupees through criminal breach of trust, cheating and threatening. Importers have decided to book the shipping line and QICT in criminal cases due to which Maersk and QICT could face complete closure ... Read More »

FIR application against Maersk and QICT for taking illegal charges & holding goods

KARACHI: Shipping line Maersk, its subsidiary in Pakistan, M/S Maersk Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd and Qasim International Container Terminal (QICT) are blackmailing genuine importers through illegal holding & blocking of their imported goods for the sake of demanding additional demurrage and detention charges in violation of relevant customs laws. Importers have filed application to lodge FIR against this shipping line, its ... Read More »

QICT puts nation at risk, auctions 400 containers of dangerous PVC scrap

KARACHI: Pakistan Customs auctioned 400 containers of banned hazardous plastic scrap  including used shopping bags and PVC pipes of sewerage lines instead of dumping them. Sources said ban is imposed on import of unhygienic plastic scrap but some importers imported consignments of this scrap and tried to clear it through mis-declaration as different collectorates of Customs stopped clearance of these ... Read More »

PCA detects Rs6m tax evasion by M/s Alam Fayyaz & Sons & Landhi

KARACHI: The Directorate of Customs Post Clearance Audit (PCA) on Thursday detected duties and tax evasion of Rs 6 million by M/s Alam Fayyaz and Sons, Landhi, Karachi and sent report of concern to adjudication, it is learnt here. Sources told Customs Today that M/s Alam Fayyaz and Sons, Landhi, Karachi imported two consignments of imported dinner sets, included fancy dinner ... 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 »

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 »

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 »