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Chief Collector Zulfiqar appreciates Customs Gwadar, Quetta for surpassing revenue collection target

QUETTA: Chief Collector Dr. Zulfiqar Ali Chaudhry said that Customs Collectorates of Quetta and Gwadar have surpassed assigned revenue collection target for July 2018 to February 2019 with extra amount of Rs2288 million. Talking with Customs Today during an exclusive interview, the chief collector said that both of the Collectorates working under his supervision showed an increase of 10 percent ... Read More »

Balochistan NAB launches inquiry into Mara Tangi dam, Zhob stadium cases

QUETTA: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has launched inquiries in to two under-construction projects – Loralai’s Mara Tangi dam and a sports stadium in Zhob district. Director General of the bureau’s Balochistan chapter Mirza Muhammad Irfan Baig approved launching the investigation in Mara Tangi dam after revelations that the under-construction dam was being neglected by officials, causing acute shortage of ... Read More »

NAB inquiries have no ulterior motive: Javed Iqbal

QUETTA: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairman Justice Javed Iqbal has said that the state of corruption in Pakistan is such that people who couldn’t afford a house of 6-Marla, now have towers in Dubai. In a conference held in Quetta, Justice Javed Iqbal said that all people engaged in any sort of corruption will be held accountable. He further said ... Read More »

Quetta: FC foils bid to smuggle 98,000 litres of diesel

QUETTA: The Balochistan Frontier Corps (FC) foiled a bid to smuggle illegal oil and seized around 98,000 litres of Iranian diesel from Panjgur district on Monday. A Frontier Corps spokesman told APP that the seized diesel was loaded onto five trucks and was being smuggled to interior parts of the country. “The FC also impounded the trucks carrying the illegal ... Read More »

Quetta: Customs impounds three trucks of tea, motor oil involving Rs 4.7m tax

QUETTA: The Customs Intelligence and FC made a joint seizure of three trucks cleared from Customs House Taftan. One one of the trucks was loaded with mis-declared tea. As per the TP document, the truck had 22 tonnes of tea but physically the truck had more than 48 tonnes of tea. Two more trucks cleared from Customs House Taftan had motor ... Read More »

FBR vows to overcome revenue shortfall of Rs 60 billion

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has gird up loins to fulfill the revenue shortfall which is almost Rs 60 billion less than the revenue target set for first half of the current fiscal year. According to statistics available with Customs Today, the FBR had set a revenue collection target of Rs 1,230 billion for the first half of ... Read More »

Rs700 to 1,000b embezzled in 8-yrs: Economic corridor to flourish Balochistan: President

QUETTA: President Mamnoon Hussain said that Pak-China Economic Corridor was a monument of this century, which would open doors of progress and prosperity, especially for Balochistan. He was speaking to stakeholders including parliamentarians, political and tribal elders, professors, doctors, lawyers and civil society representatives at Governor House. He said that Pak-China Economic Corridor would start from Kashghar, China and reach ... Read More »

Minus 7 degree centigrade: Gas suspension, harsh weather pile up woes of Quetta, other towns residents

QUETTA: With the temperature dropped to minus 7 degree Centigrade, the suspension of gas supply to Quetta and some other town of Balochistan has caused innumerable miseries for the residents and has given rise to various cold-related disease. According to reports, the Sui Southern Gas Company suspended supply from Zarghoon Gas Field to Quetta due to repair of a pipeline ... Read More »

Quetta Customs collects Rs 980 million revenue

LAHORE: Customs Collectorate, Quetta has collected an amount of Rs 980 million revenue in share of Customs Duty (CD), Sales Tax (ST), Withholding Tax and Federal Excise Duty (FED) in the months of July to October, 2014, more than 20 percent collected in same period in 2013, Collector Customs Zahoor Akhtar Raja said on Saturday. He said that Customs personnel ... Read More »

Ferry service for pilgrims from Karachi Port to Iran’s Chabahar soon

KARACHI: Ministry of Ports and Shipping has announced free ferry service for pilgrim from Karachi Port to Iran’s Chabahar Port. According to sources in the Shipping Department, Minister for Ports and Shipping held a meeting in Karachi. The meeting was told that free passenger ferry service would start from Karachi Port to Iran’s Chabahar and preparations in this regard have ... Read More »

Rental ceiling of employees increased from October 1

KARACHI: The rental ceilings of all employees from Grade 1 to 22 working in federal ministries, divisions,  attached Department and subordinate Offices at Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Karachi, Lahore, Quetta and Peshawar has been enhanced by the government with effect from October 1. According to an Office Memorandum titled “Revision of rental ceilings for hiring of residential accommodation at six specified stations, ... Read More »

Tea seizure case remains undecided despite lapse of over four years

  KARACHI: A trader is still hoping to get justice for having a tea consignment seized by the Directorate General of Intelligence and Investigation during a raid in Karachi four-and-half years ago. According to the appellant’s counsel Ch Muhammad Rafiq, who pleaded the case before the Customs Appellate Tribunal counsel for the umpteenth time here, the I&I seized 150 gunny ... Read More »

Four IR, Customs officers of BS17-21 assume charges

ISLAMABAD: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has issued notifications regarding assumption of charges by the officers of Inland Revenue Service and Pakistan Customs Service of BS17-21. Tasneem Rehman, in pursuance of Board’s Notification No 1934-IR/2014, dated 02.10.214, BS-21 officer of Inland Revenue Service, has assumed the charge of the post of Director General (Withholding Taxes), Federal Board of Revenue (HQ), ... Read More »

PR to facilitate passengers on Eid with 14 special trains

LAHORE: Federal Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique has announced that Pakistan Railways (PR) will operate 14 special trains on Eid from several cities. The federal minister, presiding over a meeting at the PR headquarters, also decided to speed up action to recover arrears of Rs1 billion from the administration of Business Express train. As per details, four special trains ... Read More »

Customs Judge Soofia fines Iranian tiles smuggler

KARACHI: Special Judge Customs and Taxation Court Soofia Latif imposed a Rs 50,000 fine on a convict who pleaded guilty of trying to smuggle Iranian tiles with an estimated market value of Rs 818,100 and over Rs 737,000 of duties and taxes involved. According to FIR No.  M1975/DCI/Seiz/2014 dated September 5, 2014 registered by the Directorate of Intelligence and Investigation-FBR, ... Read More »

Transit Trade Directorate suffers junior staff shortage

KARACHI: The Directorate General Transit Trade is reeling from an acute shortage of staff because there is no sanctioned strength of BS 1-15 officials. A letter sent to the second secretary (Mgt Cus-IV), Federal Board of Revenue, Islamabad requesting to ascertain the total number of BS 1-15 seats in each grade and vacancies thereof – be it through recruitment or ... Read More »

PTI, PAT sit-ins fail to affect Pak-Afghan trade

ISLAMABAD: The prevailing political impasse has not affected trade between Pakistan and Afghanistan. The government and the commerce ministry have blamed the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and the Pakistan Awami Tehreek protesters for inflicting billions of rupees losses to the national exchequer. The government had been saying that exports had been blocked because foreign buyers had stopped placing new orders due to ... Read More »

PIA transports 28,700 would-be Hajis to S Arabia so far

KARACHI: PIA has transported more than 28,700 would-be Hajis from Pakistan to Saudi Arabia through 80 flights till 21st day of the operation. As per details, PIA has carried 3,479 intending pilgrims from Karachi to Saudi Arabia through 11 flights, 5,190 from Lahore through 12 flights, 4,787 from Islamabad through 10 flights, 5,811 from Quetta with 19 flights and 5,745 ... Read More »

DG Maneka for early rolling out of pending transit trade modules

KARACHI: Director General Transit Trade (TT) Khawar Farid Maneka has directed the officials concerned for early rolling out of pending transit trade modules in the Web Based One Customs (WeBOC) to streamline operation of the transit trade. Chairing an important meeting at the Directorate General of Transit Trade here, Mr Maneka also reviewed discrepancies in weight at Chaman and Torkham ... Read More »

FC seizes smuggled Iranian diesel in Balochistan

QUETTA: The Frontier Corps seized Iranian diesel during checking at Darakshan Checkpost on Wednesday. FC spokesman Khan Wasey informed that FC during the checking confiscated 15,000 litres smuggled Iranian diesel which was being transported to interior Balochistan. Read More »