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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 »

SNGPL issues schedule as no gas supply to industries for 3 months

ISLAMABAD: The federal government has decided to suspend gas supply to industries including compressed natural gas (CNG) stations and fertilizer sector from November 2014 to January 2015 to ensure continuous supply to domestic consumers in winter. However, sources in Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Resources have said that the government would supply some gas to industries, if under-construction liquefied natural ... Read More »

Issue of wrong property tax: Mujtaba takes action against Excise officials

LAHORE: Punjab Minister for Excise & Taxation Mujtaba Shujaur Rehman has issued directions to the Excise authorities concerned for initiating disciplinary action against the officials who are involved in ‘over-billing’ and harassment of people and warned to send them jail if found guilty. He issued these instructions, while presiding over a high-level meeting to address property tax related issues. MNA ... Read More »

FBR mulls revised policy guidelines for allotment of houses

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) is continuing deliberations on formulation of new policy guidelines for the allotments of houses to officers, it was learnt Friday. Issues of out of turn allotments, abandoning of waiting list as well as inclusion of officers in the entitlement list are likely to be sorted out in the new policy guidelines. A well-placed ... 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 »

ANF not allowed checking of containers at ports: Nisar Muhammad

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) and Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) have not held consultations on granting permission to the latter to check inbound containers at sea and dry ports. The Senate’s Standing Committee on Interior and Narcotics Control had directed the ANF director general and FBR member customs to hold consultations in this regard. The meeting between the said ... Read More »

ANF nails three with 5-kg hashish, heroin

PESHAWAR: The Anti-Narcotic Force continued crackdown on drugs peddlers and nabbed three accused with five kgs of chars and heroine in different raids conducted in Peshawar and Mansehra. Spokesman for Anti-Narcotics Force Mr Saeed Ahmad told Customs Today that the force had been striving hard to root out the menace of narcotics and always act swiftly whenever get tip-off. He ... Read More »

ANF seizes 47-kg drugs, 120,000 Psychotropic tablets

LAHORE: The Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) recovered 39 kgs of Charas, 120,000 Psychotropic tablets, six kgs of Opium and 1.3 kgs of heroin in six raids conducted in Islamabad, Mianwali, Lahore, Haripur and Peshawar. The force also arrested 11 persons and seized 1 vehicle during the raids. In Mianwali, the ANF intercepted a car near Hamza Cotton Mills on MM Road ... Read More »

Economy in the dock

Through their contradictory statements, the government ministers have been repeatedly warning the nation about billions of rupees losses to the national exchequer since Imran Khan, chief of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, and Dr Tahirul Qadri, chief of the Pakistan Awami Tehreek started their marches and sit-ins in the twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi. Khurram Dastgir, the federal commerce minister, puts ... Read More »

FBR blacklists 3,058 industrial, trade units

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has blacklisted 3,058 industrial and trade units for alleged tax evasion and fake invoices, causing billions of rupees losses to the national exchequer during last six years. These blacklisted industrial and business units, including textile mills and dozens of other units situated in Faisalabad, Sialkot, Multan, Quetta, Gujranwala, Sargodha, Rawalpindi, Islamabad and Hyderabad. ... Read More »

ANF recovers 5-kg heroin, arrests 3 peddlers

LAHORE: Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) recovered five kg of heroin and arrested three drug peddlers in Rawalpindi and Lahore. According to details, ANF Lahore intercepted a parcel at Fedex Office destined for Canada and recovered 420 gram heroin concealed in bed sheets. The parcel was booked from DHA Phase-III Lahore by an accused Sajid Mehmood which has to be received by ... Read More »

Investigations underway against TCS and Smart Zone on duty evasion charges

ISLAMABAD: Investigations have been instigated against The Courier Services (TCS) and Smart Zone Company for their alleged involvement in smuggling of electronic gadgets under cover of Afghan Transit Trade here the other day. As per details, TCS with collaboration of Smart Zone Company allegedly imported electronic gadgets worth millions under Afghan Transit cover without paying duty. Directorate General Customs Intelligence ... Read More »

Traders clash with Customs Anti-Smuggling Unit in Rawalpindi

ISLAMABAD: Traders of Narankari Bazaar clashed with the Anti-Smuggling Unit of Rawalpindi Directorate of Customs Intelligence and Investigation-FBR and blocked their raid on a godown in the Bazaar. Ganj Mandi Police lodged an FIR against the traders on complaint of Customs officials. According to details, officials of Rawalpindi Customs (I&I) on a tip-off conducted a raid on a godown in ... Read More »