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After Maersk, PIL & Pacific Delta also evaded ST worth billions with SRB connivance

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KARACHI: After uncovering of the alleged scam of Maersk Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd, now it has been unearthed that Pacific International Lines (PIL) along with its agent in Pakistan, Pacific Delta Shipping Pvt. Ltd, have also reportedly evaded sales tax to the tune of billions of rupees. Customs Today reported extensively about alleged mega sales tax scam of Maersk Pakistan (Pvt) ... Read More »

FIA cyber-crime registers first FIR against anti-state elements

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LAHORE: The National Response  Centre of cyber crime Punjab chapter of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has first ever registered a case against the anti-state elements on the charges of launching a derogatory/ defamatory/ slanderous campaign against the Pakistan armed forces (National Security institutions) through digital/ social media under relevant sections of existing cyber crime laws i.e. Prevention of Electronic ... Read More »

FIR application against PIL, Pacific Delta Shipping for demanding illegal charges

FIR application against PIL, Pacific Delta Shipping for demanding illegal charges

KARACHI: Pacific International Lines (PIL) and its agents in Pakistan, Pacific Delta Shipping (Pvt) Ltd, are harassing and disturbing 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 and its agents ... Read More »

NAB asked to probe Maersk Pakistan, PIL in multi-billion demurrage & detention scam

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KARACHI: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has received an application against M/s Maersk Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd and also against Pacific International Lines (PIL) and its agents in Pakistan, M/s Pacific Delta Shipping (Pvt) Ltd in a mega scam of demurrage and detention worth billions. The complaint received by the NAB demanded legal action for recoveries of amounts looted and recovering ... Read More »

CJP lauds police performance for retrieving lands from grabbers

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LAHORE: Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar has lauded the police performance, especially Punjab Police DIG Legal Abdur Rab’s role in retrieving huge lands, including residential houses and agriculture lands, from the grabbers. DIG Legal Abdur Rab submitted a report to the Supreme Court at its Lahore Registry detailing police performance regarding the properties it retrieved from grabbers and ... Read More »

Chief Secretary orders SRB to probe Maersk Pakistan’s mega sales tax scam within 15 days

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KARACHI: Customs Today unearthed mega sales tax scam of Maersk Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd where the company in connivance with its agents, audit firms and some officials of Sindh Revenue Board evaded billions of rupees sales tax in terms of services provided to its local clients. After extensive coverage of the issue by Customs Today, the Sindh Chief Secretary through diary ... Read More »

Customs Today reports set off alarm bells at PM Office, Hammad Azhar takes notice of green channel mega scam

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ISLAMABAD: State Minister for Revenue Hammad Azhar, taking notice of the sheer misuse of Customs green channel facility extensively reported by Customs Today, has directed FBR Chairman Jahanzeb Khan to probe the issue and report back to him. According to details, Hammad Azhar asked the FBR to give him comprehensive presentation on working of Green Channel at Karachi ports and ... Read More »

Biggest ever Sales Tax fraud: NAB asked to recover billions from Maersk Pakistan

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KARACHI: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) is asked to intervene and investigate the biggest sales tax fraud of M/s Maersk Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd to recover billions of rupees ‘evaded’ money as the company is not cooperating with the Sindh Revenue Board (SRB) for audit. Commissioner Operations Sindh Revenue Board (SRB) Mohammad Amir said audit of M/s Maersk Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd ... Read More »

PM, CJP, Chairman NAB asked to intervene to end nepotism from CSB

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ISLAMABAD: Fawad Hassan Fawad, a grade 22 officer who was arrested by the NAB in Ashiana Housing Scheme scandal, during the previous regime targeted efficient and hardworking officers who would not toe his line. For this purpose, he planted Naveed Cheema as chairman FPSC. Sources said his (Fawad) modus operandi was that only scanned portion, cut and paste out of ... Read More »

Customs Today exposes mega scam: SRB admits sales tax recoverable from Maersk with worldwide $149.407b sales

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KARACHI: Customs Today exposed mega sales tax scam of M/s Maersk Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd and now Sindh Revenue Board (SRB) also confirmed it would recover evaded sales tax from the company after completion of audit. Maersk Line provided $149.407 billion (around Rs 20,170 billion) worth of services provided to clients across the world during last 6 years but subsidiary of ... Read More »

Sales tax mega scandal: SRB Commissioner vows stern action against Maersk Line

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KARACHI: Commissioner Operations Sindh Revenue Board (SRB) Mohammad Amir said that stern action would be taken against M/s Maersk Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd after completion of audit by the Board as it is found that the company ‘evaded’ sales tax on services worth billions of rupees. Talking exclusively with Customs Today, Amir said that the Board will definitely issue a show ... Read More »

Customs Today exposes Maersk sales tax mega scam, SRB starts audit

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KARACHI: Pakistan’s biggest ever fraud of sales tax is exposed by Customs Today where M/s Maersk Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd has evaded billions of rupees sales tax in terms of services provided to its local clients. After Customs Today unearthed this mega scam of sales tax, Chairman Sindh Revenue Board (SRB) Khalid Mehmood has finally decided to conduct audit of Maersk ... Read More »

A.F. Ferguson may face criminal charges in Maersk sales tax mega scandal

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KARACHI: Country’s biggest audit firm A.F. Ferguson may face criminal charges in sales tax mega scam of Maersk shipping line as Centre for Investigative Journalism (CIJ) has appealed to the Supreme Court of Pakistan to take necessary legal action and start criminal proceedings against Maersk shipping line and audit firms including A.F. Ferguson and Co. The investigation agencies needed to ... Read More »

Maersk sales tax mega scam: Appeal to SC to take legal action for recovery of looted amount

Arsalan Khan

KARACHI: Pakistan’s biggest ever fraud of sales tax is unearthed where Maersk shipping line has evaded billions of rupees sales tax in terms of services provided to its local clients whereby the Centre for Investigative Journalism (CIJ) appealed to the Supreme Court of Pakistan to intervene and investigate connivance of Maersk and Sindh Revenue Board in the alleged mega scandal. ... Read More »

Danish envoy puts pressure on Pak govt in multi-billion Maersk scam

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KARACHI: Pakistan’s biggest ever fraud of sales tax is unearthed where Maersk shipping line has evaded billions of rupees sales tax in terms of services provided to its local clients and transfer these huge sums to Denmark where anti-Islam leaders use this money in anti-Islam activities by publishing blasphemous cartoons, hurting feelings of billions of Muslims across the world. Maersk ... Read More »

Pakistan’s biggest ever Sales Tax fraud: NAB, FIA asked to probe Maersk, SRB connivance

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KARACHI: Pakistan’s biggest ever fraud of sales tax is unearthed where Maersk shipping line has evaded billions of rupees sales tax in terms of services provided to its local clients whereby businessmen of Pakistan have appealed to NAB and FIA to intervene and investigate connivance of Maersk and Sindh Revenue Board in the alleged mega scandal. According to details, Maersk ... Read More »

Maersk threatens media to hush up Rs 15 billion demurrage, detention scam

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KARACHI: More than 30 media houses including TV channels and newspapers, a large number of chambers of commerce and leading businessmen  have raised the issue of blackmailing and threatening by the shipping line Maersk and its subsidiary M/s Maersk Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd and demanding heavy amounts of illegal demurrage and detention charges from genuine importers. After the media and chambers ... Read More »

Maersk Line should be banned due to corruption and mismanagement: Senator Ilyas Bilour

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PESHAWAR: Importers are shifting businesses from Pakistan due to huge corruption by shipping lines so the government should take notice of unjustified demurrage & detention charges taken by Maersk Line. Many importers associated with Pakistan Afghanistan Trade and Transit route have already shifted their business from Pakistan due to heavy losses. This was said by Senator Ilyas Bilour while talking with ... Read More »

FIA starts legal procedure against Maersk Line in Rs 15b demurrage & detention scam

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KARACHI: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has taken notice against terminal operators and shipping companies in Rs 15 billion mega demurrage and detention scam and started legal action against the accused in this regard. FIA Corporate Crime Circle Karachi has started legal procedure by issuing a letter No FIA/CCCK/VRF-52/2018/5486-87 in this case. Another complaint received by the FIA demanded legal ... Read More »

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

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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 »