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Torkham Border to remain functional round-the-clock: Taimur Saleem Jhagra

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PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa finance minister said that work was underway to fulfill promise of Prime Minister Imran Khan to keep open Torkham Border round-the-clock for 24 hours. In pursuance of Prime Minister Imran Khan directives issued earlier in January 2019 to open Pak-Afghan border crossing round-the-clock, a high level meeting of all the Federal and Provincial stakeholders to take stock ... Read More »

Peshawar Customs foils bid to smuggle foreign currency to Dubai

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PESHAWAR: Customs Air Freight Unit (AF) team deputed at Bacha Khan International Airport thwarted attempt of foreign currency smuggling from Peshawar to Dubai. Sources told Customs Today that the customs team recovered 51,500 UAE dirhams from the luggage of a passenger who was departing to Dubai from a private airline’s flight. The passenger taken into custody by the customs team ... Read More »

Peshawar Customs foils attempt to smuggle 225 cartons of cigarettes

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PESHAWAR: The Customs Collectorate Preventive squad seized 225 cartons of contraband cigarette papers by following special directives of Collector Asif Saeed Khan Lughmani. The estimated worth of smuggled cigarette papers is Rs30 million, sources told Customs Today. Sources told that the contraband goods were seized along a Hino dumper bearing registration no 3184. Value of the seized contraband is estimated ... Read More »

Peshawar Customs seizes foreign origin clutch discs

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PESHAWAR: Collectorate of Customs Preventive seized non-duty paid clutch discs worth Rs 5 million. The Collector Preventive lauded the enforcement activity done by Customs squad. Sources told Customs Today that Collector Customs Preventive Asif Saeed Khan Lughmani received credible information about smuggling of auto parts. He deputed Customs Mobile Squad No.2 which recovered 330 foreign origin Aisin clutch discs. The ... Read More »

Govt must take action against QICT, Maersk for looting importers: Senator Bahramand Khan

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PESHAWAR : The Pakistan Tehrek Insaf led federal government must do justice with importers by taking action against financial crimes committed by Qasim International Port Terminal (QICT) and Maersk Pakistan without further delay. The QICT and shipping lines for years kept on taking extra demurrage and detention charges even after issuance of delay certificate by authorities. This was said by Senator Bahramand ... Read More »

Peshawar Customs generates Rs26.2m during Jan-July 2019: Collector Ihsan Ali Shah

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PESHAWAR: Collectorate of Customs Appraisement generated Rs26.2 million revenue from January-July 2019 of current Fiscal Year. The Collector said this while meeting with journalists on Tuesday to discuss matters related to importers based in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The Collector further said that following directives of federal government, Customs authorities have ensured round the clock opening of Torkham border to facilitate import, ... Read More »

Peshawar Customs generates Rs20m through auction

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PESHAWAR: Collectorate of Customs generated Rs 20 million through auction of seized goods during the month of June 2019. According to the details, Customs Preventive auctioned goods/clothes worth Rs20 million seized from godowns. Pakistan Customs fulfills objectives of controlling goods crossing frontiers in order to collect duties and taxes. Customs Preventive also implements trade policy to combat smuggling to protect business and ... Read More »

Brother of Collector Ihsan Ali Shah passes away

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PESHAWAR: Syed Muzafar Ali Shah brother of Collector Customs Appraisement Peshawar Ihsan Ali Shah died the other day due to which customs officers all over Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) gathered at Customs House Peshawar to offer ‘Fatiha’ for his departed soul. Syed Muzafar Shah died in Karachi while Collector Ihsan Ali Shah was at Peshawar. Collector Customs Preventive Asif Saeed Khan ... Read More »

Peshawar Customs generates Rs454.15m customs duty

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PESHAWAR: Collectorate of Customs Appraisement has successfully generated Rs454.15 million under the head of customs duty during first 25 days of June of current Financial Year. The CD generated in June is Rs55 million more than customs duty collected during previous FY. Sources informed Customs Today that the Collectorate collected Rs351.23 million as sales tax in June. The Collectorate is ... Read More »

Collector Appraisement Ihsan Shah chairs meeting to discuss amendments in customs act

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PESHAWAR: Collectorate of Customs Appraisement Collector Ihsan Ali Shah lauded changes in customs rules in budget recommendations and directed customs authorities to work hard for achievement of next year’s financial goals. Collector Ihsan Ali Shah stressed upon the need to implement Customs regulations during budget FY 2019-20. He presided over a meeting in Customs House which was also attended by ... Read More »

QICT, Maersk show criminal intent by taking illegal demurrage & detention charges: Faiz Mohammed

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PESHAWAR: The Federal Government should force provincial government of Sindh and law enforcement agencies to stop extra demurrage and detention charges taken by M/s Maersk Pakistan shipping line and QICT officials even after clearance of legally imported consignments by Customs. Importers have approached FIA and NAB against the corruption by these entities causing loss of billions to the national exchequer. ... Read More »

Customs Preventive foils bid to smuggle auto parts worth Rs10m

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PESHAWAR: Collectorate of Customs Preventive squad deputed at Customs Station Torkham thwarted an attempt of smuggling auto parts worth Rs10 million. Sources told Customs Today that used/new, auto parts for LTV/HTV, worth Rs10 million approximately were seized by the customs staff at Customs Station Torkham. The Customs Preventive staff posted at Customs station Torkham received a tip-off which led to ... Read More »

Peshawar Customs to hold auction of confiscated goods & vehicles on June 30

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PESHAWAR: Collectorate of Customs will hold auction of impounded vehicles and goods on June 30 at Customs House. Collectorate of Customs Preventive seized a good number of vehicles which will be auctioned to earn revenue for the Customs exchequer. According to details, 17 confiscated cars have been parked at State warehouse Peshawar and 7 cars at State warehouse frontier corps ... Read More »

Peshawar Preventive earns Rs274m through raids & enforcement activities

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PESHAWAR: Collectorate of Customs Preventive showed outstanding performance by earning Rs274 million by seizures of non-duty paid items in operations across the province during past forty days. According to the details, Customs Preventive impounded smuggled goods and vehicles worth Rs274 million during the month of May 2019 in different raids and enforcement activities. Under the supervision of Collector Asif Saeed ... Read More »

Only goods cleared thru WeBOC will be allowed to cross border at Torkham: Asma Paracha

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PESHAWAR: Customs station Torkham stopped clearance of trucks which do not fulfill criteria of clearance through Web Based One Customs (WeBOC) system. Assistant Collector Asma Javid Paracha said that Customs authorities rejected clearance of loaded vehicles until thoroughly checked and cleared through WeBOC system to eliminate the risk of fake declaration and leakage to customs exchequer. Only those trucks will be ... Read More »

Peshawar Customs recovers narcotics from consignment booked by M/s MTF Traders Hangu

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PESHAWAR: The consignment of M/S MTF traders Hangu was detained at Peshawar Airport after recovery of drugs from the goods. Sources informed Customs Today on Wednesday that an attempt was foiled to smuggle 510 gram hashish to Doha from Peshawar through an export consignment. According to sources at Bacha Khan International Airport, Cargo Terminal detected 560 grams of charas which ... Read More »

Customs faces revenue collection loss due to leakage at Customs Station Torkham

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PESHAWAR: Exporters with help of some customs officials deputed at Customs Station Torkham are earning millions of illegal money through fake declarations of exports to Afghanistan. Some corrupt customs staff posted at Torkham Customs station is causing serious loss of millions to the exchequer through fake declarations in clearance of goods to Afghanistan. Sources at Customs station Torkham informed Customs ... Read More »

Peshawar Customs starts crackdown against private warehouses

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PESHAWAR: Collectorate of Customs started crackdown against private warehouses for keeping non duty paid goods. Sources informed Customs Today on Saturday that anti-smuggling unit seized smuggled dry fruit from the godown belonged to son of Senator Mohsin Aziz at Peshawar. According to details anti-smuggling squad received a tip off from the Collector Preventive Asif Saeed Khan Lughmani that huge quantity ... Read More »

Customs Preventive seizes 1kg gold platinum at Torkham

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PESHAWAR: Collectorate of Customs Preventive Collector Asif Saeed Khan Lughmani lauded the role of Customs Preventive staff deputed at Torkham Customs station for seizing 1 kilogram and twenty six gram gold platinum from a passenger. Sources told Customs Today, Customs Preventive staff deputed at Customs Station Torkham is performing duty at most sensitive border with Afghanistan. The local villagers cross the ... Read More »

Smuggling of non-customs paid goods decreased drastically: Collector Asif Saeed Lugmani

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PESHAWAR: Collectorate of Customs Preventive Collector Asif Saeed Khan Lughmani said smuggling of non-customs paid goods has decreased in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa during last couple of months due to hard work of Customs officials. The Customs Collector was presiding over a meeting of deputy collectors, assistant and additional collectors at Customs Preventive Collectorate in Customs House on Wednesday. The Collector Customs ... Read More »