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Peshawar customs impounds five NDP vehicles at exit points


PESHAWAR: The Intelligence & Special Checking Squad of the Model Customs Collectorate Peshawar has impounded five non-duty-paid vehicles the other day at the exit points of Peshawar. The sources told Customs Today the squad, comprising Inspectors Said Zaman, Muhammad Ayaz and other Customs staff, have seized five NDP vehicles during a routine checking. The vehicles of different brands have different ... Read More »

Peshawar customs impounds 225 smuggled mobile phones


PESHAWAR: The Customs Department foiled an attempt to smuggle 225 non-custom-paid Samsung mobile phones worth million of rupees at Peshawar. According to Anti-Smuggling Division North of Model Customs Collectorate Peshawar, cell phones were seized during the duty hours on Tuesday in Peshawar. The Anti-Smuggling Division staff of the Mobile Squad-2, including Inspector Adeel along with Superintendent Amanullah, Sepoy Faraz, intercepted ... Read More »

Call to go hard on unregistered petrol dealers to stop smuggling


PESHAWAR: The Customs Department must go hard on the unregistered dealers of petroleum who facilitate the unregistered petrol units in order to stop the sale of smuggled petrol at various districts in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. The local owners of petrol pumps have expressed worries about the sale and purchase of petroleum at unauthorized units in D I Khan, Waziristan and ... Read More »

2kg ice drug worth Rs20m seized at BKIAP


PESHAWAR: The Customs officials at the Bacha Khan International Airport Peshawar arrested a Saudi bound passenger and recovered two kilogram of ice drug from his possession. The passenger, identified as Jalal Gul of Hangu, was going to Saudi Arabia via Dubai in flight EK-637. After recovery of the drugs from his luggage, he was arrested from the airport. The customs ... Read More »

Peshawar Excise Police abort smuggling attempt of hashish


PESHAWAR: The Excise Police have foiled an attempt to smuggle three kg hashish of fine quality into Sarband area of Peshawar on Friday. Director General Excise Anwar Khan and Director Admin Excise Shohaib Jadoon issued directives to abort the smuggling attempt after getting a tip-off. Zeeshan Afridy, In-charge of Mobile Squad, Sub-Inspector Sami Khashif, Hamza Shahrom and other members of ... Read More »

Pak-Afghan Angor Adda border reopened

Afghan people queue up at the border town of Chaman near the
Pakistan-Afghanistan border October 25, 2003. Pakistan has increased
security along its border with Afghanistan as part of its
counter-terrorism measures. New posts have been set up to stop
infiltration of Taliban and al Qaeda militants. REUTERS/Mian KhursheedMK/GM

PESHAWAR: The trade activities through Angor Adda gate on Pakistan-Afghanistan border in South Waziristan Agency restarted the other day after it was announced by Pakistan Army at a Jirga held with political administration, traders, transports and elders of South Waziristan Agency in FATA. General Officer Commanding (GOC) Major General Nauman Zakaria held the Jirga at Wana with Political Agent Zafarul ... Read More »

Peshawar dry port might earn millions of rupees if vacated by impounded cars

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PESHAWAR: The dry port stations in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa are an important source of revenue to increase the collections of Model Customs Collectorate Peshawar. The dry port Peshawar might add millions of rupees to the collections of the Federal Board of Revenue if the dry port station was vacated from the impounded vehicles and goods. The sources at the dry port ... Read More »

Saiqa Abbas transferred as AC to Peshawar Dry Port


PESHAWAR: Today was the first day of Saiqa Abbas, the then AC Headquarters at Model Customs Collectorate Peshawar, as Assistant Collector Dry Port Peshawar. She was transferred from MCC Peshawar few days ago against the post of AC Headquarters to perform further duties in the new office of Pakistan Customs Wing of the Federal Board of Revenue at the Dry ... Read More »

WeBOC increases generation of 15-20 percent more revenue


PESHAWAR: The Web Based One Customs System brought an increase to generate 15-20 percent more revenue than the collection made when the cell was not fully operational in Model Customs Collectorate Peshawar. The official of WeBOC Cell in Model Customs Collectorate Peshawar stated on Monday that the MCC Peshawar has issued notices to 1600 WeBOC importers to provide complete details ... Read More »

Kohat customs impounds goods loaded truck


PESHAWAR: The Customs Station at Kohat division seized a truck carrying non-customs paid goods. The customs police officer stopped the truck and found goods worth millions of rupees. When the driver was asked about the legal status of the goods, he failed to prove anything. So the authorities concerned impounded the truck and arrested the driver. The truck was bound ... Read More »

FBR to introduce more amends in Income Tax Rules-2002


PESHAWAR: The Revenue Division of the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has notified through SRO 255 (1) 2017 to exercise the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of the Section 237 of the Income Tax Ordinance-2001 (XLIX of 2001) the previous day. The FBR is pleased to direct further that more amendments shall be made in the Income Tax Rules-2002 as ... Read More »

Iran opens border with Pakistan after Eid Nauroz holidays

Iran-Pakistan Border blog

PESHAWAR: The Pakistan Customs has said that Iranian Border authorities opened the Zero Point Gate along Pakistan-Iran border on Tuesday after the Eid Nauroz holidays to restore the suspended trade activities across the border. It serves as Pakistan’s only legal official border crossing into Iran and famed by locals as the “road to London” because it is a famous smuggling ... Read More »

FBR sets 16 percent more revenue target than previous year


PESHAWAR: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has directed its wings to generate 16 percent more revenue than the target achieved during previous year. The sources informed Customs Today on Tuesday at Inland Revenue Service of FBR in Peshawar that revenue target for FY2016-17 has been fixed at Rs3621billion. The required growth of around 16% with net collections of Rs3115billion ... Read More »

PCG seizes 375 kg drugs valued Rs59m at Gawadar Coast


PESHAWAR: The Pakistan Coast Guards (PCG) in coordination with Pakistan Customs on Monday claimed to have foiled a bid to smuggle a huge quantity of drugs through Gawadar coast. A PCG team seized a suspicious boat allegedly carrying above 375 kilograms of fine quality hashish and 30 kg crystal heroin near Gawadar coast. The officials have also arrested nine sailors ... Read More »

Pak-China border, closed due to heavy snowfall, reopened


PESHAWAR: The Pakistan-China border has been reopened for business and trade which was closed due to heavy snowfall. The border was opened after the protocol was signed between Pakistan and China. The border is closed on 30th of November and reopened in the month of April every year. The FWO has removed all the snow from the road and opened ... Read More »

Big quantity of drugs recovered from Torkham customs station area


PESHAWAR: On a tip-off, some checkposts were set up in the jurisdiction of Torkham customs station to prevent the drug trafficking. The order to set up checkposts was given by Superintendent Police Torkham. The sources on Wednesday said the Torkham Customs Police intercepted a private pickup No: D-1710 and recovered six kg heroin of high quality. The drug traffickers and ... Read More »

Date expires for Pak transporters to travel to Afghanistan thru Torkham border


PESHAWAR: The date expired for Pakistani transporters to travel to Afghanistan through Torkham border on original Computerized National Identity Card (CNIC). Hundreds of transporters remain stranded in Afghanistan. On April 1st authorities have allowed transporters to cross the Torkham border into Afghanistan by showing their original CNICs at the border crossing. The deadline expired on Monday. The MCC Peshawar said ... Read More »

Parachinar customs stations still waiting for reopening of border for trade


PESHAWAR: The Customs Stations at Parachinar still await the order to reopen the border for trade with Afghanistan after the closure announced by the Government of Pakistan. The sources at custom station Parachinar informed the scribe on Tuesday about the closure of the trade activities between Pakistan and Afghanistan through the gate of Kurram agency at Parachinar station. There has ... Read More »

Peshawar MCC makes a difference of 28pc between collection of March 2016 & March 2017

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PESHAWAR: The net taxes collection for the month of March 2017 in respect of Model Customs Collectorate Peshawar poses a difference of 28.07 percent as compared to the duties collected by the MCC Peshawar during March 2016. The MCC Peshawar collected net amount of Rs1510.76million last year in March while in current year it collected net amount of Rs1086.74million with ... Read More »

ANF arrests seven drug smugglers at Peshawar Airport

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PESHAWAR: The Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) Airport Team arrested a passenger, Taj Wali, a resident of Charsada, at Peshawar Airport and recovered 960 gram amphetamine concealed in his bag. The accused was to board for Taif via Doha by Qatar Airways Flight No: QR-601. The sources told Customs Today on Monday about the raids conducted by the ANF during the last ... Read More »