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Land Customs Station Kharlachi reopened after four months for trade activities


PESHAWAR: The persistent efforts of Qurban Ali Khan Collector Customs MCC Peshawar, worked as the Land Customs Station Kharlachi, Kurram Agency has been re-opened for bilateral trade activities on Monday after four months long closure of trade between Pakistan and Afghanistan. The Pakistan Customs in consonance with government’s policy to ensure safeguard of national economic interests without any compromise on ... Read More »

Torkham Customs seizes foreign currency arrested two persons


PESHAWAR: The Torkham Customs Station seized foreign currency of amounting to Rs14 million during routine body checking at the Torkham border by Pakistan Customs officials. Sources told Customs Today that the Customs staff of Torkham foiled attempt to smuggle amount of Rs0.5 million foreign currency to Afghanistan and arrested two accused who were later identified Shamel Shinwari and Jaidadullah Shinwari ... Read More »

Ishaq witnesses Pak-ADB loan signing agreement


PESHAWAR: Finance Minister Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar witnessed the loan signing agreement between the Government of Pakistan and Asian Development Bank (ADB) for financing the Sustainable Energy Sector Reform Programme (Subprogram III) amounting to $300million. Tariq Pasha, Secretary, Economic Affairs Division (EAD), signed the Loan Agreement with Ms. Xiaohong Yang, Country Director ADB. The principal objectives of the said programme ... Read More »

Collector MCC Peshawar takes notice of stranded containers due to Ramazan duty hours


PESHAWAR: To achieve a target in the last month of FY2016-17, Collector Customs MCC Peshawar Qurban Ali Khan took a notice of a large number of the cargo vehicles laden with containers which are stuck across the border in Afghanistan due to strict duty hours in the month of Ramazan. Qurban Ali Khan, Collector Customs MCC Peshawar, took up the ... Read More »

Abbotabad confiscates 108 mobile phones during half month of June


PESHAWAR: The Customs Station at Abbotabad has seized 108 non-custom-paid mobile phones during the half month of June. About 108 cell phones of different models were recovered from a passenger coming from Gilgit- Baltistan. He was arrested with the registration of FIR against him. Due to increase in the checking by the customs officials at Abbotabad Customs, many attempts of ... Read More »

Torkham Border reopened for all trade & transit activities


PESHAWAR: The Torkham border has been reopened for every kind of trade and transit activities on Sunday after the closure of two weeks due to provoking firing of Afghan forces on the Chaman Border in Quetta last month. Sources said that after meeting of both countries’ officials, an agreement had been reached to open the border at Torkham for every ... Read More »

Accused Afghan drug smuggler held on Torkham border


KHYBER AGENCY: An FIR was registered against an accused who attempted to smuggle hashish into Pakistan from Afghanistan. Torkham Customs Station arrested culprit Kochi Zaman on the charge of smuggling five kg hashish of international standard. Superintendant Naeem seized the drug on Torkham Border when goods were being checked routinely. The custom police arrested the accused and shifted the goods ... Read More »

Rs22b to be spent to facilitate traders: Collector Qurban Ali Khan


PESHAWAR: The Collector Customs Collectorate Qurban Ali Khan visited Landi kotal and Khyber Agency to get a know about the on going issues faced by traders to enhance trade to collect more revenue for Pakistan Customs. The Collector Customs said that Asian Development Bank funded Central Asian Economic Corporation Corridor border crossing points will soon be established upon which a ... Read More »

‘New era of trade & its disruption between countries & multinational companies to be marked’


  PESHAWAR: The Trade and Transit Section in the Model Customs Collectorate Peshawar said on Monday that a new era in the history of trade and disruption of business between countries and multinational companies will also be marked. The China Pakistan Economic Corridor is an irritant in the eyes of neighbours who don’t want the upgrade of economic condition in ... Read More »

Peshawar customs impounds five NDP vehicles at exit points

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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 »