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Release of proscribed items by Customs Dept annoys SCCI manufacturers & importers

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PESHAWAR: The release of banned goods by the Customs Department not traced on Research and Development (R&D) data has irked the manufacturers-cum-importers of the Sarhad Chamber of Commerce and Industries. The first clearance of goods through green channel created doubts in the minds of trading community. Now the corruption made by the R&D Wing at the Port Qasim has further ... Read More »

Customs House Peshawar impounds NDP items & vehicles worth millions of rupees during 20 days

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PESHAWAR: The Anti-Smuggling Units of the Customs House Peshawar has taken into possession Non-Duty-Paid goods and vehicles worth millions of rupees in 20 days of April 2018. Deputy Collector, Anti-Smuggling Units Customs FBR Peshawar, Obaid Khan in meeting with the customs officers directed strict action against the smugglers of NDP items and vehicles. The sources informed Customs Today that NDP ... Read More »

Customs Dept abolishes taxes on 38 items in FATA

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PESHAWAR: The Customs Department in consultation with the political administration of Federally Administrated Tribal Areas has abolished taxes on 38 items. The customs sources informed Customs Today on Tuesday that the step was taken in view of the economic interests of the people living in FATA. The tax has been exempted on the food items along with other goods of ... Read More »

WeBOC’s implementation turned down by Pak-China Border importers due to no internet facility

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PESHAWAR: The implementation of Web Based One Customs service was rejected by the importers on Pakistan-China Border due to lack of internet facilities at the Khunjerab Pass in Gilgit. Importers and exporters on Friday didn’t allow trade with China through the Khunjerab Pass in protest against the introduction of WeBOC (Web-Based One Customs) for goods clearance at the Sost Dry ... Read More »

Accused officers of Customs Department still serving in collusion

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PESHAWAR: Officers from the top Customs Department, including Deputy Collector Athar Naveed facing inquiries on the charges of corruption and inefficiency, are still serving at key positions in the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR). The inquiry against Deputy Collector Athar Naveed was initiated after the arrest of appraisers for clearing illegal consignments in 2015. After a complete proof against the ... Read More »

BKIA Customs Staff annoying passengers with unauthorized checking

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PESHAWAR: The Pakistan Customs Staff at the Bacha Khan International Airport Peshawar is annoying the passengers by demanding the physical checking of their luggage and travel documents which does not fall in their domain of duty. The customs officials posted at the Bacha Khan International Airport often remain busy in interviewing the passengers and physical checking of their luggage despite ... Read More »

Zahid Shinwari flays imports of betel nuts through green & yellow channels

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PESHAWAR: President Sarhad Chamber of Commerce and Industry has strongly condemned the imports of betel nuts through illegal channels to Pakistan and said that hazardous goods must be scrutinized before clearance. The SCCI President while talking to Customs Today on Friday said that the clearance of contraband items from green and yellow channels have increased the worries of importers. Zahid Shinwari ... Read More »

Peshawar Customs arrests four accused car smugglers from Khyber Agency

Peshawar Customs arrests four accused car smugglers from Khyber Agency

PESHAWAR: The Customs Anti-Smuggling Unit Peshawar has taken into possession a Non-Duty-Paid vehicle and apprehended four accused persons who were involved in the smuggling of NDP car from Khyber Agency into Punjab. The Non-Duty-Paid (NDP) vehicle, bearing registration No: BC-4387, was impounded when four accused smugglers named Adbur Rehman, Baghicha Gull, Baz Mohammad and Zahid Gull were trying to smuggle ... Read More »

Customs Intelligence seizes smuggled peanuts from Taxila

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PESHAWAR: The Customs Intelligence and Investigation Wing seized the smuggled peanuts of over one thousand kilograms from Taxila on Thursday. A team of the Customs Intelligence along with the local police raided a warehouse located on Thatta Khalil Road and recovered the said huge quantity of smuggled peanut worth millions of rupees. The raid was carried out on the direction ... Read More »

So far so quiet for corrupt officials of Customs Dry Port Peshawar?

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PESHAWAR: The Customs Department has to suffer a loss of millions of rupees due to corruption and bribery done by the customs officals at the Customs Dry Port Peshawar for which no serious steps have been taken yet. A customs offical of the Investigation and Intellegence Wing informed Customs Today on Monday that the inquiry conducted against Deputy Collector Ather ... Read More »

Peshawar Customs impounds three dumper trucks after scuffle with smugglers

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PESHAWAR: The Customs Anti-Smuggling Unit Peshawar on Friday took into possession three dumper trucks loaded with foreign origin cloths and cosmetics worth Rs160millions. The sources informed Customs Today that customs officials got injured in a fight with smugglers. The customs sources said that the Anti-Smuggling Unit Peshawar was on a routine duty near Peshtakhara area of Peshawar when three dumper ... Read More »

Peshawar Dry Port earns Rs141m more revenue in March

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PESHAWAR: The Customs Dry Port Peshawar has generated Rs141million extra revenue in the month of March of current Financial Year. The dry port collected a total revenue of Rs486.2million in the month of March of current Financial Year against Rs345million collected in March of previous FY2016-17. The Dry Port earned Rs206million of Customs Duty and an amount of Rs169.91million has ... Read More »

Peshawar Dry Port earns Rs141m surplus revenue against past year’s collection

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PESHAWAR: The Customs Dry Port Peshawar earned Rs141million more revenue in the month of March than the collection of the same month of yesteryear. The Customs Dry Port Peshawar has generated Rs486.2million revenue in the month of March of current Financial Year against Rs345million collected in March of previous FY 2016-17. The Dry Port received Rs206million under the head of ... Read More »

Peshawar Dry Port earns Rs141m relative extra revenue in March 2017-18

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PESHAWAR: The Customs Dry Port Peshawar has generated Rs141million more revenue in the month of March of current Financial Year than an allocated revenue in March of previous FY2016-17. The dry port generated a total revenue of Rs486.2million in the month of March FY2017-18 against the collection of Rs345million in the previous month of March 2016-17. The Dry Port earned Rs206million ... Read More »

Torkham Customs falls Rs101.76m short of yesteryear’s collection

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PESHAWAR: The Torkham Customs Station has collected Rs298.24million revenue in March of current Financial Year against Rs400million revenue generated in March of previous FY2016-17. The Torkham Customs Station showed Rs101.76million of shortfall in the revenue collection. The Customs Station Torkham generated Rs59.78million revenue of Customs Duty and an amount of Rs159.62million was done thru collection of Sales Tax in March ... Read More »

Peshawar NAB arrests auditor of tax office

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PESHAWAR: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) arrested accused Yahya Khan, Senior Auditor Regional Tax Office and Akhtar Munir, Ex-Accountant Khurram Steel Castings (Pvt) Ltd involved in misappropriation of tax money causing loss of millions of rupees to national exchequer. The accused person Akhtar Munir in his capacity as accountant at Khurram Steel Castings (Pvt) Ltd Hayatabad was ... Read More »

Seizure of contraband goods increases during past three months

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PESHAWAR: The Directorate of Anti-Smuggling Unit, Customs House Peshawar, has confiscated Non-Duty-Paid goods worth Rs610million during the past three months. Knowing that the Model Customs Collectorate Peshawar lacks modern technology and trained officers, Pakistan Custom’s Directorate of Anti-Smuggling Unit Peshawar Deputy Collector Obaid Ullah Khan is committed to eliminating the menace of smuggling in the region. This was stated by ... Read More »

Arrested Additional Collector shifted to Khyber Teaching Hospital over ill-health

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PESHAWAR: The Customs Collectorate Additional Collector Salman Yaqub has been shifted to hospital from police station owing to his ill-health. The Town Police sources informed Customs Today that when Salman Yaqub killed his wife the police arrested him with weapon and he was shifted to jail. The health condition of Customs officer was not satisfactory at the time of his ... Read More »

Peshawar Customs collects Rs1223.63m in 28 days of March

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PESHAWAR: The Customs Collectorate has collected Rs1223.64 million revenue during first 28 days of March of current Financial Year 2017-18 against Rs 876.98 million generated in previous Fiscal Year 2016-17. In this way the Customs Collectorate collected Rs 346.66 million more revenue in March against of previous FY 2016-17. Statistical department of Customs Collectorate informed Customs Today that the Customs ... Read More »

Customs officers should be held accountable for clearing illegal consignments: Peshawar Tax Bar lawyers

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PESHAWAR: The corruption at the Peshawar Dry Port has caused the customs exchequer a big loss at a time when it needed to generate more revenue. The clearance of illegal consignments is a serious crime for which the officers along with the customs staff need to be held accountable, said Peshawar Tax Bar lawyers while commenting on the scandal of ... Read More »