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Effective steps must be taken to resolve issues being faced by genuine importers: Collector Saeed Jadoon

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PESHAWAR: Collectorate of Customs committed to curb smuggling and loss of revenue due to fraud practices said by Collector Mohammad Saeed Jadoon. Talking to customs officials at Customs House Collector Saeed said that effective steps should be taken to communicate with genuine importers in order to remove the hurdles being faced by them. The collector said that Pakistan Afghanistan Transit ... Read More »

Torkham Customs foils attempt to smuggle gold, narcotics

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TORKHAM: The Customs team deputed at Torkham border foiled two attempts of smuggling and seized gold and ice drug from the possession of accused smugglers on Friday. According to sources at Customs Station Torkham first attempt of smuggling was foiled when a man coming from Afghanistan was intercepted. During checking process two kilograms of ice drug was recovered from his ... Read More »

Torkham Customs foils bid to smuggle mobile phones from Afghanistan to Pakistan

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TORKHAM: The Torkham Customs have thwarted an attempt of smuggling of more than 2500 mobile phones from Afghanistan to Pakistan. The Customs authorities told Customs Today on 8.9.2018 that a tip up was given by Assistant Collector Sajid Momand to customs stuff about the activity of smuggling of mobile phones across the border. The assistant collector constituted team under the ... Read More »

Peshawar Customs foils several attempts of smuggling in August

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PESHAWAR: Customs Collectorate foiled several attempts of smuggling and earned Rs3.5 million in last ten days of August. Sources confirmed Customs Today on Monday that prior tip ups were given by high ups of anti- smuggling unit to customs officials posted at different customs check posts that activities will be carried out to smuggle foreign origin goods. First attempt was ... Read More »

99 ships with 1.439 million ton cargo unloaded at Gwadar Port

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ISLAMABAD: Ministry of Maritime has submitted a report in Senate that during the last five years, 99 ships loaded with cargo from seven different countries were anchored at Gwadar Port. The weight of shipments at port is 1.439 million tons. Aaccording to report, seven countries including Australia, Saudi Arabia, China, Kuwait, Egypt, Russia and Ukraine are using Gwadar Port from ... Read More »

Shipping Cos should be brought to justice for looting importers from Karachi to Khyber: Noor Alam

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PESHAWAR: The importers have appealed to the newly-appointed FBR chairman, Jahanzeb Khan, to take strict action against those shipping lines, their agents and terminal operator which caused loss of billions to Pakistani importers. These views were expressed by senior Advocate of Peshawar High Court (PHC) Noor Alam Khan while talking to Customs Today. Advocate Noor Alam Khan said that the shipping companies ... Read More »

Fraudsters of KMTC, Evergreen, GreenPak, United Marine, PICT must be dealt with iron hands: President WCCI

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  PESHAWAR: President Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Women Chamber of Commerce and Industry Fauzia Inayat said that the shipping companies and terminal operators should be treated with iron hands in order to stop billions of rupees losses to importers. The President WCCI said this while talking with Customs Today in Peshawar. Fauzia Inayat said that the loss of importers money at hands ... Read More »

Strict actions must be taken against shipping lines, agents: PAJCCI President Sarhadi

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PESHAWAR: President of Pak-Afghan Joint Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PAJCCI) Zia ul Haq Sarhadi has received several complaints regarding cases of corruption by shipping companies, their agents, and terminal operator, causing loss of billions of rupees to importers and the national exchequer. Sarhadi while talking to Customs Today in Peshawar said that in many ways, the shipping industry is ... Read More »

Collector Saeed Jadoon directs staff to curb corruption & smuggling to increase revenue

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PESHAWAR: Collector Customs Collectorate Muhammad Saeed Jadoon directed customs staff to eliminate the risk of corruption and perform duty with fearless heart. The Collector customs lauded the Customs officials for their untiring efforts for collecting revenue more than the assigned targets and said that with prosperous hard work and good intentions the Collectorate surpassed the revenue targets. The Collector Customs ... Read More »

President SCCI Shinwari bashes Evergreen Line, Greenpak, United Marine Agencies, KMTC, PICT for looting importers

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PESHAWAR: The shocking revelation of corruption by shipping companies, terminal operators and customs officials at Karachi ports has discouraged genuine importers. The Customs high-ups must take strict action against the gambling of Customs staff by blocking way of imported consignments and demanding extra charges other than mentioned the Customs Act of 1969 and SRO 1220. This was stated by Zahid ... Read More »

Upcoming Govt must stop Rs15b bleeding of importers by Evergreen, Greenpak, KMTC, United Marine, PICT

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PESHAWAR: Upcoming government should take notice of mega corruption by shipping lines and terminal operators at Karachi, said lawyer at Peshawar High Court Mohib Kakakheil. While talking with Customs Today on Wednesday at Peshawar, he said the traders who import goods to Pakistan have been looted harshly by ‘evil lords’ in shipping lines and terminal operators. The advocate stated further ... Read More »

Kohat Customs torches seized chemicals & contraband goods worth Rs8m

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PESHAWAR:  The Customs officials have burnt illegal chemicals and narcotics which had been seized during different anti-smuggling operations in various areas of the district, an official informed Customs Today. Talking to reporters, Customs Department, Kohat Range, Deputy Collector, Tahir Iqbal said that the customs officials had seized nine drums of illegal chemicals and ‘gutka’ in actions against the criminals in ... Read More »

Torkham Customs foils attempt of smuggling weapons to Pakistan

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PESHAWAR: The customs staff posted at Torkham border has foiled an attempt to smuggle weapons from Afghanistan to Pakistan with the help of political administration of Khyber Agency on Wednesday. Sources informed Customs Today that the customs authorities intercepted truck bearing number KBL 2131 while entering to Pakistan via Torkham border which was loaded with weapons including guns, pistols, short ... Read More »

Peshawar Customs to hold auction of NDP vehicles & goods on August 7

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PESHAWAR: The Customs Collectorate is going to hold auction of 30 confiscated vehicles and goods which were seized during the month of July on August 7. Sources told Customs Today, that all these vehicles are of different models which were impounded at different customs check posts during the month of July of Fiscal Year 2018-19. The confiscated vehicles which are ... Read More »

Misuse of Green Channel facility causing billions of rupees loss to national exchequer: Advocate Nouman Mohib

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PESHAWAR: The forces working for enforcement of customs laws must work hard in order to eradicate the menace of corruption from Green Channel facility. The misuse of Green Channel is causing loss of billions to the exchequer and the new government should look into the matter seriously, said by Advocate Nouman Mohib Kakakheil while talking with Customs Today. When officers ... Read More »

Customs top brass must take action to eradicate evil of bribery from Green Channel : Advocate Shahin Shah

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PESHAWAR: The customs high-ups must eradicate the evil of corruption from green channel facility by introduction of anti-bribery and anti-corruption rules. These views were expressed by Shahin Shah while talking with Customs Today. Advocate Shahin Shah working as corporate lawyer based in Peshawar added that due to billions of corruption in the green channel scam, the image of customs appraisers have ... Read More »

Torkham Customs foils attempt to smuggle weapons into Pakistan

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PESHAWAR: The Customs staff deputed at Torkham border has thwarted an attempt of weapons smuggling from Afghanistan into Pakistan in a truck. The sources informed Customs Today that a truck bearing no: nr/6785 carrying fresh vegetables was checked on arrival at Torkham Gate. Weapons including AK 47, pistols, short guns, repeater guns along other modern guns which ware hidden in ... Read More »

Customs working hard to establish new tools to eradicate corruption: AC Asma Javed Paracha

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PESHAWAR: The Customs department is working hard for establishment of new tools to end corruption from trade policies throughout Pakistan. For the purpose, the customs has digitized all its clearance systems and export cargo centers in order to facilitate genuine trade. This was stated by Assistant Collector Headquarters Asma Javed Paracha while giving an exclusive interview to Customs Today  at Customs ... Read More »

Torkham customs seizes 155 bags of ammonium nitrate

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PESHAWAR: The Export section of Pakistan Customs at Torkham Border seized calcium ammonium nitrate from a truck loaded with vegetables on the way to Pakistan on Wednesday at Khyber Agency. The smuggling of drugs and banned items has been greatly discouraged after strict action given by Collector Customs Mohammed Saeed Jadoon to customs officers. Sources told Customs Today that Collector ... Read More »

Green channel fraudsters must be dealt with iron hands for corruption: Advocate Qazi

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PESHAWAR: The customs officials involved in corruption must be dealt with iron hands as the Supreme Court took action against corrupt practices in customs department. Principal Appraiser of Appraisement East Dost Mohammad and his gang are fearing the investigations because it will expose the evil face of officers causing loss of billions to the exchequer. The corruption in customs department ... Read More »