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Maersk commits serious crime of sales tax evasion worth billions: Advocate Mehwish

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PESHAWAR: Billions of rupees sales tax evasion by M/s Maersk Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd on unrecorded transactions will raise questions on the department’s working for sale tax enforcement. Enforcement of the sales tax like that of any other tax basically connotes securing obedience to the law in force but the Maersk shipping line was found to have crossed every limit by causing ... Read More »

Trade restarts through Torkham border after five days’ closure

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PESHAWAR: The import-export through Torkham border restarted after five days of closure due to protest by importers, Collector Customs Mohammad Saeed Jadoon confirmed on Monday. The protest was carried out by importers due to the lack of facilities available at Torkham Customs Station. Sources informed Customs Today that a delegation of importers met with Collector Mohammad Saeed Jadoon. The Collector was ... Read More »

Peshawar Customs seizes NDP goods worth Rs24.65m during different operations

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PESHAWAR: Collectorate of Customs anti-smuggling unit seized non-duty paid goods worth Rs24.65 million in one and a half month. Sources in Customs House informed Customs Today on Thursday that upon specific information passed on to anti-smuggling squad posted at different check posts at Peshawar city foiled nine bids of smuggling of drugs and thwarted 13 attempts of smuggling of non-duty ... Read More »

Collector Saeed Jadoon assures importers for speedy clearance of trucks at Torkham

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PESHAWAR: Collectorate of Customs will leave no effort to enhance trade ability with Afghanistan, said by Collector Mohammad Saeed Jadoon. The collector was talking with importers on Monday whose trucks are held at Torkham Customs Station for more than week due to incomplete declaration, sources in Customs House Peshawar informed Customs Today. The importers apprised the collector about the difficulties ... Read More »

Imports from Afghanistan cleared under TIR Carnet test operation

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PESHAWAR: Customs department used new system to clear import vehicles from Afghanistan to Pakistan at Peshawar. Test- operation of import cargo of fresh apples under TIR Carnet from Afghanistan was successfully processed. Export cargo under TIR Carnet has already been processed and shipment successfully reached Afghanistan. Two consignments of raw cotton have also reached Torkham from Mashad Iran via Afghanistan ... Read More »

Peshawar Police hand over impounded cars to Customs House

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PESHAWAR: The Capital City Police handed over cars worth millions of rupees impounded by Peshawar Police at City Police Line to Collectorate of Customs. The occasion was graced by CCPO Javid Iqbal and Deputy Collector Customs Dry Port Najib Arjumand. The CCPO while talking with Customs Today said these non-customs paid vehicles were impounded by Peshawar Police during different raids ... Read More »

Journalist community of Peshawar demands action against Maersk Line

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PESHAWAR: The journalists based in Peshawar condemned threatening of media persons by Maersk Shipping Line. Customs Today which exposed the sales tax fraud of M/s Maersk Shipping Line and taking of extra detention and dummerage charges from importers bu the company. The senior journalist based in Peshawar Rahim Ullah Yusufzai expressed that government needs to support media people and provide them security ... Read More »

NAB must take action against Maersk shipping line: Minister Taimur Jhagra

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PESHAWAR: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) must act to stop Maersk Shipping Line for taking extra detention and damurrage charges from importers, said by Provincial Minister Finance Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Taimur Saleem Jhagra. He was talking with Customs Today in Peshawar and termed it a violation of shipping business rules and said that new techs needed to be utilized for satisfaction ... Read More »

NAB must take action against Maersk Line for looting importers: Saad Khan Zahid

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PESHAWAR. The Sarhad Chamber of Commerce and Industry demanded of the government to take serious action against Maersk Line in Rs 15 billion demurrage and detention scam. The Chambers are meant to solve the issues faced by industrialists, exporters and importers, and fraud done by Maersk line is being highlighted on every forum in order to stop the illegal activity ... Read More »

Abbottabad-Hazara anti-smuggling squad seizes Indian origin vegetables

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ABBOTTABAD: Collectorate of Customs anti-smuggling squad of Abbottabad Hazara division 6000 kilograms of Indian origin fresh tomatoes and 6640 kilograms red chilli seeds on Friday. Assistant Collector Asma Javid Paracha told Customs Today that Indian origin vegetable and fruits are bio security risk due to which strict action have been taken to curb smuggling of Indian origin tomatoes and chilli along ... Read More »

Maersk Line should be banned due to corruption and mismanagement: Senator Ilyas Bilour

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PESHAWAR: Importers are shifting businesses from Pakistan due to huge corruption by shipping lines so the government should take notice of unjustified demurrage & detention charges taken by Maersk Line. Many importers associated with Pakistan Afghanistan Trade and Transit route have already shifted their business from Pakistan due to heavy losses. This was said by Senator Ilyas Bilour while talking with ... Read More »

Peshawar I&I detects tax evasion of Rs4.3m by M/s Brother Exporters

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PESHAWAR: Directorate of Customs Intelligence and Investigation (I&I) detected tax evasion of Rs4.3 million by M/s Brother Exporters. According to detail on the directions of Director I & I Dr. Arsalan Subuctageen a committee was formed to investigate record of M/s Brother Export Processing Zone Risalpur. It was revealed by the investigative team that the corresponding unit has no running ... Read More »

Mardan I&I foils attempt to smuggle 20kg hashish

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MARDAN: Directorate of Customs Intelligence and Investigation foiled an attempt to smuggle twenty kilograms of hashish. Sources told Customs Today that the seizure carried out at Canal Road mardan when a vehicle was intercepted by Customs I&I team. Upon checking the car, the customs team recovered 20 kilograms fine quality hashish packed in hidden portion of the car. The Customs inspector ... Read More »

Peshawar Customs transfers 16 inspectors & 4 superintendents

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PESHAWAR: Customs Collectorate on Monday transferred 16 inspectors and 4 superintendents along 80 customs officials to different customs stations and dry ports within Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. According to details, Superintendent Azim Marwat and Asim Zaman transferred to Peshawar from Directorate of Transit and Trade Peshawar while Alhaj Gul and Mumtaz posted at the Collectorate. Inspectors Ihtesham Khursheed, Sufaid Allah, Mohammad Faiz ... Read More »

Peshawar Customs foils another attempt to smuggle foreign origin cloth

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PESHAWAR: Directorate of Customs of Intelligence and Investigation thwarted yet another attempt of smuggling non-duty paid clothes loaded in two trucks. Sources told Customs Today, that the attempt of smuggling was foiled by special tip off given to the staff on duty on Friday by Director I&I Customs Dr. Arsalan Subuctageen. During the course of investigations it was revealed that ... Read More »

QICT, Maersk shipping line cause loss of billions to national economy: Faiz Mohammed

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PESHAWAR: Corruption by QICT and shipping lines Maersk haunted national economy and caused loss of billions to the national exchequer. The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) and the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) received a complaint seeking probe to ascertain role of 65 employees of QICT / DP World and Maersk in country’s biggest shipping scandal involving 610 billion rupees. The FIA and the ... Read More »

Six more sepoys attached with Customs GB

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PESHAWAR: The office of Chief Collector Customs North has attached six more sepoys with Customs Collectorate Gilgit-Baltistan with immediate effect. According to notification issued Ahmed Bilal has been transferred from Islamabad Collectorate to Customs Gilgit-Baltistan where Muhammad Waseem Khan has been posted in MCC Gilgit-Baltistan from MCC Islamabad. Muhammad Ahmed has been transferred to MCC Gilgit from MCC Islamabad whereas ... Read More »

Peshawar Customs thwarts attempt of smuggling weapons

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PESHAWAR: Collectorate of Customs team foiled an attempt of smuggling weapons to Punjab from Dera Adam Khel on Wednesday. Additional Collector Dr. Mohammad Ahsan told Customs Today that anti-smuggled squad posted at Chamkani thwarted the attempt while acting on tip off given by high ups. The weapons include 22 pistols, 20 rifles and 83 magazines. The ASO team also recovered ... Read More »

Peshawar Customs foils attempt of money laundering

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PESHAWAR: Customs team deputed at Bacha Khan International Airport thwarted an attempt of money laundering into Pakistan on Tuesday. Deputy Collector Najib Arjumand told Customs Today, that the accused Mohammed Ali Tai has been official of Malik Exchange Registered with State Bank of Pakistan. The accused was taking 20 crore illegal money including US dollars and Saudi Riyals. According to ... Read More »

Assistant Collector Ashraf Shah transfers 4 superintendents & 22 inspectors

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PESHAWAR: Assistant Collector Headquarters Ashraf Ali Shah issued notification for transfer and posting of executed staff at Customs House Peshawar. According to notification, customs superintendent will also look after  the work of State Warehouses Peshawar.  Superintendent, Imtiaz Ahmad Afridi has been posted at Dry Port Peshawar. Superintendent Syed Nasir Bukhari has been transferred from Air Port to Customs Division Khyber. ... Read More »