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Peshawar Customs seizes smuggled goods worth Rs19.6m

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PESHAWAR: Customs Collectorate committed to eradicating smuggling of non-duty paid goods and foiled 14 attempts during 10 days of January worth Rs19.6 million. Sources told Customs Today that under the supervision of Collector Customs Mohammed Saeed Jadoon, the Collectorate is doing its best to fulfill the missions assigned by chairman FBR to eliminate the risk of smuggling and to facilitate the ... Read More »

Peshawar ASO foils bid to smuggle huge quantity of non-duty paid tyres

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  PESHAWAR: Customs Collectorate continued its anti-smuggling drive and have seized NDP tyres worth millions at Nowshera. The Customs officials informed Customs Today that the operation carried out after the directives of chairman FBR to cut off the increasingly trend of smuggling of non-duty paid tyres which become the reason for production of genuine tyres industry . Sources told that ... Read More »

NAB should set a precedent by recovering billions from Maersk Pakistan: Waris Ghani

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PESHAWAR. Waris Ghani, a Peshawar-based importer, said Maersk Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd not only evaded sales tax worth billions but also frustrated importers by delaying consignments to demand bribe and hidden charges. While talking with Customs Today, he said Maersk Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd looted the country through sales tax evasion and issuing bills without sales tax numbers, and NAB should not spare such gambling ... Read More »

Pakistan-China trade will remain suspended from December to April at Khunjerab pass due to heavy snow

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PESHAWAR: The trade between China and Pakistan has been suspended for four months due to closure of the Khunjerab Pass owing to heavy snowfall. The customs officials informed Customs Today on Wednesday that no bilateral trade will be done through this border passing for the next four months due to heavy snowfall. The Khunjerab pass situated at the most critical location due ... Read More »

Peshawar Customs impounds goods worth Rs45.67 million

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PESHAWAR: Collectorate of Customs initiated anti-smuggling drive in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to curb smuggling of non-duty paid goods. Sources informed Customs Today on Thursday that Collector Mohammad Saeed Jadoon on directives from Chairman FBR ordered the staff to speed up the operation against smuggling of non-duty paid goods throughout Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) province. Customs anti-smuggling units thwarted several attempts of smuggling of NDP ... Read More »

Nowshera anti-smuggling unit foils six attempts of smuggling

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PESHAWAR: Customs anti-Smuggling squad seized a huge quantity of non-customs paid goods at GT Road near Pabbi area in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Sources told Customs Today that the Customs anti-smuggling unit impounded non-customs paid cloth and other goods from a passenger bus bearing registration no: C-2311 and six cars. The NDP goods contained cosmetics electronic goods along kid sports toys. The ... Read More »

Govt should dump Maersk Pakistan over sale tax evasion: Advocate Mohib Kaka Khail

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PESHAWAR: Mega scam of sale tax evasion worth billions by M/s Maersk Pakistan should be recovered and business of the company be stopped. This was said by Advocate Saifullah Mohib Kaka Khail while talking to Customs Today. He said that Customs Today dug out mega sales tax scam of M/s Maersk Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd, which was also verified by Sindh Revenue Board ... Read More »

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 »