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Peshawar Customs recovers narcotics from consignment booked by M/s MTF Traders Hangu

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PESHAWAR: The consignment of M/S MTF traders Hangu was detained at Peshawar Airport after recovery of drugs from the goods. Sources informed Customs Today on Wednesday that an attempt was foiled to smuggle 510 gram hashish to Doha from Peshawar through an export consignment. According to sources at Bacha Khan International Airport, Cargo Terminal detected 560 grams of charas which ... Read More »

Customs faces revenue collection loss due to leakage at Customs Station Torkham

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PESHAWAR: Exporters with help of some customs officials deputed at Customs Station Torkham are earning millions of illegal money through fake declarations of exports to Afghanistan. Some corrupt customs staff posted at Torkham Customs station is causing serious loss of millions to the exchequer through fake declarations in clearance of goods to Afghanistan. Sources at Customs station Torkham informed Customs ... Read More »

Peshawar Customs starts crackdown against private warehouses

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PESHAWAR: Collectorate of Customs started crackdown against private warehouses for keeping non duty paid goods. Sources informed Customs Today on Saturday that anti-smuggling unit seized smuggled dry fruit from the godown belonged to son of Senator Mohsin Aziz at Peshawar. According to details anti-smuggling squad received a tip off from the Collector Preventive Asif Saeed Khan Lughmani that huge quantity ... Read More »

Customs Preventive seizes 1kg gold platinum at Torkham

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PESHAWAR: Collectorate of Customs Preventive Collector Asif Saeed Khan Lughmani lauded the role of Customs Preventive staff deputed at Torkham Customs station for seizing 1 kilogram and twenty six gram gold platinum from a passenger. Sources told Customs Today, Customs Preventive staff deputed at Customs Station Torkham is performing duty at most sensitive border with Afghanistan. The local villagers cross the ... Read More »

Smuggling of non-customs paid goods decreased drastically: Collector Asif Saeed Lugmani

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PESHAWAR: Collectorate of Customs Preventive Collector Asif Saeed Khan Lughmani said smuggling of non-customs paid goods has decreased in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa during last couple of months due to hard work of Customs officials. The Customs Collector was presiding over a meeting of deputy collectors, assistant and additional collectors at Customs Preventive Collectorate in Customs House on Wednesday. The Collector Customs ... Read More »

Businessmen of KPK laud appointment of Shabbar Zaidi as FBR chairman

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PESHAWAR: The business community and members of Sarhad Chamber of Commerce and Industries (SCCI) welcomed the appointment of Shabbar Zaidi as chairman of the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR). While talking with Customs Today, they said Shabbar Zaidi’s posting as FBR chairman is a very good decision as he could make it a more organized and influential tax collecting agency. ... Read More »

Peshawar Customs forms 13 seizure cases worth Rs82m

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PESHAWAR: The Customs House collectively made 13 seizures cases worth Rs 82 million during the month of April of current fiscal year 2018-19. According to sources, the Directorate I&I with inadequate resources has shown unprecedented performance by establishing 13 cases of seizures worth Rs 82 million during ongoing fiscal year, which is almost 100 percent higher than the preceding period. ... Read More »

Peshawar AFU foils bid to smuggle 342 smart phones worth Rs15.7m

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PESHAWAR: The Air Freight Unit (FIU) of Customs Preventive posted at Bacha Khan International Airport (BKIA) thwarted an attempt of smuggling 342 smart phones from baggage of a passenger traveled through Gulf Air flight GF 786 to Peshawar. The Customs sources disclosed that following a tip-off received from Additional Collector Customs, Preventive Customs staff of Bacha Khan International Airport Peshawar ... Read More »

Peshawar Customs seizes Chinese ceiling fans worth Rs1.3m near Kohat Tunnel

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PESHAWAR: Collectorate of Customs Preventive team posted at Kohat seized Chinese origin ceiling fans worth Rs1.3 million near Kohat Tunnel. Sources told Customs Today that a vehicle loaded with Chinese origin ceiling fans was seized during a routine checking. The non-duty paid goods worth Rs. 1.3 million have been seized by Customs Preventive staff of Kohat Tunnel check post. The ... Read More »

FBR Assistant Commissioner Riaz Miyani kidnapped from Tank

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PESHAWAR: Unidentified gunmen kidnapped an official of the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) along with his three relatives, police and the family sources told Customs Today. They said the incident took place in Murtaza village, located in the north-west of Tank, late Wednesday night. Police sources said Muhammad Ejaz, a resident of Murtaza, reported to the Gomal Police Station that ... Read More »

Participants of 25th SMC visit Customs House Peshawar

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PESHAWAR: Group of 25th Senior Management Course of National Institute of Management College Lahore visited Customs Collectorate of Appraisement and Preventive in Customs House. The sources informed Customs Today on Tuesday that the delegation was received by Collector Appraisement Syed Ihsan Ali Shah and Collector Preventive Asif Saeed Khan Lughmani. The group consisted of officers from Pakistan Administrative Service, Police ... Read More »

Chinese company hands over Customs building at Gwadar port to Pakistani authorities

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QUETTA: The newly constructed building of Customs Collectorate Gwadar port handed over to Collector Yaqoob Makko by Chairman China Overseas Ports Company Zhang Baozhong on Thursday. Deputy Collector Jam Imran informed Customs Today that the chairman China Overseas Ports  Company Zhang Baozhong and CEO Capton Dai Xiaolong, Gwadar International Terminals Limited (GITL) handed over Gwadar Customs Collectorate Building to Collector ... Read More »

Govt should stop Maersk, QICT from taking extra demurrage, detention charges: Advocate Mohib

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PESHAWAR: Government should stop M/s Maersk Pakistan Pvt Ltd and Qasim International Containers Terminal from taking extra demurrage and detention charges to clear legally imported consignments. Maersk Pakistan and QICT violated SRO 1220 and section 14A of Customs Acts 1969 by taking extra demurrage and detention charges other than collecting applied duty and taxes. Advocate Mohib Kaka Kheil associated with ... Read More »

FBR seals fake cigarette factory owned by vice chairman KP Investment Board

FBR seals fake cigarette factory owned by vice chairman KP Investment Board

PESHAWAR: The Federal Board of Revenue raided a fake cigarette factory at district Buner involved in tax evasion of Rs 5.2 million per day and sealed it. According to sources, the company is owned by vice chairman Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Board of Investment Faisal Saleem. KP BOI vice chairman and Federal Board of Revenue are head to head as the vice ... Read More »

Peshawar RTO arrests accused in Rs 10m tax evasion

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PESHAWAR: Regional Tax Office (RTO) started stern action against tax defaulters and arrested accused Suleman Irshad for not paying outstanding arrears. Assistant Commissioner RTO Peshawar Usman Asif informed Customs Today that on the directives of chief commissioner Inland Revenue, Qaiser Iqbal, recovery campaign against tax defaulters has been expedited. In this regard Assistant Commissioner, Inland Revenue Usman Asif while using ... Read More »

Peshawar Collector Asif Saeed visits Khurram & Kohat Customs to review clearance procedure

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PESHAWAR: A delegation of Customs Collectorate led by Collector Asif Saeed Khan Lughmani and Collector Appraisement Ihsan Ali Shah visited Customs Station Khurram and Kohat to review the procedure of Customs activities. Both the Collectors Asif Saeed Khan Lughmani and Ihsan Ali Shah planted trees at both Customs stations. The delegation thoroughly checked the installations at both Customs Station and said ... Read More »

Issues being faced by importers relating to Afghan trade will be solved: Collector Ihsan Ali Shah

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PESHAWAR: Customs Collectorate of Appraisement Collector Syed Ihsan Ali Shah assured importers to address their reservations over valuation of imports from Afghanistan. Collector Appraisment Syed Ihsan Ali Shah said that issues faced by importers relating Afghanistan will be solved and no query will be left unsolved. Collector Appraisement Syed Ihsan Ali Shah presided over meeting with local valuation committee to ... Read More »

Peshawar Customs foils bid to smuggle 5kg gold from Dubai

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PESHAWAR: Collectorate of Customs Air Flight Unit (AFU) team deputed at Bacha Khan International Airport thwarted attempt to smuggle 5 kilogram gold from Dubai through Emirates Airline. Official sources informed Customs Today that a passenger Asad Mansoor  was arrived from Dubai through Emirates Airline. Gold was detected at the scanner. Initially he said it is 50 tola but eventually it ... Read More »

Director Transit Trade Faiz Ali presides over Pak-Afghan Liaison body meeting

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PESHAWAR: Pak Afghan Liaison Committee meeting was held at Customs House in which stress was given to eliminate the concerns of trade community over Pak Afghan Trade and Transit route. According to the details, liaison committee consisted of Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) member, representative of Pakistan Afghan joint chambers, officials of Afghan government, importers of Pak Afghan Trade and ... Read More »

Peshawar Customs impounds smuggled cloth near Karkhano Market worth Rs60m

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PESHAWAR: Collectorate of Customs Collectorate Preventive team recovered huge quantity of non-duty paid cloth near Karkhano Market. Sources told Customs Today that Collector Customs Preventive Asif Saeed Khan received information about the presence of huge quantity of non-duty paid goods upon which deputy collector anti-smuggling unit was made in charge to take action against the smugglers on non-duty paid cloth. ... Read More »