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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 »

Green Channel abuse: New FBR chairman Rukhsana Yasmin must act upon orders of CJP

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PESHAWAR: The new Federal Board of Revenue Chairman Rukhsana Yasmeen needs to eliminate the risk of corruption in Green Channel facility through reform policies. This was stated by Mehwish Kakakheil advocate while talking with Customs Today on Wednesday evening. Mehwish Kakakheil added that Green Channel abusers must be taught ironic lesson for causing loss of millions to the exchequer. Green ... Read More »

KP importers laud CJP for taking notice of misuse of Green Channel facility

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PESHAWAR: Importers based in Peshawar lauded Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar for taking notice against misuse of Green Channel facility through which various high value goods were being cleared by declaring as iron and steel scrap. Owner of Muhammad Ali & Co, Chemical Importers & Exporters informed Customs Today that several importers including M/s Matsui Traders, M/s Diamond Metals, M/s ... Read More »

Corruption by Principal Appraiser Dost must be leveled by fair investigations: Advocate Jaffar Qazi

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PESHAWAR: Advocate Jaffar Ali Qazi said the issue of good governance has again surfaces in the customs department of Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) as the high ups are protecting the ‘corrupt’ officials. While talking TO Customs Today on Monday at Peshawar, he said corruption in customs seriously hinders the flow of domestic and international business, adding that corruption of Principal ... Read More »

Customs sepoy Irfan martyred during checking of bus carrying NDP goods

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PESHAWAR: A Customs sepoy Irfan embraced martyrdom on Sunday when he fall down from bus top while performing his duty by checking the luggage of a bus traveling from Peshawar to Punjab. Sources told Customs Today that after orders from Collector Mohammad Saeed Jadoon to curb smuggling, drive has been speed up by Customs squads and check posts have been established ... Read More »

Pak-Afghan trade declines to $500m during current FY: Collector Saeed Jadoon

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PESHAWAR: Trade between Pakistan and Afghanistan has declined dramatically due to disturbing political ties and administrative tussles related to commerce. Collector Customs Muhammad Saeed Jadoon agreed that the trade volume between both countries has decreased and the figures of government are not impressive. “Bilateral trade volume was $1.6 billion during 2014-15, $1.22 billion during 2015-16, $1 billion during 2016-17,” Jadoon ... Read More »

Dost becomes symbol of corruption in customs department: Advocate Zeenat Mian Kakakhel

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PESHAWAR: Corrupt Principal Appraiser Dost Mohammad has become symbol of corruption in customs department through continuous violation of green channel and TP facility. These vies were expressed by Advocate Zeenat Mian Kakakhel while talking to Customs Today at Peshawar. The advocate further said that nowadays Dost Mohammad has become symbol of corruption. Customs department is notorious for corruption due to officials ... Read More »

KP NAB approves filing of reference against corrupt officers of Torkham Customs Station

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PESHAWAR: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB), Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has approved filing of reference against Customs officials and exporter companies who approved fake export claims and caused loss of millions to the Customs exchequer at Torkham Customs Station. The customs officials involved in facilitating fraudulent companies and took personal benefits by keeping back the national exchequer interests. The decision was taken ... Read More »

Principal Appraiser Dost crosses every limit to hamper customs dept: President FPCCI Ghazanfer Bilour

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PESHAWAR: Customs Appraisement East R&D Section Principal Appraiser Dost Muhammad has crossed every limit to hamper efficiency of customs department by his widespread corruption through clearance of contraband goods and Federation of Chamber of Commerce and Industry will take up his mega corruption issue with the higher authorities of customs department. These views were expressed by President Federation of Pakistan ... Read More »

Customs shipping cars damaged after trailer faced incident

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PESHAWAR: A vehicle loaded with shipping cars faced accident due to which several valuable cars had been badly damaged. The Customs authorities have confirmed the incident and said that due to unknown reasons the vehicle had faced incident due to which the hybrid imported cars have been damaged. The sources informed Customs Today on Friday that the owners of cars ... Read More »

Torkham customs seizes 1641 grams gold from Afghan lady on Friday

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PESHAWAR: The Customs staff deputed at Customs Station Torkham on Friday have seized 1641 gram gold from Afghan lady Gulla on Friday at crossing point from Afghanistan to Pakistan. Sources told Customs Today that the customs team intercepted a lady at and diverted her at scanner room at Torkham Customs check post Gold was recovered from possession of the lady ... Read More »

Offices of Customs at Torkham will remain functional round the clock to facilitate traders

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PESHAWAR: The Government of Pakistan has decided to keep offices of Customs at Torkham border open 24 hours, all seven days of the week to promote bilateral trade with Afghanistan. The decision was announced during a visit of Corps Commander Peshawar Lt Gen Nazir Ahmad Butt to Torkham border the previous day. He was accompanied by Inspector General Frontier Corps ... Read More »

Assistant Collector Asma Javid Paracha approves transfers of 20 inspectors & 52 sepoys

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PESHAWAR: The Customs House has issued a notification to transfer 20 inspectors and 52 sepoys to different customs stations with immediate effect. These transfers were approved by Assistant Collector Asma Javed Paracha on Wednesday through a notification. According to detail, Inspector Rehmat Ali will be in-charge of the Customs station Angoor Ada. Inspector Akbar will take charge from Inspector Saleem ... Read More »

Importers protest against WeBOC services continues at SUST border

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PESHAWAR: Trade with China through the Khunjerab Pass, a key part of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), has been halted for more than a month over objections to the existing clearance system of WeBOC. According to customs officials deputed at Sust Dry Port, the clearance of goods through WebOC service has been prime need of the time for which the ... Read More »

Customs high-ups must break criminal silence over corruption of Dost Mohammad: Advocate Qazi Issac

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PESHAWAR: Principal Appraiser Dost Muhammad is illegally operating smuggling networks for clearance of contraband items upon which the criminal silence of Customs high-ups is causing huge loss to national exchequer. The Principle Appraiser allows clearance of contraband goods like Indian gutka, banned medicines and betel nuts which not only causes loss to the customs revenue collection but also earns bad ... Read More »

Peshawar Customs confiscates NDP goods worth Rs2570.89m in two months

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PESHAWAR: The Peshawar Customs has impounded non-duty paid goods worth Rs 2570.89 million in last two (March-April) months of current financial year 2017-18. The sources in the Customs Collectorate informed Customs Today on Thursday that upon prior tipoffs from Deputy Collector Obaid Khan, anti-smuggling units of Torkham Customs foiled an attempt to smuggle foreign-origin weapons into Pakistan and arrested the ... Read More »

KPK importers demand stern action against Principal Appraiser Dost Mohammad

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PESHAWAR: The importers based in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa are worried about the betel nuts cases coming to lime light at Karachi. The importers expressed that in many cases misunderstanding has increased worries of importers because their legal cleared consignment have been seized by customs officers. The owner of Zhong Pak Facilitators alleged that Collectorate of Customs Appraisement East R&D section Principal ... Read More »

FBR directs customs officers to surrender leisure vehicles

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PESHAWAR: The Supreme Court of Pakistan has took notice of using confiscated and impounded vehicles by the customs officers at different customs Collectorates throughout Pakistan. The sources informed Customs Today that upon the direction all such vehicles which were under use of customs officers will be handed over back to the customs ware house with immediate effect. The sources further ... Read More »