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Customs ASO seizes non customs paid tyres, dry fruits worth Rs15m

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LAHORE: Collectorate of Customs Preventive Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO) seized Rs 5 million smuggled tyres from a godown located in Badami Bagh while the team also recovered dry fruits which were transported from Quetta. Sources told Customs Today  that the ASO on the directions of Collector of Customs Preventive Ahmad Rauf has started crackdowns on smuggling activities. On the collector’s information ... Read More »

Customs Preventive collects Rs4667m

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LAHORE: Collectorate of Customs Preventive collected Rs 4667 million during the month of July under the head of taxes. According to the details, the Collectorate collected Rs1761 million on account of customs duty during the month of under review against Rs1789 million while it collected Rs 1935 million on account of sales tax against Rs2146 million collected during the same ... Read More »

10 customs officials reinstated into service on FST Lahore order

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LAHORE: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has re-instated 10 customs officials into service in compliance to order passed by Federal Service Tribunal (FST), Lahore. The FBR issued notifications  to re-instate the officials in pursuance of judgment passed by FST, Lahore on July 11, 2019. Following are the notifications: 1.No. 2072-C-III/2019:- In pursuance of judgment dated 11.07.2019 passed by Federal Service ... Read More »

Customs Central Region collects Rs4841m customs duty in July

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LAHORE: The Customs Central Region collected Rs 4841 million under the head of customs duty during the month of July 2019 against Rs 7355 million collected during the same month of July last year. According to statistics available with Customs Today, Collectorate of Customs Appraisement collected Rs2449.54 million during the period under review against Rs3845 million collected during the same ... Read More »

Appraising Officer Alamdar Hussain promoted as principal appraiser

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LAHORE: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) promoted Appraising Officer of Customs Collectorate, Faisalabad to the post of Principal Appraiser (BS-16) with immediate effect and until further orders His promotion will take effect from the date of his joining, subject to the condition that no disciplinary proceeding/enquiry is pending against him. He will be on probation for a period of one ... Read More »

FBR asked to reduce rate of ST and extended period of four years

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LAHORE: Trades have urged Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) to reduce rate of sales tax and extended period of four years besides tax in electricity bills abolished. The traders have demanded that the small traders be consulted in the implementing fixed tax. The said that the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) should reduce the x tax rate and the period ... Read More »

Customs ASO seizes RS 10m illegal skimmed milk

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LAHORE: Collectorate of Customs Preventive Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO) has impounded non customs paid over Rs10 million skimmed milk, sources told Customs Today. The official sources said that on information of Collector Customs Preventive Ahmed Rauf, Customs ASO Deputy collector Naveedur Rehman Bughvi constituted team consisting of a superintendent and inspectors. The team intercepted a container loaded with illegal dry milk ... Read More »

FBR must relax condition of CNIC for sale to unregistered persons for one year: Faheem-ur-Rehman

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LAHORE: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) must relax condition of disclosing CNIC for sale to unregistered persons for at least one year as business activities are sure to come to a standstill due to condition of disclosing CNIC for sales to unregistered persons. A far reaching awareness campaign should be launched to impart and train the stakeholders as it ... Read More »

Six appraising officers of Lahore promoted as principal appraisers

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LAHORE: Customs officers including four Appraising Officers of Pakistan Customs Service (PCS) are promoted to the post of Principal Appraiser (BS-16) with immediate effect and until further orders. Promoted officers include Appraising Officer Customs Preventive Abdul Hameed, Muhammad Afzal, Customs Preventive Lahore, Appraising Officer Tabasum Shahzad, Directorate of Post Clearance Audit, Lahore, Appraising Officer Muhammad Ejaz Cheema, Directorate of Intelligence ... Read More »

Retail price fixation: FBR chairman Shabbar Zaidi asked for release of containers at ports

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LAHORE: Retail price fixation issue has further aggregated as containers of billions of rupees are not cleared as the port authorities are adamant to fix the retail prices on the imported goods at the ports. On the other hand, importers said that it is next to impossible to put prices on the goods and articles at the ports due to ... Read More »

Appraising Officers of Lahore, Faisalabad Customs promoted

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LAHORE: The Appraising Officer of Pakistan Customs Department, Saqib Nazir Khan, Directorate of Customs Intelligence & Investigation Lahore and Atif Hanif, Collectorate of Customs, Faisalabad, promoted to the post of Principal Appraiser (BS-16) with immediate effect and until further orders. Their promotion will take effect from the date of their joining, subject to the condition that no disciplinary proceedings/enquiry is pending against ... Read More »

Pakistan Customs issues SOPs for examination of consignments

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LAHORE: Pakistan Customs has issued standard operating procedures for the examination of consignments. According to new SOPs, detailed examination of containers will be done in presence of ACD concerned. All the invoices found will be checked with the declared invoice value and, if any discrepancy found or detected, Assignment Alert will be granted and the invoice value should be clearly mentioned ... Read More »

President Dr. Arif Alvi graces FPCCI achievement award ceremony

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ISLAMABAD: Engr. Daroo Khan Achakzai , President of the Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FPCCI) while delivering a welcome address on the occasion of the 7th FPCCI Achievement Awards Ceremony held at President House Islamabad assured that FPCCI will keep pace and extend all possible cooperation and assistance, as a partner to the government in its endeavors ... Read More »

Maersk, QICT charging unreasonable detention, demurrage charges: Zeeshan Khalil

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LAHORE: Unreasonable detention and demurrage charges by shipping company M/s Maersk Pakistan Pvt Ltd and terminal operator Qasim International Container Terminal (QICT) for clearance of genuine shipments are creating hurdles for importers so the government should take stock of the situation. This was stated by Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry former vice president Zeshan Khalil while talking to Customs ... Read More »

Central Region posts 24pc growth in collection of customs duty: Zeba Hai Azhar

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LAHORE: The Customs Central Region collected Rs82,831 million in the fiscal year 2018-19 against the set target of customs duties of R 82,409 million, showing a growth of 24 percent as compared to last year’s collection. Under the leadership of Chief Collector of Customs (Central), Zeba Hai Azhar, the Central Region of Pakistan Customs, comprising the Customs Collectorates of Appraisement ... Read More »

ASO car cell impounds Rs10m non customs paid vehicles

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LAHORE: Collectorate of Customs Preventive car cell impounded non-customs paid luxury cars worth Rs10 million during the month of July. Thd ASO Car Cell impounded the three vehicles of Toyota brand including Vego from various places in the city. The ASO sources said that the cars have been confiscated due to non-payment of duty and taxes on the vehicles. Sources further ... Read More »

PRA is working closely with FBR: Chairman Javed Ahmed

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LAHORE: Punjab Revenue Authority (PRA) is working closely with FBR and the other four provinces in the development and implementation of a single portal / single sales tax return. These views were expressed by PRA chairman Javed Ahmed in an interview to Customs Today here at his office. “The project is expected to be completed within this calendar year, and ... Read More »

Customs ASO confiscates NDP cloth from GT Road

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LAHORE: Collectorate of Customs Anti Smuggling Organization impounded over six tons of imported cloth from GT Road. Sources told Customs Today that Collector Ahmad Rauf received credible information about smuggling of cloth through GT Road. He immediately constituted anti-smuggling squad under the supervision of Deputy Collector Naveedur Rehman Bhugvi. The team enhanced checking on GT Road. During patrolling the ASO team ... Read More »

Customs I&I impounds air-filters, LEDs near Sagian Bridge

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LAHORE: Directorate of Customs Intelligence and Investigation (I&I) team seized millions of rupees illegally imported air filters and auto parts near Sagian Bridge. Sources told Customs Today that Deputy Director Customs Intelligence and Investigation Usman Tariq received credible information about smuggling of goods. He immediately constituted a team which raided Al Raheem Goods Transport ‘adda’. The sources said that the ... Read More »

Customs Preventive recovers narcotics worth Rs15m near Railway Station

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LAHORE: Collectorate of Customs anti-smuggling squad recovered huge quantity of narcotics from Toyota Corolla car near Railway Station. Sources told Customs Today that Collector Preventive Ahmad Rauf received credible information about the smuggling of narcotics. He immediately constituted anti-smuggling squad under the supervision of Inspector Muratib Mushtaq which also included Mohammad Imran, Abdul Najeeb Khan, Nasir Mehmood, Tariq Mehmood and ... Read More »