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Reduction in customs duty on various industrial items lauded


Industrialists welcome supportive measures for agriculture, poultry, textiles, human resources LAHORE: Reduction of customs duty on various industrial imported items including stock of chicken and, stamping foils, aluminum waste, skins & hides and pharmaceutical items is appreciable. Increase of taxes for non-filers is good but taxpayers should be given maximum facilities. Poor were ignored in the budget. These views were ... Read More »

Deputy Collector Naveed recommends disciplinary action against Inspector Shahid Abbas


LAHORE: Deputy Collector of Allama Iqbal International Airport Hafiz Naveedur Rehman recommended stern disciplinary action against customs Inspector Shahid Abbas. Sources told Customs Today that during the scrutiny of daily attendance report for the month of April,  it was revealed that Inspector Shahid Abbas remained absent from duties for whole month without approval and intimation of competent authority. He even ... Read More »

Collector Preventive Zulfiqar distributes workload among two deputy collectors

Collector Zulfiqar ALi

LAHORE: Collector of Customs Collectorate Preventive Chaudhary Zulfiqar Ali has distributed workload among two deputy collectors who would separately look into the matters of Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO) and headquarters. As per details the Collector of Customs Ch Zulfiqar Ali distributing workloads of headquarters and ASO has given charge of Customs ASO, Headquarters, GPO and law to Palwasha Syed while charge ... Read More »

RTO-II issues guidelines for salaried persons to retrieve passwords, change cell numbers


LAHORE: The Regional Tax Office-II of the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has issued guidelines for the retrieval of passwords, change of cell numbers and email addresses for the taxpayers in case of salaried persons. It was informed that in case salaried person’s jurisdiction falls under RTO-II, Lahore, no token is required for assessing the NTN. The individuals were told ... Read More »

PCA detects duty, taxes evasion of Rs 230,874 by M/s Saleem Silk Centre


LAHORE: The Customs Post Clarence Audit (PCA) has summoned M/s Saleem Silk Centre in a case involving duty and tax evasion of Rs 230,874 on the import of tarpaulin. The PCA Lahore observed that the import clearances data against HS Code 6306.1210 effected from various Model Customs Collectorate during the calendar years 2012 and 2013 revealed that inadmissible concession of ... Read More »

Customs ASO intensifies drive against owners of non-duty paid cars

Collector Dr. Zulfiqar

LAHORE: Collectorate of Customs Preventive Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO) impounded three illegally imported cars during a crackdown here. As per details Customs Preventive ASO on instructions of Collector Ch Zulfiqar Ali has intensified crackdowns against the owners of non-duty paid vehicles in the city. In connection with the new strategy the ASO Lahore seized three non-duty paid vehicles including BMWs and ... Read More »

Customs Syndicate organizes study tour to Kashgar-China by road


LAHORE: Customs Syndicate in collaboration with Pak-China Joint Chamber of Commerce and Industry have jointly organized a high profile trade delegation and study tour to Kashgar-China by road. The delegation will depart from Lahore to Kashgar on 15th July 2017. The purpose of the delegation is to study the facilities available and opportunities of connecting with markets in Western China. ... Read More »

Customs GPO foils bid to smuggle Rs10m marijuana from Canada


LAHORE: Customs General Post Office authorities recovered millions of rupees marijuana from a parcel sent from Canada to an address in Model Town Lahore. The Customs authorities after registering a case have started investigations into the matter. The customs official sources said that parcel was sent to Pakistan from Canada in the name of a resident of Model Town Tariq ... Read More »

FBR chairman thanked for opening public library

collector appeals asif jah

LAHORE: Collector of Customs Appeals Dr Asif Mehmood Jah has expressed thanks and gratitude to Chairman Federal Board Revenue Dr Muhammad Irshad for inaugurating public library at the Aurangzeb Block, Allam Iqbal Town. Dr Asif Jah, who has been serving the needy and deserving people under the Customs Healthcare Society for years, told Customs Today that FBR Chairman Dr Irshad ... Read More »

Customs Preventive foils bid to smuggle non duty paid cigarettes

Collector Zulfiqar ALi

LAHORE: Customs Preventive team deputed at Allama Iqbal International Airport have foiled bid to smuggle 6500 dandas of non duty paid cigarettes to USA, officials sources said. The sources said that the accused party under the disguise of garments attempted to illegally export local and foreigner made cigarettes worth Rs 1.3 million.  The sources said that owners and representatives of ... Read More »

Collector Appeals entertains eight appeals for the release of confiscated goods


LAHORE: Collector of Customs Appeals Dr Asif Mehmood Jah has entertained eight important appeals about confiscated goods and vehicles. Sources told Customs Today that the collector heard appeals filed by Imran Sakhawat whose goods and articles includes mobile phones were seized by Anti Smuggling Organization Sambrial while Zamiruddin and other files their appeals for the release of LED TVs. Muhammad ... Read More »

Customs Court adjourns hearing of artifice smuggling case

court adjourned - case adjournes

LAHORE: Special Judge of Customs, Taxation and Anti-Smuggling Court Shakeel Ahmed has adjourned hearing of smuggling case  Thailand origin statue still June 10, 2017. Sources told Customs Today that the court has summoned the witnesses in the case on the next date of hearing.  The Customs Intelligence and Investigation team presented the charge-sheet against two accused persons namely Gulzar and ... Read More »

Customs GPO seizes 480g cocaine from parcel worth Rs5m


LAHORE: Customs Preventive team deputed at General Post Office (GPO) successfully confiscated 480 gram fine quality cocaine from a parcel which was booked from Peru. Sources told Customs Today that Collector Customs Preventive Chaudhary Zulfiqar Ali received credible information about smuggling of narcotics through parcels. He directed Deputy Collector Customs GPO Palwasha Syed to take all necessary measures to foil ... Read More »

FBR asked to bring new non-registered industrial units in tax net

tax relief

LAHORE: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) should detect new taxpayers instead of those who already are already paying taxes. These views were expressed by Standing Committee on Embroidery Industry Convener Haji Muhammad Akram while addressing a meeting at the Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry. He said that the FBR officers should go after the tax evaders who have been ... Read More »

Customs Central Region collects Rs 7,796m duty, taxes till May 15

Customs Central Region collects Rs27 copy

LAHORE: The Customs Central Region has collected Rs 7,796 million all duty and taxes during the first 15 days of May 2017. As per details, the Customs Appraisement Lahore collected Rs 3,335 million during the period under review while the Customs Lahore Preventive collected Rs 1,566 million in 15 days. On the other hand, the Collectorate of Multan collected Rs ... Read More »

Customs Preventive, ANF foil bid to smuggle heroin to Saudi Arabia

US Customs seizes heroin

LAHORE: The Customs Preventive and Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF), in a joint operation at Allama Iqbal International Airport, foiled a bid to smuggle one kilogram heroin to Saudi Arabia. Sources told Customs Today that on a tip-off, the Customs Preventive team intercepted a resident of Sialkot, Hammad Zafar, who was carrying one kilogram heroin tactfully hidden in a lunch box. The ... Read More »

Customs I&I to hold auction of non-duty-paid vehicles tomorrow


LAHORE: Customs Investigation and Intelligence will hold auction of non-customs paid luxury cars worth millions of rupees on May 22, it was reported. Sources told Customs Today that the luxury cars that would be put on for auction included the cars which were seized by the Customs Intelligence & Investigations car cell. The vehicles would be auctioned in the presence ... Read More »

Customs I&I impounds 2000 non duty paid mobile phones

Collector Zulfiqar ALi

LAHORE: Customs Investigation and Intelligence has impounded 2000 non-duty paid mobile phones which were being transported to Pattoki, sources told Customs Today here. The sources said that on information that assorted type of 2000 non duty paid mobile were being transported to Pattoki, the customs authorities intercepted a pickup at Hall Road. The customs authorities demanded legal clearance documents but ... Read More »

FIRs lodged against Shahzad Traders, Dastgeer Traders, NLC customs officers, agents


LAHORE: Customs Investigation and Prosecution Directorate of Customs Intelligence Lahore has lodged two FIRs against importers Shahzad Traders, representatives of Shahzad Traders, M/S Dastgeer Traders, NLC Customs staff and officers for ‘illegal’ import of Indian banned cloth worth millions of rupees. It was reported that Dastgeer Traders and Shahzad Traders in connivance with customs officers and staff cleared containers of ... Read More »

FBR recovers Rs1b from M/s Central Power Purchase Limited after attaching bank accounts

account freeze

LAHORE: The Corporate Regional Tax Office has recovered Rs 1 billion from M/s Central Power Purchase Agency Guarantee Limited after attaching its bank accounts. Sources told Customs Today that during scrutiny of tax statements submitted by M/s Central Power Purchase Limited it was revealed that the company evaded duties and taxes under different heads. Sources told that FBR sent many ... Read More »