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Additional Collector Basit Maqsood issues show cause notice to Sepoy Khurram Shahzad

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LAHORE: Collectorate of Customs Preventive Additional Collector Basit Maqsood Abbasi has issued a show cause notice to Sepoy Khurram Shahzad son of Nazir Ahmed. According to show cause notice no: C.No.01/Confl-6(07)/2019/332 it is stated that “Sepoy Khurram Shahzad son of Nazir Ahmed while posting at Customs House, Lahore committed acts of gross “inefficiency” and “mis-conduct” in terms of Rules 3 ... Read More »

Customs Collectorates forwards report about weapons being used by sepoys

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LAHORE: Collectorate of Customs, Appraisement, Preventive and Directorate of Intelligence and Investigation (I&I) finalized a report about weapons and ammunition (including rifles, pistols and being used by sepoys and forwarded the same to Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Member Customs Jawwad Awais Agha. Sources told Customs Today that Member Customs Jawwad Awais Agha sought complete report about all the weapons ... Read More »

FBR establishes helpline for complaints against corrupt staff

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LAHORE: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) department has established “Integrity Management Cell” for complaints against any staff members. Sources told Customs Today that after several complaints surfaced in media about unnecessary harassment and pressure by inland revenue staff against traders community, it was decided to establish a helpline to sort out these issue on priority basis. Sources told that anyone ... Read More »

Ambassador of Vietnam agrees to enhance Pak-Vietnam trade ties

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LAHORE: Ambassador of Vietnam Pham Hoang Kim has said that both Pakistan and Vietnam have the potential to boost their mutual trade to $1billion. However, there is a need of joint efforts of the business community to come forward to boost up the trade volume.  He was speaking to LCCI office bearers here during his visit to Lahore. He said ... Read More »

Customs I&I seizes huge quantity of smuggled goods from Sundar Industrial Estate

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LAHORE: Directorate of Customs Intelligence and Investigations (I&I) recovered huge quantity of smuggled goods from a container near Sundar Industrial Estate. Sources told Customs Today that Director Customs Intelligence and Investigation Rubab Sikandar received credible information about the smuggling of goods. She constituted anti-smuggling squad comprising Intelligence Officer Saifullah Hinjra, Intelligence Officer, Malik Sohail, Hamid Babar and Fida Hussain. The ... Read More »

Customs Preventive posts 72pc growth in CD collection

Customs Preventive posts 72pc growth in CD collection

LAHORE: Collectorate of Customs has posted a growth of 72 percent in collection of customs duty by collecting Rs2361 million against the collection of Rs 1419 million for the month of March 2019.  The Collectorate collected Rs2232 million on account of sales tax during the month of March against the target of Rs1971 million, posting a growth of 7 percent. ... Read More »

Customs Central Region posts 9pc growth in CD collection

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LAHORE: Customs Central Region has posted a growth of over 9 percent in collection of customs duty by collecting Rs7915 million against the target of Rs7511 million collected during the month of March 2019. The Central Region collected Rs7083 million showing a decline of 24 percent in the collection of sales tax during the month against the target of Rs9644 ... Read More »

Objectives of audits should be to guide, facilitate taxpayers: Kashif Anwar

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LAHORE: Friends of Economic Reforms and Business (FERB) President Kashif Anwar has said that the objectives of the audits should be to guide, educate and facilitate the taxpayers. He made these comments while talking about the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Audit Policy 2018 where around 14164 cases for audit regarding tax year 2017. He said that he believes that ... Read More »

Argentina keen to enhance trade ties with Pakistan

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LAHORE: Ambassador of Argentina in Pakistan Ivan Ivanissevich and the LCCI President Almas Hyder have agreed to make joint efforts to boost mutual trade and to bridge communication gap between private sectors of the two countries. During over an hour long meeting held at the Lahore Chamber of Commerce & Industry bilateral trade, B2B contacts and various related issues came ... Read More »

FBR holds awareness sessions on tax reforms

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LAHORE: Federal Board of Revenue has held a session in Lahore for the leading tax consultants, tax managers and businessmen to create awareness about recent tax reforms undertaken by the FBR for ease of doing business. The participants also included officers from Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB), Punjab Employees Social Security Institution (PESSI), Punjab Revenue Authority (PRA), and Planning and ... Read More »

Customs I&I recovers huge quantity of non-duty paid tyres from Badami Bagh

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LAHORE: Directorate of Customs Intelligence and Investigation (I&I) team recovered huge quantity of non-duty paid tyres from a godown located at Beco Road. Sources told Customs Today that Director Customs Intelligence and Investigation Rubab Sikandar received credible information that huge quantity of foreign origin tyres are dumped in a godown. She directed Additional Director Mehreen Naseem to take measures in ... Read More »

IMF loan biggest hurdle in progress & prosperity: Hammad Azhar

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LAHORE: Minister of State for Revenue Mian Hammad Azhar has said that IMF loan is the biggest hurdle in way of progress of our country. He expressed these views while addressing a seminar which was conducted jointly by Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) and Iqbal Academy Pakistan (IAP). He said, “The biggest hindrance in the way of the ... Read More »

Czech model challenges conviction in drug smuggling case

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LAHORE: A Czech woman convicted for attempting to smuggle heroin from Pakistan to Abu Dhabi challenged her sentence in the Lahore High Court on Tuesday. An additional district and sessions court in Lahore on March 20 had sentenced Czech model Tereza Hluskova to eight years and eight months in jail and fined her Rs113,000 after she was arrested last year ... Read More »

Khuram Shahbaz Butt elected new president of LTBA

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LAHORE: Lahore Tax Bar Association (LTBA) Saturday elected unopposed new office bearers for the election year 2019-20.  The Election Commission has notified the official results of the LTBA election 2019-20. As per the notification Khuram Shahbaz Butt has been elected unopposed president of the LTBA, Ashiq Ali Vice President, Saqib Munir General secretary Moman Taj Finance Secretary and Tanveer Hafiz ... Read More »

Deputy Collector Zainab Khawaja declares seizure of betel nuts as legal

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LAHORE: Collectorte of Customs Adjudication Deputy Collector issued Order-in-Original (ONO) declaring seizure of non-customs paid goods as legal. According to the details, Superintendent Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO) intercepted 20 bags packed with betel nuts lying on Cargo United Goods Transport Company Adda Lahore. A person standing nearby of the said goods identified himself as Salahuddin. The examination of the goods was ... Read More »

Customs I&I impounds NDP cosmetics, cloth worth Rs10m

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LAHORE: Customs Intelligence Investigation (I&I) has recovered illegally imported cloth and cosmetics worth over Rs10 million from the Sundar Industrial Estate. The illegally imported goods, according to sources, were transported illegally from Karachi. The sources said that a huge quantity of smuggled under-garments were also present in the container. The sources said that the container was sent by one Asad ... Read More »

Customs I&I recovers smuggled mobile accessories near Sagian Bridge

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LAHORE: Directorate of Customs Intelligence and Investigations (I&I) recovered huge quantity of non-duty paid mobile accessories, vehicles, DVD players and ladies shoes. Sources told Customs Today that Director Rubab Sikandar received credible information about the smuggling of non-duty paid goods. She constituted an anti-smuggling squad under the supervision of Deputy Director Usman Tariq which also included Superintendent Saifullah Hinjra, Intelligence ... Read More »

Customs inspector Mansab suspended

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LAHORE: The Federal Board of Revenue has suspended Inspector Mansab Shah, Inspector (BS-16) of Collectorate of Preventive with immediate effect for a period of three months. Sources told Customs Today that Inspector Munsab was reportedly caught red-handed on camera while minting money from the smugglers. In exercise of powers conferred under Rule 5(1) of the Government Servants (Efficiency & Discipline) ... Read More »

Customs I&I to hold auction of NDP vehicles on March 27

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LAHORE: Directorate of Intelligence and Investigation will hold auction of confiscated vehicles on March 27 at its premises located in Allama Iqbal Town to generate more revenue. Sources told Customs Today that following vehicles and heavy motorbikes will be offered for auction: Mercedes Benz Model 1997, Toyota Progress Model 1999, BMW Model 2003, Toyota Land Cruiser, Model 1992, Honda Civic ... Read More »

Collector Preventive Ahmad Rauf transfers two appraising officers

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LAHORE: Collectorate of Customs Preventive Collector Ahmad Rauf issued orders for transfers of two appraising officers with immediate effect and until further orders. According to notification no: HRD/Estt/82/2016-17/278 dated 22.3.2019, Appraising Officer Tabassum Shahzad is transferred from Land Freight Unit Wagha to Railway Station T-10. Appraising Officer Naveed Ahmad Cheema is transferred from Railway Station T-10 to Land Freight Unit ... Read More »