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Customs I&I generates Rs20m through auction of NDP goods

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LAHORE: Directorate of Customs Intelligence and Investigation has auctioned the confiscated vehicles, dry batteries, cosmetics and other items and generated Rs20 million revenue. Auction was conducted under section 2/205 of Afghan transit trade at warehouse on Multan Road. Sources told Customs Today that seized items including impounded cars, spare parts, CCTV cameras, wood, fabrics, floating glass, ball bearings, wires, polypropylene, ... Read More »

Illegal demurrage & detention charges by Maersk, QICT creating hurdles for importers: Raza Hashmi

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LAHORE: Leader of the Pakistani exporters’ community in Japan, Raza Hasmi has said that the illegal demurrage and detention charges by the shipping lines including M/s Maersk Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd and terminal operator QICT have increased problems for overseas Pakistanis exporting cheap vehicles and spare parts to Pakistan. Raza Hashmi who is visiting Pakistan nowadays has told Customs Today that ... Read More »

Trade war: Pakistan bans import of 90 Indian items

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LAHORE: Pakistan has devised a strategy to give India a befitting reply for its ‘trade terrorism’, according to which Pakistan will immediately put 90 Indian trade items in negative list and impose 200 percent regulatory duty on its products as well. Final approval will be given by the national assembly of Pakistan, a trade ministry official confirmed to Customs Today. Pakistan ... Read More »

Will raise voice against illegal appointment of Indian at QICT: Rana Qadeer

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LAHORE: Senior Lawyer of Sheikhpura Bar Association Rana Qadeer has said that even in this worst condition between Pakistan and India, where the latter is threatening the former on daily basis, alleged working of Indian citizens in Pakistan at sensitive and strategic places is dangerous and it is a security risk as well. While talking to Customs Today Rana Qadeer ... Read More »

India to face loss of $5m after ban on export of tea to Pakistan

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LAHORE: Importer and member of Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industries (LCCI) Sheikh Masood Sultan has said that India will face a revenue shortage of $5 million after ban on tea export to Pakistan because Pakistan is importing huge quantity of tea from India since 2007. While exclusively talking to Customs Today, Sheikh Masood Sultan said that in 2018, Pakistan ... Read More »

Will file petition against illegal appointment of Indians at QICT: Imran Bhutta

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LAHORE: President of Jinnah Lawyers Association Imran Bhutta has announced to file a petition in the Lahore High Court against ‘illegal’ alleged appointment of Indian citizens at Qasim International Containers Terminal (QICT) Karachi. While talking to Customs Today, senior lawyer Lahore High Court and president (JLA) Imran Bhutta who is also a foreign qualified legal expert, said that Indians are ... Read More »

Interior Ministry, NAB should take action against illegal appointment of Indians at QICT: Barrister Ejaz

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LAHORE: Barrister Ejaz Ali Bhatti has urged the Ministry of Interior and National Accountability Bureau to take stern action against illegal appointment of Indians at Qasim International Containers Terminal (QICT) Karachi. While talking to Customs Today, senior lawyer Lahore High Court (LHC) Barrister Ejaz Ali Bhatti who is also a foreign qualified legal expert, said that Indians allegedly working unlawfully ... Read More »

Maneuvers of Maerk, PIL, Pacific Delta can be dangerous for economy of country: Mian Islam

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LAHORE: Shipping industry in developing countries like Pakistan is very important for development of the country and when these companies start blackmailing of the importers through its agents and dealers, it can destroy the economy of the country. This was stated by PVC scrap importer and senior member of All PVC Pipes Manufacturing Association Lahore Mian Islam while talking with ... Read More »

Lahore traders happy on govt economic reforms

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LAHORE: The finance minister presented the Finance Supplementary Second Amendment Bill, 2019 (also called the mini-budget) during the National Assembly session amid jeers and shouts from the opposition. “The federal government led by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf has so far failed to show any direction in terms of economic policies, but the mini budget has clearly defined the direction,” member Lahore ... Read More »

Customs foils falcons smuggling attempt at Lahore airport

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LAHORE: The Pakistan Customs team at Allama Iqbal International airport foiled an attempt to smuggle precious falcons but failed to arrest the accused. According to details available to Customs Today, the customs officials Tuesday foiled a bid to smuggle two falcons from Abu Dhabi to Pakistan. However, the suspected smuggler managed to escape. According to initial investigations, the said accused Abdul Wahab ... Read More »

Customs seizes smuggled pigeons at Lahore airport

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LAHORE: Collectorate of Customs Preventive team deputed at Allama Iqbal International Airport, with the help of Directorate General Wildlife & Parks Punjab officials, recovered 60 pigeons which were illegally brought from Jeddah to Lahore. Sources told Customs Today that customs team intercepted one passenger Mujahid Abbas for bringing 60 pigeons illegally from Jeddah by PIA flight PK-784. The raiding team, ... Read More »

Customs Court approves remand of accused involved in mobile phones smuggling

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LAHORE: The Special Court of Customs Taxation and Anti-Smuggling handed over an accused to customs investigation team to dig out into the matter regarding smuggling of huge quantity of mobile phones. On 16.1.2019 customs investigation and prosecution team presented the accused before the court and asked for five days physical remand to investigate the case of 1305 mobile phones smuggling. ... Read More »

Customs Airport foils attempt to smuggle $41,225 from Lahore Airport

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LAHORE: A Customs team deputed at Allama Iqbal International Airport detained a Chinese national Zing Chi who was set to depart for Ghuangzu China with huge amount of US dollars. Sources told Customs Today that the 30 years old detainee is a Chinese national identified as Zing Chi who possessed $41,225. The man has been taken into custody for questioning ... Read More »

Customs Airport foils attempt to smuggle 1305 mobile phones

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LAHORE: Customs Preventive team at Allama Iqbal International Airport foiled an attempt to smuggle mobile phones and some other items including accessories of mobile phones. Sources told Customs Today on 14.1.2018 that customs team intercepted a passenger Muhammad Nadeem who was arrived from Dubai and recovered 1305 costly mobile phones, mobile accessories and some other items from his possession. Customs ... Read More »

Customs foils bid to smuggling of foreign currency from Lahore airport

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LAHORE: Collectorate of Customs team at Allama Iqbal International Airport foiled a bid to smuggle a huge amount of foreign currency and arrested a Chinese national and a Pakistani citizen. Sources told Customs Today that during checking of passengers who were going to depart for Bangkok through Thai Airways, Customs Airport team intercepted a passenger who was later identified as Leronui ... Read More »

Customs Appraisement issues notices to three defaulter companies

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LAHORE: Collectorate of Customs Appraisement Mughalpura Dry Port issued recovery notices to three companies involved in non-payment of dues. According to sources of Customs Today, office of the assistant collector customs recovery has issued notices to M/s Aeco International, M/s KK Traders and M/s Fara Agro Pvt Ltd. All of the companies are a defaulter of millions of rupees in ... Read More »

Customs Appraisement posts 25pc growth during November

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LAHORE: Collectorate of Customs Appraisement recovered record amount in the wake of taxes during the month of November of Fiscal Year of 2018-19 with the increase of 25 percent. According to details available with Customs Today the Collectorate showed growth of 25 percent in collection of customs duty in the fifth month of financial year 2018-19. The Collectorate has collected ... Read More »

Customs installs new auto code reader machine at AFU

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LAHORE: Collectorate of Customs Preventive installed a new code reader machine at Air Freight Unit to overcome the smuggling attempts of different gadgets especially mobile phones. According to details, Customs Preventive installed a scanner which is capable to read codes of all kinds of electric gadgets and IME codes of mobile phones as well. The AFU has taken this action ... Read More »

Czech model Treza starts crying during hearing of heroin smuggling case

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LAHORE: Czech model Teresa, indicted for smuggling heroin to United Arab Emirates (UAE), started crying in the court over long hearings. According to details available to Customs Today, the foreign model said that she is tired of attending court hearings every day but there is no progress in the case. She wondered when the case will be decided. The hearing ... Read More »

Sikh pilgrim thanks Customs Inspector Khalid Butt for safely returning his bag

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LAHORE: An Indian Sikh pilgrim, who was visiting Pakistan on the eve of celebrations of Baba Guru Nanak’s birth anniversary, forgot his bag full of cash during his immigration at Customs counter, Wagha border. He reached Lahore from India along with thousands of Sikh pilgrims to participate in the celebrations of Baba Guru Nanak’s birth anniversary. According to details, Sardar ... Read More »