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Peshawar Customs collects Rs14921m taxes till 25th May

Collector Qurban Ali

PESHAWAR: Showing shortfall in major collection, the Customs House in last 11 months of financial year 2106-17 collected Rs14921 million till 25th May 2017 against previous 11 months of Rs16708.79 million with difference of minus 10.70 percent. Reliable sources in Customs House told Customs Today that in head of custom duty a total of Rs5598.48 million were collected up to ... Read More »

Torkham transporters threaten with wheel-jam if grievances not redressed till 24th


KHYBER AGENCY: The goods transporters of Pak-Afghan Transit Trade Route have blamed the clearing agents for receiving illegal money from the Afghanistan returning trucks on Torkham border. The office-bearers of the Combined Truck Dealer and Welfare Association, including Musthaqil Afridi, Janes Afridi, Haji Nasrullah, Hikmat Shah and others, said every Afghanistan returning trailer has to pay Rs1300 per truck. They ... Read More »

Peshawar ANF recovers 50 kg drugs from 12 persons


PESHAWAR: Anti-Narcotics Force Peshawar arrested 12 persons and recovered more than 50 kilogram narcotics in 11 separate crackdowns on Sunday. In the first crackdown, ANF Peshawar intercepted a suspected Suzuki Mehran car near Motorway Toll Plaza Peshawar and recovered 8.4 kg of hashish, which was concealed under the rear seats of the car. In another operation, ANF Peshawar, in collaboration ... Read More »

Bid to smuggle 1,176 bags of fertilizer into Afghanistan foiled


KHYBER AGENCY: An attempt to smuggle fertilizer into Afghanistan was aborted by the custom officials by recovering 1,176 bags of fertilizer weighed 58,800 kilogram from a trailer loaded with rice bags on Torkham border. Superintendent Torkham Customs Center Naeem Kham said on Friday that on a tip-off, a special team of the customs officials was constituted that strictly initiated the ... Read More »

Peshawar ASO seizes non duty paid goods Rs1.85b in last six months

Collector Qurban Ali

PESHAWAR: The Customs Anti Smuggling Organization Peshawar in last six months seized smuggled items of Rs1.85 billion up to April 2017 in 43 different crackdowns. According to Deputy Collector Anti Smuggling Organization the organization seized 22 vehicles of Rs480 million, 21 vehicles US/16 worth of Rs300 million, cloth of 111829 yards worth of Rs44 million , currency worth of Rs107920, ... Read More »

ANF Peshawar apprehends three drug pushers


PESHAWAR: The Anti-Narcotics Force of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa seized 2290 gram heroin and hashish and arrested three smugglers from various areas of Peshawar and Nowshera. Sources said the ANF Peshawar arrested Muhammad Gul, a resident of Peshawar, while he was riding a motorcycle near Nowshera Kalan, Nowshera, and recovered 900 gram of heroin from his possession.  In another operation, the ANF ... Read More »

Peshawar Customs collects Rs1589.7m revenue during April

Collector Qurban Ali

PESHAWAR: Customs Collectorate collected a total of Rs1589.7million revenue in April 2017 against Rs1362.66 million of April 2016 with total difference of Rs227.04 million surplus amounts while the difference in percentage was 16.66 percent higher than the previous figures. According to sources of Customs Today, Custom House collected month of April 548.59 million collected in head of customs duty against ... Read More »

FBR collects Rs2520b taxes from July to April 30 of FY 2016-17

Member IRshad 1

PESHAWAR: The government would have to collect Rs1,101 billion during next couple of months to achieve the annual tax collection target. The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has collected Rs2,520 billion taxes during ten months (July-April) of the ongoing financial year 2016-17, said an official of the FBR while talking to Customs Today. He further said that tax collection during ... Read More »

Waziristan businessmen for opening of Ghulam Khan Route to earn profit

Afghan people queue up at the border town of Chaman near the
Pakistan-Afghanistan border October 25, 2003. Pakistan has increased
security along its border with Afghanistan as part of its
counter-terrorism measures. New posts have been set up to stop
infiltration of Taliban and al Qaeda militants. REUTERS/Mian KhursheedMK/GM

PESHAWAR: The exporters and traders from North Waziristan Agency have demanded the revival of trade and economic activities on Ghulam Khan Route to ease their financial hardships as they are being subjected to huge financial losses due to prolonged closure of this transit route. Speaking at a news conference on Wednesday, Chairman Traders Community (importers and exporters) from NWA, Haji ... Read More »

Torkham Customs Station lacks basic facilities


PESHAWAR: Despite contributing billions of rupees to the national revenue in the head of import and export between Pakistan and Afghanistan, the Custom Clearing Agents, Torkham chapter, is still lacking basic facilities at the Custom Station. Talking to Customs Today, President of the Custom Clearing Agents Association Hayatullah said they lack internet system, online banking system, parking lots and water ... Read More »

‘Proper border security plan to stop illegal infiltration’


KHYBER AGENCY: The implementation of proper border security plan will check illegal infiltration from across the border which will also enjoy its international status with modern facilities. While briefing the media-persons at Michni Post of tehsil Landi Kotal, the FC official said that after April 18, no one would be allowed to go or come across the Torkham border without ... Read More »

ANF apprehends two drug smugglers


PESHAWAR: The Anti-Narcotics Force, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, arrested two smugglers in separate crackdowns and recovered 6.80 kilogram narcotics from their possession on Sunday. The ANF Peshawar arrested Umer Said while he was boarding for Saudi Arabia and seized 2.050 kg amphetamine. In second operation, the ANF Peshawar arrested Sadaqat Hussain and recovered 30 gram opium and 2 kg hashish. In a ... Read More »

Smuggling of big quantity of drugs from Khyber Agency into Peshawar aborted


KHYBER AGENCY, 09 April: Thwarting a bid to smuggle drugs from Khyber Agency into Peshawar, the security forces officials claimed to have recovered a big quantity of hashish, heroin and ice from an abandoned vehicle near Bagyari checkpost of Jamrud tehsil, Khyber Agency. The Khyber Rifles official said on Sunday that an attempt to smuggle 114 kg hashish, two kg ... Read More »

FBR releases Rs 120m to upgrade Integrated Transit Trade Management at Torkham

Torkham Border Trade

PESHAWAR: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has released Rs 120 million for Integrated Transit Trade Management System to upgrade Torkham border terminal with latest facilities and better service delivery. Sources said that work on the terminal would start within 45 days and will complete in three years. The project has been named Integrated Transit Trade Management System which will ... Read More »

Peshawar Customs collects Rs12221.67m tax, duties till Feb


PESHAWAR: The Modal Customs collectorate showed shortfall in various sectors of revenue and collected Rs12221.67 million against Rs13831 million of the previous year seven months target with shortfall of minus 1609.50 million up to February 2017. According to Peshawar Customs House, in head custom duty the house collected Rs4607.91 million against Rs4985.79 million with difference minus Rs377.88 million while the ... Read More »

Afghan Transit Trade Route exporters openly auction off perishable items


PESHAWAR: Dual closure of main Afghan Transit Route and in a state of compulsion, the exporters have openly auctioned perishable items loaded in the trucks and trailers stranded at the Pak-Afghan border at Torkham for the past many weeks. `We had requested the local vendors and shopkeepers to cooperate with us by buying vegetables and fruits even at half rate ... Read More »

KPCCI president expects govt to reopen Pak-Afghan border by three days


PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chamber of Commerce and Industry President Mohammad Afzal on Friday hoped that government may reopen Pak-Afghan border within next two to three days for trade activities. The government should facilitate traders by sending back loaded containers of medicines and daily used stuff standing on Pak-Afghan border so as to minimize traders’ losses. Thousands of containers have been ... Read More »

Coal importers, exporters demand entry of stranded trucks into Afghanistan


PESHAWAR: The trader community, dealing in import and export of coal, has demanded the government to allow entry of coal stranded vehicles into Afghanistan and save them from further financial losses. Taking to Customs Today, Coal Traders Association General Secretary Iqbal Yousaf said that around 20,000 ton of coal is loaded on more than 500 trailers and trucks stranded on ... Read More »

Imports, exports badly affected due to closure of Torkham border


KHYBER AGENCY: Blockage of Torkham border badly affected export and import process besides to suffer layman after the border and security related issues between Pakistan and Afghanistan needs  immediate solution. Thousands of local tribal and businessmen went jobless as all business on the border has been closed down. These views were expressed by Mirajuddin Shinwari, Chairman Clearance Agents Association, Torkham ... Read More »

Afghan transporters stage demo for opening of border


KHYBER AGENCY: Transporters of Afghan Transit Trade Agreement, stuck up on the Torkham border, staged a protest demonstration on Pak-Afghan border on Thursday. The Pakistan authorities have suspended transportation of commodities and vehicle movements on the border. Dozens of drivers and cleaners, holding black flags, were chanting slogans in favour of their demands. They were of the view that if ... Read More »