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Business halt on Torkham border causes big losses to exchequer


PESHAWAR: The suspension of all sorts of movement on Pak-Afghan Torkham border has caused millions of monetary losses to national exchequer as trade related activities have completely ceased to run for the seventh consecutive day on Friday. Local tribesmen, associated with various businesses on Torkham border, were of the view that they have been confined to their homes for the ... Read More »

Peshawar Customs collects Rs10807m during first seven months of FY2016-17

Collector Qurban Ali

PESHAWAR: Model Customs Collectorate generated Rs10807million revenue under the head of duties during the last seven months of the ongoing financial year 2016-17. According to details issued by statistical section of Peshawar Customs House Rs4094.74 million were collected under the head of customs duty during the last seven months of the ongoing financial year up to February 2017. Likewise under ... Read More »

FBR to divide Peshawar Customs House into two wings to enhance revenue generation

tax revenue

PESHAWAR: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) agreed with the officials of Customs House Peshawar to divide customs collectorate into two separate wings comprising preventive and revenue section which aimed to improve the revenue generation and keep check on smuggling activities from Afghanistan. According to the details, the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has approved the division and soon a notification ... Read More »

Peshawar Customs foils attempts to smuggle urea, narcotics from Pakistan

Collector Qurban Ali

PESHAWAR: The custom officials foiled a bid to smuggle 300 bags of fertilizer loaded on trucks to Afghanistan and arrested two smugglers. According to the details, the custom officials found 300 bags of urea (50kg each bag) being illegally carried by two trucks at Torkham border in Khyber Agency. Two smugglers were arrested during the action. The custom officials confiscated ... Read More »

Rs12b worth Customs terminal to be set up at Torkham: Collector Qurban

Qurban Ali

PESHAWAR: A modern customs terminal will be established on Torkham border at Rs12billion to provide all possible facilities to exporters and importers. Five billion dollar revenue target has been set from the import and export on the said border in near future. These views were expressed by Collector Customs Peshawar Division Qurban Ali while addressing a representatives’ gathering of the ... Read More »

Customs, FBR using latest technology to facilitate import-export process

Collector Qurban Ali

PESHAWAR: Collector Modal Custom Collectorate(MCC) Qurban Ali said that Pakistan Customs and Federal Bureau of Revenue (FBR) is using digital technology with latest equipment to facilitate the import and export process at various entry/exit points and airports. He said this while addressing a function in Peshawar. He said that the World Customs Organization put the theme of this year as ... Read More »

Peshawar Customs suffers Rs38.47m revenue shortfall during six months


PESHAWAR: The Modal Customs Collectorate Peshawar (MCCP) generated Rs9195.75million collections under the heads of various duties in the last six months of Financial Year 2016-17 against the previous figure of Rs10178.96million up to January 17, 2017. So the shortfall is Rs38.47milliom and it is 14.53 in percentage. According to statistical section of Peshawar Customs House, the house collected Rs3538.88million against ... Read More »

Issue of non-customs paid vehicles parked in Railway Dry Port to be solved soon: Qurban Ali

Collector Qurban Ali

PESHAWAR: Collector Modal Custom Collectorate Peshawar Qurban Ali Khan said that the matter of illegal non custom paid vehicles parked in railway dry port would soon be resolved and it is depend on court that whether to charge the importer with fines for using the land of railway dry port. Talking to Customs Today Qurban Ali said that these vehicles ... Read More »

Customs, Khasadar forces seizes 900,000 Saudi Riyal

Saudi Riyals at Dhaka airport

PESHAWAR: In a joint operation Customs and Khasadar force have foiled a bid of smuggling of 900,000 Saudi Riyal from Pakistan to Afghanistan by recovering the currency from Afghan citizen at Torkham border on Friday. Naib Tehsildar Passport Torkham,Shams-ul-Islam told Customs Today that on duty Khasadar stopped an Afghan national in routine checking. During the search of the luggage the ... Read More »

ASO earns Rs650m through seizures in six months: Collector Qurban Ali

Collector Qurban Ali

PESHAWAR: Collector Modal Customs Collectorate Qurban Ali Khan said the Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO), Peshawar, has generated a revenue of Rs 650 million during six months through recovery of smuggled items, currency and gold whereas Rs 1.33 billion was collected by seizing different goods in the whole previous year. Qurban informed Customs Today that due to border management, the smuggled activities ... Read More »

Peshawar Customs recovers Rs4.3m from currency smugglers


KHYBER AGENCY: The Customs officials foiled an attempt of smuggling of Pakistani currency to Afghanistan in an operation. Customs recovered Rs 4.3 million from two currency smugglers at Torkham border. Superintendent Naeem Khan told Customs Today that the officers deputed at Torkham border suspected two persons who were heading to Kabul through Torkham border. Customs officials searched the suspects and ... Read More »

Peshawar Customs collects revenue Rs 1574.51m during December 2016


PESHAWAR: Modal Customs Collectorate (MCC) Peshawar successfully achieved its monthly target by collecting Rs 1574.51 million against the assigned target of Rs 1511.31 million. According to details, under head of customs duties MCC collected Rs 596.8 million in month of December 2016 while the total collection of the same period in previous year was 634.09 million. In head of sales tax on import MCC collected Rs 381.13 million ... Read More »

ANF seizes drug worth Rs 1b, fertilizer bound for Afghanistan

Drug Bust And Burning In Jakarta

PESHAWAR: The Anti-Narcotics Force recovered drug worth one billion rupees across Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and some other parts of the country and arrested 22 accused along with seizing two vehicles. The ANF sources said that raids were carried out in Peshawar, Nowshera, Khyber Agency, Gilgit-Baltistan, Rawalpindi, Hyderabad, Quetta and some other parts of the country. During 18 different raids, narcotics worth ... Read More »

Collector Qurban Ali congrats to new recruits of swat scouts


PESHAWAR: Peshawar Model Customs Collectorate Collector Qurban Ali congratulated to new recruits of Swat scouts for completion of two months training and urged them to utilize their skill in anti smuggling operation and border custom stations. Collector presided over the passing out parade of more than 70 newly-recruited Sepoys of swat scouts, after completion of basic physical/military training by the ... Read More »

Transporters strike affects revenue collection at Pak Afghan Transit Trade route


PESHAWAR: Due to repeated protest and strikes of transporters on Pak-Afghan Transit Trade route after illegal Afghan tax the revenue collection process badly affected in the ongoing financial year and the total revenue collection of the last six months was recorded low only up to Rs7616 million as compared to collection of Rs8667.65 million of previous year 2015-16. Sources told ... Read More »

DG Javed Ghani assures businessmen to resolve issues of Afghan transit trade


PESHAWAR: Director General Transit Trade Javed Ghani visited transit directorate Peshawar and assured the officials of transit trade and office-bearers of Pak-Afghan joint chamber of commerce (PAJCCI) to resolve their issues related to trade through Pak-Afghan border. The meeting was presided over by Director Transit Trade Fayaz Anwar, Additional Director Ziaullah Shams, Deputy Director Adeem Khan. Director General Transit Trade ... Read More »

277 Customs employees complete training in Frontier Corps Scouts Centre


PESHAWAR: At least 277 class IV employees of the Pakistan Customs have completed their training in the Frontier Corps Scouts Centre Warsak Road, Peshawar. Addressing the course completion ceremony, Commandant for the Center Colonel Mohammad Rafiq Ahmad said that the employees demonstrated their deep interest and enthusiasm in the two-month training course and hoped that they will continue their struggle ... Read More »

Peshawar Customs collects Rs1647.12m against set target of Rs1795.05m


PESHAWAR: The Modal Customs Collectorate, Peshawar collected Rs1647.12 million against the Rs1795.05 million of October 2015 showing shortfall of minus Rs08.45 percent as compared to previous year with total difference of Rs-147.93 million rupees. According to  statistical data collected from Peshawar Customs House, in head of Customs duties Rs591.08 million were collected in November 2016 while the total collection of ... Read More »

Peshawar Customs impounds 27 non-duty paid vehicles worth Rs 42m in October


PESHAWAR: The Colletorate of Customs teams impounded 27 non-custom paid vehicle worth Rs 42 million in the month of October and arrested several smugglers. Sources told Customs Today that these vehicles were seized at Begiari check post situated in the jurisdiction of Khyber Agency. The vehicles included Honda, Toyota Corolla, Surf and others. The non-custom paid vehicles have been intended ... Read More »

Torkham Customs seizes 80 tonnes of fertiliser


PESHAWAR: The Torkham Customs’ officials claimed to have foiled an attempt to smuggle around 80 tons of fertiliser to Afghanistan in the guise of belongings of the Afghan families returning to Afghanistan. The officials also impounded two vehicles being used for smuggling the fertiliser. Talking to Customs Today, Torkham Custom Superintendent Naeem Khan said that the custom officials in routine ... Read More »