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Pakistan, Afghanistan to sign treaty to avoid double taxation


PESHAWAR: Pakistan and Afghanistan will initiate negotiations for signing a treaty to avoid double taxation, improve bilateral trade and curb smuggling. Sources told Customs Today that a six-member Afghan delegation is expected to meet tax authorities to begin negotiations for signing convention on the avoidance of double taxation and prevention of fiscal evasion between Pakistan and Afghanistan. Afghan delegation will consist ... Read More »

KP govt to increase limit of professional tax to enhance revenue

Pervez Khattak

PESHAWAR: To generate more revenue for provincial kitty, the  Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has decided to increase the limit of professional tax which has not been increased for the last 15 years. According to article seven of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Finance Act 1990 professional tax belonged to those individual who are working with government on regular pay scale. According to article 163 ... Read More »

Peshawar Customs seizes smuggled items worth Rs 200m in 80 raids

Collector Qurban Ali Khan

PESHAWAR: The Customs Department, during its ongoing anti-smuggling operation, has seized non-duty paid goods worth Rs 200 million in more than 80 raids. The Model Customs Collectorate, in collaboration with Customs Intelligence and Investigation, has started a grand blockade and surveillance operation at main arteries of Peshawar in order to check smuggling of contraband goods to other parts of the ... Read More »

ANF foils hashish smuggling bid in Jamrud


PESHAWAR: The Anti-Narcotics Forces (ANF) and Khasadar have recovered 27 kg hashish from a car at Bagyari check post of tehsil Jamrud, Khyber Agency. Sources told Customs Today that during the routine checking, the Anti-Narcotics Force and Khasadar force intercepted a Peshawar bound car bearing registration No.P-6859 for checking and found 27 kg fine quality hashish concealed in various cavities ... Read More »

Govt decides to upgrade Chaman, Torkham transit trade terminal


PESHAWAR: The government has decided to upgrade Chaman and Torkham transit trade terminal by providing state of the art facilities at the cost of millions of rupees, funded by Asian Development Bank (ADB). Official sources said that the terminal under one roof will consist of the Pakistan Custom, the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), immigration and NADRA offices which will facilitate ... Read More »

Collector Qurban Ali’s Customs collects Rs 13.8 billion in 8 months


PESHAWAR: The Model Custom Collectorate collected Rs 13.831 billion as duty and taxes during the last eight months (July-February) of the ongoing financial year 2015-16, surpassing the Rs 12.189 billion collected during the same period of the last year. The Peshawar Customs under the head of customs duty collected Rs4.985 billion against Rs 4.047 billion collected last year and surpassed ... Read More »

Peshawar Customs collects Rs 2.3 billion in Feb

Collector Qurban Ali Khan

PESHAWAR: The Model Custom Collectorate Peshawar has collected Rs 2.387 billion under head of duty/taxes during February, 2016 as compare to Rs 1.377 billion collected during the same period last year. The Peshawar Customs collected Rs 541.55 million as customs duty against the previous year’s collection of Rs 468.18 million with difference of Rs 73.50 million, showing 15.7 percent growth. ... Read More »

Peshawar Customs seeks assistance from provincial agencies to curb smuggling


PESHAWAR: The Customs Collectorate has sought assistance from provincial police and the Excise and Taxation Department to prevent smuggling through rickshaws, motorcycles and cycles from Karkhano Market to other parts of the country. For this purpose, the local customs authorities have written formal letters to provincial agencies. Sources told Customs Today that following the directives of the Federal Board of ... Read More »

Peshawar Customs Intelligence foils bid to smuggle drugs worth Rs 130m


PESHAWAR: Directorate of Customs Intelligence and Investigation thwarted a smuggling bid and seized narcotics worth Rs 130 million, besides arresting an alleged smuggler in Nowshera. Sources said that Customs Intelligence Director Mohammad Asghar Khan received credible information regarding major consignment of charas to be shifted to Punjab via Peshawar-Nowshera road. A team comprising Additional Director Ziaullah Shams, Intelligence Officer Faiz ... Read More »

NAB re-arrests ex-DG FDMA allegedly involved in accumulation of assets


PESHAWAR: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has re-arrested Arshad Khan, ex-Director General of FATA Disaster Management Authority (FDMA) along with his partner and front man Dr Muhammad Arif. The suspects are allegedly involved in accumulation of assets worth millions of rupees. It is clarified that the later is real brother of the accused, Arshad Khan. As per details, the matter ... Read More »

Peshawar RTO form teams to ensure compliance of amnesty tax scheme


PESHAWAR: The Regional Tax office has nominated inspection teams and assigned them targets in various areas of Peshawar to ensure compliance of the amnesty tax scheme. Sources in RTO Peshawar informed Customs Today that the first team comprising Harood Hussain and Safeer Ahmad has been assigned the area of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The second team is ... Read More »

DG Intelligence Imtiaz Ahmad to coordinate with FC, police, to curb smuggling in KPK

Imtiaz Ahmad Khan

PESHAWAR: In order to step-up coordinated effort against smuggling, Director General Intelligence and Investigation will soon hold meetings with the Inspector General (FC) and Inspector General (Police), Khyber Pakhtonkhawa for seeking assistance in anti-smuggling operations. Sources informed Customs Today that it has been decided in a meeting held at Directorate General of Intelligence and Investigation –FBR chaired by Director-General Intelligence ... Read More »

Customs Peshawar starts grand blockade, surveillance operation to curb smuggling

Collector Qurban Ali Khan

PESHAWAR: To curb the menace of smuggling, Customs Collectorate Peshawar, in collaboration with Customs Intelligence and Investigation, has started a grand blockade and surveillance operation of main arteries of Peshawar in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa as well as through Pak-Afghan Transit route. Sources said that following the directives of Director General Customs Intelligence Imtiaz Ahmad, the Collector Peshawar Qurban Ali Khan was ... Read More »

FIA, UNODC organises two-day training for immigration officers


PESHAWAR: The country office of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crimes (UNODC), in collaboration with the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), has organised a two-day training on travel documents for capacity building of the front line immigration officers of Bacha Khan International Airport Peshawar and FIA Immigration at Torkham check-point. The training was intended to enhance practical knowledge and ... Read More »

FBR to elevate powers of regional chief collectors


PESHAWAR: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has decided to elevate the powers of regional chief collectors to deal with some complicated issues on their own choice to save valuable times of the regional traders as well as regional customs houses. Reliable source said that the decision has been taken due to late response of the Federal Board Revenue in ... Read More »

Regional Tax Office launches campaign to create awareness among traders about tax amnesty scheme


PESHAWAR: The Regional Tax Office (RTO) has launched a comprehensive campaign for Voluntary Tax Compliance Scheme (VTCS) and installed a number of banners on head office and regional centers to encourage non-filers to declare their income. In this connection, a meeting with the members of Peshawar Tax Bar Association and traders associations, was held by Shah Khan, Commissioner Inland Revenue, ... Read More »

ANF arrests 17 drug traffickers in Jamrud, Khyber Agency


PESHAWAR: At least 16 alleged drug sellers were arrested by the Anti-Narcotics Forces (ANF) and Jamrud Political Administration in anti-narcotics campaign launched here in Wazir Dand area of tehsil Jamrud of Khyber Agency. Tehsildar Jamrud Asmatullah, while sharing the details said, a Khasadar party under his supervision raided different markets and shops in Wazirdand and arrested 17 alleged drug dealers. ... Read More »

Peshawar Customs collects Rs1,377.94m in January

Collector Qurban Ali Khan

PESHAWAR: Partially improving its target, Custom Collectorate Peshawar has collected Rs 1,377.94 million under the head of various duty collections in January against Rs 1,289.52 total collection in January last year with total difference of Rs 88.42 million. According to available data with Customs Today, Peshawar Custom House collected Rs 518.77 million under the head of custom duty in gross against the previous year collections of Rs ... Read More »

Strict measures needed to curb smuggling on Pak-Afghan border: Collector Qurban


PESHAWAR: The Peshawar Customs has chalked a comprehensive plane to thwart the smuggling attempts of non-custom paid vehicles, auto parts and other related goods through Pak-Afghan porous border. A high level meeting under the chairmanship of Collector Qurban Ali was held in Custom Collectorate Peshawar which was attended by additional collector, deputy collector Abbotabad, deputy collector headquarters, assistant collector north ... Read More »

Customs clearance agents resume clearing activities after protest


PESHAWAR: Following successful dialog between representatives of clearing agents and custom officials, the Customs Clearing Agents Association agreed to end their protest and resumed their clearing activities. Chief Executive of the Torkham Clearing Agents Association, Nasir Khan Shinwari, along with association cabinet members, tribal elders held an emergency meeting with additional collector, Samad Khan, at Khyber House, Peshawar. Political agent, ... Read More »