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Working of DG Internal Audit-Customs stopped due to non-cooperation of PRAL

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KARACHI: The working of Directorate General of Internal Audit-Customs has been stopped due to the non-cooperation of PRAL, a subsidiary of the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) in giving IT facilities to the different departments of the Pakistan Customs, it is learnt. Sources informed Customs Today that officials of the Directorate General of Internal Audit-Customs are unable to detect audit ... Read More »

Collector Muhammad Saleem: Appraisement-West achieves 99pc revenue target

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KARACHI: The Model Customs Collectorate-MCC Appraisement -West has succeeded in achieving 99 percent of its total revenue target, set by the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) for the fiscal year 2014-15, it is learnt here. Sources informed Customs Today that the authorities concerned have achieved the revenue target 15 days before ending of the current fiscal year 2014-15 and now ... Read More »

Customs Enforcement-South tightens security at borders points to curb Iranian diesel smuggling

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KARACHI: The Pakistan Customs Enforcement-South region, Karachi, has decided to beef up security at border posts to uproot the menace of petrol/diesel smuggling. Reliable sources informed Customs Today that the Chief Collector of Enforcement-South has evolved an effective strategy in order to tighten the surveillance at border posts in South region. The sources further said that the meeting of the ... Read More »

Appraisers’ Manual likely to come under practice in next fiscal year

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KARACHI: The Collector of Model Customs Collectorate-MCC Appraisement -West Muhammad Saleem has confirmed that a compiled drafted copy of “Customs Clearance Manuel” (CCM) or “Appraisers’ Manual” has been reached at his office for final approval. This was disclosed by him while talking to Customs Today exclusively at his office. The Collector-MCC Appraisement West Muhammad Saleem, who is also a committee ... Read More »

Up-gradation of PCA automated module in doldrums

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KARACHI: The up-gradation process of PCA-Module in Web-Based One Customs (WeBOC), an automated system, has not yet completed after passing adequate time of around two months, it is learnt here. Sources informed Customs Today that the Directorate General of Post Clearance Audit (PCA), with the assistance of Directorate General of Reforms and Automation, had completed 50 percent automated process of ... Read More »

Rs 52.7b shortfall in FY13-14, Rs 1.7b in FY14-15: Port Qasim misses revenue collection targets during July-May

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KARACHI: The Model Customs Collectorate-MCC Port Qasim has posted a massive shortfall in revenue collection during the 11 months (July-May) of the previous and current fiscal years. According to available revenue statistics, Port Qasim collected total revenue amounting to Rs 216,179.59 million in share of customs duty, sales tax, income tax and federal excise duty during the time period from ... Read More »

Three Customs officers of BS-21 transferred

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KARACHI: The Revenue Division of Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has issued transfer/posting orders of the following officers of Pakistan Customs Service (BS-21) with immediate effect. According to details, the FBR authorities concerned have transferred Shaukat Ali-PCS/BS-21 awaiting for posting as Director General-Directorate General of IOCO, Karachi (stationed at Islamabad) from Member-FBR Headquarters Islamabad. The FBR has transferred Adila Rehman ... Read More »

Vehicles Amnesty Scheme scam: Strict action against six Customs officials recommended

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KARACHI: The committee, constituted to probe into the Vehicles Amnesty Scheme (VAS) scam, has presented a charge sheet before Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) against six Customs officials including appraisers and principal appraisers, who were involved in violation of SRO 144(I)/2012. The sources informed Customs Today that the committee, headed Additional Collector-ADC Irfan Javed, in the “charge sheet” stated that ... Read More »

Customs Preventive seizes smuggled goods worth over Rs50m during Dec-Jun

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KARACHI: The Model Customs Collectorate-MCC Preventive has seized over Rs50 million worth of contraband/smuggled goods from December 01, 2014 to June10, 2015. According to details, the MCC-Preventive authorities concerned registered 269 cases during the aforementioned period in which the Customs authorities seized contraband/smuggled items amounting to around Rs50 million (Rs57067173). The Customs authorities during the seven months have registered 169 ... Read More »

Collectorate of Customs Adjudication-I issues ONO against PTCL; millions of rupees fine imposed

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KARACHI: The Collectorate of Customs Adjudication-I has issued Order-in-Original (ONO) against M/s Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL), its clearing agent M/s Rayan and contractor M/s Huawei Technologies. The Order-in-Original (ONO), issued by the office of the Collectorate of Customs Adjudication-I, stated that the tax evasion charges against the importer M/s PTCL, its contractor and clearing agent in import of telecommunication ... Read More »

Customs books couple in gold smuggling case amounting Rs 1.9m

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KARACHI: Assistant Collector of Model Customs Collectorate Preventive, Wasif Malik has revealed the identity of the arrested accused, arrested by the customs at Jinnah International Airport-JIAP the other day in their alleged involvement in smuggling of 2.99 kilogram of assorted gold jewellery. Addressing a press conference at Air Freight Unit (AFU), Wasif Malik said that the customs staff on Wednesday ... Read More »

Karachi: Businessmen condemn Indian ministers’ remarks

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  Our nation along with Pak Army ready to defend country: S M Muneer KARACHI: SM Muneer, Chief Executive of Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) has strongly condemned the Indian ministers’ remarks against Pakistan. According to a statement issued here SM Muneer said that the Indian leaders had under-estimated Pakistani nation. “Our nation along with Pakistani Armed Forces is ... Read More »

Industrialists demand allocated quota of gas to industries of Karachi

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KARACHI: The industrialists of metropolis have come hard over the persisting issue of continuous gas load-shedding to the industrial units of Karachi. In a recent move, the presidents of seven industrialist units including SITE, BQATI, NKATI, KATI, SITE Superhighway, APTMAA and Sindh-Balochistan held a joint press conference at SITE office. During the press conference, the presidents of industrialist associations under ... Read More »

Karachi: Customs seizes 3 kilograms of gold from lady smuggler

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KARACHI: The Model Customs Collectorate-MCC Preventive, in its recent action at Jinnah International Airport, has arrested a woman who tried to smuggle three kilogram of gold ornaments/jewelry of different types and style from Dubai. According to details, a team of MCC-Preventive, during its routine duty, observed that a woman who had arrived from Dubai by Emirates flight was walked in ... Read More »

Port Qasim fails to achieve revenue target in May; collects Rs 2.57b against Rs 2.6b target

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KARACHI: The Model Customs Collectorate (MCC) Port Bin Qasim has failed yet another time to achieve revenue target set by the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) for the month of May 2015, as the Collectorate has collected revenue amounting to Rs 2.57 billion in share of different heads including customs duty, sales tax, federal excise duty and income tax against ... Read More »

Demand for Pakistani halal food increasing in world, claims TDAP chief

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KARACHI: SM Muneer, Chief Executive of the Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) and Patron-in-Chief of the Korangi Association of Trade and Industry (KATI), has claimed that the demand for halal foods is increasing across the world day by day. The TDAP chieff expressed these views while inaugurating second annual Halal Food Festival organized by Amir Shamsi, President Universal Promotions ... Read More »

FBR asks all field offices to ensure implementation of ‘Energy Conservation Plan’

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KARACHI: The Federal Board of Revenue-FBR (Revenue Division) has asked all field formation offices to ensure the implementation on “Energy Conservation Plan”, introduced in the Cabinet Committee’s meeting of Ministry of Works and Power, headed by the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. In this regard, a letter has been issued by the Second Secretary FBR, Samaira Nazir Khan in which she ... Read More »

Businessmen hail withdrawal of FBR powers in issuing SROs

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KARACHI: The business community, particularly the patron-in-chief of Korangi Association of Trade and Industry (KATI), SM Muneer, KATI President Rashid Ahmed Siddiqui and Senator Abdul Haseeb Khan, has welcomed the measures taken by the government in the Federal Budget 2015/2016 to boost the economy, especially the withdrawal of the powers of the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) to issue SROs. ... Read More »

Working scenario of Pakistan Customs to affect badly in near future due to dearth of workforce

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KARACHI: The working scenario of Pakistan Customs Service (PCS) may suffer badly in upcoming future, as the entire Customs department is facing dearth of workforce below Grade BS-17. According to details, none of the elected governments since 1994 had been paid any attention towards the recruitment of officials up to Grade-16 in Pakistan Customs Service and during last 21 years ... Read More »

Govt sets Rs 3,100 billion revenue target for FBR in FY 2015-16

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KARACHI: The Federal Ministry of Finance has set the revenue target of Rs 3,100 billion for the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) in the recent budget for the fiscal year 2015-16. According to details, Federal Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, in his recent meeting with FBR high-ups including Chairman FBR Tariq Bajwa, Member Customs Nisar Muhammad Khan and others, asked the ... Read More »