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Quetta Customs hosts two-day training workshop on E-TIR

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QUETTA: Customs Collectorate is organizing a two-day workshop on E-TIR for training of FC, FIA immigration, Customs staff, traders, transport operators and other relevant government departments. Additional Collector Zubair Shah, while talking with Customs Today, said that Pakistan has already been notified as Electronic Transports Internationaux Routiers (E-TIR) operational country. He said that in this regard training of customs staff ... Read More »

Peshawar I&I facing acute shortage of staff

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PESHAWAR: Directorate of Customs Intelligence and Investigation highly direly in need of all rank staff and officers to cope with challenges of smuggling and terrorism; it also required enough financial resources to activate its informers those can provide assistance against smugglers and tax evaders. Sources told Customs Today that I&I Peshawar facing huge shortage of staff “we have not enough ... Read More »

Peshawar Dry port checking all consignments before clearance

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PESHAWAR: Peshawar dry port is strictly perusing zero tolerance policy in imports and checking all consignments before clearance. According to details told by official sources of dry port that the volume of imports got less during financial year 2017-18 against same correspondence period. It was added that Peshawar dry port faced short fall because of Inland Revenue Service (IRS), the ... Read More »

Collector Adjudication Seema Bokhari hears cases worth Rs329m during June

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ISLAMABAD: Collector Adjudication Seema Raza Bokhari decided 18 cases worth of Rs329 million during the month of June. Sources told Customs Today o that collector Adjudication received total 18 cases and all were decided in one month, which fetched handsome revenue after conclusion that provided positive support to MCC Islamabad, MCC Peshawar and Customs I&I. Sources said that 61 cases ... Read More »

Quetta customs planning to establish more check-posts to curb smuggling: Collector Ashraf Ali

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QUETTA: Collectorate of Customs Collector Ashraf Ali said that MCC Quetta collected Rs23 billion against assigned revenue target Rs18 billion. According to details told by Collector Quetta Ashraf Ali while talking with Customs Today during an exclusive interview he said that the Model Customs Collectorate (MCC) Quetta collected Rs. 22.9 billion during the Financial year 2017-18 surpassing annual target of ... Read More »

Misuse of green channel: Used solar panels being cleared through IDP as new panels

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ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad Dry Port is misusing green channel for clearing used solar panels as new panels, which can be health hazardous and must be cleared after physically checking through red channel. Sources in Customs Department said that green channel is mostly used for those items that proved trust worthy and have ‘good repute’. Sources added that under the Free Trade ... Read More »

Collector Adjudication Seema Raza seeks status of stay order granted to M/s Pepsi Cola Int’l Ltd

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ISLAMABAD: Collector Customs Adjudication Seema Raza Bukhari directed to replace lawyer who is representing the department in a case of M/s Pepsi Cola International (Pvt) Limited. The stay was granted by Islamabad High Court regarding contravention cases of incorrect classification of odoriferous substances-based mixtures. Collector Adjudication Seema Raza Bokhari asked the collector to provide update information regarding contravention cases against ... Read More »

FBR Member Customs Zahid Khokhar inaugurates Customs Officers Mess-cum-Hostel

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ISLAMABAD: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Member Customs Zahid Khokhar inaugurated a three-storey building of Customs Officers Mess-cum-Hostel building at G-11 Islamabad. Addressing the participants, Peshawar Customs Collector Saeed Khan Jadoon, director of the committee which will look after the said project, said that there was a huge problem for customs officers who visited Islamabad from different cities like Karachi, ... Read More »

Quetta I&I seizes smuggled betel nuts worth Rs8m from Akbar Express

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ISLAMABAD: The Collectorate of Customs seized Rs8 million worth of foreign-origin betel nuts from Akbar Express which was going from Quetta to Lahore. Collector Ashraf Ali received credible information that foreign-origin goods i.e betel nuts, tyres, Pine cigarettes, converters and blankets are being smuggled through Akbar Express to Lahore. He immediately directed Deputy Collector Maqbool Jan and Zubair Shah to ... Read More »

Islamabad Dry Port earns Rs317m CD in June

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ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad Dry Port (IDP) earned Rs317 million under the head of customs duty during the month of June 2017-18. Sources o told Customs Today that IDP was assigned Rs584.79 million revenue collection target under head of customs duty for month of June FY17-18, while it earned Rs317 million under the same head till 29th of June FY17-18. Sources ... Read More »

Customs auction cell generates Rs11m through auction of NDP goods

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ISLAMABAD: The Customs Collectorate auction cell earned Rs11 million through auction of non-duty paid vehicles and different smuggled goods. Assistant Collector Majid Hussain Gaad told Customs Today that auction was held on 28th June of FY17-18. He added that people from Islamabad and Rawalpindi participated in the auction which was organized by Customs along with Alvi Auctioneers. He said that ... Read More »

ASO earns Rs4m extra revenue during June

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ISLAMABAD: The Anti-Smuggling Organization earned Rs4 million extra revenue during the month of June of  Fiscal Year 2017-18. Assistant Collector Majid Hussain Gaad while talking with Customs Today said that ASO showed satisfactory performance against tax evaders and smugglers. He added that ASO earned Rs28.85 million during month of June FY17-18 against earning of Rs24.75 million during same corresponding period. ... Read More »

AFU taking all possible measures to curb money laundering through NIIA: ADC Nisar Phularwal

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ISLAMABAD: Following the instructions of Collector Zulfiqar Ali, the customs staff deputed at New Islamabad International Airport (NIIA) has already started feeding data of every passenger traveling abroad from Pakistan to curb money laundering. Additional Collector Nisar Phularwal, during an exclusive interview with Customs Today, said that customs staff is still facing various problems at NIIA. He added that few ... Read More »

Peshawar I&I generates Rs900m through auction of NDP goods & vehicles during FY2017-18

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PESHAWAR: Director Customs Intelligence and Investigation Dr. Arslan Subuctageen said that I&I generated Rs900 million of revenue through action of seized smuggled goods during FY2017-18. Talking with Customs Today during an exclusive interview, he said that from July 2017 the Customs I&I catalyzed the anti-smuggling activities of all field formations against smuggled goods. He added that during last Fiscal Year ... Read More »

Customs to set up new Directorate General to handle flow of cargo through CPEC: Additional Collector Samiul Haq

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QUETTA: In order to efficiently handle the flow of cargo through China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), the Pakistan Customs is in the process of establishing a state-of-the-art Directorate General in Quetta; however, Quetta Customs will continue to assist the relevant authorities till the new Directorate General is set up. Additional Collector Samiul Haq, while talking with Customs Today, said that border ... Read More »

Chief Collector North Awais Agha to visit Sost Dry Port today

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GILGIT-BALTISTAN: Chief Collector North Awais Agha will visit Gilgit-Baltistan on Monday (today) and will hold meeting with business community to finalize the issue of installation of WeBOC at Sost Dry Port. Official sources of Gilgit Baltistan told Customs Today that the Chief Collector North last visited GB during the month of April 2018 to inaugurate the training sessions held at ... Read More »

AFU exported two consignments worth $50m: Deputy Collector Salehia Zakir

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ISLAMABAD: The Customs Air Freight Unit (AFU) for the first time exported two 40 feet containers loaded with sports goods, leather and surgical goods worth $50 million. Deputy Collector Export Salehia Zakir while exclusively talking with Customs Today said that she is pleased to disclose that just before one day of Eidul Fitr the AFU exported a huge consignment in ... Read More »

Collector Adjudication Seema Raza seeks status of stay order granted to M/s Pepsi Cola

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ISLAMABAD: Collector Adjudication Seema Raza once again issued reminder to the Collectorate to update the office of adjudication about vacation of stay granted to M/s Pepsi Cola International (Pvt) Limited by Islamabad High Court regarding contravention cases of incorrect classification of odoriferous substances based mixtures (concentrate). According to notification no C.No. Cus/Coll/Adj/07/2015 the Collector Adjudication asked the Customs Collectorate to ... Read More »

Dr. Zubair Yousafani laid to rest

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ISLAMABAD: Director ITTMS Dr Zubair Yousfani who passed away on Wednesday after second massive heart attack was laid to rest in Islamabad graveyard. A large number of employees from Federal Board of Revenue, Customs, Inland Revenue and other government departments along with people from different walks of life attended his funeral prayer, which was offered at H-11 graveyard after Nimaz-e-Isha. ... Read More »

Quetta Customs forms six new check-posts to curb smuggling: Additional Collector Zubair Shah

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QUETTA: Customs Collectorate Additional Collector Zubair Shah said that the Collectorate is striving hard to achieve security of businesses by simplifying trade procedures. During an exclusive interview with Customs Today, Zubair who is also looking after FTO matters, Preventive l, ll, lll sections, Recovery cell SWH said that the department was improving the situation by tackling integrity related issues and ... Read More »