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PCA recovers Rs70m despite shortage of staff: ADC Imran Chaudhary

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ISLAMABAD: Directorate of Post Clearance Audit Additional Collector Imran Chaudhary said that importers are not willing for audit and the PCA does not have enough working strength to perform effectively. These views were expressed by Additional Director Imran Chaudhary during exclusive interview with Customs Today. He said that with minimum facilities and shortage of staff, the PCA recovered Rs70 million ... Read More »

ASO seizes smuggled Indian gutka worth Rs22m near Hasanabdal

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ISLAMABAD: Collectorate of Customs, Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO) seized huge quantity of illegally imported Indian gutka and other goods along with offending vehicle worth Rs22 million and arrested two people. Sources told Customs Today that Collector Seema Raza Bukhari received credible information about smuggling attempt. She directed Deputy Collector Majid Hussain to enhance checking on entry and exit points of the ... Read More »

Quetta Customs recovers Indian betel nuts worth Rs21m

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QUETTA: Collectorate of Customs, Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO) seized huge quantity of Indian origin betel nuts worth Rs21 million. Sources told Customs Today that Collector Preventive Raza Baloch received credible information about the smuggling of Indian origin non-duty paid betel nuts. He immediately constituted a team to thwart this attempt. The ASO team established check post Dera Murad Jamali. The ASO ... Read More »

ASO recovers narcotics worth Rs35m from Toyota Land Cruiser

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ISLAMABAD: Collectorte of Customs, Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO) seized 490 kilograms of narcotics along with carrier vehicle worth Rs35 million. Sources told Customs Today that Collector Seema Raza Bokhari received an information that narcotics would be smuggled from Khyber Pakhtoon Khawa to Punjab through a white Toyota Land Cruiser (Lexus). She directed the Additional Collector Ashfaq Khan who immediately constituted a ... Read More »

Taking all measures to curb illegal intra-Kashmir trade: Collector Seema Bukhari

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ISLAMABAD: Collectorate of Customs Collector Seema Raza Bokhari said that customs department is using all available resources and possible measures to curb illegal intra Kashmir trade. Talking with Customs Today, she said that intra-Kashmir Trade (IKT) is a serious threat for local business community paying huge taxes to government, adding that the locals could not compete with intra-Kashmir traders because ... Read More »

Customs ASO seizes Indian fruit worth Rs9.03m near Kohala

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ISLAMABAD: Collectorate of Customs Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO) impounded three trucks loaded with Indian origin perishable goods cleared through Intra-Kashmir trade worth Rs9.03 million and arrested one person. Additional Collector Muhammad Ashfaq Khan while talking with Customs Today said that Collector Seema Raza Bukhari received credible information about smuggling of Indian goods through intra Kashmir trade via Kohala near Murree. He ... Read More »

Violation of copyright causing huge losses to national economy: DG IPR Dr. Arslan

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ISLAMABAD: Director-General (DG) Intellectual Property Rights (IPP) Dr. Arslan said that border control can be enforced as swiftly and effectively as any other import control through Pakistan Customs via nationwide e-platform and the Customs IPR Enforcement has possessed a key mechanism which can support sustained economic growth. DG IPR Dr. Arslan Subuktageen while talking with Customs Today during an exclusive ... Read More »

Senator Talha Mehmood inaugurates Customs Health Care Center

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ISLAMABAD: Senator Talha Mehmood along with Chief Collector North Dr. Asif Mehmood Jah inaugurated Customs Health Care Center at Customs House Islamabad. Addressing the gathering on the occasion, the chief collector said that Customs Health Care Center (CHCS) is an NGO duly recognized by Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) in 1998. The CHCS will provide free medical facilities to patients ... Read More »

Chief Collector Zulfiqar appreciates Customs Gwadar, Quetta for surpassing revenue collection target

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QUETTA: Chief Collector Dr. Zulfiqar Ali Chaudhry said that Customs Collectorates of Quetta and Gwadar have surpassed assigned revenue collection target for July 2018 to February 2019 with extra amount of Rs2288 million. Talking with Customs Today during an exclusive interview, the chief collector said that both of the Collectorates working under his supervision showed an increase of 10 percent ... Read More »

Peshawar I&I foils bid to smuggle heroin worth Rs165.5m

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PESHAWAR: Directorate of Customs Intelligence and Investigation (I&I) team foiled an attempt to smuggle 15.500 kilograms of heroin worth Rs165.5 million. Sources told Customs Today that Director Rashid Habib Khan received creditable information that a huge quantity of narcotics would be smuggled from tribal area in a Toyota Corolla car. He said that pursuing the said information, the staff of ... Read More »

ASO impounds 103 NDP vehicles, goods worth Rs488m: DC Majid Gadd

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ISLAMABAD: Customs Anti-Smuggling Organization earned Rs488 million of revenue from July to February of current Fiscal Year 2018-19 and impounded 103 vehicles and huge quantity of foreign origin smuggled goods. Deputy Collector Majid Hussain Gadd while talking with Customs Today said that Chief Collector North Asif Jah has appreciated ASO for seizing huge quantity of smuggled goods including non-duty paid ... Read More »

ASO impounds 1799 smuggled mobile phones worth Rs7.93m

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ISLAMABAD: Customs Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO) seized foreign origin 1799 smart phones worth Rs8.93 million along with offending vehicle and arrested two smugglers. Deputy Collector Majid Hussain Gaad while talking with Customs Today said that pursuing the credible information shared by Collector Seema Raza Bokhari that an attempt will be made to smuggle mobile phones from Rawalpindi via GT Road Peshawar ... Read More »

Customs North Region earns 29pc extra revenue

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ISLAMABAD: Chief Collector Customs North Region Dr. Asif Mehmood Jah said that North Region has surpassed assigned revenue collection target for July to February 2019 with extra amount of Rs838 million, showing an increase of 29 percent. Customs North region which comprises Islamabad, Peshawar, Sialkot and Gilgit Baltistan received Rs3689 million under all heads against assigned revenue collection target of ... Read More »

Customs generates Rs9.62m through auction of goods & vehicles

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ISLAMABAD: Collectorate of Customs sold 17 lots of smuggled goods and non-duty paid vehicles through public auction and earned amount of Rs9.62 million. Assistant Collector Majid Hussain Gadd while talking with Customs Today said that through this auction which was held on 21st of February 2019 at the premises of State Ware House (SWH), four non-duty paid vehicles and multiple ... Read More »

Member Customs Jawwad Agha directs Chief Collector to adopt comprehensive strategy to generate revenue

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QUETTA: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Member Customs Jawad Awais Agha asked Chief Collector to adopt comprehensive strategy in order to collect high revenue from February 2019 to June 2019. Sources told Customs Today that Member Customs visited Quetta in order to mobilize newly established Chief Collectorate there. Customs Collectorate MCC Quetta hosted two days zonal conference where different revenue ... Read More »

Quetta Customs seals 15 illegal petrol pumps

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QUETTA: Field Intelligence Unit (FIU) of Customs sealed 15 illegal mini pumps in Saryab Road. Assistant Director Customs Intelligence and Investigation Akmal Durrani told Customs Today that after strict instruction from Federal Tax Ombudsman (FTO), customs team with the assistance of local police sealed 15 mini petrol pumps located in different locations. Durrani quoted that “We raided these minis pumps ... Read More »

Quetta ASO impounds vehicle loaded with smuggled goods worth Rs15m

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QUETTA: The Anti-Smuggling Organiation (ASO) seized huge quantity of Indian origin betel nuts old tyres, new welding rods, silver plates and parachute cloths worth Rs15 million. According to details, on information shared by sources of Quetta, the Kolpur Customs Check Post foiled an attempt to smuggle foreign origin goods from a Hino truck which was coming from Quetta and recovered ... Read More »

Quetta ASO seizes smuggled goods, vehicle worth Rs15m

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QUETTA: Collectorate of Customs Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO) seized huge quantity of Indian origin betel nuts smuggled old tyres, new welding rods, silver plate and parachute cloths in worth of Rs15 million. Sources told Customs Today, credible information was received that an attempt to smuggles foreign origin goods from a Hino truck will be made. After receiving information anti-smuggling squad established ... Read More »

ASO seizes 1190 different brands of mobile phones near Chakwal

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ISLAMABAD: Collectorate of Customs team seized different brands of 1190 mobile phones from the jurisdiction of police station Neela (Chakwal) and arrested accused person. Additional Collector Muhammad Ashfaq Khan told Customs Today that Collector Seema Raza Bukhari received credible information about smuggling of mobile phones from Peshawar to Lahore. She directed anti-smuggling squads to enhance checking on main roads. The ... Read More »

Peshawar I&I recovers narcotics from Toyota Corolla near Chamkani

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PESHAWAR: Directorate of Customs Intelligence and Investigation (I&I) team recovered 13.500 kilogram of chars and opium which were tactfully hidden in the cavities of a Toyota Corolla car which was coming from tribal area. Additional Collector Wajid Ali told Customs Today that information was received that a sizeable quantity of narcotics would be smuggled from tribal areas via GT road to ... Read More »