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Collector Zulfiqar shows displeasure over not pursuing cases in SC by customs staff

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ISLAMABAD: Collector Zulfiqar Ali Chaudhary showed displeasure over carelessness of customs staff for not properly pursuing two cases in the honorable Supreme Court of Pakistan. Sources told Customs Today that on October 19, 2018, the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) informed Customs Collectorate that two cases of the Collectorate are scheduled for hearing before Supreme Court on October 22, 2018. It added ... Read More »

Customs seizes goods, vehicle worth Rs30m during first two weeks of Nov

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ISLAMABAD: Collectorate of Customs Preventive seized huge quantity of smuggled goods, offending and NDP vehicles worth Rs30 million during first two weeks of November FY2018-19, while it seized smuggled goods worth Rs54 millions during first four months of current Fiscal Year 2018-19. Additional Collector Muhammad Ishfaq while talking with Customs Today said that ASO showed outstanding performance during first two ... Read More »

Customs Inspector Jameel Kaker injured by firing of smugglers

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QUETTA: Customs Inspector Jameel Kaker was injured by firing of smugglers who attacked on a customs check post. Collector Ashraf Ali told Customs Today that he received information that an attempt to smuggle foreign origin goods will be made. He immediately directed all anti-smuggling squads to enhance checking of vehicles on main entry and exit points of the city. He ... Read More »

Customs to help PTA establish mobile phone registration desks at airports: ADC Nisar

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ISLAMABAD: The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) showed satisfaction on working environment of Pakistan Customs but asked to improve enforcement on airports as well as other jurisdictions. Talking with Customs Today, Additional Collector Nisar Ahmad Phularwal said that Pakistan Customs with assistance of PTA flourished new strategy to establish mobile phone registration desks at airports to curb smuggling of non-customs paid ... Read More »

Rawalpindi I&I earns Rs7513m extra revenue by seizing smuggled goods

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RAWALPINDI: Directorate of Customs Intelligence and Investigation fetched Rs7406 million extra revenue by seizing smuggled goods during first 4 months (July to November) FY18-19 against same corresponding period. Additional Director Customs I&I Shahid Jan while talking with Customs Today stated that during initial four months of current financial year the Directorate of I&I received Rs7513.28 million during July to October ... Read More »

Customs North Region receives Rs5471.83m during October

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ISLAMABAD: Customs North Region received 31% extra revenue during the month of October under all duty and taxes as compared with the same period of last Fiscal Year 2017-18. Official sources told Customs Today that Customs North Region which comprises Islamabad, Peshawar, Sialkot and Gilgit-Baltistan received Rs5471.83 million under all heads against revenue collection of Rs4168.35 million collected during the ... Read More »

GB Customs earns 57% extra revenue from July to October Fiscal Year 2018-19

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GILGIT BALTISTAN: Collectorate of Customs received 57% extra revenue under all heads from July to October Fiscal Year 2018-19 as compared with the same correspondence period of FY17-18. Collector Feroz Alam Junejo told Customs Today said that during first four months of Fiscal Year 2018-19 the GB showed very good performance while it was very hard time faced by the ... Read More »

Customs NIIA seizes Rs65m of smuggled goods during four months of FY 2018-19

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ISLAMABAD: Customs team deputed at New Islamabad International Airport (NIIA) seized Rs65.10 million of smuggled goods during first four months of Fiscal Year 2018-19. Additional Collector Nisar Ahmad Phularwal told Customs Today that during the above-said period the Customs staff seized huge quantity of foreign currency including US$ 40,000, Euro 100,000, UK Pounds 1100, Saudi Riyal 307400, UAE dinar 430,000, Qatri ... Read More »

Five Customs officials to participate in ‘Risk Profiling’ workshop

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ISLAMABAD: Additional Collector Muhammad Ishfaque nominated five Customs officers for participation in two-day workshop on the subject of “Risk Profiling”, which will be conducted by Directorate General of Training and Research (DGTR) on 8th and 9th November. The officials include Assistant Collector Majid Hussain Gaad, Customs House officer Shahrukh Butt, Superintendent Orangazib Shaikh, Masood, Anwar Sharazi, Nawazish Ali and Ambreen ... Read More »

Govt introduces new internet policy for customs deptt

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ISLAMABAD: Government has introduced new internet policy for customs department which believed that no Customs official will allowed to entertained official businesses via private email address while proper record of such official business shall be maintained by nominated team by Member IT of FBR. According to details, Customs department that seamless internet connectivity, optimum utilization of allocated bandwidth and to ... Read More »

Customs earns 122% extra revenue during October

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ISLAMABAD: Collectorate of Customs earned 122% extra revenue against assigned revenue collection target under all heads during month of October of Fiscal Year 2018-19. Deputy Collector Headquarters Majid Hussain Gadd told Customs Today that under guidance of Collector Zulfiqar Ali Chaudhry ,the Collectorate earned Rs2380 million of revenue under all heads against allocated target of Rs1952 million he added that ... Read More »

ASO seizes huge quantity of non-customs paid cigarettes worth Rs5m

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ISLAMABAD: Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO) seized huge quantity of smuggled cigarettes worth Rs5 million from a vehicle coming from Peshawar. Sources told Customs Today that Collector Zulafqar Ali Chaudhry received credible information that huge quantity of foreign-origin cigarettes will be smuggled via GT Road Rawalpindi to Peshawar. Sources said that he immediately constituted a team under the supervision of Deputy Collector ... Read More »

Customs, Pemra & FIA hold meeting to finalise strategy against DTH technology

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ISLAMABAD: A high-level meeting held at Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) office where representatives of Customs, Pemra and FIA participated and devised a strategy to start crackdown against the Indian-origin smuggled DTH equipment being used for viewing Indian channels. Official sources told Customs Today that the Chief Justice of Pakistan has taken strict notice on the availability/illegal sale in open market of ... Read More »

Shipping companies bound to accept D&D certificate issued by Customs: Dr Arslan Subuctageen

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ISLAMABAD: Directorate of Customs Intelligence and Investigation Director Asalan Subuctageen assigned the task to dig out cases where millions and billions of rupees worth of tax evasions and fraud are involved which caused huge losses to the national exchequer. He expressed these views during an exclusive interview with Customs Today. Answering to a query regarding issue of shipping companies demanding detention ... Read More »

Customs NIIA recovers huge quantity of mobile phones, accessories & liquor worth Rs2.55m

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ISLAMABAD: Collectorate of Customs deputed at New Islamabad International Airport (NIIA) recovered huge quantity  of foreign-origin mobile phones, accessories and liquor worth Rs2.55 million from four passengers arrived from different flights. Additional Collector Nisar Ahmad Phularwal told Customs Today that after strict instruction to Customs staff deputed at NIIA to enhance vigilance at Arrival Lounge, they seized smuggled foreign-origin goods from the ... Read More »

Collector Adjudication Sadiqullah summons owner of non-customs paid BOPP films, goods

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ISLAMABAD: Collector Customs Adjudication Sadiqullah Khan summoned owners of 2000 kilogram of BOPP films and other smuggled items, Baitullah Khan and Haji Farman, on November 27. The goods were seized by Customs Intelligence and Investigation Peshawar. According to details, anti-smuggling squad intercepted a trailer bearing registration no.KBL-2514. The anti-smuggling squad recovered foreign origin goods, including 8811 kg of polyester cloth, ... Read More »

Peshawar I&I impounds three trucks loaded with Afghani apples worth Rs11.5m

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ISLAMABAD: Directorate of Customs Intelligence and Investigation team seized three trucks full of smuggled Afghani fresh apples worth Rs11.5 million. Director Dr. Arslan Subuctageen while talking with Customs Today said that after receiving this information of smuggling attempt on 19.10.2018,  he constituted a team under the supervision of Deputy Director Customs I&I Wajid Ali. He said that customs I&I team ... Read More »

ASO seizes huge quantity of prohibited medicine from GT Road

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ISLAMABAD: Collectorate of Customs Anti-Smuggling Organization seized huge quantity of prohibited foreign origin medicines (sexual) worth Rs3.2 million from GT Road. Sources told Customs Today that Collector Zulfiqar Ali Chaudhary received credible information about smuggling of goods. He directed all anti-smuggling squad to enhance patrolling on main GT Road to thwart any smuggling attempt. Sources said that ASO squad comprising ... Read More »

WCO hands over new software to Islamabad Customs to curb money laundering

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ISLAMABAD: Additional Collector New Islamabad International Airport (NNIA) Nisar Phularwal said that World Customs Organization (WCO) handed over new software Advance Passenger Manifest (APM) to control the money laundering to Collectorate of Customs. Additional Collector Nisar said that World Customs Organization (WCO) provided a software named APM which will installed on first stage in airlines i.e. Emirates Airline and Pakistan ... Read More »

Customs to hold auction of 48 vehicles of PM House on 25th

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ISLAMABAD: The Prime Minister House surrendered 48 vehicles to the Collectorate of Customs for conducting another public auction which will be held on October 25 at Islamabad Dry Port. Talking with Customs Today, Additional Collector Mohammad Ishfaq Khan said that out of 49 vehicles of PM House, only one bullet-proof vehicle Mercedes Benz worth Rs10 million was sold in auction ... Read More »