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Peshawar I&I foils attempt to smuggle 10kg chars near Swabi Interchange

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PESHAWAR: Directorate of Customs Intelligence and Investigation (I&I) team recovered 10 kilogram of charas from secret cavities of a Toyota Corolla car which was coming from tribal area on 17.1.2019. According to details Director Customs I&I Zahid Khokhar received credible information about smuggling of narcotics. He directed Additional Director Wajid Zaman to take all measures to foil this attempt. The ... Read More »

Comprehensive training of I&I staff is need of the hour: Wajid Ali

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PESHAWAR: Directorate of Customs Intelligence and Investigation Additional Director Wajid Ali said that comprehensive training of customs staff is required on priority basis. During an exclusive interview with Customs Today, he said that Pakistan Customs as whole but Customs I&I in particular is facing various issues including shortage of staff, adding that at present most of its staff especially superintendents ... Read More »

Peshawar I&I foils bid to smuggle Iranian diesel, tomatoes

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PESHAWAR: Directorate of Customs Intelligence and Investigation (I&I) team recovered Iranian diesel and tomatoes worth millions of rupees from a Hino truck coming from DI Khan. Sources told Customs Today that Additional Collector Wajid Ali received credible information about smuggling of Iranian diesel under the garb of tomatoes from Balochistan to Bannu via Zhob (DI Khan). He said that the ... Read More »

Quetta Customs seizes chars & opium from a truck near Baleli Check Post

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QUETTA: Collectorate of Customs team recovered 500 kilograms hashish and 7 kilograms opium from a Bedford truck coming from Afghanistan border area. The drug was concealed under the sand while driver of the vehicle fled away getting advantage of darkness. Sources told Customs Today that Collector Ashrf Ali after receiving information through a source that few anti-state elements intended to ... Read More »

Curbing Indian goods smuggling through Kashmir remained top priority: Chief Collector Zulfiqar Ch

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ISLAMABAD: The Customs officers of Model Collectorate of Customs Islamabad arranged a farewell party in honor of the outgoing Dr. Zulifqar Ali Chaudhary who is transferred as Chief Collector Operations (Enforcement) Quetta. As per details, Zulfiqar Chaudhry will join Customs Collectorate Quetta this week. So a farewell party was organized in his honor at Preventive department of the Collectorate where all ... Read More »

Quetta Customs recovers betel nuts, spare parts & vehicle worth Rs6m

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QUETTA: Collectorate of Customs Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO) team foiled an attempt to smuggle 1.8 tons of betel nuts and new spare parts. Acting on directives of Collector Ashraf Ali, the ASO staff of Quetta intercepted Karachi bounded coaches and seized 300 bales of cloths along with 1.8 tons of betel nuts and new spare parts during a special operation. Sources ... Read More »

Peshawar I&I seizes fine quality heroin near Aman Ghar

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PESHAWAR: Following the instructions of Additional Collector Wajid Ali, the Customs I&I staff recovered heroin 3.500 kilograms worth millions of rupees from a Toyota Corolla near Aman Ghar district Nowshera. Sources told Customs Today that Additional Collector Wajid Ali received credible information about smuggling of narcotics. He immediately constituted an anti-smuggling squad to foil any attempt of smuggling. Sources told that the staff ... Read More »

Inter agency relations can break new grounds for Customs IPR: DG Dr. Arsalan Subuctageen

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ISLAMABAD:  Directorate-General Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Enforcement Customs Director-General Dr. Arslan Subuctageen said that inter agency relations can break new grounds for Customs IPR enforcement. He was addressing a seminar on Inter-agency coordination in IPR Enforcement in collaboration with Intellectual Property Organization (IPO) of Pakistan. The DG said that Directorate General of IPR Enforcement was created as an anti-counterfeit agency ... Read More »

Quetta Customs surpasses assigned revenue collection by 26pc through effective strategy: Collector Ashraf Ali

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QUETTA: Customs Collectorate Collector Asharaf said that the Collectorate collected more than Rs13 billion under all heads and surpassed the target of revenue collection by 26% during first half of Fiscal Year 2018-19 due to a comprehensive strategy. Talking with Customs Today during an exclusive interview, the collector said that the revenue collection during the first six months (July-December 2018-19) surpassed its ... Read More »

Quetta Customs seizes Iranian diesel & Indian betel nuts worth Rs30m

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QUETTA: Customs Collectorate team deputed at Surab Check Post seized huge quantity of smuggled Iranian diesel while at customs Check Post Kolpur impounded titanic amount of Indian origin smuggled betel nuts. Sources told Customs Today that Federal Tax Ombudsman (FTO) already directed customs authorities to curb all kind of smuggling of illegal oil/diesel and non-customs paid (NCP) vehicles. He said ... Read More »

Collector Zulfiqar inaugurates Customs House mess & rest room

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ISLAMABAD:  Customs Collectorate Collector Zulifaqar Ali Chaudhary Collector inaugurated Customs House mess and rest room for drivers and preventive staff at the premises of the Collectorate. Addressing the participants, the collector said that there was a serious issue for staff as well as officers to get quality food during working hours. He said that he is happy to inaugurate customs ... Read More »

Wasif Memon’s Customs North Region surpasses revenue collection target of 1H

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ISLAMABAD: The Customs North Region earned extra revenue of Rs198 million under all heads of duty and taxes against allocated revenue collection target of Rs24525 million for the first half of Fiscal Year 2018-19. Sources told Customs Today that Customs North Region comprising (Islamabad, Peshawar, Sialkot and Gilgit Baltistan) showed outstanding performance under the supervision of Chief Collector North Wasif Ali ... Read More »

IDP team’s efforts helped surpass revenue target in 2 quarters: DC Saleha Zakir Shah

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ISLAMABAD: Deputy Collector Islamabad Dry Port (IDP) Saleha Zakir Shah said that collection of revenue is our second priority but vigilance is our topmost priority. Talking with Customs Today during an exclusive interview, she said that she believed on teamwork and having trust in people. She added that during the first half of Financial Year 2018-19, the Islamabad Dry Port ... Read More »

SOP between Customs & Motorway Police should be revised: ADC Muhammad Ashfaq

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ISLAMABAD: Additional Collector Muhammad Ashfaq has said that continuity of smuggling through motorway is a serious challenge for Islamabad Customs and SOP between Motorway Police (MP) and Customs Department should be revised. During an exclusive interview with Customs Today Additional Collector said Motorway Police (MP) had signed a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) few months back which was not properly followed ... Read More »

Peshawar I&I recovers cloth from five Toyota Corolla cars

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PESHAWAR: Directorate of Customs Intelligence and Investigations (I&I) recovered cloth worth millions of rupees from five Toyota Corolla motor cars on Hayatabad road. Sources told Customs Today on 29.12.2018 that Director Customs I&I Dr. Arslan Subucatageen received credible information about smuggling of non-duty paid cloth from Peshawar to Punjab. He immediately directed anti-smuggling squads to enhance checking on all exit ... Read More »

Senator Shabli Faraz seeks report from FBR regarding under-invoicing

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ISLAMABAD: Chairman Senate Standing Committee on Commerce and Textile Senator Shabli Faraz has asked Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Member Customs Jawwad Awais Agha to submit comprehensive report regarding measures taken to curb under invoicing within next 10 days. Sources told Customs Today that according to a report around $10 to $12 billion under-invoicing per year have been reported via ... Read More »

Customs officers deputed at newly-established mobile phone registration counter

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ISLAMABAD: Collectorate of Customs Deputy Collector Wajid Zaman deputed two customs inspectors and one lower division clerk to the new mobile phones registration counter  established at Customs Headquarters for those living abroad. According to a notification, three customs staffers naming Inspector Muhammad Hafeez who were performing their duties at Federal Tax Ombudsman branch has been transferred to mobile phones registration ... Read More »

Quetta Customs seizes Indian origin goods worth Rs20m near Lakpas Check Post  

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QUETTA: Collectorate of Customs anti-smuggling squad seized Indian origin smuggled goods worth Rs20 million. The ASO team when intercepted Karachi bound vehicle, gunmen escorting the coach in two cars started firing on anti-smuggling squad but brave anti-smuggling squad targetted the tyres and impounded the vehicle. Sources told Customs Today that Deputy Collector Preventive Maqbool Baloch received credible information about smuggling of ... Read More »

Airlines responsible for delay in clearance of baggage: ADC Nisar Ahmad

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ISLAMABAD: Collectorate of Customs Additional Collector Nisar Ahmad Phularwal said that delay in clearance of baggage is due to the mismanagement of airlines instead of Pakistan Customs staff deputed at New Islamabad International Airport (NIIA). Talking to Customs Today, additional collector said that airlines are responsible for delay in clearance of passengers’ baggages. He added that he forwarded complaints to airlines many times but all ... Read More »

Pakistan Customs Officers Association elections today

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ISLAMABAD: Additional Collector Customs Islamabad International Airport (NIIA) Nisar Ahmad Phularwal will contest election of Pakistan Customs Officers Association for seat of general secretary, the elections are being held today (Thursday). Additional Collector said that the elections of Pakistan Customs Officers Association’s (PCOA) last elections were held in the year 2012. He said that in the present governing body of ... Read More »