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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 »

IDP taking measures to provide more facilities to businessmen: DC Saleha Zakir

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ISLAMABAD: Deputy Collector Islamabad Dry Port (IDP) Saleha Zakir has said that our policy is to welcome traders and provide them comfortable environment so they can contribute to the national economy through providing duty & taxes against their imports. She expressed these views during an exclusive interview with Customs Today. She said that most of the revenue heads come via ... Read More »

Islamabad ASO records six seizure cases in a single day

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ISLAMABAD: Collectorate of Customs Deputy Collector Wajid Zaman said that customs ASO formed six seizure cases of smuggled goods and non-duty paid vehicles worth Rs6.9 million in a single day. Talking with Customs Today, he said that Collector Seema Raza directed stern action against tax evaders and possessors of NDP vehicles. He said that on 2nd February, the ASO staff impounded ... Read More »

ASO recovers smuggled goods & vehicles worth Rs326m

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ISLAMABAD: The Anti-Smuggling-Organization (ASO) seized smuggled goods and vehicles worth Rs326 million from July to January of current Fiscal Year 2018-19. Sources told Customs Today that during first seven months of Fiscal Year 2018-19, the ASO seized goods and vehicles worth Rs415 million while it seized goods and vehicles worth Rs 89 million during the corresponding period of last year. The sources ... Read More »

Customs North Region surpasses assigned revenue collection target for January

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ISLAMABAD: The Customs North Region surpassed assigned customs duty target with extra collection of Rs119 million during month of January of Fiscal Year 2018-19. Under the leadership of Collector Wasif Memon, Customs North Region which comprises Islamabad, Peshawar, Sialkot and Gilgit Baltistan earned Rs1118 million under head of customs duty (CD) against assigned revenue collection target of Rs999 million. While ... Read More »

Islamabad Customs generates Rs50m through auction of goods, vehicles

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ISLAMABAD: Collectorate of Customs earned Rs50 million revenue through auction of non-duty paid goods and vehicles. Deputy Collector Wajid Zaman told Customs Today that smuggled goods were sold in Rs6 million while 28 vehicles were sold in Rs44 million. He said letters were sent to chambers of commerce and industry for participation in auction while informed the public through print ... Read More »

Quetta ASO impounds six trucks loaded with smuggled HSD worth Rs21m

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QUETTA: Collectorate of Customs Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO) impounded six trucks loaded with huge quantity of foreign origin diesel near Kolpur check post. Sources told Customs Today that Collector Ashraf Ali received credible information about smuggling attempt. He formed a team which includes inspectors Asghar Khan and Salahuddin. The established check post near Kolpur and started checking of vehicles. During checking ... Read More »

Quetta Customs showing excellent performance despite shortage of staff: Chief Collector Zulfiqar Ch

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QUETTA: Chief Collector Customs OPS Enforcement Dr Zulfiqar Ali Chaudhary said that Quetta Collectorate always showed outstanding performance while it is facing problems like understaffing and insufficient infrastructure. According to details talking on the occasion of International Customs day here at premises of Collectorate Quetta the Chief Collector said that during initial 6 months (July to December FY18-19) the Collectorate ... Read More »

Customs playing vital role in facilitating cross border trade & travel: Collector Ashraf Ali

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QUETTA: Customs Collectorate Collector Ashraf Ali said that World Customs Organization (WCO) has chosen the theme of SMART Borders for Seamless Trade Travel and Transport for International Customs Day 2019 with the objective of achieving swift and smooth cross border movement of goods, people and means of transport. He said Pakistan Customs like any other World Customs Organization is playing ... Read More »

Pakistan Customs better equipped than ever to deal with challenges: Chief Collector North Wasif Memon

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ISLAMABAD: Collector Seema Raza Bokhari said that Pakistan Customs facilitate the legitimate trade and the effective controls of borders. The Collectorate  arranged a function at Islamabad Dry port where Chief Collector North Wasif Ali Memon was the chief guest while senior serving and retired officers of customs along with officers of other departments we’re participated. Addressing the gathering, Chief Collector ... Read More »

Rawalpindi I&I generates Rs82.7m through auction of NDP vehicles

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ISLAMABAD: Directorate of Customs Intelligence and Investigation generated Rs82 million after conducting a successful auction of non-duty paid vehicles. Director Customs Intelligence and Investigation Waheedullah Marwat while talking with Customs Today said that the cartel of traditional bidders was broken through the presence of general public and genuine buyers in the auction. He said that an atmosphere of competition was ... Read More »

Seamless trade will reduce worldwide trade costs between 12.5pc to 17.5pc: FPCCI

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ISLAMABAD: Federation of Pakistan Chamber Commerce (FPCCI) Daroo Khan Achackzai said that I feel immense pleasure while heartily congratulating for organizing the world custom day in Pakistan. Every year World Customs Organization set a theme for the day and this year theme is “Smart borders for seamless trade, travel and transport. Talking with Customs Today during an exclusive interview, he ... Read More »

Quetta Customs seals 47 illegal petrol pumps during crackdown

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QUETTA: Customs Collectorate team with the assistance of local police and magistrate sealed and dismantled 47 illegal mini petrol pumps during last three days. Sources told Customs Today that Collector Ashraf Ali formed special anti-smuggling squad under the supervision of Assistant Collector Akmal Durani and Umair Arshad with the assistance of local police and magistrate to take stern action against ... Read More »

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 Ashraf 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 »