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Customs seizes Rs16,453m worth of goods so far during FY2018-19

Jawwad Owais Agha

ISLAMABAD: Collectorate of Customs anti-smuggling squad seized 1412 non-duty paid vehicles and 822 offending vehicles along with various type of smuggled goods worth Rs16453 million so far during Fiscal Year 2018-19. Sources of Customs Department told Customs Today that all field formations of customs department are showing outstanding performance under the supervision of Member Customs Operations Dr. Jawwad Awais Agha. ... Read More »

Customs ASO impounds five non-duty paid vehicles worth Rs28m

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ISLAMABAD: Collectorate of Customs Anti-Smuggling Organization team seized huge quantity of non-customs paid goods and impounded five non-duty paid vehicles worth Rs28 million during different anti-smuggling operations on December 12 and arrested two persons. Sources told Customs Today that Collector Zulfiqar Ali Chaudhary directed all anti-smuggling squad to adopt zero-tolerance policy against owners of non-duty paid goods and vehicles. The ... Read More »

FBR Member FATE Hamid Ateeq Sarwar to head PMDU


ISLAMABAD: On directions of Prime Minister Imran Khan, the Revenue Division has formed a new department named Prime Minister Directive Unit (PMDU) while Member FATE Federal Board of Revenue will head the unit. Sources told Customs Today that PMDU received about 1012 complains during one week, these complains are related with FBR field formations and other government offices. Deputy Director ... Read More »

Customs I&I seizes narcotics worth Rs45m from July to Dec 10


ISLAMABAD: Directorate of Customs Intelligence and Investigations, in countrywide operations, seized narcotics worth Rs45 million from July to December 10, 2018. Sources at Customs Chief Enforcement of Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) told Customs Today that from July to December 10, 2018, the Customs staff showed outstanding performance in border areas and seized huge quantity of different type of narcotics, ... Read More »

ASO seizes smuggled goods, vehicles worth Rs20m


ISLAMABAD: The Anti-Smuggling Organization has seized huge quantity of smuggled items along with four non-customs paid offending vehicles worth Rs20 million and arrested one person. Deputy Collector Wajid Zaman while talking with Customs Today said that under the supervision of Collector Zulifqar Ali Chaudhry and Additional Collector Muhammad Ishfaque., the ASO started crackdown against notorious smugglers of non-duty paid vehicles. ... Read More »

Peshawar Customs seizes smuggled black tea worth Rs10m

Wajid Zaman

PESHAWAR: Directorate of Customs Intelligence and Investigation foiled a bid to smuggle a huge quantity of foreign origin black tea along with eight numbers of offending vehicles worth Rs10 million. Additional Collector Wajid Ali while talking with Customs Today said that credible information was received by Dr. Arslan Subuctageen that an attempt to smuggle black tea will be made through KPK ... Read More »

Multan I&I seizes huge quantity of betel nuts, welding rods worth Rs30m

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MULTAN: Directorate of Customs Intelligence and Investigation seized huge quantity of betel nuts and welding rods which were covered under steel scrap. Deputy Director Muhammad Khayal while talking with Customs Today said following the information shared by Director Rubab Sikander that an attempt to smuggled banned betel nuts will be made via Sadiqabad. Khayal said that anti-smuggling squad established a ... Read More »

Quetta Customs seizes smuggled vehicles in raids on showrooms

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QUETTA: The Customs authorities, in collaboration with police, have seized dozens of smuggled vehicles in raids on showrooms on the directives of Federal Tax Ombudsman (FTO). Collector Quetta Ashraf Ali formed special anti smuggling teams under the supervision of Additional Collector Zubair Shah and Deputy Collector Maqbool Baloch to follow the directives of FTO. The officials raided the showrooms situated ... Read More »

Customs North Region adopts robust strategy to curb smuggling: Chief Collector Wasif Memon

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ISLAMABAD: Chief Collector Wasif Ali Memon has said that North Region has installed WeBOC at Torkham and Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) and adopted a comprehensive strategy to curb smuggling in its jurisdiction. Chief Collector North Region Wasif Ali Memon said this while talking to Customs Today. He said the Customs North Region earned Rs4428.41 million under all heads during the month of November of Fiscal ... Read More »

Customs car cell impounds six NDP vehicles worth Rs40.5m during Nov


ISLAMABAD: Collectorate of Customs car cell impounded non-duty paid vehicles worth Rs40.5 million during the month of November. Sources told Customs Today that the car cell of MCC Islamabad, comprising Superintendent Abid Hussan, Inspector Ahmed Umer and Ali Raza Shah and Bilal Yaqoob  Sepoy, seized six non-duty paid vehicles, including 2 luxury V-8s worth Rs30 million, 1 Passo worth Rs1.5 million ... Read More »

Quetta Customs recovers Iranian diesel worth Rs22m during crackdown

Ashraf Ali Collector

QUETTA: Collectorate of Customs team recovered 108,000 liters foreign origin Iranian diesel worth  Rs22 million during a crackdown on various check posts. Sources told Customs Today that the Collectorate launched a crackdown against foreign origin Iranian diesel on 27 November 2018 which resulted in seizure of around 108,000 liters smuggled diesel at various check posts Collector Ashraf Ali formed special anti-smuggling ... Read More »

FBR waives off penalty for around 350,000 late filers of salaried class

Member Dr Iqbal

ISLAMABAD: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has decided to waive off penalty for around 350,000 late filers of salaried class. Talking with media persons during a press briefing, FBR Member Inland Revenue on Policy Dr Iqbal said that the tax machinery sent tax notices to over one million tax filers for tax year 2015, 2016 and 2017 who had filed ... Read More »

Islamabad Customs generates Rs6.195m through auction of NDP goods, vehicles

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ISLAMABAD: Customs Collectorate on Wednesday sold 19 lots of confiscated smuggled goods and vehicles through public auction and generated handsome amount of Rs6.195 million. Additional Collector Ashfaque Khan, while talking with Customs Today, said that through a public auction which was held at the  premises of State Ware House (SWH), more than 20 non-duty-paid (NDP) vehicles comprising jeeps, Premio, Fielders, ... Read More »

Peshawar I&I seizes narcotics & vehicle worth Rs13.5m near Chamkani

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PESHAWAR: Directorate of Customs Intelligence and Investigation (I&I) recovered narcotics worth millions of rupees from Toyota Corolla car near Chamkani GT Road Peshawar on Tuesday. Sources told Customs Today that Director Dr. Arslan Subuctageen received information that a sizable quantity of narcotics would be smuggled from tribal areas in a Toyota Corolla car. In pursuance of the said information, the ... Read More »

Customs seizes non-duty-paid goods & vehicles worth Rs11.9m during third week of Nov

FSD collector Zulafqar

ISLAMABAD: Perusing the instructions of Collector Zulfiqar Ali Chaudhary, the ASO started crackdown against smugglers and registered seven cases against smugglers during third week of November, 2018. The seized smuggled goods include NDP vehicles, foreign-origin fabrics, coconut, engine, Indian shawls etc worth Rs11.9 million. Superintendent Abid Hussain Malik, while talking with Customs Today, said that it was instructed by the ... Read More »

Peshawar I&I generates Rs39.24m through auction of NDP goods & vehicles

Dr Arslan

PESHAWAR: Directorate of Intelligence & Investigation (I&I) generated Rs39.24 million through auction of confiscated vehicles and 29 lots of confiscated miscellaneous smuggled goods. This auction fetched the exchequer a handsome amount of Rs39.24 million. Talking with Customs Today, Director I&I Arslan Sabuctageen said that a grand public auction was held on 22nd of November 2018 at premises of the Direcotrate, ... Read More »

Quetta Customs recovers smuggled goods worth Rs25m from passenger train

Ashraf Ali Collector

QUETTA: Collectorate of Customs Anti-Smuggling Organization squad raided a passenger train coming from Chaman to Quetta at Quetta Railway station and recovered huge quantity of foreign origin smuggled items which includes cigarettes, mobile phone, auto parts, air-conditioned, LCD, crockery heaters, blankets worth Rs250 million. According to details told by Collector Ashraf Ali, that after receiving credible information  about smuggling attempts. ... Read More »

Customs can assist IR department in curbing cigarette smuggling from AJK: Collector Zulfiqar Ali

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ISLAMABAD: Collectorate of Customs Collector Zulfiqar Ali Chaudhry has said that Islamabad Collectorate can assist the Inland Revenue officials whenever required to intercept the inflow of non-duty-paid cigarettes from Azad Jammu & Kashmir (AJK) under Section 24 of the Federal Excise Act 2005. Talking to Customs Today in an exclusive interview, he said that smuggling of cigarettes is very harmful to taxpaying tobacco manufacturers ... Read More »

Decision to separate FBR wings to put positive impact on overall performance: ADC Shahid Jan


ISLAMABAD: Directorate of Customs Intelligence and Investigation (I&I) Additional Collector Shahid Jan has said that the government has taken a positive decision to create separate departments like Member Policy and Member Enforcement of FBR, which will put a positive impact on overall performance of the apex revenue authority of the country. While talking to Customs Today, Shahid Jan said that after stern ... Read More »

Assistant Collector Majid Hussain nominated for Risk Management workshop


ISLAMABAD: Collector Zulfiqar Ali Chaudhary nominated Assistant Collector (Import) Majid Hussain Gadd for attending workshop organized by Directorate of Risk Management, Karachi from December 10 to 14 . Sources in the Collectorate said that Directorate of Risk Management Director Dr Saifuddin Junejo, through a letter C. No 02(05) ADM/2018, has asked the Collectorate to nominate one officer who can attend ... Read More »