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PM visits Sialkot to meet PML-N office-bearers


SIALKOT: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi will visit Sialkot on December 11, 2017 (Monday). Mayor of Sialkot Municipal Corporation Ch. Tauheed Akhtar told the newsmen that the PM will discuss, in detail, the matters of mutual interest with the Sialkot exporters during an important meeting scheduled to be held at the Sialkot Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI). During his ... Read More »

Crackdown on goods & forwarding companies of Gujranwala division soon

Sialkot Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI)

SIALKOT: The Customs Department has planned an urgent crackdown on all the goods transport and forwarding companies/Addas located in all the six districts of Gujranwala Division including Sialkot, Narowal, Gujrat, Mandi Bahaud Din and Hafizabad. The officials of the Customs Department believed that these goods transporters and forwarders are directly or indirectly involved in the smuggling of auto-parts, computer parts, ... Read More »

PTBA urges FBR to announce maximum tax-related incentives for new tax-payers


SIALKOT: Vice President Pakistan Tax Bar Association Muhammad Saqib Sheikh has said that the government was making all out sincere efforts to facilitate the tax payers besides ensuring the economical and  financial stability through expanding the tax net and bringing maximum people under the tax net. He stated this while talking to the newsmen here. He said that the federal ... Read More »

Punjab govt to enact new laws for better performance of ACE soon: Nadeem


SIALKOT: Additional Director General Anti-Corruption Establishment (ACE) Punjab Nadeem Sarwar has said the Punjab government will soon promulgate new laws for increasing the performance of the ACE. He stated this while talking to the newsmen at Anwar Club Auditorium Sialkot after holding an open court on Friday. Additional DG of ACE Punjab Nadeem Sarwar said all the official work on ... Read More »

Russian consul offers easy access to Sialkot made products across Russia, Central Asian markets  


  SIALKOT: Commercial Consul of Embassy of Russia in Pakistan Sergey Baranov has said that Russia is keen to establish stronger bilateral trade relations with Pakistan besides assuring of full cooperation from Russia to remove all the hurdles to ensure easy access to Sialkot-made export products across international trade markets of Russia and Central Asian markets. He stated this while addressing a meeting ... Read More »

Sialkot exporters concerned at prolonged delay in payment of claims

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SIALKOT: The Sialkot exporters have expressed grave concern over the inordinate delay in the payment of their prolonged pending sales tax refund claims and duty drawback claims by the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR). The exporters said they were much perturbed due to this critical condition saying the capital of billions of rupees of Sialkot industries has been lying stuck ... Read More »

Sialkot exporters seeks special package for upgrading sports goods industry


SIALKOT: Sialkot based sports goods manufacturers and exporters have demanded a special package of trade related incentives by government especially the direly needed Research & Development funds for upgrading and modernizing the export-oriented sports goods industry of Sialkot. They said that the sports goods manufacturing industry was in dire need of government patronage and support as well. They added “The ... Read More »

Sialkot Customs, ASF foils bid to smuggled heroin


SIALKOT: Customs staff and Airport Security Force (ASF) defused a major attempt of heroin smuggling from Sialkot to Italy by seizing 1.2 kilograms heroin from the bags of accused traveler and arrested during special checking at Sialkot international airport here. It was the second major attempt of heroin smuggling foiled by ASF at Sialkot international airport during the last ten ... Read More »

Excise & Taxation Dept cracking down on habitual tax evaders of Gujranwala Div

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SIALKOT: The Special Recovery Teams of the Excise and Taxation Department have started crackdown on about 17,000 habitual tax evaders after compiling their fresh lists under the supervision of the local Excise and Taxation Officers (ETOs) in Gujranwala division’s six districts including Sialkot, Narowal, Gujrat, Mandi Bahaud Din, Hafizabad and Gujranwala. The senior E&T officials told CT that the E&T ... Read More »

Sialkot Customs, ASF foils bid to smuggle heroin to Saudi Arabia


SIALKOT: Customs team and Airport Security Force(ASF) foiled a major attempt of smuggling heroin from Sialkot to Saudi Arabia via Dubai at Sialkot international airport here. According to the Sialkot airport management, the customs and ASF officials checked a suspect Asif Butt (resident of Narowal) and recovered as many as 1.8 kilograms fine quality heroin, hidden in the secret portion ... Read More »

Tunisian envoy offers direct trade links to Sialkot exporters


SIALKOT: The Ambassador of Tunisia in Pakistan Adel Eiarbi has offered some direct trade links to the Sialkot exporters , besides, assuring them their easy access to the international trade markets of Tunisia and international trade markets of European Union (EU), African and Arab countries through the Tunisia. He said that Tunisia will play its a leading positive role of ... Read More »

APDPA chief demands quick govt’s patronage for uplift of all dry ports

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SIALKOT: Chairman All Pakistan Dry Ports Association Muhammad Haneef Khan has sought an early governmental patronage for country’s dry ports sector saying the government should announce a development package for the uplift of this sector, which has been lying neglected by the government since long. He stated this while addressing an important meeting of the customs clearing agents held at ... Read More »

Sialkot ASO seizes Indian cloth, goods worth Rs30m near Chenab Bridge

Sialkot customs to hold auction on March 13 copy

SIALKOT: Customs Anti Smuggling Organization (ASO) squad of Sialkot has seized the different smuggled goods including Indian clothes , sarhies, 250 cartons of foreign made different juices and electronics from different vehicles during a special checking near River Chenab Bridge here. According to the senior officials of the Sialkot Customs Collectorate, the worth of these seized was stated to be ... Read More »

Sialkot Excise launches crackdown against token tax defaulters

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SIALKOT: Excise and Taxation Department has launched a vigorus crack down against the thousands of the transport vehicles’ owners-turned-defaulters in Gujranwala Division’s all the six Sialkot, Narowal, Mandi Bahaud Din, Gujrat, Hafizabad and Gujranwala districts for ensuring the early recovery of the prolonged pending their outstanding arrears in shape of the token taxes as well. The senior E&T officials said ... Read More »

Sincere efforts are being made to strengthen direct trade ties between Iran and Pakistan


SIALKOT: Ambassador of Iran in Pakistan  Mehdi Honardoost has stressed the need of establishing durable and strengthened bilateral trade ties between Pakistan and Iran, saying that all out sincere efforts would be made to promote the direct trade between the two countries and increasing the mutual trade volume as well. He stated this while addressing an important meeting of the ... Read More »

IAF, PRGMEA taking sincere efforts to promote “soft image” of Pakistan

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SIALKOT: Pakistan Readymade Garments Manufacturers and Exporters Association (PRGMEA) and International Apparel Federation (IAF) have started taking all out sincere efforts to promote the “soft image” of Pakistan around the globe, as the opening of IAF’s regional office at Sialkot-Pakistan has also ensured the easy access of Sialkot exporters to the European countries, the IAF member countries as well. Central ... Read More »

“Air Sial” to become fully operational  by January 2018


SIALKOT: The Sialkot exporters’ own private airline namely “Air Sial” will become fully operational by starting its regular domestic passenger flights within the country in January 2018. Chairman “Air Sial” airline Fazal Jillani disclosed this in a press release issued here on Tuesday. He said that the trendy Sialkot exporters have established their own private airline “Air Sial” on self ... Read More »

Gujranwala: PRA issues recovery notices to 500 big defaulters

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SIALKOT, Sep 30: – Punjab Revenue Authority (PRA) has issued the recovery notices to as many as 500 big defaulters including government and private educational institutions,  industrial and trade organizations, ceramics factories, construction companies, beauty parlors,  travel agencies , marble factories catering companies, doctors, private clinics, hospitals , hotels, restaurants , property dealers, goods transporters and housing societies in Gujranwala ... Read More »

Sialkot exporters strengthening economy by earning $2b foreign exchange annually


SIALKOT: The National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Finance, Revenue and Economic Affairs has unanimously recommended the complete official patronage of the export sector. The committee stressed the need for making all out sincere efforts to halt the prevailing decline in national exports and give maximum boom to the export industries of Sialkot by removing all the seen and unseen hurdles ... Read More »

NA Standing Committee to hold meeting with Sialkot exporters today


SIALKOT: National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Finance will hold its meeting at the auditorium of Sialkot Chamber of Commerce and Industry(SCCI) here on Thursday (today). Taking to Customs Today , SCCI newly elected President Zahid Latif Malik said that it was the first time when this committee was holding this meeting at Sialkot to discuss in details the prolonged perturbing ... Read More »