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FBR completes probe into corruption in Vehicles’ Amnesty Scheme

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SIALKOT: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has completed its vigorous probe into a big financial scam and departmental irregularities in Vehicles’ Amnesty Scheme allegedly committed by the local FBR and Sialkot Customs officials. Sources told Customs Today that the FBR has terminated Superintendent Customs Sialkot Waqar Ahmed Cheema and Inspector Customs Muhammad Javaid in the light of this inquiry ... Read More »

Sialkot Excise seals properties, offices of chronic defaulters

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SIALKOT: The 100 special recovery teams of the Excise and Taxation Department have sealed as many as 40 showrooms and offices of the property dealers, besides, sealing as many as 258 other properties of the chronic defaulters for the prolonged non-payment of their taxes in Gujranwala Division’s all the six Sialkot, Narowal, Gujrat, Mandi Bahaud Din, Hafizabad and Gujranwala districts ... Read More »

Sialkot Excise recovers Rs1.6b from chronic defaulters

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SIALKOT: As many as 110 special recovery teams of Excise and Taxation Department have recovered Rs.1.6 billion from the chronic defaulters in shape of different taxes during the ongoing special recovery campaign launched against the chronic defaulters in Gujranwala division’s all the six Sialkot, Narowal, Gujrat, Mandi Bahaud Din, Hafizabad and Gujranwala districts here. According to Excise and Taxation Director ... Read More »

SCCI to organize ‘Made in Sialkot Expo’ in third week of July

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SIALKOT: The Sialkot Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) has planned to arrange a “Made in Sialkot Expo” in Islamabad in the third week of July 2017. SCCI President Majid Raza Bhutta told newsmen that this initiative of holding Made in Sialkot Expo at Islamabad has been conceived to portray the potential of Sialkot as the only export-oriented city in ... Read More »

Murad hails Sialkot exporters for establishing airport on self help basis

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SIALKOT: Chief Minister of Sindh Murad Ali Shah has said that the Sialkot exporters have set a unique example of self help by establishing the grand project of Sialkot international airport on self help basis. He said that the Sialkot exporters have written a unique golden history of self help by completing this mega project, advising others to replicate it. ... Read More »

Sialkot Excise sealed 209 commercial buildings due to tax evasion

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SIALKOT: The special vigilance teams of the Excise and Taxation Departments have sealed as many as 209 commercial buildings due to the non-payment of their prolonged pending property taxes. According to the senior E&T officials, these 209 sealed commercial buildings were located at Gujranwala city’s congested Suigas Road, Sialkot Road, Jagna, Kutcha Fatto Mand, People’s Colony, Pasrur Road, Race Course ... Read More »

Sialkot Customs seizes Indian fruits worth Rs4m from GT Road

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SIALKOT: The special teams of the Sialkot Customs have seized as many as two dubious trucks packed with the smuggled Indian fruits during a special checking at G.T.Road here. According to the senior customs officials, these smuggled seasonal Indian fruits having worth of Rs4 million were being supplied to the local fruits’ markets. Customs officials have also arrested the two ... Read More »

Sialkot exporters should use advanced technology in leather goods manufacturing: Jutta Knoedler

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SIALKOT: Ms Jutta Knoedler, a world renowned leather technologist based in Germany, has urged the Sialkot tanners, leather goods manufacturers and exporters to use advanced technology in leather goods manufacturing. Addressing a daylong seminar on Leather Working Group (LWG), she said that the Pakistani exporters should maintain international quality standards to meet the global trade challenges and get their businesses ... Read More »

FBR approves Rs150m special allowances for 488 officials of Gujranwala

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SIALKOT: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has approved Rs150 million special allowances for as many as 488 FBR officials and employees (from grade-1 to grade 21) in Gujranwala Earlier, the FBR had suspended these allowances for three years (from 2005 to 2008). The said employees will also getting their doubled salaries for the said three years as well. Meanwhile, central ... Read More »

Sialkot PRA seals ten housing societies due to tax default

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SIALKOT: The special teams of Punjab Revenue Authority (PRA) have sealed as many as ten housing societies in both Sialkot and Narowal districts for not paying their taxes. According to the Deputy Commissioner PRA Gujranwala Zaka Ullah, the PRA teams have sealed these five  housing societies  namely Happy Valley Housing Society, Silk City Housing Society, Palm City Housing Society , ... Read More »

Kuwaiti businessmen interested in imports from Sialkot

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SIALKOT: The leading businessmen of Kuwait showed keen interest in the Sialkot-made sports goods, surgical instruments, leather garments, musical instruments and other products during an exhibition held at Kuwait Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) in Kuwait. SCCI President Majid Raza Bhutta told the newsmen that Sialkot Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) is holding this two-day industrial exhibition of ... Read More »

Sialkot traders stage protest demo for arrest of traders’ killers

Sialkot traders stage protest demo for arrest of traders’ killers

SIALKOT: A large number of local people, including traders and heirs of the two slain traders, on Monday participated in a peaceful anti-police demonstration in front of the offices of DC and DPO Sialkot. The grieved family and heirs of the two slain traders led the demonstration for second consecutive day. The protesters, including women and children, were carrying banners ... Read More »

Exporters should come forward to tap rice and textile markets worldwide: S.M. Muneer

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SIALKOT: Chief Executive Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) S. M. Muneer has asked the exporters to come forward to tap the untapped international rice and textile markets, saying that there were bright opportunities of trade development as well. He also assured the Sialkot exporters to make all out sincere efforts for ensuring the early amicable solution to their al ... Read More »

Addidas Group launches Women Empowerment Programme in Sialkot

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SIALKOT: A Germany based worldwide sports goods company namely “Addidas Group” has launched the first phase of its Women Empowerment Programme in Sialkot’s sports goods industry. During this prestigious launching ceremony, the senior officials of the Adidas Group-Germany announced their its full technical financial support for the betterment of the workers of Sialkot’s sports goods industry without any indiscrimination. Addressing the ... Read More »

Sialkot surgical instruments exporters should focus on advanced techniques: Dr. Quratul Ain

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SIALKOT: Director General Pakistan Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (PCSIR) Lahore Dr. Quratul Ain has stressed the Sialkot based manufacturers and exporters of the surgical instruments to focus on the use of the advanced techniques to save the surgical instruments from rusting. She stated this while addressing the participants of an awareness-raising seminar held at the auditorium of Sialkot ... Read More »

Punjab govt restores Cutlery Institute Wazirabad after four years

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SIALKOT: The Punjab government has restored and revived the Cutlery Institute of Pakistan after its four-year long closure at Wazirabad, which would restart regular functioning in April 01, 2017 under the joint supervision of Punjab Skill Development Fund (PSDF) and All Pakistan Cutlery Association. In 2001, the government had established this Cutlery Institute at Wazirabad with total cost of Rs.120 ... Read More »

Sialkot Customs foils bid to smuggle Indian cumin, foreign currency in different operations

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SIALKOT: The Sialkot Customs officials foiled a bid of supply of smuggled Indian cumin in local markets of this region and seized as many as ten tons of the Indian cumin from a dubious truck , during a special checking on different points of the GT Road here. According to the senior Sialkot customs officials , during this special checking ... Read More »

Sialkot FIA arrests twenty human traffickers from different places

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SIALKOT: During its ongoing crackdown against the human traffickers, their agents and sub agents, the special teams of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) have arrested as many as twenty human traffickers from Gujranwala division’s all the six Sialkot, Narowal, Gujrat, Mandi Bahaud Din, Hafizabad and Gujranwala districts here. According to the Divisional Deputy Director of FIA Khalid Anees the accused ... Read More »

Sialkot FIA nabs owner of illegal money exchange from airport

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SIALKOT: A team of  Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) raided at Sialkot international airport and arrested accused Kashif for running an illegal money exchange in his tuck shop there. Khalid Anees (Divisional Deputy Director FIA) Khalid Anees told that the accused was running illegal money exchange in his tuck shop there at Sialkot international airport for the last several years. FIA ... Read More »

European businessmen pledges to bring more investment in soccer ball industry

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SIALKOT: The visiting leading businessmen of different European countries have pledged to make all out sincere efforts to bring maximum foreign investment in soccer ball industry of Sialkot-Pakistan, besides, assuring their full support and technical cooperation to Sialkot based soccer balls manufacturers and exporters. They stated this while holding important meetings with their business partners Anwar Khawaja Industries (AKI) in ... Read More »