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FIR lodged against UMA, shipping agent of KMTC

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KARACHI: Collectorate of Appraisement East led by Collector Nadeem Memon registered an FIR against M/s Al-Aswed Associates and others who attempted to clear restricted goods through mis-declaration with active connivance of Sohail Shams of M/s United Marine Agencies (UMA), an agent of shipping line KMTC. According to FIR, M/s Al Aswed Associates imported consignments declared to contain “shippers load, count ... Read More »

NAB takes action on green channel mega scam after Customs Today’s extensive coverage


KARACHI: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has taken custody of clearing agents Muhammad Idress s/o Yousaf, Muhammad Ali s/o Muhammad Idress and Imran Khan s/o Saifur Rahman from Central Jail Karachi in a corruption scam. These suspects were already in the custody of the customs court for evading taxes and duties to the tune of Rs74,036,216. On 12 September 2019, Senior Superintendent Central Jail ... Read More »

Govt should stop Maersk, QICT from taking extra demurrage, detention charges: Advocate Farhan


FAISALABAD: Government of Pakistan should stop M/s Maersk Pakistan Pvt Ltd and Qasim International Containers Terminal (QICT) from taking extra demurrage and detention charges to clear legally imported consignments. Advocate Muhammad Farhan associated with District Court Faisalabad told Customs Today in an interview that Maersk Pakistan and QICT violated SRO 1220 and Section 14A of Customs Act 1969 by taking ... Read More »

NAB Court declines physical remand of Iqbal Z. Ahmed in mega money laundering case

Igbal Ahmed of Associated Group poses in front of the Pakistan Power Resources 136MW BHIKHI Power Plant.

KARACHI: Administrative Judge of National Accountability Bureau (NAB), Karachi declined the request for physical NAB custody of accused Iqbal Z Ahmed, than Chief Executive Officer of M/s Jamshoro Joint Venture Limited (JJVL) and gave transit remand for September 07 for produce him before proper court having jurisdiction. Who was alleged involved in mega money laundering scam. On September, 05, 2019, ... Read More »

Peshawar Preventive earns Rs525m through anti-smuggling activities

Asif Saeed Khan Lughmani

PESHAWAR: Collectorate of Customs Preventive seized goods worth Rs 525 million till August 2019 through different enforcement raids. The MCC Preventive Peshawar committed to curb smuggling and loss to national exchequer,  collector Asif Saeed Khan said while talking with Customs Today, and added that customs preventive staff must be lauded for outstanding performance. Goods are seized due to particular circumstances ... Read More »

NAB arrests Iqbal Z. Ahmed in Rs 100 billion money laundering case


KARACHI: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has arrested Iqbal Z. Ahmed, Chairman and Co. founder of Associate Group, CEO M/s JJVL and M/s Lub Gas (Pvt) Ltd and others, in a mega money laundering case. Sources said Chairman NAB Justice Javed Iqbal issued arrest warrant of the accused and DG NAB Karachi Brig (R) Farooq Naser Awan was following the case. ... Read More »

Importers upset over collection of illegal demurrage, detention charges by Maersk, QICT: Mian Mahmood


MULTAN: Importers are upset on collection of demurrage and detention collection through blackmailing by M/s Maersk Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd and Qasim International Container Terminal (QICT). National Accountability Bureau (NAB) and Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) should take strict action against M/s Maersk Pakistan and QICT for collecting illegal demurrage and detention charges to address complaints of importers. Collection of exorbitant demurrage ... Read More »

Govt must take action against Maersk, QICT for looting genuine importers: Advocate Saima Ayub


MULTAN: Business community of South Punjab is facing serious block chain issues due to blackmailing of M/s Maersk Pakistan Pvt Ltd and Qasim International Container Terminal (QICT) for the clearance of legitimate import shipment due to collection of unfair demurrage and detention charges. Government must take special measures for protection of importers and economy of this import-dependent country by taking ... Read More »

DG Bashir Memon seeks more investigative & administrative powers for FIA

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  ISLAMABAD: Director-General (DG) FIA, Bashir Ahmed Memon said the government should give more investigative and administrative autonomy to the agency to increase its efficiency and improve its performance. The DG briefed a parliamentary committee on performance of the FIA and presented the recommendations to the government to bring structural reforms in the agency. He said FIA should be given ... Read More »

Big diplomatic victory for Pakistan, UNSC nullifies Indian claim on Occupied Kashmir

Qureshi Imran

UNITED NATIONS: For the first time since 1965, the UN Security Council (UNSC) held a meeting exclusively on occupied Jammu and Kashmir on Friday, nullifying India’s claim that this was an internal matter. China’s UN Ambassador Zhang Jun summed up the discussions, expressing serious concern over the situation. “The UNSC members are concerned about the human rights situation there and ... Read More »

Customs Central Region collects Rs4841m customs duty in July

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LAHORE: The Customs Central Region collected Rs 4841 million under the head of customs duty during the month of July 2019 against Rs 7355 million collected during the same month of July last year. According to statistics available with Customs Today, Collectorate of Customs Appraisement collected Rs2449.54 million during the period under review against Rs3845 million collected during the same ... Read More »

57 Customs deputy superintendents, inspectors, intelligence officers promoted to Superintendent


ISLAMABAD: At least 57 deputy superintendents/inspectors/intelligence officers of Customs Department are promoted to the post of Superintendent (BS-16) and transferred/posted with immediate effect and until further orders. Read More »

Maersk, QICT blackmailing for collection of unjustified demurrage, detention charges: Advocate Kashif Kareem


MULTAN:Blackmailing of Shipping Company M/s Maersk Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd and Qasim International Container terminal (QICT) for the collection of unjustified demurrage and detention charges has seriously disturbed legitimate trade of importers and national economy has suffered huge loss due to their corruption. Said shipping company and terminal operator have misplaced the image of port and trust of importers over the ... Read More »

All arrangements finalised to open Torkham border round-the-clock: Member Customs Jawwad Agha


PESHAWAR: Member Customs Dr. Jawwad Owais Agha said Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) and Pakistan Customs successfully completed the task to open Torkham border round-the-clock. He deployed additional staff at Torkham border to activate round-the-clock operations to facilitate trade activities. Delegation led by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mehmood Khan along with officials of federal and provincial government visited Customs Station ... Read More »

30 Customs Appraising Officers promoted to Principal Appraisers


ISLAMABAD: At least 30 Appraising Officers of Pakistan Customs Service are promoted to the position of Principal Appraisers (BS-16) with immediate effect. The promoted officers include Junaid Malik, Shahrukh Akhlaq Siddiquie, Muhammad Nazir Khan, Syed Masoom Raza, Muhammad Nadeem Butt, Ghulam Yasin Sabri, Altaf Ali Chandio, Ashique Ali Memon, Mohammad Yaqoob, Vaqas Jilani, Malik Naveed Anwar, Adnan Khurshid Cheema, Azeem ... Read More »

Govt should stop Maersk, QICT from taking extra demurrage, detention charges :Advocate Mian Imran


FAISALABAD: Government should stop M/s Maersk Pakistan Pvt Ltd and Qasim International Containers Terminal from taking extra demurrage and detention charges to clear legally imported consignments. Advocate Main Muhammad Imran associated with District Court Faisalabad told Customs Today in an interview that Maersk Pakistan and QICT violated SRO 1220 and section 14A of Customs Act 1969 by taking extra demurrage ... Read More »

Under IGP Aamir Zulfiqar’s supervision, Islamabad records major fall in crime rate in 8 months


ISLAMABAD: Inspector General of Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) Police Muhammad Aamir Zulfiqar Khan said Islamabad Police during last eight months have done very well in achieving the targets of crime reduction and maintenance of public order and with continuous close interaction with the public and in pursuance of our motto “Service to the people”, it will achieve more lofty goals ... Read More »

Dock worker loses life at KICT due to management’s negligence?


KARACHI: A Pakistani dock worker lost his life at Hutchison Port’s Karachi International Container Terminal (KICT) on Monday due to negligence of the management. According to initial details, Muhammad Imran s/o Noor Ahmad was died in an accident at the KICT due to old machinery being used for handling of containers. He was shifted to hospital by Edhi ambulance. The ... Read More »

Quetta ASO seals godowns of Haji Sadiq in murder case of DC Abdul Qadoos


QUETTA: The Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO) of customs Quetta raided and sealed the godowns of arrested accused in murder case of Deputy Collector Dr. Abdul Qadoos. Pursuing the direction of Chief Collector Zulfiqar Ali Chaudhary anti -smuggling squad started crackdown and arrested Abdul Sadiq Achakzai and his brothers who were arrested after few days of murder of Customs Quetta Deputy Collector ... Read More »

Syed Hassan Nasir Shah assumes charge of PQA Chairman after Asad Chandna’s removal

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KARACHI: Rear Admiral (R) Syed Hassan Nasir Shah has assumed the charge as Chairman Port Qasim Authority (PQA), replacing Asad Chandna as its chairman, who had allegedly allowed the Qasim International Container Terminal (QICT) to hire Indians at key posts. Customs Today exclusively reported on the issue and exposed major irregularities committed by the QICT high-ups in connivance with the ... Read More »