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

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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

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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 »

FBR transfers 42 BS-16 officers of Pakistan Customs Service

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ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has transferred and posted 42 BS-16 officers of Pakistan Customs Service with immediate effect. Read More »

Last date for filing tax returns extended till August 2: Chairman FBR Shabbar Zaidi

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ISLAMABAD: Chairman Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Shabbar Zaidi on Sunday said the last date for filing tax returns for the year 2018 has been extended till August 2. Zaidi in a press release issued from Islamabad urged the people to benefit from this opportunity and file their tax returns timely to avoid difficulties. He said according to the Income ... Read More »

DC Abdul Qudoos passes away following attack by smugglers

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QUETTA: Deputy Collector MCC Preventive Quetta Abdul Qudoos Sheikh succumbed to his injuries and passed away in a hospital in Karachi on Tuesday morning. Sheikh was attacked at Gahi Khan Chowk when he was returning home after seizing smuggled goods during an operation in the Kolpur area of Quetta. He remained in coma with ruptured lungs and broken jaw. Dr ... Read More »

Govt must take action against QICT, Maersk for looting importers: Senator Bahramand Khan

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PESHAWAR : The Pakistan Tehrek Insaf led federal government must do justice with importers by taking action against financial crimes committed by Qasim International Port Terminal (QICT) and Maersk Pakistan without further delay. The QICT and shipping lines for years kept on taking extra demurrage and detention charges even after issuance of delay certificate by authorities. This was said by Senator Bahramand ... Read More »

NA Finance Committee directs FBR to issue clarification about property rates

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ISLAMABAD: The Standing Committee on Finance, Revenue presided over by Asad Umar noted the problems being faced by the real estate sector due to uncertainty about the implementation of property value with regard to DC rates, increase in FBR value and recommended the Advisor on Finance & Revenue to coordinate with provincial governments in order to address the anomalies in ... Read More »

QICT, Maersk evading billions of rupees sales tax with SRB connivance?

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KARACHI: Top officials of Sindh Revenue Board (SRB), Qasim International Container Terminal (QICT) and M/s Maersk Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd are allegedly involved in country’s biggest ports and shipping scandal worth billions. SRB’s active connivance with QICT and Maersk is suspected as it is not taking any action against these companies for evading billions of rupees sales tax. Sources said QICT ... Read More »

Mumtaz Khoso’s Customs Port Qasim records 18% extra revenue with Rs182.6b collection

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KARACHI: Model Customs Collectorate Port Qasim showed an excellent performance by generating Rs 182.6 billion as customs duty, collecting 18% extra amount as compared to last Financial Year 2017-18 target. According to details, MCC Port Qasim under the dynamic supervision of Mumtaz Ali Khoso collected Rs 182.6 billion in FY 2018-19 as compared to Rs155.3 billion collected in the Fiscal ... Read More »

‘Govt must take action against PQA’s Asad Chandna & QICT’s Junaid Zamir for collecting exorbitant charges’

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MULTAN: Illegal Clearance of contraband items and collection of exorbitant demurrage and detention charges from importers with the active connivance of corrupt officials like Port Qasim Authority’s chairman Asad Rafi Chandna and QICT CEO Junaid Zamir is a big question mark on the integrity of maritime affairs ministry. Federal Government must take stern action against these officials to protect the ... Read More »

Faiz Ahmad, Gul Rehman, Fareed Qureshi, Ahmed Reza promoted to BS-21

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ISLAMABAD: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) issued notification for promotion of four officers of Pakistan Customs Service (PCS)  from BS-20 to BS-21 with immediate effect. As per notification, Mr. Faiz Ahmad, Mr. Gul Rehman, Dr. Fareed Iqbal Qureshi and Mr. Ahmad Reza Khan are promoted to Grade-21 with immediate effect. Faiz Ahmad is performing his duties as Director, Directorate of IPR Enforcement ... Read More »

Customs I&I starts grand operation against NDP vehicles in Sindh

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HYDERABAD: Directorate of Customs Intelligence and Investigations (I&I) Hyderabad has started a mega operation against non-duty paid vehicles in Sindh. According to the information, on the directive of the Director General of the Directorate General Customs Intelligence and Investigation (I&I) Muhammad Zahid Khokhar, mega operation against non-duty paid vehicles throughout Sindh is under full swing. Under the supervision of Director ... Read More »

PQA, SECP keep mum over dangerous developments at QICT

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KARACHI: The Qasim International Containers Terminal (QICT) has violated the agreement with Port Qasim Authority (PQA) by appointing Indian officials at key posts through a foreign holding company without the approval of the Ministry of Interior (MoI). Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) and PQA chairman Asad Rafi Chandna also failed to take any action against QICT senior officials ... Read More »

An eye on excellent performance of NAB

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ISLAMABAD: Corruption is mother of all evils which has become voice of the whole nation today who wanted to eliminate corruption from country with iron hands. Chairman National  Accountability Bureau (NAB) Justice (R) Mr. Javed Iqbal devised an effective three pronged anti-corruption strategy of awareness, prevention and enforcement immediately after assumption of his responsibilities as chairman NAB which was acknowledged as ... Read More »

Collection of illegal demurrage & detention charges by Maersk, QICT disturbs importers: Attaur Rehman

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MULTAN: Business community is compelled to pay illegal demurrage and detention charges due to blackmailing of shipping companies including M/s Maersk Pakistan and terminal operator Qasim International Container Terminal (QICT) for clearance of genuine shipments. Collection of unreasonable demurrage and detention charges by shipping companies creates serious issues for importers. It was stated by renowned importer and businessman of South ... Read More »

QICT, Maersk show criminal intent by taking illegal demurrage & detention charges: Faiz Mohammed

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PESHAWAR: The Federal Government should force provincial government of Sindh and law enforcement agencies to stop extra demurrage and detention charges taken by M/s Maersk Pakistan shipping line and QICT officials even after clearance of legally imported consignments by Customs. Importers have approached FIA and NAB against the corruption by these entities causing loss of billions to the national exchequer. ... Read More »

Evidence surfaces on PQA’s Asad Chandna involvement in multi-billion demurrage scam

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KARACHI: Documents have surfaced hinting at possible involvement of Port Qasim Authority (PQA) chairman Asad Rafi Chandna in the multi-billion demurrage and detention scam as his intentional inaction on the issue even after an agreement leads to suspect his full connivance with Qasim International Container Terminal (QICT) CEO Junaid Zamir in the whole scam. Credible source has provided Customs Today ... Read More »

Member Customs Jawwad Agha visits Faisalabad to review revenue collection measures

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FAISALABAD: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Member Customs Dr Jawwad Uwais Agha visited Faisalabad Customs Collectorate along with Chief Collector Customs Zeba Hai to review revenue collection measures. Member Customs held meeting with Faisalabad Customs Collector Mirza Mubashir Baig, Additional Collector Muhammad Saeed Asad and his team to review revenue collection and enforcement measures. Dr Jawwad stressed upon taking measures ... Read More »

PQA’s Asad Chandna, QICT’s Junaid Zamir work hand in glove to bleed importers?

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KARACHI: The Qasim International Containers Terminal (QICT) at Port Qasim is allegedly looting and bleeding the genuine importers of Pakistan. Importers question complicity of Port Qasim Authority’s chairman Asad Rafi Chandna and QICT CEO Junaid Zamir in country’s biggest demurrage and detention scam. Importers claim that these high-ups of PQA and QICT work hand in glove to allow illegal activities ... Read More »