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Customs officers promoted to Grade-21, Grade-20


KARACHI: The Central Selection Board (CSB) approved promotions of officers in Grade-21 and Grade-20. Officers of Pakistan Customs Service (PCS) including Zulfikar Malik, Sarfaraz Ahmad Warraich, Naeem Ejaz Qureshi, Ziauddin Wazir, Tariq Huda, Wasif Memon, Mujtaba Memon and Saud Imran are promoted to Grade-21. Moreover, PCS officers including Iqbal Bhawana, Imtiaz Ahmed, Wajid Ali, Ahmed Rauf, Imran Khan, Akhtar Hussain, ... Read More »

Samaira Nazir, Dr. Zulfiqar Malik relinquish charge of their posts

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ISLAMABAD: Ms. Samaira Nazir Siddiqui, a PCS/BS-22 officer, has relinquished the charge of the post of Director General (BS-22), Directorate General of Post Clearance Audit, Islamabad w.e.f. 09.01.2018. Meanwhile, in pursuance of Ministry of Law & Justice Division’s Notification No.F.2(9)/2015-A.IV, dated 10.01.2018, Dr. Zulfiqar Ahmad Malik, a PCS/BS-20 officer, has relinquished the charge of the post of Chief, Federal Board ... Read More »

Customs Dept. tasked to protect importers by frustrating smuggling

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PESHAWAR: The Customs Department works to curb the smuggling and takes steps to assist the importers so no compromise will be tolerated as a number of officials have also faced investigations in the history. The Customs Acts are complicated and, due to lack of education of importers and transporters, it has become weird to ask for customs declaration at customs ... Read More »

Faisalabad Customs Intelligence to hold auction of goods on January 15

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FAISALABAD: Directorate General of Intelligence and Investigation (Customs) Range Office Faisalabad announced auction of confiscated goods and vehicles to be held on January 15, 2018 at State Warehouse. The following goods will be offered for auction: 01. F/o Generator (Diesel) 150-KVA: One 02. F/o Two Diesel Generators, SO-KVA each: Two 03. F/o Generator, 1000-KVA: 02 04. F/o Dyed brown shade ... Read More »

Customs Valuation revises values of Olivetti printers


KARACHI: Customs Valuation Karachi has revised the customs values of printers vide Valuation ruling No. 1244/2018. The customs values of printers of various brands were determined earlier vide Valuation Ruling No.1222/2017. A revision petition was filed by M/s American Technology that values of Olivetti brand printers as mentioned in Table-E of the above-mentioned ruling are very high and may be ... Read More »

Customs I&I field staff involved in violation of sections 25, 32: Advocate Mehwish Kakakheil


PESHAWAR: Some members of the Customs Intelligence and Investigation (I&I) field staff are allegedly involved in violation of sections 25 and 32 of the Customs Act during the checking of the imported consignments. This was stated by Member Peshawar Tax Bar Association Advocate Mehwish Kakakheil while talking to Customs Today. She said there are a number of sections in the ... Read More »

Customs Islamabad generates Rs1195m more customs duty than allocated target


ISLAMABAD: The Model Customs Collectorate Islamabad received an extra revenue of Rs1195million as Customs Duty against an earmarked revenue collection target of 2nd Quarter of Financial year 2017-18 while it earned an extra revenue of Rs1335million under the same head against the same period of Fiscal Year 2016-17. According to details given by Saeed Khan Jadoon, Collector Model Customs Collectorate ... Read More »

Customs I&I field staff violating Sections, 25, 32 of Customs Act, 1969: Advocate Zain Jatoe


KARACHI: Importers are facing problems at the hands of corrupt officials in Customs Intelligence who illegally stop consignments for bribe during their transportation from Karachi ports to other cities of the country. Talking to Customs Today, renowned advocate Zain Jatoe said that some officials of the Customs Intelligence and Investigations create troubles for importers and truck drivers during transportation of ... Read More »

Renowned laywer Sana Gulzar to move court against violation of section 32 by Customs I&I


PESHAWAR: Effective steps are required to enforce customs laws which are allegedly being violated by some customs officials and are bringing a bad name to the department. This was stated by Peshawar Tax Bar Association member and lawyer in Peshawar High Court (PHC) Advocate Sana Gulzar while talking to Customs Today. She said that violation of Customs Acts also creates ... Read More »

Goods, vehicles lying at Gawadar Custom House to be auctioned on 16th

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QUETTA: The Model Customs Collectorate, Quetta has announced auction of confiscated goods and vehicles at Custom House Gawadar on January 16. Read More »

Sialkot Customs to auction confiscated goods/vehicles on 11th

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SIALKOT: The Model Customs Collectorate, Sialkot has announced auction of confiscated goods/vehicles lying at Dry Port Sambrial on January 11. Read More »

PSX adds huge 615pts to take tally to 42524 level on last trading day


KARACHI: The Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) Friday witnessed a bearish day as the benchmark 100-index added huge 615.28 points to take the tally to 42523.99 level. The stocks recorded the highest trading level of 42584.96 points and lowest level of 41821.85 points, with the volume of 261 million shares and value of Rs9.50 billion. As many as 377 companies were ... Read More »

Customs Islamabad receives Rs430m more revenue than allocated target

Collector Saeed Jadoon Quetta

ISLAMANAD: The Model Customs Collectorate Islamabad got Rs430million surplus revenue of Withholding Tax against an assigned revenue target for six months (July to December) of Fiscal Year 2017-18. According to details explained by Saeed Khan Jadoon, Collector Model Customs Collectorate (MCC) Islamabad, that, during above said period, the collectorate demonstrated a good performance under the head of Withholding Tax (WHT). ... Read More »

‘Ex-DG Reforms Muhammad Saleem introduced 5-year roadmap to make automation system transparent’

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ISLAMABAD: Ex-Director General, Customs Automation and Reforms, Muhammad Saleem said he has always been on his track to defeat the compromises during his long era of civil service. Muhammad Saleem, retired Director General Automation and Reforms, stated this while addressing a farewell ceremony held in his honour and attended by the customs officials at the Customs House Islamabad. He said ... Read More »

Customs I&I field staff should not indulge in misuse of power: Ismat Mehdi


KARACHI: Renowned lawyer Ismat Mehdi has said that the Customs Intelligence and Investigations field staff often crosses its limits and indulges in violation of SRO 486. Talking to Customs Today, she said the Customs Intelligence does not have any authority except mentioned in SRO 486. She said some corrupt Customs Intelligence officers are harassing the importers, which is totally illegal. She ... Read More »

Legal & administrative mechanism imperative for cooperation among IR, BTB & RTOs


ISLAMABAD: Well coordinated and integrated joint efforts among key three departments and wings of the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) are imperative for achieving the revenue target. Tax evaders often benefit out of weak coordination among three key tax collection related departments. Therefore, the source at FBR told Customs Today that a legal or administrative mechanism was must to resolve ... Read More »

FBR HQ to remain open on Saturday


ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of Revenue headquarters will remain open on Saturday. According to an office order issued on Friday by Chief Admn Dr Tariq Ghani, “It is brought to the notice of all Members of the Board that FBR (HQ) shall remain open on December 30 as per normal office hours.” Read More »

FBR Member Legal Dr. Tariq visits Customs Collectorate, RTO

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PESHAWAR: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Member Legal Dr. Tariq Masood visited Regional Tax Office, Model Customs Collectorate, Peshawar and Regional Tax Office, Rawalpindi and held meetings with senior officers. FBR Member apprised the FBR officers about the common issues leading to tax litigation and the recent measures taken by the FBR to strengthen the management to fight the cases ... Read More »

Customs seizes Rs 31m currency at Allama Iqbal Airport from Jan-Dec 2017

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LAHORE: The Customs teams confiscated currency of different countries amounting to Rs 31 million from passengers at Allama Iqbal International Airport during different operations from January 2017 to December 2017. Sources told customs Today that the customs teams conducted operations in different flights bounded for different countries during the period. A number of currency smuggling attempts were foiled by the ... Read More »

Three Customs officers of BS-18 nominated for 25th MCMC

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ISLAMABAD: The Establishment Division has nominated three Pakistan Customs Service officers of BS-18 for 25th Mid Career Management Course (MCMC) at the National Institutes of Managements in Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar, Quetta and Islamabad. These officers, including Imran Razzaq, Deputy Collector, Model Customs Collectorate of Appraisement (West), Karachi; Saad Ata Rabbani, Deputy Director, Directorate of Intelligence & Investigation, Karachi and Ahmad ... Read More »